Partner, Trade Mark Attorney Southampton
Profile of Richard Burton

I am a trade mark and design attorney and I specialise in portfolio handling, clearance, prosecution and contentious matters. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is developing longstanding and trusting relationships with world famous brands. Dealing with various worldwide portfolios enables me to make a real tangible difference to businesses. Many of my clients see me as a trusted advisor and an extension to their in-house teams, which is very rewarding.

Having joined D Young & Co in 2006 I became a partner in 2018. I have a great deal of experience in negotiating the settlement of trade mark disputes on a national and worldwide basis, and represent clients in inter partes proceedings before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO). I am also experienced in the filing and prosecution of designs for a wide variety of clients.

I work with diverse clients of all shapes and sizes from start-ups to SMEs and multinational corporations and in various sectors including luxury goods, electronics, cosmetics and fashion goods through to music and entertainment services and real estate.

I’m a member of the Designs and Copyright and Representation Advisory and Working Groups and Committees for the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA). I’m also a member of the CITMA AI & Technology Task-Force. I regularly write articles for internal and external publications and have been a speaker at conferences and exhibitions on trade marks, brand protection and designs.

Awards

Qualifications

  • LLB Law and Marketing Degree.
  • LLM Masters Degree in Intellectual Property.
  • Advanced Trade Mark Law, Queen Mary, University of London.
  • Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Law, Nottingham Trent University.
  • Trade Mark Attorney Litigator 2013.
  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney 2012.

Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA).
  • International Trade Mark Association (INTA).
  • European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA).
Richard goes above and beyond to provide top-quality work product.
World Trademark Review 1000
Richard is a smart operator who responds promptly with precise answers that are straight to the point. He is able to work through difficult and sensitive challenges, and is proactive, cost effective and commercially oriented.
World Trademark Review 1000
Richard Burton’s expertise and friendly approach was crucial in solving a conflict in a way that was beneficial for both parties.
Legal 500
Richard Burton is another key name of note, and he is skilled in handling portfolio-related matters, especially disputes.
Legal 500
Richard’s expertise, responsiveness and overall communication skills make him wonderful to work with. He is practical, efficient, organized and his attention to detail and the quality of his legal writing are exceptional.
World Trademark Review 1000
Recommended by Legal 500 2020
Legal 500
Richard understands the specific challenges facing a business and provides thoughtful, innovative solutions to complex problems.
World Trademark Review 1000
Richard’s expertise, responsiveness and overall communication skills make him wonderful to work with. He is practical, efficient, organized and his attention to detail and the quality of his legal writing are exceptional. Richard goes above and beyond to provide top-quality work product. 
World Trademark Review 1000
The D Young & Co trade marks team is strong.
Legal 500
A dynamic partnership and talented people.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
The hotshot trademark attorneys working alongside Pennant include Jackie Johnson, Helen Cawley and Richard Burton.
World Trademark Review 1000
Richard provides consistent top-quality, practical advice, and is especially appreciated for his responsiveness and flexibility when adjusting to new standards and when work needs to be completed on an expedited basis.
World Trademark Review 1000
Delivering an exceptional prosecution, Richard Burton, Gemma Kirkland and Jackie Johnson earn rave reviews from the market.
World Trademark Review 1000
Notable senior trade mark attorney.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
Richard Burton and Anna Reid are two rising associates to watch.
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One of the very best in the market, employing some of the most impressive practitioners and involved in some of the most interesting work.
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