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Wiggin LLP

9TH FLOOR, MET BUILDING, 22 PERCY STREET, LONDON, W1T 2BU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7612 9612
Fax:
Fax 01242 224223
Email:
Web:
www.wiggin.co.uk

Anna Carboni

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 7612 7737
Email:
Web:
www.wiggin.co.uk
Wiggin LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Anna is a partner in Wiggin's intellectual property team and is considered one of the ‘go to’ lawyers for contentious trade mark, designs and copyright work in the UK and Europe.

Anna has unparalleled experience gained from 30 years in practice as a solicitor, barrister and solicitor-advocate. Her cases have taken her through the UK IPO, the EUIPO, the IP Enterprise Court, the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union and have included urgent ex parte applications, interim injunctions and multi-jurisdictional litigation and complex appeals.

Anna works with clients spanning a wide range of industries and professions including pharmaceuticals, software, consumer electronics, food and drink, luxury goods, personal care, office products, entertainment and insurance. In addition to her busy litigation practice, Anna regularly 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 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. She is also an experienced CEDR-accredited mediator.

Career

Prior to joining Wiggin Anna was a partner at Redd, having previously practised as an independent barrister at Wilberforce Chambers, in addition to having been Head of the London IP group at Linklaters.

Member

Anna has been a member of the Board of Directors of INTA (2012-2014), and chairs INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (2016-17) as well as being on its Brexit Rapid Response Group. She is also a member of AIPPIECTAPTMG and an Associate Member of CITMA and CIPA. She is on the editorial boards of the European Trade Mark Reports and the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, and enjoys giving talks and writing articles about topical issues in intellectual property law.


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Leading individuals

Anna Carboni - Wiggin LLP

Within: Brand management

Focusing on media, technology and intellectual property, Wiggin LLP  continues to be among the 'best known' brand management practices in London. The practice offers the full range of portfolio management services, led by Gurminder S Panesar; the team is supported by INCOPRO, a company co-founded by the firm, which offers online brand protection strategies to manage online content and tackle parallel import, counterfeiting and other infringement issues. The team is led by Anna Carboni, a 'well-known figure and all-round expert in trademark issues', who is also able to handle hearings and try cases in-house. Simon Baggs, Sara Ashby and Rachel Alexander are the other highly qualified partners. Director John Colbourn and associate Joanne Gibbs  are also recommended for soft IP.

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Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Anna Carboni - Wiggin LLP

Within: Intellectual property

The 'first-class' practice at Wiggin LLP is highlighted for its expertise across brand and online content protection and design law matters, in addition to its experience in patent litigation and commercial IP advice. 'Trade mark expert' Anna Carboni heads up the team and handles a range of trade mark, design and copyright disputes and strategic advice. Litigator Sara Ashby combines design law expertise, significant experience in patent disputes and knowledge of parallel imports, while Simon Baggs focuses on the protection of online content. Other names to note include commercial IP partner Simon Chalkley, and Rachel Alexander, who 'has an in-depth knowledge of UK and EU jurisprudence in the area of copyright'.

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