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  • Great Britain
  • Germany
  • France
  • China
  • Souht Korea

David Birchall


Partner, Trade Mark Attorney

Partner, Markenanwalt

Associé, Trade Mark Attorney

合伙人, 商标律师

パートナー, トレードマークの弁護士

파트너, 상표 변호사

  • English (en)


David is a solicitor (non–practising) and a chartered UK trade mark attorney and has been working in trade mark prosecution and related intellectual property fields since 2000. He specialises in the management of trade mark portfolios, prosecution of UK, European Union and international marks and co-existence arrangements. He works closely with trade mark attorneys in foreign countries in relation to the prosecution and management of trade mark registrations in those countries and has particular expertise in the field of worldwide licence recordals. David also handles domain name disputes and formal complaints to domain name authorities.

David started his career as a solicitor in a London law firm where he specialised in trade mark licensing and prosecution. He then spent three years working as an in-house trade mark adviser for well known sports brands before joining Venner Shipley at the beginning of 2012.


David studied for a degree in Modern Languages at Trinity College, Dublin where he majored in French.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
  • Member of the Law Society
  • MARQUES Committee for Geographical indications, designations of origin, WTO, TRIPS

Awards and Recognition

  • World Trademark Review 1000 – 2022
  • Legal 500 UK (Trade Mark Attorney) – 2022
  • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (Trade Mark Star) – 2021

“David Birchall provides very pragmatic and business-minded advice. His work goes beyond simply ‘legal’, but looks at the best strategy to reach the client’s business objective.” Client Testimonial, Legal 500 UK – 2022


  • Venner Shipley recognised in The WTR 1000 2022

  • David Birchall featured in CITMA: There can only be one boss

  • David Brichall featured in CITMA: KP takes a pop

  • New regimes for protecting trade marks, designs, geographical indications and plant variety rights in the UK post Brexit and for recording IP rights with UK customs

  • World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) Recognises Venner Shipley

  • Brexit, what next?

  • Venner Shipley recognised by Managing Intellectual Property in its 2020 IP STARS rankings

  • Brexit and EU Trade Marks

  • Brexit and Pending EU Trade Mark Applications

  • David Birchall featured in CITMA: Cheesemaker sees red

  • Lo or no

  • Halloumi is cheesed off

  • Brexit and EUTMs and RCDs – business as usual during transition period

  • Sound Marks

  • Implications of the UK General Election on Brexit

  • 20th anniversary of the procedure for objecting to domain names

  • Yes, it’s German, but is it Scotch?

  • Government Guidance on ‘Trade marks and designs if there’s no Brexit deal’

  • If you alter your mark, then register it!

  • Inside IP Spring Summer 2018

  • EU trade mark reform

  • The Criminalisation of ‘grey goods’

  • Inside IP Spring Summer 2014

  • Inside IP Autumn Winter 2012