Claire Lazenby is a Queen Mary London University law graduate, where, inspired by Prof Jeremy Philips, founder of the IPKAT, she specialised in IP law. Now, 30 years on, she has had in-house experience with a major pharmaceutical company, and established her own one-woman-band UK practice in 2002, with particular expertise in mental health, financial services, university spin-outs, and start-ups. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, and has also served as UK Council Member for ECTA, the European Union NGO acting in the fields of trade marks and designs. She has represented ECTA and CITMA at proceedings before WIPO in Geneva, on the working of the International trade mark registration system.
When not working (which actually isin’t that often), her passion is ancient history, in particular Alexander the Great and his conquest of Egypt. And she follows the work of Standing Voice, which is the charity for the support of people with albinism in Tanzania.