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David Rose

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Mishcon de Reya LLP

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Dispute Resolution - Intellectual Property


David is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department and head of the Patents practice. 

He specialises in rights protection and enforcement programmes across all IP disciplines – patents, trade marks, copyright, database right and designs and represents many leading IP owners, notably in the pharmaceuticals, media, entertainment and telecommunications, betting & gaming, financial services, retail and luxury goods industries.

David has acted in many high profile, industry defining IP disputes before both the UK and European Courts including: Sky v SkyKick; Lupin v Gilead; Sky v Microsoft; Starbucks v Sky; Napp v Sandoz; HTC v Gemalto; ratiopharm v Alza; Marks & Spencer v One in a Million, Sony Computer Entertainment v Pacific Game and GSK v. Generics UK.

In the patent sphere, David advises on infringement, validity and ownership issues and the scope of protection of Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) and has considerable experience advising on "clearing the way" strategies in brand/generic disputes, as well as on FRAND disputes.

David also has extensive expertise in brand and design protection programmes, and acts regularly in proceedings before the UK IPO and the EUIPO.


Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP; Partner and Head of IP for Europe, King & Wood Mallesons LLP (formerly SJ Berwin) (September 1992 to May 2016)


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys; Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys; International Trademarks Association.


Queen Mary, University of London (Masters in Intellectual Property Law); University of Manchester (Law)

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Brand management

Mishcon de Reya LLP fields 'a strong team of experienced IP and brands specialists' who assist leading international clients such as Sky, eBay and Ralph Lauren with the full range of IP-related matters, from trade mark and design protection, enforcement and portfolio management to advertising clearance and commercialisation through franchising and licensing. The firm has a strong reputation for acting in high-profile trade mark protection and enforcement matters, demonstrated by its continued representation of Iceland Foods in invalidity applications filed against the client's EUTM by the Icelandic government, and of Sky plc on trade mark enforcement. The practice is led by Jeremy Hertzog, a specialist in IP protection and enforcement, with Sally Britton heading the brands team; David Rose, Ray Black and associate Cassandra Hill are also of note.

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Intellectual property

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David Rose - Mishcon de Reya LLP

Within: Intellectual property

Mishcon de Reya LLP's team has experience across patent, trade mark, design and copyright disputes, and also advises on non-contentious matters. The group has particular expertise in the technology, automotive, pharmaceuticals, betting and gaming, sport, retail, fashion, media, and food and beverage industries. Practice head Jeremy Hertzog handles a range of IP protection and enforcement matters and counts anti-counterfeiting issues among his specialisms. 'Robust and experienced litigator' David Rose is recommended for trade mark litigation, while Sally Britton heads up the brands team.

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Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

The Mishcon de Reya LLP team helps a broad range of life sciences clients on both contentious and non-contentious cases in the IP and regulatory spheres, in addition to areas including contractual and competition law disputes.  It also has a noteworthy track record in obtaining search and seizure orders against counterfeiters in the pharmaceutical sector. Martyn Hann leads this work and David Rose has expertise in all areas of IP protection including data base rights. Managing associate Stefania Littleboy specialises in non-contentious matters including joint ventures, licensing and co-existence agreements.

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