12 January 2007 - International law firm Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP is pleased to announce that Susie Curtis, former head of Unilever's trade mark filing and prosecution team, joined the firm on 4 January 2007. Susie has a wealth of experience, working in private practice both in specialist IP solicitors and as a partner at a leading firm of trade mark attorneys, before joining Unilever. The London office of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw introduced trade mark filing and prosecution into its existing Intellectual Property Group following the highly successful combination of Rowe & Maw with Mayer, Brown & Platt in 2002. The firm advises a range of major clients in relation to global brand protection, enforcement and exploitation in a variety of industries including retail, telecoms, food and drink, and manufacturing. Stephen Gare, Head of the IP practice in London commented: "The addition of Susie to the team will significantly strengthen the London brand protection, enforcement and exploitation practice, in offering a one stop shop for corporate clients in line with the international reputation of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw in this field." Further information: Stephen Gare Partner +44 (0)20 7782 8814