Gifty Gakpetor

Senior Trade Mark Lawyer

+ 44 (0)330 1339847

Gifty is a Senior Trade Mark Lawyer, registered with IPReg (The Regulator of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys in the UK) (, as dual qualified Intellectual Property Advocate and a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney.

Prior to founding IPTogether, Gifty was the sole in-house Trade Mark Attorney for PepsiCo International where she was responsible for all categories of brands under PepsiCo’s snacks, drinks, nutrition and grains products in the UK and Ireland, and reporting to PepsiCo’s Vice President and Chief Counsel, Global Intellectual Property.

Prior to joining PepsiCo, Gifty was a Global Trade Mark Counsel for Unilever.

Gifty is regularly featured in the IP trade press. In recent years she has appeared in the Trademark Lawyer Magazine on a feature on “Women in IP Leadership”, interviewed in The Patent Lawyer Magazine and CITMA Review, and featured in the Legal Monthly Magazine.


Why Instruct Gifty?

  • With over 20 years’ track record expertise in dealing with national & international trade mark matters, Gifty is uniquely qualified to help your business
  • Reliable and experienced in dealing with high profile & sensitive cases
  • Known for securing excellent results for clients, whatever their size
  • Track record of reputation for strategising trade mark protection and providing sound legal advice with clarity
  • Gifty is accessible to all types of clients, whether start-ups, individuals, family-owned businesses or international corporates
  • You will enjoy costs benefits that come with efficiency of work and quality not compromised


About IPTogether

IPTogether is a boutique intellectual property (IP) legal practice with a focus on trade marks and designs.  It is the platform where Gifty uses her previous blue-chip in-house Counsel experience and training with magic circle law firms, to now solve her own clients’ problems, whatever their size.  This insight gives Gifty a focus on adding value to clients’ IP portfolio including costs benefits.

The specialist sector interests under the firm include Food and Drink; Beauty and Well Being; Retail and Fashion; Manufacturing; Scientific and the Technology industries; including Entertainment and the IT sectors.

Areas of IP support services, include (but not limited to):

  • Trade Mark Portfolio Management
  • Handling lookalike/copycat disputes
  • Securing enforceable co-existence Agreements
  • Effective IP Mediation strategies
  • Brand strategy and IP rights enforcement
  • Effective Brand protection globally
  • Exploitation of IP rights, i.e., copyrights, designs and trade marks

Her reputation ranges from handling complex trade mark conflict cases, oppositions and cancellation actions and conducting voluminous clearance searches enabling freedom to use and register your trade mark around the globe.

What Gifty does not do, is to sit on the fence.  You will always receive sound commercial advice and guidance, without ambiguity.