Roland is the head of our Brand Management group in the UK. For over 20 years he's advised major international brand and technology owners on their IP rights. Clients describe Roland as a tactically smart, solutions-focused, and commercially-minded. He's responsible for the international trade mark portfolios and IP advisory work for numerous household name brands.

Roland advises on the full range of 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.

He's led first instance and appeal cases in the English courts, the UKIPO, the EUIPO and CJEU and taken part in a number of successful mediations, and regularly coordinates crossborder IP litigation in the EU.

Outside of private practice, Roland sits on the Executive Board of MARQUES, the European brand owners association, where he chairs the Brexit Task Force. He also sits on the Law Society's IP Law Committee, and is a member of the EUIPO's quality audit panel.

Roland comments on IP related matters of national interest with media outlets including the BBC.

Show full CV Hide full CV

Navigating the trade mark systems of Europe

If you’re looking to launch or expand into new territories or simply want to protect your business, it pays to understand the trade mark systems of Europe. This guide will help you navigate the process.

Read more

Latest news & insights

On your marks
Brands & advertising

On your marks, get set… Europe!

Helping brand owners navigate the trade mark systems of Europe

22 June 2022
Quick read

by multiple authors

Click here to find out more
Up Arrow
Brands & advertising

Brands Update

18 May 2022

by multiple authors

Click here to find out more
IP trends in 2022
Patents & innovation

A new year dawns - four IP trends for 2022

10 December 2021
Quick read

by multiple authors

Click here to find out more
View from above of different coloured paint pots
Brands & advertising

Roland Mallinson is Trade Marks Lawyer of the Year

16 November 2020

by Roland Mallinson

Click here to find out more

Related people

Meet me at

There are no upcoming events