Wendy Crosby

Wendy Crosby

Director, Patents, Head of Designs Team


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.

  • Energy
  • Subsea Technologies
  • Maschinenbau
  • Paper
  • Offshore Oil & Gas Technology
  • Pipe Couplings
  • Coatings
  • Filtration
  • Water Processing
  • Centrifuge Technology

Key Member of the Patent Prosecution Team awarded Tier 1

Managing IP, IP Stars Firm ranking 2024 - Patent Prosecution Scotland

Wendy’s input for the original cases was invaluable! We’ll continue to coordinate with her on any new design filings that are contemplated to be filed beyond the US.

Partner, Leading US Law Firm

Key contributor to our Mechanical Engineering Team awarded Gold by the Financial Times

Financial Times European Leading Patent Law Firms - 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023 & 2024

We have used Murgitroyd for all our foreign prosecution for many years and they have proven to be an exceptional law firm that has helped us build our patent portfolio.

US Patent Agent, Water Technology Company

Murgitroyd's IP advice is a critical element within our corporate strategy, central to the company's recent trading successes.

Sales Manager, Oil & Gas Company

Wendy looked after design registrations for our company tremendously, and as I mentioned successfully fought off an aggressive competitor.

Founder Online Retailer

Wendy is a phenomenal patent attorney and provided incredible support to BestGear when we faced some patent challenges. I have no hesitation in recommending her and her colleagues.


Patent star 2023, Managing IP

IP Stars - 2023

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