Catriona Smith

Catriona is a Consultant to Rouse Legal, using her experience to assist with client project work, know-how and training and compliance and regulatory support.

Catriona was a partner in the IP group at Allen & Overy for over 15 years, specialising in IP/IT disputes, before joining Rouse in 2008. She has a number of 'legal firsts' on her CV - including gaining the first European-wide Community Trade Mark injunction in the UK, in a case concerning Viagra (Pfizer Ltd v Eurofood Link (UK) Ltd) and handling the first UK case on unregistered Community design rights (Mattel v Simba). Her experience spans a wide range of dispute resolution disciplines, across all areas of IP.

Professional qualifications 

  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales

  • MA St Andrews, Hispanic Languages and Literature


  • 'Recognised' in the International Who's Who of Trade Mark Lawyers, 2012

  • 'Recommended' in the PLC Which Lawyer? 2012


  • INTA (sub-committee Chair) 

  • Union of Intellectual Property Practitioners in Industry (Council member) 

  • City of London Law Society (IP sub-committee) 


  • PTMG