Gateley Legal has made a significant hire in its East Midlands Intellectual Property, Commerce and Technology team with the appointment of associate, Gemma Ryan.

Gemma has over eight years’ experience in the Intellectual Property (IP) sector, both as a specialist IP solicitor and a qualified trade mark attorney. She joins Gateley Legal from Serjeants in Leicester, where she worked as a solicitor and trade mark attorney.

Joining Gateley Legal’s national IP team, Gemma will work alongside partner John Buckby, who has a strong track record of resolving intellectual property disputes for clients across the East Midlands and nationally.

Gemma commented: “I am thrilled to be joining Gateley. The Group has a fantastic reputation for its progressive nature and its people-focused culture, and an excellent intellectual property team which I am excited to be a part of.”

John said: “We are thrilled to have someone of Gemma’s calibre join the team. She’s a very well-known IP solicitor and trade mark attorney in the East Midlands and she can give excellent support to our clients on IP-related matters.

“We help businesses of all sizes to protect and commercialize IP rights effectively. It is a complex area of law, but we always aim to provide practical and straightforward solutions to our clients, and I know that Gemma shares that ethos.”

Gateley Legal’s Intellectual Property, Commerce and Technology Team advise on all aspects of IP, including trade marks, copyright, passing off, patents, confidential information, design right and domain names.

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