Roger Wyand QC

Year called:
1973
Practice areas:
IP, Patents, Copyright & Design, Trade Marks, IT, Media & Entertainment
Mediation & Arbitration:
Mediator and Arbitrator

 ‘An impressive performer in court, who stands out as one of the nicest silks at the IP Bar.’ Legal 500 2016

"He is a brilliant asset with exceptional knowledge of everything IP-related. He is an unassuming, relaxed and calming influence, and he never gets flustered." Chambers & Partners 2017

"Responsive and accessible, with all the benefits of the extensive experience of a senior silk." Legal 500 2016

Profile

Roger is a leading IP practitioner with wide ranging experience across the full range of trade marks, patents in all areas of technology, designs and information technology at all levels.  He regularly appears before the English courts and before the Court of Justice of the European Union.  He sits as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Chancery Division.  He also practises as a mediator in IP and commercial disputes.  Roger has a degree in Natural Science from Cambridge.

 

Directory & Testimonial Quotes

World Trade Mark Review 2017  "an "authority on UK and European trademark law issues".  "Quick and incisive", and "excellent at skeleton argument preparation".

Chambers & Partners 2018 "He is very confident, brilliant on his feet and penetrating in his arguments." "He is experienced, approachable, grasps the key issues and gives clear, incisive and commercial advice."

Chambers & Partners 2017 "He is a brilliant asset with exceptional knowledge of everything IP-related. He is an unassuming, relaxed and calming influence, and he never gets flustered." 

Chambers & Partners 2017 "He is very confident, brilliant on his feet and penetrating in his arguments." "He is experienced, approachable, grasps the key issues and gives clear, incisive and commercial advice."

Chambers & Partners 2016 "Excellent if you want someone with heavy firepower."

Chambers & Partners 2014 "Grasps the key issues and gives clear, incisive advice." 

Chambers & Partners 2013 "Roger is "client-friendly and very good on his feet," according to sources, and is someone who "presents advice in a clear and uncomplicated way." He is adept in the leading trade mark and passing-off cases of the day ... as he is in high-value patent actions."

Chambers & Partners 2012

In Intellectual Property: "Roger Wyand QC is a popular silk who has the reputation of being a "proper QC - a commanding presence with all the desirable gravitas." Commentators say he is "absolutely first-class in terms of getting into the detail and has superb client management skills." They further appreciate the fact that he is "very straightforward and to the point, and doesn't over-dramatise in court.""

Chambers & Partners 2011 Roger "is an astute, knowledgeable and commercial" lawyer who "understands his clients' needs and gives realistic advice." His "laid-back" but "switched-on" approach makes him "a pleasure to work with" and in court he impresses as "terrific on his feet". A good all-rounder," he is experienced in a wide range of IP litigation and recently appeared in L'Oreal v eBay and Interflora v Marks & Spencer, both of which were referred to the ECJ"

Legal 500 2016 "Responsive and accessible, with all the benefits of the extensive experience of a senior silk." 

Legal 500 2015 "Very knowledgeable."
Legal 500 2013 "A very sound operator." 

Legal 500 2012 "A silk you can rely on for support, whether it is a huge trial or a minor matter."

Legal 500 2011

In Intellectual Property: "Roger is "a superb advocate, who should be considered if you need someone to argue a difficult case."

Roger is recommended for Intellectual Property in Legal 500 , Chambers Partners and Chambers Global.

Roger is regarded in Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2015 for IP, Trademarks and Patents.

Cases

Membership

Member of the Intellectual Property Bar Association, the Chancery Bar Association and the Bar European Group.

Associate member of ITMA and CIPA.

Member of the International Bar Association, and Chairman of the Patents Sub-Committee.

 

Qualifications and Regulations

Education

MA (Cantab) Natural Sciences with courses in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Crystalline State and Metallurgy with Material Science.

Regulation

Roger is a self-employed, independent barrister whose practice is governed by the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales. He is registered with the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales (Bar Ref: 18411)

He has professional indemnity insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (BMIF Ref: 2190/032). Please refer to the BMIF website for full details of the world-wide cover provided, and the BMIF’s contact details.

 

Appointments

Roger has mediated a number of disputes including a 5 day mediation in a dispute involving more than 20 patents.

Roger has acted as an arbitrator and has represented a client in a large confidential arbitration.

Deputy High Court Judge of the Chancery Division Authorised to sit in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and the Registered Designs Appeal Tribunal.

Roger frequently gives talks to various organisations, including the IBA, ITMA and commercial conference organisers on a variety of intellectual property subjects.

 

Human Interest

Roger is a keen photographer and an Arsenal season ticket holder.