Roland Mallinson – Partner

Roland Mallinson

5 New Street Square
London EC4A 3TW
United Kingdom
DX 41 London

Tel. +44 (0) 20 7300 7081
Fax. +44 (0) 20 7300 7100
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Roland Mallinson has over 20 years' experience advising a range of major international brand and technology owners on their IP rights.  He joined Taylor Wessing in December 2006, with his team of six trade mark specialists, from Linklaters where he trained and had been a partner for five years and head of the London trade mark portfolio team.

Roland practices across the full range of contentious and non-contentious 'soft' IP.  With a first class honours degree in civil engineering, his practice initially also encompassed patent litigation. He now has a particular focus on disputes relating to trade marks, designs, copyright, image rights and domain names, the management of global brand portfolios and devising and supporting anti-counterfeiting strategies.   He has been involved in over 600 cases relating to counterfeits, grey imports and supply chain leakage.

Roland is responsible for the international trade mark portfolios and IP advisory work for a number of household name brands.  He advises them on enforcement and disputes, clearance, international protection strategies, internet issues, advertising and promotions, sponsorship and other transactions relating to their IP rights.

He has led cases in the English High Court and appeal courts, the UKIPO and Appointed Person appeals process, as well as at OHIM, its Boards of Appeal and various case references to the CJEU.

He works daily with lawyers in other jurisdictions and is regularly invited to speak at international conferences. He is active in MARQUES (Member of Council and Amicus Curia team), AIPPI and INTA and sits on the City of London Law Society IP Committee.

He has been cited by Legal 500, Chambers and Super Lawyers for many years as among the top IP lawyers in the UK, is classed as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property and is 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.   He is described as "a 'consistently brilliant' trade mark lawyer with 'uncommon expertise'" (WTR1000), with "outstanding IP knowledge" (Legal 500) and as "the pick of the bunch in London" (Chambers).

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