Anna Copeman > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Technology media and telecoms.


Anna focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, both contentious and non-contentious. She advises clients on the protection and exploitation of their valuable intellectual property portfolios, in a wide range of different industries and sectors. She heads the UK Trade Mark Prosecution and Enforcement team. Her contentious IP work often includes providing clients with strategic advice to resolve disputes at an early stage, but she has also represented clients in many intellectual property infringement court actions and other proceedings (including at all levels of the English courts and at various domain name dispute resolution forums). She also regularly advises on defamation disputes. Her non-contentious IP work includes advising on the assigning, licensing and securitization of different intellectual property rights in a wide range of commercial arrangements (including brand licensing, sponsorship, outsourcing, software supply, R&D projects, large-scale corporate due diligence and audit projects, and distribution and manufacturing agreements).


Trained Dentons, qualified 2008, partner 2015.


Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University (BA Hons 2004); BPP Law School (LPC 2006); University of Oxford (postgraduate diploma 2009).


Swimming, travelling, karaoke.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > PATMA: Trade mark attorneys

Dentons’ ‘cohesive’ team focuses on the strategic management of trade mark portfolios for international brands and UK-based companies across the technology, food and beverage, energy, consumer products and retail sectors. The team is well-placed to leverage the firm’s global footprint to advise on multi-jurisdictional mandates, ranging from licensing agreements and opposition and cancellation proceedings before the UKIPO to enforcement matters and high-profile trade mark disputes. ‘Stand-out’ solicitor Anna Copeman leads the practice and senior trade mark attorney Anna Brown advises on all aspects of trade mark and design prosecution work.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design

The London IP offering at Dentons leverages the firm’s global footprint to advise on complex cross-border transactions, particularly in IP-rich sectors such as the media and entertainment industries. Practice co-head Anna Copeman maintains a balanced transactional and contentious practice, with recent highlights including acting for Marks and Spencer in the highly publicised High Court proceedings regarding trade mark infringement claims in relation to its product Colin the Caterpillar. Senior associate Jennifer Cass is also a key name to note.

London > Industry focus > Retail and consumer

Dentons fields a sizeable multidisciplinary team, which handles the full spectrum of retail work include outsourcings, commercial contracts, real estate issues, privacy and cybersecurity matters, franchising work and dispute resolution. The practice utilises its global presence to advise clients both locally and internationally. Derek McCombe heads up the practice from the Glasgow office; his experience extends across 15 years’ and includes advising clients on international corporate and commercial matters. Scott Singer is well regarded for his advice to high-profile high street clients such as Marks and Spencer, John Lewis Partnership and Sainsbury’s; his particular specialisms include handling commercial contracts, IT issues and privacy work. In a recent highlight, Anna Copeman represented American Eagle Outfitters before the High Court, in proceedings pertaining to a claim concerning passing off and breach of contract. James Batham joined the practice from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP – where he led the retail and consumer sector teams – in mid-2022.