Anna Ward

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Anna is an Associate in the Intellectual Property Group. She specialises in trade mark, copyright, design right and patent litigation. Anna's practice also covers contractual disputes. She acts for a wide range of clients including those in the retail, food and beverage, media and technology sectors.

Anna has a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from Oxford University. She is a member of the Society for Junior Intellectual Property Practitioners as well as ChIPs, a non-profit organisation that advances and connects women in technology, law and policy.

Key Experience

  • Defending a multinational tool manufacturer in a High Court trade mark and passing off case
  • Representing an event management company in trade mark infringement and passing off proceedings
  • Defending a global media company in a format rights and copyright dispute
  • Acting for an agricultural machinery company in a patent dispute in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court
  • Issuing an unregistered design claim on behalf of a vehicle manufacturer
  • Assisting with several successful mediations
  • Acting for a smoothies company in a number of EU trade mark oppositions
  • Applying to revoke a UK trade mark for non-use on behalf of a recruitment business
  • Representing a software company in a dispute concerning termination of a contract
  • Defending a media management company in a breach of contract dispute
  • Representing a video games developer in a UDRP domain name dispute

Career History

Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Intellectual Property Associate, Waterfront Solicitors LLP
Intellectual Property Solicitor, Womble Bond Dickinson (formerly Bond Dickinson LLP)
Trainee Solicitor, Womble Bond Dickinson (formerly Bond Dickinson LLP)
University of Oxford, Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice
Northumbria University, Legal Practice Course
Northumbria University, Graduate Diploma in Law
University of Leeds and University of Pau, France, French and Politics BA

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