ANTI-COUNTERFEITING & PARALLEL TRADE TEAM
Investigations, Regional Issues, Trade secrets, Parallel Imports/Exhaustion, Piracy
To champion brand owners in the protection and enforcement of their rights against counterfeits and unlawful parallel imports within a global economy and to create a forum for the free exchange of ideas and mutual experience amongst trademark practitioners both in-house and in private practice.
DSM Intellectual Property
Petra started her trademark career in 1990 working for Numico, where she gradually built the trademark department and managed that until 2000. In 2002 she became a trademark advisor employed at trademark agency Bouma in Rotterdam. In September 2007 Petra joined the Global Trademarks Center of DSM where she combines managerial tasks as head of the Global Trademarks Center with work as in-house counsel, amongst others help building the trademark strategy and portfolio of DSM Dyneema. Petra is a certified BBMM attorney.
Elena Bojinova Miller
Bojinov & Bojinov Patent Trademark and Law Offices
Elena Miller has joined Bojinov & Bojinov in 2003, after practicing on the territory of the United States. Her practice encompasses protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights with a particular emphasis in the areas of trademark, copyright and unfair competition litigation.
Menno Heerma van Voss
Litigator (since 1994) with a passion for branding, advertising, design, media and art.
Menno assists his clients with the protection of their IP and also litigates misleading and comparative advertising cases. Cases, such as Carglass advertising, Daewoo sponsors 2000 Euro campaign, Specsavers/Hans Anders comparison and Talensshop.nl. His clients praise him as: professional, straight forward and speaks clear language, resolute, creates ease and informal.
Anderson Pakharenko Associates
Consultant on IPR enforcement and Public Affairs, John is Chair of the The Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group; Consultant to UNICRI and Expert with EU Observatory, Member, EUROPOL IPC3 SAG; Interpol IIPCIC Advisory Group and Observer, WIPO ACE. Recently: expert for EU IPR projects in central and eastern europe, Turkey and Morocco. EU IPKey projects in China; ECAP III in ASEAN. In the past, John served in HM Diplomatic Service and as Director European and Government Affairs at the AA.
Barlaw - Barrera & Asociados
Adriana is managing partner at BARLAW – Barrera & Asociados. She is an attorney specialized in Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Copyrights, Designs, Brand protection, Unfair Competition, Data protection, licensing and IP litigation. She has obtained her Juris Doctor at Universidad de Lima, PERU an LL.M. at Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, U.S.A. Also, she has a postgraduate degree of specialization in IP at Universidad de Salamanca, Spain. She is an active member of the Peruvian Bar Association, INTA, Marques, AIPPI, American Chamber (AMCHAM), ASIPI. Currently she is President of the IP Committee of American Chamber – AMCHAM in Peru.
Graduate of the Candido Mendes University of Rio de Janeiro (LL.B); Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich (LL.M.); Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich (PhD Candidate). Worked as a Guest Researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut and as a Research Assistant at the International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation. Practice Areas: Trademarks, Licensing, Enforcement against Unfair Competition and Counterfeiting and Litigation. Speaks Portuguese, English and German.
MARQUES Council Member
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Tapio Blanc is Head of the Global Trade Marks Function of F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG in Basel, Switzerland, since 2016. He is a Swiss Lawyer graduated from the University of Basel. Before joining Roche, he worked in a law firm, at the Courts and in the Administration of Basel-City.
Potomac Law Group, PLLC
Todd Bontemps is a partner in the trade mark group of Potomac Law Group. He is based in the Silicon Valley and is admitted to the California Bar. His practice includes TM clearance, prosecution, enforcement, licensing, and assignments; domain name infringement; unfair competitor advertising enforcement; and strategic brand counseling.
Doctor in Law and Social Studies (1996). Postgraduate in Commercial Law (1998). Master Degree in Intellectual Property. Trademark & Brand Specialist. Trademark & Brand Agent. Chairperson of the Chamber Against Smuggling and Piracy (Calpyc). Anti-Counterfeiting Committee INTA Chair (2018 - 2020). President of the Uruguayan Chapter of the World Jurist Association. Member of the Uruguayan Assoc. of Intellectual Property Agents.
TUV SUD Product Service GmbH
MARQUES Council Member
CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwaelte GmbH
Egon is Partner of CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz. He and his team specialise in intellectual property work in the fields of inter alia consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, agro science and biotech. Egon was head of the CMS IP Group and heads up the IP practice Vienna and some CEE and SEE countries coordinating cross border IP-litigation. He is a former head of the MARQUES Cyberspace Team. Egon is a teacher of Trademark law at the University Vienna /Juridicum and guest lecturer in other institutions.
