Gill has over 20 years' dedicated experience in IP and IT dispute resolution. Her work covers the whole gamut of contentious IP, IT and technology and a wide variety of sectors as disparate as luxury brands, oil & gas and renewables, pharmaceuticals and financial services. She is a Law Society accredited IP specialist and has represented clients in the Court of Session in an extensive variety of high profile and complex matters. These include patent infringement, validity and entitlement disputes, brand/trade mark protection cases many for famous household brands. She has also dealt with disputes around the protection of trade secrets and confidential information, copyright and design right. She has a commercial outlook and has successfully employed the use of alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation in many cases. Gill is also an appointed panel expert for Nominet in domain name disputes.
She is a member of INTA, CIPA and AIPPI. She is joint chair of The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation (TIPLO) and the Law Society of Scotland's IP committee. She is on the Editorial Boards of and a regular contributor of articles to a number of Intellectual Property publications and is the Scottish contributor to the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (CIPA) Guide.
Gill has been named as an 'IP star' for 2016 (for the third year in a row) by Managing Intellectual Property and is listed by them as the only Scottish woman in their Global Top 250 Woman in IP.
Gill Grassie is “the star of the show”, she is commended as a “technically excellent lawyer” and an “incredibly reliable partner” who is “thorough and leaves no stone unturned” and “cuts to the chase”. “She identifies problems or issues others can’t see and, crucially, solves them, too. Life becomes easier for everyone, due to her vast experience.”
Chambers and Partners 2015
“The enthusiastic Gill Grassie remains extremely personable and humble whilst doing an outstanding job.”
Managing Intellectual Property 2016