Gina is a Partner in our Brand Protection team. She is a specialist in trade mark, copyright and designs law.
Gina understands that many clients faced with trade mark, copyright and design disputes would prefer to avoid litigation and she is an expert at resolving such matters without the need for litigation. Gina provides strategic and creative advice from the outset and is skilled in achieving great negotiated outcomes for her clients.
"I've been working with Gina Lodge on a copyright infringement case. From the initial introduction I felt I was in safe hands and it was clear she has a deep understanding of her field. The advice given has been succinct, honest and unbiased in all instances which has given me confidence in the decisions I've needed to make as a consequence." (Client feedback to Legal 500)
Of course, not every dispute is suitable for early resolution and sometimes litigation is the right tool for the job. Gina is therefore also experienced in representing clients in disputes before the full range of UK and EU courts and tribunals, including acting as advocate before the Appointed Person.
Because businesses in all sectors will have brands, copyright and often also designs to protect and enforce, Gina works for clients across all sectors. As a result of the breadth of her practice, Gina is adept at dealing with a wide range of IP issues.
Gina also has considerable non-contentious experience, providing in-depth “intelligent due diligence” advice to investors, as well as advising on the full suite of IP agreements. Gina is also experienced in how competition law issues can interface with IP and thereby affect entities wishing to commercialise their IP.
Legal 500 lists Gina as a “key lawyer”, whilst World Trademark Review names her as a “Recommended Individual” and reports: “Lodge has vast litigation experience and is also a shrewd strategist in the pre-action stage.”
Gina is an author of Halsbury’s Laws, having updated the chapter on Trade Marks and Trade Names to reflect the significant changes to trade mark law and practice in the UK following Brexit.
She is also a co-author of the UK Chapter of Pharmaceutical Trademarks: A Global Guide 2020/2021.
Post Graduate Diploma in IP Law and Practice, University of Oxford (2010)
Qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales (2008)
Post Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP London (2005)
Pre-Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, MA (Cantab) (2004)