Emily Sharkey | London | Hogan Lovells

Emily Sharkey

Counsel Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology


English, German

Sharkey Emily

Emily Sharkey
Sharkey Emily
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Emily is a dynamic, commercially minded IP lawyer, who prides herself in giving practical, solutions driven advice. She helps clients to protect, commercialise and enforce their brands and related intellectual property rights in the UK and globally, and provides complex deal critical IP advice on corporate transactions. Emily has significant experience in the consumer sector, with a solid understanding of key commercial drivers relating to brands in this space. Her clients describe her as "a delight to work with", "very understanding of the demands we face as a major international brand" and a "knowledgeable and practical trade mark lawyer".

Representative experience

Acting for several global consumer brands on the strategic protection and enforcement of their brands, including Tiffany & Co, Boardriders, Edrington, Asahi, Mars, Lucozade and YUM!.

Acting for adidas in the UK High Court action of a global trade mark dispute with US fashion house Thom Browne.

Advising clients on cross-border joint ventures, including ViacomCBS on its launch of the co-branded SkyShowtime SVOD streaming service with Comcast.

Providing strategic IP advice on complex, high-value corporate transactions, including for AmerisourceBergen Corporation on its US$6.47bn acquisition of Alliance Healthcare.


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Oxford, 2013
  • LPC, BPP University Law School, 2009
  • LL.B., University of Bristol, 2008


Rising Star

Managing Intellectual Property

Bronze - Trade Mark Prosecution and Strategy

WTR 1000