Anthony is an established commercial, intellectual property and technology lawyer, specialising in both contract negotiation and litigation for businesses involved in art, brands and technology. He advises SMEs and institutional clients across sectors that include software and technology, artists and designers, museums and cultural institutions, tech start-ups, media, schools, restaurants and fashion.
Outside of Keystone Anthony acts as GC at the V&A. He also lectures on IP and related subjects for Queen Mary College’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), the Institute of Art & Law and the London School of Economics. He is a trustee of both the Association for Cultural Enterprises and the Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art.
- Intellectual property
- Copyright law
- E-commerce and software contracts
- Data protection
- Freedom of information and public sector information law
- Outsourcing (and insourcing)
- Trade marks
- Brand management
- Brand licensing
- IP litigation
- Working with SBC Systems and B2E Technologies (managed benefits software providers) for over 10 years on contracts for the delivery of their system into multi-national businesses including numerous contract negotiations, restructuring all contracts in 2013 when the software was made available through the cloud and in-sourcing the hosting of the application for key-clients.
- Representing Thane Direct (TV shopping channel) for over 10 years in relation to trade mark, patent and design claims made against retailers of infringing products, software contracts, data protection and corporate restructuring.
- Regular “fire fighting” for Angry Robot and Watkins Books (sci-fi/mind and body publisher) on complex copyright issues and author, distribution and retailer contracts.
- Negotiated a worldwide, multi-million-dollar brand licensing deal with Reebok for Fight for Peace (a UK/Brazilian charity) and advising on ongoing IP licensing issues.
- Advised the BSI Group on contentious trade mark matters.
- Defended Pip’s Island (live performance/experience start-up aimed at children) in a trade mark dispute and launching a strategic counter-attack.
- Advised the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) on copyright issues.
- Advised the National Portrait Gallery on IP issues concerning its exhibition programme.
- Advised Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust on overseas licensing arrangements.
- Advised the Hampshire Cultural Trust on IP issues concerning it programme of events around the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen.
- Advised the Royal Armouries, the RAF Museum and the Postal Museum on IP and contract issues.
- Advised Synergy Retail Support on its logistical services contracts.
- Assisted numerous schools (including Dulwich College, Marlborough College, Epsom College and Kent College Canterbury) to expand overseas using franchise-like models.
- Advised the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply on copyright infringement matters.
- Advised Fight For Peace on intra-group IP licensing.
- Advised the Imperial War Museum on its IP licensing contracts.
- General Counsel and Secretary to the Board at the V&A and responsible for providing or sourcing all legal advice to the V&A.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Recognised by The Legal 500 2024 for Private Client: Art and Cultural Property
“Anthony Misquitta works across various areas, but with a clear specialism in IP. He offers high-quality advice.” The Legal 500 2024
Recommended by WTR1000 2023 – Individuals: transactions
“Transactional lawyer Anthony Misquitta has a wealth of experience in executing commercial deals. Misquitta is highly skilled in both trademark and copyright cases.” WTR1000 2023
Recognised by The Legal 500 (2022-2023) for Intellectual Property: Trade Marks, Copyright and Design
“Anthony Misquitta is a world-class expert on copyright, intellectual property, and contract law. He has provided excellent advice for our publishing house.” The Legal 500 2022
“Anthony Misquitta is an excellent lawyer. He’s on my speed dial for disputes. Rebecca Holford-Harrison is also very good, with a particular interest in geographical indicators. Both are a joy to work with.” The Legal 500 2022
Recognised in WTR 1000 2020 for trade mark transactions
Anthony Misquitta is “clever, responsive and very good with clients that require a great degree of hand holding.” WTR 1000 2020
Anthony Misquitta advises SMEs, third-sector organisations and corporate blue-chips on all facets of IP management and enforcement. A source says: “Clients like him as he has an excellent manner and gets them out of tight corners.” Chambers UK 2020
Recognised in the Legal 500 2020 for Intellectual Property
Anthony Misquitta of Keystone Law advises organisations large and small on copyright and trade mark matters, and has client followings in the software, technology and creative industries. A client says: “We highly value Anthony’s skills and knowledge and know that he will always respond quickly and efficiently.” Chambers UK 2019
Recognised in the Legal 500 2018 for Commercial Contracts
Anthony Misquitta of Keystone Law is a highly regarded copyright and trade mark law expert. Clients say: “He is pragmatic, easy to work with and incredibly knowledgeable.” Chambers UK 2018
Anthony Misquitta is recognised by the Legal 500 2017 for Commercial Contracts and Brand Management
The “very creative” Anthony Misquitta of Keystone Law is celebrated for his expertise in copyright and trade mark law. He advises on licensing and is also a seasoned litigator. Chambers UK 2017
Keystone Law made several hires in 2015, including Anthony Misquitta, formerly of Farrer & Co. Legal 500 2016
He is also ranked in band three, as an intellectual property specialist, in the UK’s Chambers & Partners directory
Anthony’s “knowledge of the law and his tactical path were excellent.” Chambers UK 2016
Anthony qualified as a solicitor in 1999. Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2015, he worked at Farrer & Co.