Business Mentor Group
Alison qualified as a European Patent Attorney with BT’s Intellectual Property Department in 2001 and started her career in the Speech Applications division at BT Research Laboratories after graduating from Manchester University with a degree in Computer Science in 1986. During her time with BT she was awarded an MSc in Telecommunications Engineering from Kings College London and contributed to several speech recognition patents.
After becoming a Chartered Patent Attorney and qualifying as a Trade Mark Attorney Alison became a partner at Dummett Copp in 2005, specializing in electronics, software, speech synthesis & recognition and telecommunications related inventions as well as heading up the trade mark team.
Alison is happy to advise on any aspect of patent or trade mark law. In particular, if you are starting a new business she can help you to discover whether the mark or brand you wish to use is available for use and/or registration in the UK and any other countries of interest. If you have created any innovative products or processes she can advise on the likelihood of being able to obtain a patent in the UK and beyond.