Dawn Osbourne

Dawn Osborne

Role: Partner, Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings)

Partner and Solicitor Advocate. Dawn has been consistently ranked in the Legal 500 for her IP work and recently been recommended as an IP STAR by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine based on client or peer reviews. Dawn has also been awarded by INTA the international trade mark association for an outstanding contribution to the organisation.

Dawn's expertise at Palmer Biggs IP, Solicitors covers trademarks, copyright, designs, internet law and confidentiality/privacy. Dawn has a particular reputation as an Internet lawyer and was recently published as an author of the UK Chapter of the Oxford University Press publication and text book ‘Domain Name Law and Practice: an international handbook.’

Support and assistance is provided to clients with the enforcement of their intellectual property rights by formulating effective strategies for dealing with infringements.

Specialist in internet law/e-commerce – advice on web hosting and content, use of brands/IPR and the protection and enforcement of IPR in cyberspace. Regular involvement in the recovery of domain names, involving dispute resolution proceedings and High Court enforcement.

Acted as expert in UK Copyright law in US copyright proceedings. Assistance with evidence for trade mark and design prosecution in difficult cases including experience in contentious registry proceedings.


Reported Cases include:

  • United Biscuits v Asda
  • Pitman Training v Nominet
  • Montblanc v Sepia
  • Nottinghamshire CC v Woolworths
  • Prince Plc v Prince Sports
  • Chocosuisse v Cadbury
  • Melly's Trade Mark Application

As a lead partner responsible for training and development of junior lawyers. Recently became a Solicitor Advocate with rights of audience in all civil courts. Regular commentator in media and journals on IP, particularly copyright, trade mark and Internet issues.

Our IP team serves national and international clients offering a top quality, professional and strategic service offering the full range IP solutions for some of the world's leading brands.

Legal 500 (2014 edition) “Palmer Biggs Legal is ‘one of the UK’s top boutique IP Specialists”

At Palmer Biggs IP, we are passionate about Intellectual Property and we embrace innovative technologies to help us advise our clients in creative ways.


IP Star Award 2016UK leading firm 2017UK Recommended Lawyer 2017


  • Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings)
  • Accredited Mediator, CIARB
  • Law Society Finals
  • Law Degree, Magdalen College, Oxford


  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • FAST (Federation Against Software Theft)
  • Chair of FLAG (Federation Against Software Theft Legal Action Group)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Member of Internet committee
  • ACG (The Anti-Counterfeiting Group)
  • Society for Computers and Law

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