Rachael Lodge LL.B. (Hons) has been an Associate of FOGA DALEY and a member of the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Commercial Departments since 2016. Her principal practice areas include Trademark prosecution, renewals, assignments and oppositions, as well as Copyright law and Patent prosecution. She also has experience in company incorporation and administration and has a keen interest in Sports Law.
Rachael was called to the Jamaican Bar in December 2016 and is a member of the Jamaican Bar Association and its Intellectual Property and Telecommunications, Broadcasting and Technology Committees. She is also an associate member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).
She graduated from the University of the West Indies in 2014 with a Bachelor of Laws Degree with Honours and graduated from the Norman Manley Law School in 2016 after obtaining a Legal Education Certificate. Rachael has Certificates from the World Intellectual Property Organisation for participating in WIPO’s Intellectual Property Summer School in Jamaica and completing WIPO’s General Course on Intellectual Property. Rachael has also received Patent Training through the TBT Programme and Jamaica Intellectual Property Office and has a Certificate of Participation for successful completion of training in Patent Examination in 2016. She has also received training in Patent Drafting at the WIPO Sub-Regional Patent Drafting Course in 2017.
Rachael is an athlete and enjoys swimming and playing water polo and has represented the University of the West Indies in various swimming competitions and has represented Jamaica in water polo both regionally and internationally. As part of the Jamaican team, Rachael has earned silver medals at the CARIFTA games in 2007, 2008 and 2012, as well as a gold medal at the Caribbean Island Swimming Championships in 2008. In her spare time, Rachael coaches the ‘Pickney Polo’ 10 and under water polo teams for the Jamaica Water Polo Union. Rachael also enjoys playing the violin and is past member of the Jamaica Young People Symphony and Music House String Ensemble, winning Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) awards for individual and group violin pieces.