Ashley Roughton


Ashley Roughton is an intellectual property barrister who specialises in all aspects of Intellectual Property Law and associated areas of Competition Law. He is a graduate chemist and has postgraduate specialisms in biochemistry.

Ashley has appeared in the European Court of Justice, the Court of First Instance, the Court of Appeal (both criminal and civil), the High Court (Chancery and Queenâ??s Bench Divisions), the Divisional Court (both civil and criminal), the County Court (both general and patents) the Crown Court, the magistratesâ?? court, the trade marks registry and the patent office.

Chambers & Partners 2012 In Intellectual Property: "Ashley Roughton has a broad practice that takes in both technically demanding patent work and complex trade mark litigation. He is known for his discreet handling of sensitive issues, and in recent times he has been engaged in a series of disputes relating to design rights of various types."

Areas of Practice


Year Qualified



B.Sc. (Eng) (Hons) (Lond)
Ph.D. (Cantab)
Dip.Law. (Westminster)
M.Sc (Econ) (City)
B.Sc (Mol Sci) (Open)
M.Sc (Biochem)(Lond)


International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (Council member), European Circuits, Intellectual Property Bar Association, Bar Eu