Partner

Intellectual Property

Partner

Intellectual Property

Expertise

Rosie Burbidge is an English qualified lawyer specialising in intellectual property (IP). Rosie helps clients to obtain and enforce their IP rights, particularly trade marks, copyright and designs.

Whether it is managing a trade mark portfolio or suing an infringer, Rosie will identify the optimum strategy to suit her client’s needs, timeline and appetite for risk. She gives clear, practical and pragmatic advice.

Rosie has written an award winning book on European Fashion Law and was named a trailblazer among WIPR’s Influential Women in IP 2019, one of only 20 global rising stars.

Rosie Advises

Rosie specialises in advising companies across the following sectors:

  • Fashion and retail
  • Gaming
  • Consumer brands
  • Technology
  • Publishing and education

Experience Highlights

Rosie has worked on a variety of high profile IP disputes including:

  • Copyright – Tecnolumen v Swivel UK, Bebe Clothing v Primark
  • Trade marks – Bentley Clothing v Bentley Motors
  • Unregistered design right – Superdry v Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Passing off – Superdry v SRG
  • Confidential information – Bebe Clothing v Primark
  • Patents – Philips v Nintendo
  • Format rights – Banner Universal v Shine Endemol

Rosie has also managed global anti-counterfeiting initiatives in both the digital and physical marketplaces for a variety of popular brands.

Publications

Books:

  • European Fashion Law – From Start up to Global Success (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019). Click here to find out more about the book.

Articles:

  • The Blockchain is in Fashion – The Trademark Reporter (2017)
  • Can a domain name combined with third-party adverts generated by Google AdSense result in a successful trade mark infringement claim? – Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (2017)
  • Protecting product get-up via passing off: an IPEC update – Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (2017)
  • H&M sued for infringing bra patent – The Fashion Law (2015)
  • IP in China – a guide for Ukie members (2014)
  • Copyright Litigation in the Patents County Court – In House Lawyer Magazine (2013)
  • Copyright, Licensing and Enforcement: A Way Forward in the Digital Age – Intellectual Property Magazine (2012)
  • Protecting creativity: new small claims track for IP cases – The Guardian (2012)
  • Protecting your Brand in the Social Media Environment – World Trademark (2012)

Blogs:

  • Rosie’s blogs include the issues surrounding virtual reality, social media, computer games, 3D printing, copyright reform, Chinese intellectual property law and blockchain technology.

Video: 

Film & Radio: 

  • Rosie has made regular appearances on Monocle Radio to discuss issues such as patent licences and Anish Kapoor and the impact of European copyright changes.
  • Rosie has also been interviewed by Wolters Kluwer about virtual reality and IP.

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Fox Williams (2015-18)
  • Rouse (2011-15)
  • Olswang (2008-11)

In-House Experience

  • Richemont (secondment in December 2014)
  • eBay (secondment March-August 2009)

Education

  • University of Oxford (2010-11)
  • The College of Law (2006-7)
  • Nottingham Law School (2005-6)
  • University of Nottingham (2002-05)