Zacarías & Fernández
Wilfrido is a founding partner of Zacarias & Fernandez, specialized in trademark and copyright law. He is a Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the Law School of the National University of Asuncion – Paraguay. He has been Arbitrator representing Paraguay in the constituted Arbitral Court of MERCOSUR. He is an IP consultant to the government of Paraguay and has participated in drafting the new Intellectual Property laws of Paraguay.
Grunecker Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB
Anja is a partner at Grünecker in Munich where she and her team advise clients and staff on trademark related matters including: clearance, prosecution, and enforcement; as well as unfair competition, and design issues. She’s a published author on trademark and design matters and an active speaker in the IP community.
Advokatfirman Vinge KB
Anette joined Advokatfirman Vinge in 2014 as Head of IP Prosecution, establishing the practice. She graduated in intellectual property law and European competition law in 1997 and joined the Legal department at the multinational gas company AGA before moving to an IP boutique law firm after a couple of years. In addition to a Master of Laws degree Anette holds an Executive Certificate in Branding and Business Strategy and is a member of ICC’s Commission on Intellectual Property.
Marylyn obtained a bachelor’s degree in European Studies from the University of Malta in 2010 and graduated Master of Laws (LL.M.) in European Law from the University of Leicester in 2013. She is responsible for the IP search department at the IP practice of SALOMONE SANSONE in Malta. Marylyn speaks English, Maltese and Italian
NJORD Law Firm
Frank Jørgensen is attorney and partner in NJORD Law Firm in Denmark, Copenhagen.
Frank’s practice covers contentious and non-contentious trademark, design, copyright, patent and unfair competition law matters, focusing on retail, electronics, entertainment and fashion in working with some of the world’s most famous brands.
Frank was mentioned in World Trademark Review 2019 as “Professionalism, honesty and thorough preparation are a few words to describe Frank Jørgensen.” He is a new face in the WTR 1000 this year, but is a top-notch litigator with “an excellent personality and even better brand protection capabilities”
Frank is author of The Danish Chapter in Thomson Reuters’ “World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies”, and has a recognized cooperation with the Nordic authorities such as customs and police in fighting counterfeits and is also very active in the Danish Anti-counterfeiting Group where he holds the position of vice-chair.
Frank has been working with intellectual property rights since 2005 and is admitted to the High Court.
Danubia Patent & Law Office LLC
Zsófia is a partner attorney-at-law at DANUBIA LEGAL in Budapest. She graduated from the Faculty of Law at Eötvös Lorand University in 2001. Zsófia has extensive experience in IP matters especially in trademark cases. She deals both with prosecution and litigation. She also has practice in legal issues regarding domain names and corporate law. Member of INTA, AIPPI, Budapest Bar and the Association for Hungarian Intellectual Property and Copyright Law.
HUGO BOSS Trade Mark Management GmBH & Co KG, D-Metzingen
Nicole works since 2005 at Hugo Boss. She started her career as the personal assistant of the General Counsel at the Headquarter of Hugo Boss in Germany. In 2009 she moved to Hugo Boss Trade Mark Management GmBH & Co KG in Switzerland to become the Senior Global Brand Protection Manager. Nicole’s native language is German and she is fluent in English.
CMS Hasche Sigle Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwalten und Steuerberatern mbB
Carsten is a partner with the IP team at CMS Hasche Sigle. He is located in Cologne, Germany. Carsten has substantial experience advising clients on all areas of trademark and competition law, the law of registered designs, copyright. He has a focus on litigating/enforcing intellectual property rights across borders in the EU, in particular Community Trademarks. Carsten has a particular focus in the Consumer Products Industry and Media. Besides German (native speaker) Carsten is fluent in English and Spanish.
Krishna & Saurastri Associates
Kavita is a lawyer and an Associate at Krishna & Saurastri. She advises clients on IP transactions, licensing, franchising, technology transfers and other strategic collaborations in the field of Intellectual Property Rights. Her practice areas also include trade mark prosecution, oppositions, copyright, design and domain name disputes. She also deals with matters relating to infringement, passing off, counterfeiting and due diligence. She has earlier worked on projects relating to company mergers and acquisitions, private equity, project finance and foreign investment.
