Roland is a partner in the IP & Media group and is head of the Brand Management practice in London. He has over 20 years' experience specialising in national and cross-border contentious and non-contentious "soft" IP matters, including trade mark, designs and copyright disputes and litigation, lookalikes, anti-counterfeiting, domain name and content infringements, trade mark clearance, prosecution, oppositions and strategic portfolio advice, comparative advertising and all types of commercial transactions involving these rights.
|Since 2006||Partner at Taylor Wessing|
|1992 - 2006||Partner at Linklaters|
|1995||Diploma in Intellectual Property Law from University of Bristol|
|1994||Qualified as a Lawyer in England & Wales|
|1992||Law Society Finals at College of Law, London|
|1991||Common Professional Examination at College of Law, London|
|1989||BSC (Hons. First Class) Civil Engineering from University of Edinburgh|
|Colour combinations: getting back to WYSIWYG – Managing IP, October 2016|
|Protection of design classics and iconic 3D shapes in English courts – Intellectual Property Magazine May, 2016|
|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|
|Member of governing Council of MARQUES (the European Trade Mark Owners Association)|
|Member of the City of London Law Society Intellectual Property 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|
|Member of the Law Society's Intellectual Property Sub-Committee|
|Consultant on intellectual property matters at the Warner Textile Archive|
|Regularly identified as a leading IP lawyer in Legal 500, Chambers (UK and Global), Legal Business's Legal Experts, Who'sWhoLegal and Super Lawyers. |
"IP Star" awarded by Managing Intellectual Property's World IP Survey (2015 and 2016).
One of only two lawyers in UK top ranked in all of the 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 (annually since 2011).
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