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Richard Burton

Senior Associate, Trade Mark Attorney / Southampton

Richard Burton

Practice Areas

Trade mark group
Designs group 


Richard’s main areas of expertise are trade marks and designs including all aspects of portfolio handling, prosecution and contentious matters for a wide variety of clients. Richard has also prosecuted a number of Nominet and UDRP domain name complaints, company name complaints and carried out IP audits.

Richard is a member of the Publications and Communications Committee for the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA). He regularly writes articles for internal and external publications and speaks at conferences on trade marks and brand protection.


"Anna Reid and Richard Burton are two rising associates to watch" IP Stars (MIP).


LLB Law and Marketing Degree, University of Southampton.
LLM Masters Degree in Intellectual Property, University of Southampton.
Advanced Trade Mark Law, Queen Mary, University of London.
Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Law, Nottingham Trent University.
Chartered Trade Mark Attorney.
European Trade Mark Attorney.
European Design Attorney.
Trade Mark & Design Litigator 2013.


Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA).
International Trade Mark Association (INTA).
European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA).

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