5 New Street Square London EC4A 3TW United Kingdom DX 41 London
Roland is a partner in the IP/IT group, specialising in trade marks, designs, copyright, image rights, domain names and related "soft" IP. He handles national and cross-border contentious and non-contentious matters, including trade mark portfolio management, clearance and prosecution, lookalikes, internet infringements, comparative advertising and anti-counterfeiting. Roland is also a Member of Supervisory Council.
Partner at Taylor Wessing
Diploma in Intellectual Property Law from University of Bristol
Qualified as a Lawyer in England & Wales
Law Society Finals at College of Law, London
Common Professional Examination at College of Law, London
BSC (Hons. First Class) Civil Engineering from University of Edinburgh
Intellectual property issues relating to employees and consultants – PLC Updated Practice Note
Trade mark litigation in the High Court – LexisPSL Practice Note
Madrid International Trade Mark System – LexisPSL Practice Note
Parallel Imports – LexisPSL Practice Note
Overview of the Community Trade Mark System – LexisPSL Practice Note
Anti-Counterfeiting and Customs Procedures in the UK – LexisPSL Practice Note
Tablet teachings: learning points from the latest Apple v Samsung decisions – World Trademark Review, 1 March 2013
Of Purple Haze and Scrabble Plays: appeal court says “no” to fuzzy trade mark descriptions – IPKat blog, 6 October 2013
Memberships & Associations
Member of governing Council of MARQUES (the European Trade Mark Owners Association) Member of the City of London Law Society IP Sub-Committee Member of the International Trade Mark Association Member of the Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation Member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
Awards & Recognition
Recommended lawyer - Legal 500, Chambers and Super Lawyers for many years.
IP Star - Managing Intellectual Property since 2014.
One of only two UK lawyers ranked in the top "gold" band for each of the three categories of Enforcement & Litigation, Prosecution & Strategy and Anti-Counterfeiting by World Trade Mark Review's WTR1000 directory of the world's leading trade mark lawyers.
Described as "a 'consistently brilliant' trade mark lawyer with 'uncommon expertise'" (WTR1000) and "his capabilities and proficiency are second to none, and clients speak extremely highly of him" (WTR1000), has "outstanding IP knowledge" (Legal 500) and as "a 'heavy hitter' within the IP world ... particularly known for his trade mark practice, with one source describing him as 'the pick of the bunch in London.'" (Chambers).