Anna is considered one of the ‘go to’ lawyers for trade mark, designs and copyright disputes and strategic advice in the UK and Europe.
Having worked in the IP field for over 30 years, including as a solicitor, barrister, solicitor-advocate and ‘neutral’, Anna’s cases have taken her through the UKIPO, EUIPO, IP Enterprise Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. She has experience of urgent ex parte applications, interim injunctions, multi-jurisdictional litigation and complex appeals.
In addition to her busy litigation practice, Anna advises across a wide range of topics, including brand and design clearances, litigation tactics and strategy and dispute avoidance, and provides opinions (including second and expert opinions) on matters of English and EU law.
Having been an Appointed Person (hearing trade mark appeals from the UKIPO) for over 7 years (2007-15) and a Nominet DRS Expert since 2004, Anna has considerable experience of acting in a judicial and quasi-judicial capacity.
Anna is currently Counsel to INTA (2018-19) and has previously been a member of the Board of Directors of INTA (2012-2014), having chaired INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (2016-17) as well as being on its Brexit Taskforce.