Global intellectual property expert Sophie Peat has joined the Ogier partnership to spearhead Ogier’s IP team. Her arrival brings Ogier’s partnership to 100-strong.

Sophie brings over a decade of top-tier international experience to her practice, which encompasses the clearance, prosecution, exploitation and enforcement of the full suite of IP rights, including brands and trademarks, copyright, industrial designs and patents, throughout the world.

Throughout her career Sophie has effectively and creatively managed the IP portfolios of some of the world’s leading companies across a wide variety of sectors, first with a focus on the EU and Asia while at King & Wood Mallesons LLP (previously SJ Berwin LLP) in London and, later, with a focus on the Caribbean, LatAm and offshore financial world as partner at a specialist IP firm based in the Cayman Islands where she led the practice.

Sophie contributes to the legislative subcommittee advising the Cayman Islands government as to the desirability and effect of proposed legislation concerning Intellectual Property law modernization and reform and played an integral role in the drafting of The Trade Marks Act, 2016 and accompanying regulations.

Her arrival comes amid continued strategic growth for the firm following Ogier’s merger with Ogier Leman in Ireland.

Cayman Islands practice partner James Bergstrom said: “Sophie’s arrival is excellent news for Ogier’s intellectual property offering as we continue to expand our offering in response to client demand. Her reputation in this space is unrivalled and we look forward to working alongside her.”

About Ogier

Ogier provides legal advice on BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Irish, Jersey and Luxembourg law. Our network of locations also includes Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

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