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Anthonia Ghalamkarizadeh, M.Jur. (Oxford)

Senior Associate
Hamburg

Anthonia Ghalamkarizadeh, M.Jur. (Oxford)

Anthonia Ghalamkarizadeh advises her clients, many of them owners of famous brands, on all aspects of trademark law and unfair competition. Her client base spans software and online services, consumer electronics and entertainment, as well as beauty care and healthcare. She has extensive experience in IP litigation and advises her clients on all steps of the way. Her work covers strategic advice on obtaining and protecting trademarks and other intellectual property rights to their enforcement against imitations, misleading and false advertising and other forms of misuse.

Anthonia oversees Mozilla's global trademark enforcement work. The integrated enforcement of her clients' IP rights is a special focus of her work, and to that end she works with colleagues in many jurisdictions on a daily basis. Anthonia regularly publishes on current trademark, online and unfair competition topics. In her articles, she recently explored the legal implications of ad blocking and effective protection against online scams. She is a member of the Marques 'Class 46' team of trademark lawyers and writes for the firm's LimeGreen IP knowledge site and for external legal publications.

Anthonia also is an active member of the European Legal Network of the Free Software Foundation in Europe, regularly exchanging opinions and experiences with Open Source lawyers across the globe. Anthonia studied law with a strong international focus. She obtained her Magister Juris degree from the University of Oxford in 2004, where she was also awarded the John Morris Prize in Conflicts of Law.

Representative Experience

Lead outside counsel managing Mozilla's trademark enforcement and domain strategy across Europe and in many other countries since 2008.

Representing Mozilla in a high profile criminal trial for fraudulent selling of numerous OS programs, leading to prison sentences and award of damages to Mozilla.

Representing LEGO on all aspects of trademark, unfair competition and domain name enforcement, litigation and strategy.

Advising a leading guitar manufacturer on its strategy in enforcing its IP rights in several famous guitar body shapes in Germany and other European countries.

Advising eBay on trademark matters, covering clearances, strategy, oppositions, litigation.

Education and admissions

Education

  • M.Jur., University of Oxford, 2004
  • King's College London
  • University of Berlin
  • University of Passau

Memberships

  • INTA
  • FSFE European Legal Network
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