Rowena Tolley

Rowena Tolley, a trade mark partner with Kilburn & Strode. She has almost 20 years of experience helping businesses protect and build value in their brands.  She specialises in helping UK-based businesses in their international growth, as well as US and EU multinationals for whom the UK market is key. There are very few countries where Rowena hasn’t filed trade marks, making her an expert in the local nuances of international brand protection. Her work includes everything from multi-jurisdictional clearance work, prosecution, oppositions and cancellations, through to portfolio reviews and management, infringement, dispute resolution and due diligence.  Rowena works with clients of all sizes and across a wide range of sectors, including in particular food & drink, pharma, fintech, sports and music. 

Rowena is well-known and respected in the industry, having sat on various intellectual property committees including FICPI, TIPLO and INTA.  She has been ranked by MIP as one of their “Top 250 Women in IP” and by World Trademark Review as a “Gold Individual” in their WTR1000.

Training format


  • Next: 9-10 Sep 2024 Classroom
  • Also: 8-9 Sep 2025 Classroom

Annual Update for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators


This annual update, specifically designed for senior trade mark and design administrators, includes the latest updates from WIPO with discussion on the Madrid and Hague systems and a review of the differences between US, EU and UK practice and what to do about them.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Rowena Tolley