Experienced Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys & Solicitors with real world IP knowledge

Rachel Nicholls

Chartered Trade Mark Attorney

Rachel trained and qualified with one of the largest IP firms in Europe, progressing to the head of trade marks at a national law firm before joining Matt to develop Sonder IP and then Sonder & Clay.

She has over 20 years’ experience assisting clients with the entire range of trade mark work throughout the world, including pre-filing searching, IP strategies, examination procedures, oppositions, cancellations, and invalidity actions. In addition Rachel has expertise in providing meticulous IP Due Diligence and advising on the IP aspects of corporate and commercial contracts.

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Rachel says

“There is no one size fits all for IP protection and no one client is the same as another. But I have found that traditional IP services are rigid, dissected into isolated islands of advice, and based around an outdated and inflexible charging structure that sees clients spending money according to how much time is spent on something, not what that piece of work was actually worth. The real value in IP services is in having the ability to see the bigger picture from the start, the desire to understand a client’s unique needs and aims, and the time to provide clear and targeted advice. And that’s where Sonder&Clay comes into its own. We are uniquely positioned to provide our expert advice in a way that works for you. I love working with my clients, and I love doing it the Sonder&Clay way.”

Outside of work, Rachel is Mum to two children or monsters depending on the day, a keen baker (don’t tell Martin) and is currently writing a terrible novel combining her two great loves of books and classical mythology.

My Expertise

Trade Marks

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IP Protection

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Design Rights

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IP Strategy

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What our clients say


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