Catherine Slater

Partner, Trade Marks

Areas I can assist you with are:

  • Trade Marks
  • Registered and Unregistered Designs
  • Copyright
  • Litigation involving all types of IP


Originally from Cornwall, I attended  De Montfort University  and graduated in 1998 with an LLB (Hons) degree in Law, following which I obtained a Diploma in Legal Practice from Nottingham Law School.


I then went on to  qualify as a solicitor in 2002, after which I specialised in commercial litigation, working for one of the largest law firms in the Midlands.


In Spring 2006, I joined Serjeants to build on my particular interest in Intellectual Property (IP). I’ve since achieved a second professional qualification as a Trade Mark Attorney and I became a partner in April 2013.


My role involves advising upon protection of trade marks, designs and copyright worldwide, including obtaining registrations where available.  I also act for clients in relation to infringement of all IP rights (that is patents, trade marks, designs and copyright).


Outside work, you will most often find me with my nose in a good book, accompanied by a cup of tea and biscuits.  I am also still trying to master the piano.