Kirsten GilbertLLB


Solicitor (UK)

Offices: London (UK)

Languages spoken: English


Telephone (Direct): +44 20 7420 0281

Telephone (Office): +44 20 7420 0250

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Kirsten Gilbert

Kirsten is an intellectual property lawyer who advises on all aspects of intellectual property and works with clients in a wide range of business sectors. Her focus is on trade marks, designs and copyright, but she also has significant patent experience.

Kirsten has particular expertise in litigation and has represented clients in disputes in the High Court, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and Court of Appeal. She has represented trade mark clients in proceedings before the Court of Justice and the General Court of the European Union and has assisted in trade mark oppositions and invalidity actions in the EU IPO and the UK IPO. Kirsten acts for clients in relation to applications for preliminary injunctions and full-scale trials. She also has experience of ADR including mediation.

She has represented clients in many domain name disputes, and she also has experience of dealing with the Treasury Solicitors Office regarding the acquisition of bona vacantia IPRs and obtaining vesting orders for intellectual property rights held by the Attorney General on trust.

On the commercial and transactional side, Kirsten advises on registration strategies, brand portfolio management, franchise and licensing agreements and has experience of negotiating collaboration agreements for the development and exploitation of technology. She also has experience of drafting website development agreements and website operating agreements including privacy policies, data protection issues and issues relating to children and their use of internet. She has also advised on intellectual property aspects of corporate acquisitions and re-financing deals requiring securisation of intellectual property.

Kirsten became a partner of the firm in 2009. She is interested in art, music, reading, films and travel and is a supporter of Liverpool Football Club. 

Kirsten was named as an ‘IP Star’ by Managing Intellectual Property in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and has also been listed by Legal 500. She is recommended by the World Trademark Review 1000 which describes Kirsten as “bright, and creative in devising new arguments to deal with particular problems”.

Educational Qualifications

Diploma in Intellectual Property Law, Bristol University (1999)

Qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales (1998)

Law LLB, Sheffield University (1993)

Example Cases

Budejovicky Budvar v Anheuser-Busch

BlackRock Inc v Blackrock International Land

Silver Cross v Mamas & Papas

SA Spadel v Harrogate Spa Water

Einhorn v Mango

Japan Tobacco v Orange Personal Communications

Kirsten Gilbert works in the following sectors

Medical devices
Oil and Gas
Creative Industries


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