Anna WardSpecialises in intellectual property, contract law and disputes.
Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2013, Anna has built up considerable experience in IP litigation, with a particular focus on trade mark, copyright and design rights. She is also regularly involved in contractual disputes.
Anna also has strong expertise in brand protection, trade mark prosecution and trade mark oppositions before the UK Intellectual Property Office and the EU Intellectual Property Office.
She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from Oxford University and is a member of the Society for Junior Intellectual Property Practitioners (IPSOC) as well as Women in IP.
Anna is recommended by the Legal 500, described as a “rising star” in the field of intellectual property.
Why do you like working for Waterfront?
Waterfront has a friendly and supportive atmposphere. We also have lots of good clients, in interesting sectors, which means we’re involved in lots of high quality work.
Being next to Borough Market is also great!
Why did you choose to specialise in IP?
Intellectual property is a fascinating subject. Working in this field requires an understanding of a range of interesting and innovative products, industries and sectors. IP is often the subject of high-profile news stories involving anything from quirky gadgets to chocolate bars, evidence that it is a fast-paced area of law. It is key to so many organisations, from start-ups to large corporations, and it’s great to be involved in that.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of your job?
The most rewarding aspect of my job is helping clients to achieve the successful resolution of a dispute. Litigation is a stressful game which involves a lot of hard work both from clients and lawyers, and supporting clients through the process can be extremely satisfying.