Becky Knott

Becky Knott

Associate - Legal Advisor

Becky was Called to the Bar on 24th November 2022. She specialises in intellectual property and will start pupillage with Hogarth Chambers in April 2023. She does not yet have a practising certificate and is not practising as a barrister. Becky is sitting in the litigation and licensing team at Potter Clarkson for six months, gaining an insight into life as an IP solicitor, before commencing her pupillage.

By background, Becky is an experienced trade mark attorney and trade mark attorney litigator, with over seven years of commercial experience. Becky has gained extensive experience advising clients on protecting and enforcing their rights, dealing with UK IPO and EU IPO oppositions, company name disputes and domain name disputes including handling clone websites and infringing social media posts.

Becky also teaches on the Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice at Nottingham Law School, the qualifying course for trade mark attorneys.

 

Specialisms

FMCG, creative industries, food and agritech, cosmetics, medical, domain names

Education

Becky studied english language and literature at the University of Oxford where she achieved a first-class degree. She recently obtained a distinction in the Graduate Diploma in Law and passed the Bar Transfer Test.

Becky qualified as a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in 2018 and a Trade Mark Attorney Litigator in 2020.

Qualifications

MA (Oxon), Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, Trade Mark Attorney Litigator, Graduate Diploma in Law, Bar Transfer Test

Memberships

The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)

Awards & Recognition

Becky was awarded the Benefactors Scholarship by Middle Temple prior to studying the Graduate Diploma in Law.

For her work as a trade mark attorney, Becky was named as a Rising Star by Managing IP in 2020 and 2021 and was listed as a ‘Key Lawyer’ and an “exceptional trade mark attorney” by The Legal 500. She was also shortlisted twice in the Future Faces Awards in Birmingham as ‘Future Face of Legal’ in 2020 and 2021.

Whilst qualifying as a trade mark attorney, Becky was awarded Best Overall Student and Best Designs & Copyright Student by Queen Mary University of London. She went on to qualify as a trade mark attorney litigator, and was awarded the Hogarth Chambers Award, for the highest mark achieved by a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney on the Intellectual Property Litigation and Advocacy course at Nottingham Law School.

During her degree, Becky was awarded the Lord Crewe Scholarship, the highest academic honour given by Lincoln College. She was also awarded the L.H. Martin Prize for her BA results.

Interests

In her spare time, Becky is an avid reader. She also enjoys running, singing, and climbing (although not all at the same time).