Spoor & Fisher
Louise is a partner of Spoor & Fisher, based in Cape Town, South Africa and is the managing partner of the Cape Town Branch. She holds a B Econ (Hons) and LLB degree. She represents clients that have business operations that extend to many territories on the African continent. She advises on the clearance and enforcement of trade marks and acts on behalf of clients in trade mark and copyright litigation. She has been a lecturer at the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law and a guest lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch. She authored a South African chapter on trade marks for international publication.
Pakharenko & Partners
Antonina is the founder of Pakharenko & Partners, a registered patent attorney and doctor of laws. She practises IP registration and litigation acting as an advocate before the civil and commercial courts. As the acting chairman of the Ukrainian Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy (UAACP) and a member of several international anti-counterfeiting coalitions, she provides assistance to businesses in tackling counterfeiting and piracy problems and enforcing their IP rights in Ukraine.
MARQUES External Relations Officer
Buzzi, Notaro & Antonielli D'oulx
Alessandra is MARQUES External Relations Officer since February 2010.
Conversant with the English, French and German languages, Alessandra has been admitted to practice as Trade Mark Attorney before the Italian Patent and Trademark Office, OHIM and WIPO since 1996. She comprehensively counsels on all trademark, domain name and social media related matters at BUZZI, NOTARO & ANTONIELLI d'OULX, in Turin, Italy.
Maria Cecilia Romoleroux
Corral & Rosales Abogados
Maria Cecilia is Head of the IP and the Regulatory Department at CorralRosales. She has over 25 years’ experience in the intellectual property and regulatory fields representing clients in protecting and enforcing their Intellectual Property rights in Ecuador and Latin America.
She has strong experience handling complex litigation and filing in the Andean Region and Latin America. Clients, mainly from Asia, use her as a hub for Latin America. Her main focus is on litigation and dispute resolution in IP, with emphases on unfair competition, infringement and copyright law.
She obtained hear Doctor in Law degree from the Catholic University in Ecuador in 1990.
Grau & Angulo
Sonia is a Partner in the Barcelona office of Grau & Angulo. She is a Graduate in Law, specialising in Economics, from Deusto University in Spain going on to obtain an LLM in Intellectual Property from Queen Mary, University of London. She focuses on trademarks, designs, copyright, information technology and domain names litigation.
Sonia is a member of different international IP associations and usually collaborates with national and international publications focused on IP.
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Florian Schleifer joint Henkel AG & KGaA in 2020 as Corporate Senior Trademark Counsel with global responsibility for its Corporate and Adhesives Technologies trademark matters. Before joining Henkel he worked for 17 years as Head of Trademarks Rubber Group and Corporate Matters for Continental AG, Hannover and as a trademark attorney at TaylorWessing, Germany.
Com Laude USA | Valideus USA
Ken has been involved in Internet domains and intellectual property for over 20 years. He is in charge of developing new business in North America by offering enterprise solutions to domain portfolio management as well as Front End Registry Management [FERM] services for .brand TLDs. Ken has been a member of the Intellectual Property Constituency at ICANN since 2001, is serving his third term on the Internet Committee at INTA, and has served two terms on the Cyberspace Team at MARQUES. He is a frequent speaker on domain issues and the ethics of trademark investigations.
Prior to joining Com Laude, Ken founded Marksmen with Jason Tirado, Mark Doerr, Rosemarie Fasullo and Grant MacCoon. Marksmen is a world leader in brand protection and Ken was the company?s CEO and Chairman for 16 years. He remains active with Marksmen as owner, principal shareholder and consultant.
Ken is also the co-founder and contributing editor of Lute & Drum: An Online Arts Quarterly (luteanddrum.com) as well as selva oscura press (selvaoscurapress.com), a 501(c)(3), non-profit publisher of experimental poetry (selvaoscurapress.com). He received his BA in English from Auburn University.
Reckitt Benckiser Plc
Laura is an Italian attorney at law and an Italian/European trademark and design attorney. She joined Ferrero in 2015 and is responsible for intellectual property in Anglo-Americas and APAC. Before joining Ferrero, Laura was practicing as an attorney in two different Italian firms, namely Barzanò & Zanardo and SIB
MARQUES Council Member
Clariant International Ltd
Birgit Wüst is Head of Trademark Management of Clariant International Ltd. in Muttenz, Switzerland, since 2015. She is responsible for all trademark related matters globally and focuses on strategic trademark management and enforcement. She is a German Lawyer and holds a PhD from the University of Mannheim. Before joining Clariant, she worked in the Trademark Departments of Bayer AG and LANXESS Deutschland GmbH in Leverkusen as well as in private practice in Basel.