Professional Qualifications: Chartered Trade Mark Attorney (UK)
Academic Qualifications: B.Sc. French Language Technology, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
Caroline joined Abel + Imray in 2001, and is based in the Bath Office. She advises clients of all sizes on both domestic and international trade mark matters, and receives consistent client feedback on her responsiveness, approachability and ability to explain complex matters in simple, pragmatic terms. Caroline has been recognised as one of the IP Stars of 2016 - 2022 by Managing IP.
Caroline manages several extensive worldwide trade mark portfolios, providing strategic advice and obtaining and enforcing trade mark rights in a variety of jurisdictions. She has an excellent track record of obtaining good commercial outcomes for her clients in disputes without recourse to expensive legal proceedings.
Caroline deals on a daily basis with the UK, European Union, International and overseas trade mark systems, frequently handling Chinese trade mark matters for her clients. She also advises on domain names, design rights, copyright and passing off issues. She is fluent in French, has some knowledge of Japanese and German, and has recently started learning Dutch.
"Caroline Brooks is a standout partner. Her advice and guidance and caseload management are exceptional."
"Caroline provided professional services to help me manage the trademark portfolio of a global consumer electronics business. Caroline is always a joy to work with. She is incredibly well organised and always clear, concise, and structured in her communication. She works hard to make efficient use of her client’s time and makes it very easy for non-experts (like me!) to deal with complex intellectual property issues. I wholeheartedly recommend Caroline."
Christopher May, VP Product Planning, Bowers & Wilkins
"I've been working with Caroline for almost 10 years and we have a very good working relationship. Always very friendly and down to earth. I've never felt like I'm asking a stupid question, which is always nice. Caroline has always got time as well which is good. It's nice to talk to someone who doesn't talk down to them. They talk to you on a level you can understand. They treat you with respect. It feels comfortable and I've got a very good relationship with Caroline. It's very professional, but at the same time, quite informal."
Chris Docker, ASSA Abloy
"Trusted advisor Brooks is “super-efficient, always clearly explaining issues that arise and offering practical solutions on a timely basis""
World Trademark Review
"An absolute pleasure to work with - very attentive and accommodating to client's needs and strategies when it comes to IP filings, searches and oppositions."
"Terrific at explaining individual situations in clear language."