Tasmina joined Bird & Bird LLP in October 2011 after completing her training contract with Mills & Reeve LLP. She is a solicitor in the Intellectual Property group of the firm and is based in the London office.
Tasmina graduated from The School of Pharmacy (University of London) in 1999 with a BSc in Toxicology & Pharmacology, which involved a year working in R&D at GlaxoWellcome. She gained her PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Cambridge in 2003 and worked at the university for several years as a post-doctoral research associate. Her doctoral and post-doctoral research focussed on cross-talk between intracellular signalling mechanisms, particularly those involving calcium and cAMP.
After her scientific career, Tasmina worked in intellectual property law for several years before commencing her training contract. She was awarded a Graduate Diploma of Law in 2007 and completed the Legal Practice Course in 2009. Both qualifications were granted through the College of Law and were completed whilst working full time.
Tasmina has been involved in a number of matters (contentious and non-contentious) relating to patents, trade marks, design rights, copyright, performers’ rights, life science and data protection. She has worked for public and private sector clients across sectors including life science, healthcare, IT and telecommunications, engineering, manufacturing and sports.