Rob is a Partner in Osborne Clarke’s Intellectual Property team. He advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property clearance, protection, enforcement and dispute resolution, including trade mark prosecution and the management of global trade mark portfolios.
Rob's UK litigation experience ranges from pharmaceutical patent litigation through to high profile trade mark disputes – such as the successful defence of Sky’s Now TV from a passing off claim brought by the operators of a Now TV in Hong Kong; a case which went all the way to the UK’s Supreme Court.
Many of Rob's clients operate in fast-moving technology-driven industries – including the interactive entertainment, digital content, fintech and life sciences sectors.
Rob is described by Chambers as "a brilliant litigator", by Legal 500 as a “commercially minded, technical expert” and by WTR 1000 as “a first choice adviser for any brand protection work”. He is an active member of MARQUES, being Chair of its European Trademark Law and Practice Team and a member of its Brexit Task Force.
Robert has a degree in Jurisprudence from Oxford University and a Post Graduate Diploma in IP Law and Practice from Bristol University.
Robert Guthrie has a real depth of expertise in complex copyright matters – he is also pragmatic and a pleasure to work with."
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