Sophie Peat

Partner Cayman Islands
Sophie Peat
Sophie Peat is instrumental to the success of her clients. She has earned a well-deserved reputation and continues to handle routine and difficult trademark matters with excellent results. World Trademark Review, Caribbean, 2022

Overview

Sophie spearheads Ogier’s global Intellectual Property (IP) group bringing over a decade of top tier international experience to her practice, which encompasses the clearance, prosecution, exploitation and enforcement of the full suite of IP rights, including brands and trade marks, copyright, industrial designs and patents, throughout the world.
  • Background & experience

    Throughout her career Sophie has effectively and creatively managed the IP portfolios of some of the world’s leading companies across a wide variety of sectors, first with a focus on the EU and Asia while at King & Wood Mallesons LLP (previously SJ Berwin LLP) in London and, later, with a focus on the Caribbean, LatAm and offshore financial world as partner at a specialist IP firm based in the Cayman Islands where she led the practice. Sophie is widely recognised as a seasoned expert in IP protection across the Caribbean and in offshore financial centres, carefully guiding clients through this diverse and sometimes difficult to navigate terrain with her in-depth knowledge. Clients appreciate her proactive, comprehensive, and resolute approach.  

    Directory feedback for Sophie describes her style as "efficient, responsive and clear" and notes that she "gives great advice that, ultimately, gets matters resolved."

    Sophie contributes to the legislative subcommittee advising the Cayman Islands government as to the desirability and effect of proposed legislation concerning Intellectual Property law modernisation and reform and played an integral role in the drafting of The Trade Marks Act, 2016 and accompanying regulations.  She has also contributed to a number of publications including the Cayman Financial Review, the Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys (CITMA) Review, the International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin, Kluwer IP Law’s Managing Industrial Property, SMD Group’s Country Index, Thomson Reuters’ Trademarks Throughout The World, the World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) and, the World Trademark Review (WTR), among others.

    Sophie’s qualifications include a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law from The University of Oxford. Sophie also read Music at the University of Cambridge.

    Admitted in:
    2015 - Cayman Islands
    2010 - England and Wales (non practising)

    Memberships

    Sophie is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and MARQUES.

     

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  • Recognition

    Sophie Peat is instrumental to the success of her clients. She has earned a well-deserved reputation and continues to handle routine and difficult trademark matters with excellent results. World Trademark Review, Caribbean, 2022
    IP Star Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars, 2020, 2021 and 2022
    Recommended World Trademark Review, Caribbean, 2022
    Up and coming Chambers Global, 2021 and 2022
    Sophie Peat is a rising lawyer who has quickly established a notable reputation for her IP work across the region. She assists clients with a wide range of trade mark registration, renewal, protection and infringement issues. Satisfied clients comment: "Her style is efficient, responsive and clear. Chambers Global, 2021
    Sophie Peat surpasses high expectations as a managing senior attorney. World Trademark Review 1000, 2021
    Sophie is extremely reliable and proactive in following up with clients and gives great advice that, ultimately, gets matters resolved. World Trademark Review 1000, 2018