A born linguaphile, Laura’s route into IP went from literature to law; not surprisingly, she felt drawn to trade marks as powerful IP rights which show how evocative language can be. She enjoys seeing how clients’ brands evolve from concepts to valuable assets.
Since joining Haseltine Lake Kempner, Laura has particularly enjoyed adopting a problem-solving approach and relishes the broad exposure that trade mark work offers, giving her the opportunity to learn about new industries every day.
Laura joined HLK in September 2016, after reading English at Royal Holloway, University of London and, subsequently, completing the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) with BPP University Law School in Cambridge. As part of her LPC curriculum, she completed the Commercial Law and Intellectual Property elective module, and she has since obtained the PGCert Intellectual Property (PGCIPP) from Bournemouth University as part of her training.
Proficient in French, German, English, Flemish and Dutch, Laura was born and raised in Belgium and moved to the UK to pursue further studies.
Whilst at HLK, Laura has gained invaluable experience advising on trade mark prosecution matters for a range of clients with portfolios of varying sizes. Laura has also assisted on drafting absolute grounds submissions, preparing agreements to resolve contentious proceedings, carrying out searches and devising filing strategies.