Keystone Law

Anthony Misquitta

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Practice Areas

Anthony is an established commercial, intellectual property and technology lawyer, specialising in both contract negotiation and litigation for businesses involved in art, brands and technology. He advises SMEs and institutional clients across sectors that include software and technology, artists and designers, museums and cultural institutions, tech start-ups, media, schools, restaurants and fashion.

Outside of Keystone Anthony acts as GC at the V&A. He also lectures on IP and related subjects for Queen Mary College’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), the Institute of Art & Law and the London School of Economics. He is a trustee of both the Association for Cultural Enterprises and the Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art.

Career

Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2015, Anthony worked at Farrer & Co.

Experience

- Working with SBC Systems and B2E Technologies (managed benefits software providers) for over 10 years on contracts for the delivery of their system into multi-national businesses including numerous contract negotiations, restructuring all contracts in 2013 when the software was made available through the cloud and in-sourcing the hosting of the application for key-clients.

- Representing Thane Direct (TV shopping channel) for over 10 years in relation to trade mark, patent and design claims made against retailers of infringing products, software contracts, data protection and corporate restructuring.

- Regular “fire fighting” for Angry Robot and Watkins Books (sci-fi/mind and body publisher) on complex copyright issues and author, distribution and retailer contracts.

- Negotiating a worldwide, multi-million-dollar brand licensing deal with Reebok for Fight for Peace (a UK/Brazilian charity) and advising on ongoing IP licensing issues.

- Advising the BSI Group on contentious trade mark matters.

- Defending Pip’s Island (live performance/experience start-up aimed at children) in a trade mark dispute and launching a strategic counter-attack.

- Advising the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) on copyright issues.

- Advising the National Portrait Gallery on IP issues concerning its exhibition programme.

- Advising Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust on overseas licensing arrangements.

- Advising the Hampshire Cultural Trust on IP issues concerning it programme of events around the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen.

- Advising the Royal Armouries, the RAF Museum and the Postal Museum on IP and contract issues.

- Advising Synergy Retail Support on its logistical services contracts.

- Assisting numerous schools (including Dulwich College, Marlborough College, Epsom College and Kent College Canterbury) to expand overseas using franchise-like models.