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William Burrell

William helps clients protect the appearance of their new products and innovations appropriately, using the applicable forms of design rights available to them, including notably registered design rights. 

In relation to design matters, I am renowned within the intellectual property sector as being an expert in protecting products and innovations using design rights. Whomever the client, and whatever their sectors, my flexible approach in protecting a client’s creations caters for all industries and across any required geographic territories where design protection may be of interest to the client.

I am industry rated as a Legal Influencer for intellectual property matters in the UK, and alongside design rights routinely assist clients with any other intellectual property issues related to their products, including patents; trademarks; and/or other branding considerations.

Areas of expertise

Legal & ethical: Intellectual Property Rights

Experience in the design industry

Design industry experience: 6 – 10 years

Professional affiliations

Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)

Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys (CITMA)

European Patent Institute (epi)

Further information

William is a UK and European Patent Attorney with over ten years’ intellectual property law experience. He advises clients on a comprehensive range of design, and other IP related issues.

He has extensive experience in many sectors including the medical equipment; aviation; film; television; music; video games; and automotive sectors, and has exhaustive experience relating to consumer products.

William also has extensive knowledge and experience in advising on the protection and enforcement of design rights. He regularly helps businesses devise strong IP rights for their product design and packaging, and is renowned in the industry as being a champion of design rights, having also being named a Legal Influencer in respect of intellectual property matters in the UK.

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