Carissa Kendall-Windless

Senior Associate, Solicitor, UK and EU Trademark Attorney
London, EIP Europe LLP

As an IP Solicitor Carissa focuses on contentious matters. She has experience of proceedings in the High Court (both Queen’s Bench and Chancery divisions), Privy Council and the Court of Appeal, as well as and in cross-border disputes. She currently focuses on multi-jurisdictional patent litigation. Carissa has also advised clients on copyright, trademarks and IP ownership issues. Further, in her role as a Registered Trade Mark Attorney, Carissa also manages a number of active trademark portfolios.

Before joining EIP Carissa worked in the commercial litigation department at a leading London law firm specialising in media and entertainment. Prior to entering the Law she worked as a toxicologist at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London.

Carissa has a degree in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Loughborough and was awarded the AstraZeneca first place prize for her final year research project and a Law Conversion Degree from The College of Law. In addition, she also has a Certificate in Trademark Law and Practice from Queen Mary College, University of London and qualified as a Trade Mark Attorney through Nottingham Law School. She speaks Spanish fluently.


  • Saad Investments Company Ltd (in liquidation) v Maan Al-Sanea (Court of Appeal)
  • JSC BTA Bank v Ablyasov & Ors - ranked as a "Top 20 case of 2011" by The Lawyer

Recent work

  • Acting for Unwired Planet International Limited in patent and FRAND litigation against Google, Samsung & Huawei (patents concerning Android, 2G, 3G and LTE technologies).
  • Acting for Good Technology Inc. as part of multinational patent litigation in the field of mobile device management.

Published articles

  • 8 November 2017
    Trademarks & Brands Online, Broadcasting With Caution (link)
  • February 2016
    Intellectual Property Magazine, En vogue cases of 2015
  • April 2015
    Lawyer Monthly, Red rag to an already raging Red Bull (link)
  • 12 September 2014
    WTR Daily, Trademark surveys - a phoenix from the flames?
  • 20 January 2014
    WTR Daily, Pinterest fails to prevent registration of PINTEREST by UK firm (link)
  • 23 June 2013
    JIPLP, So when is a patent claim too broad? (link)

Education and qualifications


  • 2014 — 2015
    Registered Trade Mark Attorney Intensive Qualification Course, Nottingham Trent University
  • 2013 — 2014
    Certificate in Trademark Law and Practice, Queen Mary College, University of London
  • 2007 — 2008
    Legal Practice Course, College of Law
  • 2006 — 2007
    Graduate Diploma in Law, College of Law
  • 2002 — 2006
    BSc (Hons) (DIS) Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry , University of Loughborough

Career history

  • 2018 — present
    Senior Associate, EIP
  • 2012 — 2018
    Associate, EIP
  • 2011 — 2012
    Paralegal, Harbottle & Lewis LLP
  • 2009 — 2011
    Trainee Solicitor, Magrath LLP

Awards and recognition

  • Legal 500, 2017. Carissa is "‘approachable, professional and quick with responses’." (link)

Languages spoken

  • Spanish (Fluent)

Speaking engagements

  • 15 July 2016
    UAL Graduate Futures Week, You own your ideas: protecting your work and intellectual property (link)
  • 21 October 2015
    EIP Seminar, Effective Innovation Planning