Regional issues, look-alikes, own label, innovation, code of conduct, ethics, trademark councils
Regional issues, look-alikes, own label, innovation, code of conduct, ethics, trademark councils
Alexandra Di Maggio
Felipe Dannemann Lundgren
Dannemann Siemsen Bigler & Ipanema Moreira
Petersona Patents - AAA Law
Sascha Abrar is a partner at LÖFFEL ABRAR Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB. He graduated with a doctorate from the University of Cologne (Germany) and with an LLM in Intellectual Property from Queen Mary College, University of London. Sascha teaches IP law at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences. He specializes in trademark law, unfair competition law, design law and copyright law, with a focus on litigation. Sascha is a member of MARQUES, INTA, AIPPI and GRUR.
Bence joined Mars in 2015 as IP Counsel supporting the company’s Chocolate segment globally. After the merger of the Chocolate and Wrigley segments in 2017, he assumed his current role as IP Counsel for the Mars Wrigley global business. He specialises in creating and executing enforcement strategies, leading trade mark litigations and advising on building a strong global trade mark portfolio. Prior to taking on the in-house role at Mars, Bence worked for over 5 years at SBGK, a leading IP law firm in Budapest, Hungary. His experience at SBGK includes representing clients in various trade mark matters before the General Court of the EU and the Court of Justice of the EU.
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd
Michèle Burnier is a partner of Pestalozzi’s IP&TMT group in Geneva. Her fields of expertise include intellectual property, including geographical indications, TRIPS Agreement, unfair competition, data protection, advertising and e-commerce law, IT and telecommunication as well as administrative and contract law. She regularly represents clients before Swiss civil, or criminal courts in relation to her IP&TMT practice. Michèle Burnier frequently lectures in seminars in the fields of intellectual property law and unfair competition, also in cooperation with the Swiss Intellectual Property Institute and she is Chairman of the first Chamber of the Swiss Commission for Fair Advertising (CSL).
Cagirgan Law Firm & IP Services Ltd
Riza Ferhan CAGIRGAN is managing partner at CAGIRGAN Law Firm & IP Services Ltd. Riza is an attorney at law and a registered trademark & patent agent. He specializes in the area of Intellectual Property Law as well as Unfair Competition Law, Internet Law, Consumer Protection Law, Product Liability, Media and IT Law, Regulatory Compliance, Competition Law & Antitrust and Data Protection Law. He has extensive experience in all aspects of these areas including but not limited to prosecution, litigation, enforcement, dispute resolution, client counseling and strategy foundation in a wide range of legal actions in Turkey and overseas
Castellano IP - Studio Legale Avv. Castellano
After almost two decades of experience in the field of IP and having lead the Italian intellectual property team of Allen & Overy, Carmen founded Castellano ip – studio legale, a firm with strong international and wide network in Intellectual and Industrial Property. She operates in the sector of distinctive signs, patents, designs, copyright, advertising and competition law and unfair competition. She has experience in contentious IP matters and represents clients in Italian Courts. Carmen assists domestic and international clients across a wide range of industry sectors incl. fashion, automotive, information technology, publishing and food. She graduated from King’s College (London) on UK, EU, US Copyright law and obtained a post-graduate diploma in International Trade Law at the ILO (Turin
J Pereira da Cruz S A
D Young & Co LLP
Matthew specialises in all areas of brand-related law and litigation, with a focus on trade marks. He has represented both small and multi-national clients providing a full-service offering: from the development and clearance of new brands, to registration strategy, use and exploitation in the marketplace and ultimately enforcement, all on a worldwide basis. He advised clients in relation to ASA complaints, UDRP proceedings relating to domain names and disputes before OHIM, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the UK Intellectual Property Office and the English High Court
María Rosa Fabara Vera
Bustamante Fabara S.A.S.
María Rosa Fabara is founding partner of Fabara Abogados, one of the important and most prestigious law firms in Ecuador. With more than 25 years of experience, it provides legal advice to national and foreign clients. She has an outstanding experience in the area of Intellectual Property, especially in trademarks, patents, copyrights, plant varieties, new technologies, unfair competition, with high recognition for her expertise in litigation.
Hoogenraad & Haak
Maarten is a partner of law firm Hoogenraad & Haak in Amsterdam. He is a litigator and advisor on trademarks, designs and unfair competition, often with cross border elements. Chambers names Maarten "a reputable lawyer" and "a solid performer for any case that requires an understanding of business, legal and strategic considerations". Maarten is an editor for the Dutch Industrial Property Review (BIE). He is a former deputy Judge in the Court of Appeal of Arnhem-Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.
