WIPR Influential Women in IP 2019
SENIOR TRADEMARK ATTORNEY,
Katie Goulding joined the profession in January
2012 as a trainee trademark attorney at HGF.
Now, she serves as a senior trademark attorney,
and specialises in fashion/retail and food and
Her practice encompasses all aspects of
trademark law and designs, from filing strategies,
filing and prosecuting UK, European and
international trade marks and advising on
infringement and passing off.
A large part of Goulding’s practice is advocacy
and negotiation. She regularly represents client’s
in ex parte hearings at the UK Intellectual Property
Office and has a near-unblemished record of
overcoming distinctiveness objections at hearing.
Goulding is particularly proud of advising
the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in relation
to its trailblazing ‘The Plastics Pact’ initiative
which brings together businesses, governments,
innovators, non-governmental organisations and
citizens to address the global plastics crisis.
She has provided training to in-house legal and
marketing teams, including ASOS, and Bettys &
Taylors Group (Yorkshire Tea) and has delivered
a presentation on the fundamentals of IP to new
business starts for Forward Ladies, a support
network for women in business.
TRADEMARK LAWYER, CHAVALIT
AND ASSOCIATES, THAILAND
Paramee Kerativitayanan has been practising
IP law in Thailand for nearly four years, and
currently serves as a trademark lawyer at Chavalit
She handles IP prosecutions, registration,
and enforcement for trademarks, patents, design
patents, copyright and geographical indications.
Kerativitayanan also drafts and reviews IP
licensing agreements and assists clients with
Focusing on industries such as consumer
goods, food and drugs and mechanical
engineering, Kerativitayanan has represented
a range of clients. She has provided copyright
advice to a US social network and has helped a
Japanese automotive component manufacturer
with trademark prosecutions.
In September last year, she gave a lecture on
IP and business management at Thammasat
University in Thailand. She has participated as a
speaker and panellist, including as a panellist for
a data privacy seminar.
Kerativitayanan has also become a trainer
on the IP system and examination training
programme for officers from Bhutan.
PARTNER, COHAUSZ & FLORACK,
Natalie Kirchhofer joined Cohausz & Florack in
2014 and her promotion to partner, effective from
2018, was one of the fastest in the firm’s history.
With a background in biochemistry, Kirchhofer
is able to provide clients with solid counsel in
complex matters relating to molecular biology,
genetic engineering, immunology, diagnostics,
medical devices, biochemistry, biotechnology,
chemistry, and other life sciences matters.
Kirchhofer was lead counsel for one of the
opponents of The Broad Institute of Harvard and
MIT in the European CRISPR-Cas opposition
proceedings, which followed her leading a due
diligence team in conducting a high-profile freedom
to operate patent analysis in the CRISPR field.
She has also recently defended the
supplementary protection certificates of two
blockbuster drugs against a number of nullity
actions brought by generic manufacturers.
Kirchhofer is particularly proud that her
professional successes have run alongside her
rewarding experience of being a mother to two
children, which she believes makes her a solid
role model for younger women in IP. She is also
involved in a mentoring programme for women
in IP, and she nurtures young professionals by
participating as a mentor, coach, and judge in
mock patent trials.
ASSOCIATE, JULIUS & CREASY,
Sandamali Kottachchi joined Julius & Creasy in
January 2012, one month after being called to
the bar. She focuses on trademark prosecution,
trademark licensing/franchise agreements,
copyright agreements, technology transfer
agreements, data protection and privacy, and
At Julius & Creasy, Kottachchi has represented
clients including Google, GSK, and Unilever as
well as individuals and local small and mediumsized
Kottachchi also specialises in patent drafting
where she has been able to help many local
inventors and guide them in the right direction.
She says being able to positively contribute
towards the protection of the rights of the
vulnerable groups in the society has been her
In addition to being a member of the Asian
Patent Attorneys Association, Kottachchi is an
alumnus of the Academy of Education of the
International Federation of Intellectual Property