Anne Bashir

Anne Bashir

Director, Trade Marks


After completing a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Anne Bashir went on to complete a Masters degree in the Management of Intellectual Property at the University of London. She then worked for International Computers Limited, reviewing the intellectual property aspects of R&D and joint venture agreements, until she commenced her training as a trade mark attorney.

When she qualified, Anne joined Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) as a qualified trade mark attorney, involved in all aspect of trade marks, and due diligence surrounding disposals, mergers and acquisitions in particular. After ten years in the industry, Anne joined Fitzpatricks in private practice, then Murgitroyd. She now has more than 13 years of experience in private practice.

Anne has advised companies of all sizes (SMEs and large corporates) on all aspects of their IP – trade marks, copyright, design rights and passing off (including licences, agreements, due diligence and dispute resolution). She has extensive experience representing clients in oppositions and applications for invalidity before the UK Intellectual Property Office. She has also supported clients in litigation before the Scottish courts in particular, as a result of which she is familiar with the relevant aspects of both English and Scots law.

Today, Anne supports a diverse range of clients in a variety of fields including, but not limited to; Professional institutes and finance companies, entertainment, manufacturing and retail, IT, online gaming, beauty and fashion, oil and gas, agriculture and farming as well as water treatment and chemical processing.

Anne is based in the Glasgow Office.

  • UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
  • BSc Computer Science
  • MSc Management of Intellectual Property, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London
  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London

Key contributor to the Team Highly Recommended in Décideurs Magazine's Leaders' League

UK Best Law Firms & IP agencies for Trade Mark Prosecution 2024

Key contributor to our Trade Mark "Highly Recommended" Team

Managing IP, IP Stars, Trade Mark Prosecution Firm Ranking, Scotland - 2024

Key contributor to our Trade Mark team awarded Recommended status on WIPR 2024

World Intellectual Property Review - Non-contentious UK Trade Mark category - 2024

We have used Murgitroyd’s for over 10 years, and through this time they have offered us very sound advice on a range of IP protection services.

UK based brand owner

Key contributor to our Trade Mark team awarded Gold in the United Kingdom

WTR - 2024

Anne's excellent service and profound knowledge and professionalism have always impressed me. A first-class Trademark Attorney.

Leader, Global haircare brand company

Anne has meticulous attention to detail, swift execution, and a keen understanding of our business dynamics, making her an invaluable extension of our business.

MD, Beauty brand Company

I have worked with Anne for several years, and it has always been an exceptional experience.

Managing Director, Glasgow Innovative Company

I have used you for over 20 years and trust your advice and like your people.

Partner, UK Law Firm

You are amazing. Thank you so much for putting this together.

Trademark Paralegal, Global Leader in water protection Company

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