Anneka Dalton

Anneka Dalton

Senior Associate

Email anneka.dalton@​

Phone +44 20 7296 2000

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, French

Practice groupIntellectual Property

"Also recommended [is] senior associate Anneka Dalton, who focuses on advising high-profile bands on trade mark and domain name issues, and has a track record handling trade mark disputes"

Legal 500 rankings 2017

Anneka works in the Brands team within the firm's Intellectual Property, Media and Technology practice. Her particular contribution to this wide-ranging practice is providing commercially-minded and practical solutions to complex legal problems. She is part of a team described by Chambers as 'A fantastic team - very organised and they have excellent technical understanding' and 'one of the best all-round IP groups in London' with 'very able and hard-working associates'. The Legal 500 rankings 2017 marked Anneka out as 'Excellent’, ‘extremely thorough and clearly passionate about her work’.  She advises clients on every aspect of brand strategy, including the development, protection, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Anneka's key areas of proficiency and skills lie in trade marks and domain names, and she has a particular interest in the developing online sphere. This continues to raise new and labyrinthine challenges to commercial operators, as much of the legal framework pre-dated the modern Internet. An example is her recent work for Amazon in its appeal to the Court of Appeal of an infringement case brought by Lush in relation to Amazon's online search function. Anneka's litigation and disputes experience is broad, encompassing more general commercial disputes as well as those with a strict IP focus. 

She recently acted for a FTSE 100 company in a commercial licensing dispute, and has also recently completed work on a $100m claim against a supplier for economic duress, breach of contract, the tort of intimidation, and unlawful means conspiracy. She is also a solicitor-advocate, and has higher rights of audience in the English Courts. Clients appreciate Anneka's client-focused, lateral-thinking and common-sense approach to tackling their problems.

Awards and recognitions


Rising Star
IP Stars

Education and admissions


Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Oxford, 2011

Legal Practice Course, BPP University Law School, 2008


B.A. (Hons), University of Durham, 2005

Representative experience

Acting for a Fortune 500 company in trademark infringement proceedings in relation to use of a third party brand name in consumer quotations in the context of a competition.

Acting for a major online retailer on use of third party brands in its online stores in the UK Court of Appeal.

Acting for a FTSE 100 company in a commercial licensing dispute.

Advising on the IP aspects of high-value, cross-practice transactions, including the $19billion acquisition by Lloyds Banking Group of Zurich's pensions business.

Acting for a well-known sports shoe manufacturer to protect its trademark rights in the UK.

Advising a variety of clients in relation to clearance, registrability and brand protection issues.

Acting for clients in UK, OHIM and other national oppositions, applications, invalidity actions, co-existence negotiations and related issues.

Advising on domain name acquisition and protection strategies, and acting in WIPO and Nominet domain name complaints.

Latest thinking and events


EUIPO publishes 'IPR Enforcement Case-Law Collection' on the liability and obligations of ISPs

Published Works

TRADEMARK TALK - Dish of the day: welcome to 'fashtronomy'

Published Works

Sweet and Sour Source (Crowdsourcing)

Published Works

Is it an infringement of trade mark law for the operator of an online marketplace (such as eBay) to allow counterfeit goods to be sold? As a matter of policy, should it be?

Published Works

ISP liability: the teenage years

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