Partner, Trade Mark Attorney Southampton
Profile of Richard Burton

I’m a Chartered and European trade mark attorney and European design attorney and I joined D Young & Co in 2006. My main areas of expertise are trade marks and designs and I enjoy building longstanding and trusting relationships with clients.

My practice involves portfolio handling, clearance, prosecution and contentious matters for a wide variety of clients. I have a great deal of experience in negotiating the settlement of trade mark disputes on a local and worldwide basis and have represented clients in inter partes proceedings before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO). I’m also experienced in the filing and prosecution of designs.

I enjoy the wide variety of work that I am handling, as no two days are the same. One of the most interesting aspects of the job is managing global portfolios for clients in various sectors – including retail and luxury goods.

I’m a member of the Designs and Copyright Committee for the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA). I regularly write articles for internal and external publications and speak at conferences and exhibitions on trade marks, brand protection and designs.


  • 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 & Design Litigator.
  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney.
  • European Trade Mark Attorney.
  • European Design Attorney.


  • Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA).
  • International Trade Mark Association (INTA).
  • European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA).
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Richard Burton and Anna Reid are two rising associates to watch.
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Notable senior trade mark attorney.
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