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Anna Brackenbury

Anna Brackenbury


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Bejm sp.k.
Warsaw Financial Centre
ul. Emilii Plater 53
00-113 Warsaw
Languages English

Anna has over 20 years' experience managing global trade mark portfolios and related, protection and enforcement. She has worked in many varied sectors including Consumer Products, Technology, Media and Communication, Life Sciences & Healthcare , Energy, Food and Drink, Fashion and in the Charities field.

Anna advises clients on all aspects of portfolio management, from brand clearance and filing strategies, through to global opposition, invalidity and revocation programmes and multi-jurisdiction litigation.

Anna has represented clients before the UK IPO, EUIPO, Boards of Appeal, General Court and Hong Kong IPO. She has managed EUTM court disputes seeking pan-EU injunctions in several territories and advised on strategies to utilise Customs seizures effectively. Anna’s broad international disputes practice has extended to management of trade mark disputes in every continent and infringement litigation in Africa, the Asia Pacific Region and widely in Europe (including Albania, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, and Turkey).

Anna also assists brand owners in the non-contentious matters affecting their portfolios including acquisitions, disposals, restructuring, licensing arrangements, name changes and assignments and related recordals programmes.

Post-Brexit, Anna will continue to hold representation and audience rights before the EUIPO, the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. Anna is English and Irish qualified, and she will operate her EU trade mark practice from our Polish office.

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Relevant experience

  • Sky plc on its international trade mark portfolio including : trade mark clearance and filing strategies; management of international opposition, invalidity and revocation actions; pursuing oppositions, invalidity and revocation actions in the UK and before the European Trade Marks Office; substantial evidence preparation; formulating country entry strategies and brand extension strategies; coordination and management of litigation in Europe, Asia and Africa; and implementing international recordals programmes.
  • Dentsu Aegis Network on the management of its global trade mark portfolio including global clearance and filing programmes for existing agencies and new acquisitions.
  • The RSPCA's subsidiary, Freedom Food Limited, on its food labelling scheme and related portfolio of certification marks including advising on access to the scheme and scheme extension.
  • Various clients on a range of industries in relation to trade mark clearance and filing work, for example, ITE, Equire Inc, Rule Financial, Jones New York, Linaro Limited, Red Letter Days, Pacific Direct, Rosetta Stone, Petrobras and M&C Saatchi.
  • Various clients on contentious opposition and invalidity proceedings and infringement proceedingsacross a range of industries, including DRS, Globefill, Hugo Boss, Spectrum Brands, Pure Baby Limited, DVF, Bowflex and Quantum Corporation.
  • Various clients on IP brand reviews and audits, including ARM Limited, Dentsu Aegis Network and Chorion.
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  • 1992 – Law Society Finals – York College of Law
  • 1990 - LLB – University of Birmingham
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  • European Trade Mark Attorney
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23 December 2020
Brexit - are you pre­pared? UK Trade Mark pro­ceed­ings filed on or after...
The UK left the EU at the be­gin­ning of this year and the trans­ition peri­od dur­ing which the UK is treated as if it was still a mem­ber of the EU is com­ing to an end on 31 Decem­ber 2020, 11pm (UK time). ...
22 December 2020
Brexit - are you pre­pared? Pending UK Trade Mark pro­ceed­ings: 3 key points...
The UK left the EU at the be­gin­ning of this year and the trans­ition peri­od dur­ing which the UK is treated as if it was still a mem­ber of the EU is com­ing to an end on 31 Decem­ber 2020, 11pm (UK time)...
19 May 2020
High Court rul­ing con­firms SkyKick in­fringed Sky’s trade marks
On 29 April 2020, Lord Justice Arnold handed down his judg­ment in the High Court in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ings in Sky Plc v Skykick UK Ltd [2020] EWHC 990 (Ch).  The de­cision ap­plies the CJEU’s guid­ance...
03 February 2020
SkyKick: Good news for brand own­ers - the CJEU's rul­ing main­tains the status...
Sum­mary The eagerly awaited judg­ment in the SkyKick case (C-371/18) was pub­lished on Wed­nes­day. The case relates to ques­tions re­ferred to the CJEU by the UK High Court in trade mark in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ings...
21 October 2019
AG Opin­ion in SkyKick: Guid­ance on the re­quire­ment for clar­ity and pre­ci­sion...
Sum­mary The eagerly awaited Ad­voc­ate Gen­er­al Opin­ion in the SkyKick case (C-317/18) was pub­lished last week. The Opin­ion from AG Tanchev relates to ques­tions re­ferred to the CJEU by the UK High Court...
13 February 2019
Dot eu do­main names in a no deal Brexit - What's the plan?
In­tro­duc­tion EUR­id is the private, in­de­pend­ent, not for profit or­gan­isa­tion that has op­er­ated the .eu TLD since 2003. Last year EUR­id re­por­ted the EU Com­mis­sion’s No­tice to Stake­hold­ers which an­nounced...
08 February 2019
Re­gion­al Trade Mark ex­haus­tion to con­tin­ue
Ex­haus­tion of in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty rights is a prin­ciple by which, once branded products placed on a par­tic­u­lar mar­ket, with the con­sent of the brand own­er, the later dis­tri­bu­tion and sale of those items...