Anne-Virginie La Spada
Anne-Virginie obtained her law degree from the University of Lausanne Law School in 1993. She earned a LL.M. from the Cornell University Law School before being admitted to the New York Bar in 1995. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Lausanne for her dissertation in the field of copyright. She was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 1998. She is a partner of the law firm BMG Avocats in Geneva, where she advises Swiss and international clients in the areas of IP (trademarks, designs, copyright), unfair competition, Internet law and commercial contracts (incl. franchising, licensing and distribution agreements). She is a panelist with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center for domain name disputes.
Till is a partner at Harmsen Utescher. He graduated from the University of Tuebingen, Germany and has been admitted to the Bar in 1992. Till is an IP-all-rounder, with a special focus on Trademarks, Unfair Competition, Designs, Copyright, Domains and Food Law. He manages brand and design portfolios for multinational companies and litigates IP cases, particularly Trademark-, Unfair Competition- and Design-cases on all levels in different countries.
Rani studied law at the University of Hamburg and was a scholar of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation). She joined Lubberger Lehment in 2010, where she is equity partner since 2019. Rani focuses on trademark and unfair competition law as well as on design and copyright law. She represents and advises clients of different industries in their international fight against parallel imports, imitations and counterfeits.
Managing Partner at Mamunya IP, Patent and Trademark Attorney, Attorney-at-law who has been practicing IP in Ukraine since 2003, including patents, trademarks, trade names, designs, copyright, and related rights, domain names, as well as IP enforcement, litigation and anti-counterfeiting. Experienced in complicated contentious and non-contentious IP matters for major Ukrainian and well-known international companies. Cooperated with UA PTO for improving IP legislation and relevant practices.
Antonio Murta Filho
Murta Goyanes Advogados
Founding partner of Murta Goyanes Advogados, Antonio Murta Filho has more than 25 years of experience in Intellectual Property. Often quoted in international guides, such as Chambers Global and WTR 1000, Murta is also a State Attorney of Rio de Janeiro and a member of AIPPI, of the "Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee" (International Trademark Association's – INTA), of the "Unfair Competition Team" of Marques, and member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property - ABPI.
Karin Pomaizlova is a partner at Taylor Wessing Prague office. She has particular expertise in enforcement of trademark rights, un-fair competition and trademark civil litigation, as well as regulation of advertismenting especially in the are of food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods. Karin is the co-author of a commentary on Czech Trademark Act published by Wolters Kluwer in 2020, which reflects the implementation of the EU Directive 2015/2436.
Reckitt Benckiser ENA B.V
Legal Director, Brand Protection at Reckitt.
Brand Protection lead for Reckitt's Hygiene business (Finish, Lysol, Vanish, Harpic, Mortein, Air Wick, etc.). Previously, in-house counsel for Shell and Direct Line, business manager for Valideus/Com Laude, UK private practice. UK Registered Trade Mark Attorney. Interest in non-traditional trademarks, trade dress and product design, enforcement and preventing lookalikes.
Fuhrer Marbach & Partners
Philippe has been a partner in Fuhrer Marbach & Partners since 1995. He graduated from the University of Bern (Switzerland) and has an LL.M. in European Law from Saarbrücken (Germany). He represents clients in trademark, design, copyright, unfair competition, personality, media, audiovisual and advertising matters. He lectures on IP Law and Commerical Communication at the “HWZ Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft in Zürich” and contributes to a Swiss IP journal and to INTA’s online publication. He is a member of ECTA and AIPPI
Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd
Sakari is the head of Intellectual Property service and a partner at Castrén & Snellman. Sakari has over ten years' domestic and international experience in protecting, commercialising, and enforcing intellectual property rights. This includes having a successful track record in resolving complex patent, trademark, design, copyright, advertising, licensing, and franchise disputes for household name clients in virtually every major industry. His practice also covers unfair competition, consumer and marketing law, anti-counterfeiting, employee inventions, trade secrets and commercial IP agreements, such as licensing, franchising and distribution. He also advise clients on IP strategies and trademark prosecution.
As a former jazz musician, he really enjoy being on stage and I lecture in my field. Sakari has published several articles on intellectual property and marketing law in legal journals and our own CastrenBlog. Legal directories, such as Chambers Europe and Global, the Legal 500, Managing IP, World Trademark Review and IAM Patent 1000, rank me among Finland's leading experts in IP.
CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Offices
Ms. Yang SHI joined CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office in 2011. She is practicing in various aspects of trademark protection, enforcement and civil litigation in relation to IP rights. She helps clients in developing their brand strategies and in defending IP rights in and out of court. She has successfully assisted clients in winning some important cases, and has published some professional articles such as Pretrial Injunction: Choice for IP Owners to Resist Irreparable Harms in China.
Stobbs IP Limited
Chris is an IA Director in the litigation team at Stobbs, with expertise across a range of contentious IP matters, including trade marks, designs, copyright and database right. He has particular expertise in the protection and enforcement of rights in the context of consumer brands tackling supermarket own-label lookalikes, and is well-regarded for the commercial and proactive approach that he adopts to resolving disputes.
SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
Oliver has more than 15 years of experience in complex issues in IP and Life Sciences & Health sectors. As a litigator, he specializes in advising on IP disputes, proceedings before trademark offices, and infringement proceedings in trademark, patent, design, and copyright law. In competition law, he advises and represents clients in all types of disputes such as IP protection under competition law and environmental and pharmaceutical advertising. He also enjoys vast experience in drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and enforcing R&D agreements as well as licensing and distribution agreements, incl. complex distribution structures and regulated business sectors. He has particular expertise in pharmaceutical and medical device law, in compliance, in the areas of product liability and cooperation
Hoyng Rokh Monegier
Christina Tenbrock, bar-certified specialist for intellectual property law, advices and represents clients in various fields of intellectual property law, in particular in trademark law, design law and unfair competition law, including the law on advertising of pharmaceutical and medicinal products.
She has extensive litigation experience in national and crossborder infringement proceedings and regularly conducts opposition and nullity proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) as well as the EUIPO
Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton LLP
Ms. Terry is the Head of Litigation at OBWB. She has trial experience in a variety of complex commercial cases focused on enforcing and defending patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Ms. Terry's practice also includes trademark prosecution, where she counsels clients in branding and brand protection. Ms. Terry is also a certified mediator, using 20 years of litigation experience and perspective to help parties resolve their complex commercial disputes outside of court.
Chang Tsi & Partners
Ron Tsi, attorney at law at Chang Tsi & Partners, has graduated from Fordham University with a L.L.M. degree in Intellectual Property Law.
Ron primarily has been focusing on client relationship management by coordinating outbound cases since 2015. Also, with his concrete legal background in China, Ron has been assisting global start-up clients to design their China-Entry IPR strategy in a cost-efficient way. Throughout profound experiences in assisting global IPR clients including some leading companies in high-tech, food, and pharmaceutical field, he has in-depth IP expertise not only in China, but also US, and EU.
Ron is a frequent attendee of INTA, MARQUES, and AIPLA, and has been actively giving a speech before Fortune 500 clients and university such as ISDE Higher School of Economics Law in Madrid, Spain.
6-8th Floor Tower A, Hundred Island Park
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Tsimikalis Kalonarou Law Firm
Stefanos is a partner with Tsimikalis Kalonarou in Athens, Greece. He has a broad practice covering all aspects of IP rights with a particular focus in trademarks, unfair competition, anti-counterfeiting and domain names. His litigation practice revolves primarily around national and multi-jurisdictional trademark litigations. Stefanos mainly advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries with a focus on telecoms, pharmaceuticals, automotive and consumer goods.
Rouse International Limited
United Arab Emirates
Yana is a Principal, Legal Consultant and the Head of EMEA Enforcement based in our Dubai office. She joined Rouse in 2013 where she was Country Manager for Russia until 2022. She has been practicing IP law since 2007 and has a wide range of IP enforcement and prosecution experience, including developing and managing IP enforcement regional programmes and filling strategies for major rights owners in many industries. She also provides advice in the fields of data protection and advertising.
Laura is an Italian attorney at law and an Italian/European trademark and design attorney. She joined Ferrero in 2015 and she is currently responsible for IP related matters in APAC and Middle East countries. Before joining Ferrero, Laura was practicing as trademark attorney in two different Italian firms, namely Barzanò & Zanardo and SIB.
Polservice Patent and Trademark Attorneys Office
Attorney-at-Law, Polish Patent and Trademark Attorney, Professional representative before the EUIPO.
He leads a Trademark and Legal Team at Polservice Patent and Trademark Attorneys Office.
He specializes in legal advice on industrial property, including matters related to obtaining, protecting, transferring and enforcing trademark rights, as well as combating unfair competition.
Represents clients before the Polish Patent Office, EUIPO, Polish administrative courts and common courts.