Antony joined HGF Law as a Partner in May 2013. Antony was formerly a Partner in the Intellectual Property team at Eversheds, where he was also Head of Retail.
Antony has specialised in intellectual property work for almost 20 years. His primary areas of focus are contentious and internet-related/branding work.
As a contentious IP lawyer, Antony has handled many major cases including acting for Zipher in the Zipher v Markem litigation, which are well known cases in the field of patent entitlement and claims amendment as well as in Fields v Klaus Kobec Limited, Julius Saaman and others v Tetrosyl Limited and Specsavers v Asda, each of which are leading cases in the field of trade mark infringement and passing off.
Antony has a long standing reputation in internet-related work. He is one of the experts appointed by the World Intellectual Property Organisation for determining domain name disputes. Antony is also an expert appointed by the Czech Arbitration Court in relation to .eu domain names and for many years was an expert appointed by Nominet in relation to .uk domain name disputes.
Antony provides branding advice across a varied range of sectors but has particular expertise and experience in advising retailers.
Antony has been consistently ranked as a leading individual by independent legal guides. Commentary on Antony from Chambers has included; “…..Antony Gold is very focussed on getting the best outcome for his clients and is excellent on the technical details involved in a case," and “…. Antony Gold is a highly regarded IP litigator who acts on complex copyright, trade mark and passing-off disputes. Clients point to his "assurance and calm confidence, and ability to clearly explain matters" as his major strengths. ….”