Tim Rose



Tim Rose has over 10 years’ experience in the trade marks profession. He started his career with another firm before joining Wilson Gunn in 2010. He became a partner of the firm in 2016. Tim is the partner responsible for the trade marks department in the Birmingham office of Wilson Gunn.

Trade Marks

Tim has experience in all areas of trade mark law, including advising on the use and protection of trade marks, the maintenance of trade mark rights and the management of global portfolios.

Tim also has a wealth of experience in dealing with contentious issues (oppositions, invalidations and revocations) from both sides of the fence and at all levels, up to and including the Appointed Person in the UK and the Boards of Appeal of the EUIPO. He particularly enjoys the satisfaction of a well negotiated agreement, saving the client time and money and providing certainty for the client in future business activities.

One of the highlights of Tim’s career so far has been representing one of his multinational clients in mediation proceedings at the Board of Appeal of the EUIPO in Alicante. This required negotiation between the parties in person at the EUIPO offices. The outcome was very successful for the client and Tim was one of the first UK trade mark attorneys to represent a client in such proceedings.

Designs & Copyright

Tim has a great deal of experience in advising clients, from individuals to multinational corporations, in design and copyright matters.


University of Leeds – LL.B. Law
Bournemouth University – LL.M. Intellectual Property Management


Chartered Trade Mark Attorney


The team, and in particular, Tim Rose, is fantastic. They are knowledgeable, reliable, and attentive. I cannot say enough positive things about the Wilson Gunn trade mark team, and Tim Rose in particular.
The Legal 500, 2024

Tim Rose is approachable and has helped us on a number of occasions with trade mark oppositions and disputes, as well as registrations and renewals. He is an expert in his field.
The Legal 500, 2023

“Tim Rose is an absolute pleasure to work with. His advice is clear, concise and commercial. He is extremely approachable and patient and has a good understanding of both trade mark law and our areas of concern. If we are ever undecided on whether to carry out a certain action or opposition, he is fantastic at being pragmatic and summarising our options and the likelihood of success. I would recommend Tim to any organisation!”
The Legal 500, 2022

“Key lawyer”
The Legal 500, 2021

“Key lawyer”
The Legal 500, 2020

Tim Rose: “Recommended”
The Legal 500, 2019

LEGAL 500 Recommended lawyer
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The Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2020
The Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2019
The Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2017

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