Rosalyn Newsome has over 20 years’ experience handling all aspects of trade mark work. She routinely conducts global brand clearance work and creates global filing strategies to complement business drivers, timeframes and budget considerations.

Rosalyn has a growing reputation for handling cross jurisdictional contentious matters in an effective and strategic way being mindful of the commercial considerations alongside the legal ones. She is an effective negotiator, and experienced considerable success before the EUIPO in securing and defending trade mark actions. She has also handled numerous UK oppositions and appeared for clients in ex-parte and inter-parte proceedings. Rosalyn heads the firm’s Cosmetic Sector group.


  • Handling a classic David and Goliath trade mark case for a family run business versus a premiership football club: “Rosalyn is ‘a wolf in lambs clothing’.  Do not be fooled by the softly-spoken demeanour, – my powerful objectors were comprehensively nailed by a combination of stealth and intellect”
  • Working with a leading online-dating group to protect, create and enforce its individual brands throughout the UK and Europe
  • Removing more than 6000 grey goods from Amazon for Renew Life Canada. This was critical to prevent a breach of UK health and safety legislation and contractual obligations, aside from the pure trade mark infringement aspect


“Rosalyn is exceptional. She manages her clients’ expectations well and is quick to identify smart solutions when problems arise. She explains complex issues clearly and succinctly; her technical legal advice is spot on; she’s great on strategy; and she deals with opposing lawyers robustly. She also possesses a heightened sense of empathy.”

WTR 1000 2019