Gifty Gakpetor – Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
Gifty has extensive experience in global trade mark prosecution and enforcement matters, multi-jurisdictional trade mark clearances and portfolio management of FMCGs and SMEs.
Gifty began her career as a Trade Attorney in private practice with magic circle law firms and traditional Patent & Trade Mark Attorney firms. She later joined Unilever, then the world’s largest brand owner, where she worked for six years as a Global Trade Mark Counsel where she gained invaluable commercial acumen partnering with marketing clients and stakeholders. Gifty progressed her career to become the sole in-house Trade Mark Attorney for PepsiCo International Limited with respect to its UK & Ireland business where she supported the Global Chief Trade Mark Counsel and Vice President by building and managing all aspects IP related matters and providing trade mark law support to the UK & Ireland business.
She brings with her tremendous expertise in advising on complex IP conflicts worldwide and putting in place dispute settlement strategies with effective communications achieved with relevant stakeholders.
Outside of work, Gifty is a mother of three young adults. She likes to make a mess in the kitchen experimenting with her cooking skills. Her other interests include dancing. She is a great fan of the Strictly Come Dancing programme on BBC One.