Emma Hatherly Curriculum Vitae


Mar 03 - Jan 07
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP, Leeds, UK
  • Trade Mark/Patent Secretary
  • Initially working within the trade mark department providing secretarial and administration support to three fee earners.
    • Daily updating of IPPO database including logging of post and maintaining official due-date diary
    • Updating the status of applications on IPPO when necessary
    • Production of standard letters, trade mark schedules and portfolio reports
    • Generation of official forms and preparing and filing new trade mark applications
    • Arranging travel and meetings for annual INTA conference
    • Audio typing of letters, witness statements etc; generation of invoices
  • Moved in July 2004 to work with a patent fee earner and trainee fee earner. Duties mainly involved typing (letters, declarations, patent specifications etc); filing new patent applications in UK, Europe and Internationally; producing standard letters; production of patent portfolio schedules.
Oct 02 - Jan 03
Walker Morris, Solicitors, Leeds, UK
  • Secretary (Insurance Litigation Department)
  • >Working in a small department providing sole secretarial support for the Insurance Litigation team. General secretarial, administrative and organisational work. Mostly working for one or two individuals but providing support to the rest of the team as required. Main duties included typing; arranging meetings using Outlook; filing and upkeep of filing system; keeping file record database up to date; typing, collating and checking papers to be sent to court; taking telephone messages when necessary.
Aug 01 - Aug 02
I spent 12 months travelling around Europe with my husband, moving to live in various different countries as a requirement of my husband's job.
Apr 01 - Aug 01
Tesco Ireland, Retail Store, Limerick, Ireland
  • Internet Shopping Assistant (4 hours per day)
  • Working in a small team. Using specialised equipment in a busy and demanding role to a fixed deadline. Involved retrieving customer orders (placed over the Internet); dealing with complaints and queries from customers over the telephone; customer service when working on the shop floor; completing paperwork and managing the filing system.
Sep 00 - Feb 01
Harrison Goddard Foote, Patent Attorneys, Leeds, UK
  • Trade Mark Secretary
  • Initially working as part of a team of secretaries sharing various duties and working for a variety of Patent and Trade Mark fee earners. Then working on a one-to-one basis with a trademark fee earner carrying out various secretarial tasks.
    • Planning workload to meet deadlines
    • Arranging meetings and organisation of diary
    • Compiling and sending out of financial statements in various currencies
    • Reception duties (shared with other staff)
    • Copy and Audio typing (letters, specifications, assignments, declarations etc)
Jul 98 - Aug 00
Mewburn Ellis, Patent Attorneys, Bristol, UK
  • Patent/Trade Mark Secretary
  • Trained in a junior role, learning the job of a patent and trade mark secretary in order to work alone for a fee earner. Then working on a one-to-one basis for a trade mark fee earner carrying out a range of secretarial duties. Assisting in other departments when necessary.
    • Working to tight deadlines and prioritising of workload
    • Filing applications for trademarks in the UK and abroad
    • Communicating with UK and overseas-based people effectively, tactfully and efficiently
    • Copy and Audio typing (letters, specifications, assignments, declarations etc)
    • Filing/organisation of filing system
Mar 98 - Jul 98
I spent this period of time in temporary work. I worked for various companies including an accountancy firm.
Sep 97 - Mar 98
Alec French Partnership, Architects, Bristol, UK
  • Junior Secretary/Receptionist
  • Trained in secretarial and reception roles. Worked as part of a small team to assist other members of staff. Facilitated day to day administration for a small architectural firm. Main duties included, meeting and greeting clients, petty cash, copy typing, filing and ordering stationery.


  • Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, Corel WordPerfect, AS400, Adobe Acrobat, IPPO database
  • Good telephone skills (including reception experience)
  • Ability to work in a team or on own initiative
  • Knowledge of first aid


Jun 04
ITMA Trade Mark Formalities Course, Leeds
  • Passed ITMA trade mark formalities examination with 80% pass mark
Nov 99
St Johns Ambulance, Bristol
  • First Aid Certificate (valid for three years)
1995 - 1997
Filton High School, Bristol
  • 2 A Levels - Grades C and D (English and General Studies)
1990 - 1995
Filton High School, Bristol
  • 8 GCSEs - Grades A to C
    • One grade A - History
    • Six grade B
    • One grade C - Maths
  • Pitman's Elementary (typing)
  • Pitman's Intermediate (typing)
  • RSA Stage I (typing)
  • Pitman's Elementary (computing)


  • Date of Birth: November 1978
  • Leisure Interests: Reading, Watercolour painting, Ballet, Theatre and Film
  • Marital Status: Married


  • Mr Laurence Brown, Patent Attorney, Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP, Tower North Central, Merrion Way, Leeds, LS2 8PA
  • Ms Mary Spears, Trade Mark Attorney, Harrison Goddard Foote, Belgrave Hall, Belgrave St, Leeds, LS2 8DD