• The Team

    Rosie Burbidge

    IP Partner at gunnercooke LLP

    Rosie Burbidge is a partner at Gunnercooke LLP and the author of European Fashion Law: A Practical Guide from Start-up to Global Success (EdwardElgar:2019). She is an English lawyer specialising in intellectual property law. Rosie is known for her regular blogs on trade mark and design issues for the popular IPKat blog and has been a thought leader on the opportunities for new technology by the fashion industry.

    Before joining Gunnercooke LLP as a partner in 2018, Rosie worked for a range of fashion and technology clients. Her practice primarily focused on resolving disputes relating to design, copyright and trade mark law. In her spare time she likes writing books about fashion law and keeping up with the latest legal technology trends.

    Giulia Gasparin

    Senior Legal Counsel at River Island

    Giulia is a dual qualified lawyer (England and Wales and Italy) and in-house senior legal counsel at River Island. Giulia supports the brand’s e-commerce channels and works closely with the information technology department in designing and onboarding new technical solutions. Giulia has substantial experience in drafting and advising on international commercial (media, endorsement, sponsorship agreements) and cloud computing contracts (software development and software licence agreements) in the online fashion and online gaming sectors. Prior to joining River Island, Giulia worked in the commercial legal department of the worldwide largest online gaming group (The Stars Group, NASDAQ: TSG) and was sole in-house counsel for Conde’ Nast Commerce - part of Conde’ Nast International - which launched the marketplace luxury fashion website Style.com.

    Eleonora Rosati

    Associate Professor in IP Law at Stockholm University and Of Counsel at Bird & Bird

    Dr Eleonora Rosati is an Associate Professor in Intellectual Property Law at Stockholm University and an Of Counsel at Bird & Bird. She is also a Research Associate at EDHEC Business School and and Associate at the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge, as well as an editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford University Press). Eleonora is the author Copyright and the Court of Justice of the European Union (Oxford University Press:2019) and a long-standing contributor to The IPKat. In 2018, she was included in Managing Intellectual Property ‘The 50 Most Influential People in IP’ list.

  • Fashion Law London: The Virtual Fashion Law Update!

    29 June 2020 - 1 July 2020

    After the successful, sold-out events in London in the course of 2019 and early 2020, Fashion Law London is back for its first virtual edition of the popular fashion law seminars!


    Join founders Rosie Burbidge, Giulia Gasparin, and Eleonora Rosati from 29 June to 1 July 2020 for 3 days of fashion law updates in the form of three 1-hour webinars which can be followed live and/or watched later at any time.


    Participants will have the opportunity to:

    • be informed about and discuss the most topical fashion law developments, mostly from a European perspective (including EU and national updates);
    • tailor their participation based on their interests and needs: it is in fact possible to purchase access to and recordings of 1, 2, or all the 3 webinars.

    Here’s the programme of the first ‘The Virtual Fashion Law Update’:

    Fashion and IP: Latest Developments (Module 1)

    Monday, 29 June 2020; 12:00 pm BST

    Significant developments have occurred in the IP field over the past few months, which will be having a substantial impact on the type and level of protection afforded to fashion creations, brands, and fashion houses’ most precious intangible assets alike.


    Join Dr Eleonora Rosati, Associate Professor in IP Law at Stockholm University and Of Counsel at Bird & Bird, to explore the latest protection trends: from the type of protection available to garments to that enjoyed by retail store layouts, from the registrability as trade marks of patterns, colours and shapes, to the protection available to shocking terms.


    You will learn what fashion houses and those advising them need to be aware of even before devising relevant IP protection strategies.


    For more information and to register, click here.

    Fashion and IP: Covid, Brexit and planning for the future (Module 2)

    Tuesday, 30 June 2020; 12:00 pm BST

    Covid impacts everything from brand value and budgets to the importance of influencers… and just in case we had forgotten, Brexit is looming on the horizon.


    Join Rosie Burbidge, Partner at Gunnercooke LLP, for a review of the practical consequences associated with (i) Covid, (ii) recent IP cases such as Cofemel and Skykick and (iii) the end of the Brexit transition period.


    You will learn what opportunities and strategies are available for the fashion industry at this uncertain time.


    For more information and to register, click here.

    Online Fashion: Getting It Right in the Covid-19 Era (Module 3)

    Wednesday, 1 July 2020; 12:00 pm BST

    Following the forced closure of brick and mortar stores due to the explosion of the Covid-19 pandemic, the relevance of e-commerce for fashion businesses has never been greater.


    Join Giulia Gasparin, Senior Legal Counsel at River Island, for 1-hour presentation covering online sales models and their respective contractual and regulatory frameworks.


    You will learn best practices to shape and adapt brands’ e-commerce strategy and practical tips to meet compliance while maximising revenue growth and containing costs.


    For more information and to register, click here.

  • Some Pictures from Our 1-Day Residential Courses!

    - London, 1 May 2019 -

    - London, 18 October 2019 -

    - London, 28 February 2020 -

    Take a look and enjoy!

    From L to R: Eleonora Rosati, Giulia Gasparin and Rosie Burbidge

    Attendees of our first 1-day residential course

    Attendees of our second 1-day residential course

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