Intellectual Property


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Intellectual Property


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 experience advising on a breadth of IP matters relating to patents, confidentiality, malicious falsehood, RCDs, registered designs, licensing, brand protection, IP enforcement, litigation and branding.

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. She is also currently recognised by both the Legal 500 and Chambers directories.

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 U and Bebe Clothing v Primark
  • Trade marks: Bentley Clothing v Bentley Motors and Diotima&Co v Kinetique Ltd t/a Ethica Diamonds (read about the ASA ruling here)
  • Unregistered design right: Superdry v Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Passing off: Superdry v SRG

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



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


  • Law Over Borders Comparative Guide (2022)
  • 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)
  • How can I protect my intellectual property abroad? — The Times (2021)



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.

Press coverage 

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)


  • University of Oxford (2010–11)
  • The College of Law (2006–07)
  • Nottingham Law School (2005–06)
  • University of Nottingham (2002–05)