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Wiggin LLP

9TH FLOOR, MET BUILDING, 22 PERCY STREET, LONDON, W1T 2BU, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7612 9612
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Fax 01242 224223
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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: Brand management

Wiggin LLP¬† has significantly boosted its capabilities in brand management when it recently merged with Redd Solicitors thus combining the technology, copyright and media sector expertise with Redd‚Äôs IP practice. The practice is known for its strong offering on brand enforcement, online content monitoring and litigation; ‚Äėhighly experience litigator‚Äô Anna Carboni¬†is a ‚Äėleading figure‚Äô in dispute resolution and represents clients in the technology and life sciences industries. Practice head Simon Baggs¬†is an ‚Äėoutstanding solicitor in the field of ISP liability';¬†he acted for Richemont in an appeal before the Supreme Court in a case concerning website blocking orders. Sara Ashby¬†advises retail clients on all matters within design law, and¬†Gurminder S Panesar¬†leads the brand management group; he is recommended for trade mark portfolio management work and counts Hiscox Group and HarperCollins Publishers as clients. Michael Browne¬†and Rachel Alexander¬†focus on IP enforcement and exploitation strategies.

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Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Anna Carboni - Wiggin LLP

Within: Intellectual property

Following its merger with Redd, Wiggin LLP¬†has been considered 'top of its game in the media copyright-trade mark world', and attracts praise for its 'breadth of expertise in¬†intellectual property and the media sector'.¬†The group is instructed by¬†Cartier International, Montblanc-Simplo and Richemont International in an appeal to the Supreme Court brought by BT and EE relating to website blocking orders. Rachel Alexander¬†and Simon Baggs¬†‚ÄĒ who have both attracted praise for being 'very commercial, strategic and conscientious lawyers'¬†‚ÄĒ are leading this matter which concerned issues of who should bear associated coasts of blocking subscribers to access websites selling counterfeit products. In another work highlight, the team is representing Warner Music and Sony Music Entertainment in a copyright claim against TuneIn concerning radio transmission streaming.¬†Baggs heads the practice which includes¬†Anna Carboni, who is¬†recommended for trade mark and copyright matters; Sara Ashby, who is a¬†'fantastic litigator'; and¬†Simon Chalkley¬†who is noted for transactional IP matters. Other key clients include Microsoft, Netflix and Gucci.

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Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Wiggin LLP contains the former IP team of Redd Solicitors, which the firm merged with in 2017. IP litigator Sara Ashby is a key figure, with a strong skill set in advising on disputes pertaining to designs, patents and parallel imports. Another notable name is Anna Carboni, who is known for her work on soft IP disputes and has additional expertise in patent law. Also recommended is Simon Chalkley, who has extensive experience in IP transactions.

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