Wendy Crosby

Director, Patents and Head of Designs Group
Patent Group


  • Patents
  • Designs
  • European Patent Attorney
  • Chartered Patent Attorney (UK)
  • Chartered Physicist
  • BSc Physics, University of Stirling

One of the most experienced attorneys in Europe in the field of registered designs, Wendy leads our design practice.

Among the first attorneys to register designs when the EUIPO started accepting applications back in 2003, Wendy has since built an extensive client base across many sectors, including an internationally recognised home electronics company and one of the world’s most well-known financial institutions. Her assistance has helped clients to build design portfolios from scratch up to many thousands of cases.

Wendy protects designs in both traditional (3D) products (like electronics, medical devices, sports equipment and clothing) as well as more modern, technology-focused (2D) areas including graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and animated icons.

Her focus on providing concise, strategic and commercially relevant advice helps companies to secure the strongest possible design protection. With an impressive record of both defence and enforcement in the UK and Europe, Wendy delivers commercial success for her clients.

Wendy is also a patent attorney with vast experience in advocacy and has been involved in shaping the IP strategy of some of the fastest growing companies in the energy sector. She works for a variety of clients in the oil and gas industry, assisting on a broad range of mechanical engineering disciplines.

A member of the Institute of Physics and a regular face at IP-related events around the world, Wendy also runs workshops and seminars on design matters to help clients, foreign associates and industry bodies keep up with the nuances of law.

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