Roisin A. Higgins K.C.

Year of Call: 2000

Year of Silk: 2015


LL.B (Hons) University of Glasgow

Special interests


Company and commercial

Intellectual Property


Roisin practised as a solicitor for two years before calling to the Bar in 2000 and since then, she has pursued a practice in commercial litigation and has developed a particular specialism in intellectual property law.

In that sphere, she has significant experience in: (i) pharmaceutical and medical patent disputes; (ii) oil and gas patent disputes; (iii) parallel importation of trade marked goods; (iv) trade mark protection for large businesses; (v) protection of copyright and design rights; (vi) broadcasting rights under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988; and (vi) providing advice to football clubs and cricket and rugby associations in relation to trade mark rights, image rights and rights in footage of sporting events. Roisin is ranked as Band 1 for Intellectual Property in both Chambers and the Legal 500. She is a door tenant at 8 New Square, Lincoln's Inn and a Committeee Member of The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation.