We are thrilled to announce that Charlotte Wilding has returned to Keltie, re-joining as a Partner in the Trade Mark team. With her extensive experience and invaluable knowledge, Charlotte is set to make a real impact on Keltie.
Having spent an impressive 12 years at Keltie before, Charlotte's journey began as a trainee and progressed to the role of Director. During her time away, she led the trade mark practice at a boutique law firm, which was later acquired by Deloitte. She also worked for a London-based law firm as Head of Trade Marks. Her accomplishments in leading and growing these departments are a testament to the solid foundation she acquired at Keltie. Charlotte says, “Keltie gave me that base to head up and grow those departments, having gained a wealth of experience and knowledge throughout my time at Keltie."
Charlotte's passion for the development and training of the next generation of attorneys is evident through her active involvement in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Young Practitioner Committee for the past four years. The committee focuses on nurturing young attorneys and encouraging involvement in the profession.
You may have seen Charlotte’s name before, as she contributes to the monthly magazine CITMA Review. Published by the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA), her articles spark discussions on relevant case law and developments. Charlotte's dedication to her field does not stop there. She is part of the CITMA Review working group, which looks at topics that are relevant and of interest to the profession.
With her extensive trade mark knowledge, Charlotte frequently shares her insights at intellectual property (IP) conferences and webinars. She speaks about a range of topics pertaining to trade mark and design law.
When asked about her return to Keltie, Charlotte expressed her enthusiasm, stating, "When the possibility of returning to Keltie first arose, it didn't take long for me to say yes. The firm is full of intelligent, experienced, and enthusiastic individuals at all levels, which means that communication and collaboration are second nature. The desire to ensure that the next generation of IP attorneys and support staff exceed the one before it, is integral to both Keltie and myself, as I learned from David Keltie, whom I was lucky enough to work and train with.
During her time away from Keltie, it is clear that Charlotte has built up a wealth of IP knowledge. As she explains, “The future of IP is exciting and forever changing, so I am absolutely delighted to return to Keltie and use my recent external experiences to continue to grow and develop the practice with the support of the amazing trade mark team.”
Charlotte’s clients operate in all sectors. From luxury fashion and cosmetics to online marketplaces and finance. She says, “That is the exciting thing about IP – you do not need to be limited to one sector.”
Charlotte is looking forward to working with new clients; she explains, “As well as the high calibre of the Keltie team, its impressive list of clients allows for exciting and innovative work.”
Keltie welcomes Charlotte back to the team. We are confident that her return will bring tremendous value to Keltie, our clients, and the field of intellectual property. As Charlotte says, “It's good to be home."
Manuela Macchi, Partner at Keltie said “Charlotte has deservedly gained a prominent profile in the IP industry and she brings depth, experience and energy to our Trade Mark Team. We are thrilled to have her back and look forward to the future of Keltie with her on board as a Partner.”
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