Janella specializes in advising companies on all their trade mark and brand protection requirements. She has particular expertise in advising clients with multiple brand portfolios and those targeting global market places. Janella has wide ranging experience of advising clients who require commercially focused brand management expertise.
Janella is lead partner for a dedicated trade mark team that offers a full spectrum of trade mark and brand management advice. She and her team advise a diverse client base very often supporting both “in house” legal teams or acting as strategic advisers for senior management and brand management teams.
Janella has developed specific expertise with regard to strategic trade mark portfolio and budget management – enabling client companies to control their costs and budget as part of their p
lanning process. She also has extensive knowledge of many jurisdictions across the world and can advise and support clients comprehensively on any of their geographical expansion plans – either to extend their brands into new market places or develop new brands for specific target markets.
Janella also plays a key management role here at Wildbore & Gibbons LLP, her recent internal management projects have included leading the firm to be one of the very first IP firms to have fully integrated “Cloud based” IT and communication systems, and relocating the firm to a new HQ near the Barbican in London. Janella is a European Trade Mark Attorney and has served on the Council of CITMA during which time she became particularly involved in the Information Committee of the Council, and in particular oversaw the rebranding of the Institute to the format still in use today. She has also previously been an CITMA examiner and a student tutor.