Imogen Fowler

Imogen Fowler

Partner, Alicante

Email imogen.fowler@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +34 965 1383 50

Fax +34 965 1383 03

LanguagesEnglish, Italian, French, Spanish

Practice groupIntellectual Property

"The firm’s offices in Spain form the hub of an ultra-slick and sophisticated European practice; Alicante partners Imogen Fowler and Andreas Renck are certainly worth highlighting as two of the most knowledgeable EU trademark experts in the world. "

World Trademark Review 1000, Spain, 2018

Imogen Fowler works with brand owners to proactively protect and enforce their trademarks and designs across Europe and globally, from brand inception and strategy through to searching, filing, enforcement, anti-counterfeiting and commercialization. Based in Alicante, Spain, the home of the European Union Intellectual Property Office, Imogen advises clients in multiple European languages and has extensive experience in intellectual property laws across the Europe region.

Having managed the prosecution and enforcement of more than 25,000 trademarks and 5,000 designs across the Europe region for Mars, one of the world's largest FMCG companies, in an outsourced role, Imogen understands how to work alongside business teams to develop new brands, manage risks and drive brand recognition. She also manages the European and global portfolios of many other well-known and innovative brand owners in the FMCG, food and beverage, fashion and luxury goods, life sciences, TMT and media and entertainment industries.

She has extensive experience in handling European Union trademark and design matters, including achieving registration of non-traditional trade marks such as position marks and colour marks and advising on complex strategies in European Union trademark oppositions and cancellations. She also regularly handles appeals from decisions of the European Union Intellectual Property Office to the General Court in Luxembourg. Triple qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, Ireland and New Zealand, clients describe Imogen as 'a truly engaged business partner' and say that “Her ability to navigate complex IP matters and disseminate them into practical, understandable advice is impeccable.”

Awards and recognitions

2014 & 2018

Winner of the ILO Client Choice Award for Trademarks, Spain

2018

WIPR Leader

2017-2018

Top 250 Women in IP and IP Star, Managing IP

2017

Who's Who Legal Thought Leader

Education and admissions

Education

B.A., The University of Auckland, 2000

LL.B., The University of Auckland, 2000

Memberships

INTA

MARQUES

Representative experience

Managing the global trade mark portfolios of Ocean Spray, Asahi Europe, and Gamesys, and the European portfolios of multiple well-known brand owners.

Successfully enforcing adidas' famous 3-stripes mark against a 2-stripe mark in appeals before the Court of Justice, Europe's highest court.

Advising Starbucks on pan-European clearance, prosecution & enforcement, and enforcing its famous siren device against a lookalike in an appeal before the General Court.

Advising Netflix on European title clearance and managing its EU trade mark portfolio.

Advising clothing manufacturer Billabong on all aspects of pan-European brand strategy, portfolio management, and enforcement.

Handling the EU trade mark portfolio of the Mars group of companies and acting for Mars in relation to EU-wide clearance and strategic enforcement matters.

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