Helene Whelbourn - Legal Director, Dispute Resolution


Helene is a Legal Director within our Dispute Resolution team where she develops and expands trade mark clients’ IP portfolios across the creative sectors. Helene has a wealth of experience in trade mark portfolio management, enforcement of trade marks before UK/EU Intellectual Property Offices and advising on infringement and domain name issues.

Helene joined the firm in 2023, bringing trade mark experience from the creative sectors (particularly including in technology, entertainment/leisure and fashion) as well as having experience in the F&B, healthcare, beauty, energy and HR sectors.  Early in her career, Helene trained at a firm of patent and trade mark attorneys after qualifying as a Registered Trade Mark attorney in 1994.  Helene was an examiner for the trade mark examinations before joining the CITMA/CIPA Joint Examination Board (Chair from 2009-2011). She then served on the CITMA Council from 2014-2016, during which time she chaired both its Review Publication and Domain Name committees.

Outside of work, Helene enjoys gaming and reading.


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+44 (0) 20 3073 7600