Submission of Amicus Curiae briefs before the European Courts either on its own or in cooperation with other professional organisations.
To intervene in legal proceedings where deemed appropriate and where permissible in cases considered to involve important trade mark issues likely to have a significant impact on trade mark owners or the public.
Tobias Malte Mueller
Taliens Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwalten mbB
Tobias is the partner in charge of TALIENSí Munich trademark, design and domain name practice. He is admitted as attorney at law in Germany and in Italy. He holds degrees from universities in France and Germany, as well as a PhD in international commercial law. He has extensive experience in the area of product piracy worldwide and in enforcing leading brands nationally and in cross-border disputes, with a particular specialism in well-known trademarks. Tobias has served as a Panellist in many domain name disputes (UDRP, URS, ADR.eu before WIPO and the Czech Arbitration Court).
Jonas Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Martin is Co-Founder and Managing Director of JONAS Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. Before, he had been Junior Partner of Linklaters and, before that, IP Manager of Kraft Foods International. His main practice areas are trade mark law (prosecution, litigation, strategy), advertising law and design law. He is an active author and speaker. Within MARQUES, he is Vice-Chair of the Amicus Curiae Team.
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FPS Fritze Wicke Seelig
Carsten is a partner of FPS in Hamburg since June 2008. Before he was a partner of Lovells (formerly known as Droste in Germany). He practices in all areas of intellectual property with a special focus on trademarks and designs, both prosecution and litigation. Carsten is the author of several publications and articles on trademark law and a frequent speaker on IP topics and mediation. Over the last couple of years he also became a trained mediator.
MARQUES Council Member
Coty Beauty Germany GmbH
Guido is Head of the Department Global Brand Protection at Coty Germany GmbH. His area of responsibility is to enforce selective distribution and brand protection for the whole Coty Group. Guido qualified at the Universities of Heidelberg and Lausanne. He is a member in various industry associations and chairs the working group on Selective Distribution and Law of the German Brand Association.
Dannemann Siemsen Bigler & Ipanema Moreira
Graduated in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro with a post-graduate degree in IP Law from Philipps Universitšt Marburg, Germany, and in Capital Markets Corporate Law from FGV. Partner at the Law Offices of Dannemann, Siemsen, she works at all levels of the trademark protection process and her expertise includes the strategic management of national and international portfolios, legal representation in the defense of intellectual property rights, and the negotiation and drafting of license, advertising and marketing agreements and contracts. She serves clients in the food and beverage, automotive, pharmaceutical, hygiene and cosmetic, fashion, chemical and petrochemical sectors.
Roderick has worked as an attorney-at-law at AKDís IP-team since 2009. He represents his clients in litigation and non-contentious matters regarding the international and national protection, exploitation and assertion of trademarks, trade name rights, product design, copyright, know-how and technology. In addition to advising and litigating, Roderick is doing a PhD research focusing on trade name law at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Roderick was educated at the universities of Leiden and San Francisco.
Hogan Lovells International LLP
Josje is an associate in Hogan Lovells' Amsterdam office, where she mainly focusses on trademark, copyright, design and tech related issues. Josje handles both contentious and non-contentious IP matters, including litigation before the Dutch courts, trademark clearances and oppositions/invalidity proceedings, trademark and software licensing agreement and anti-piracy related matters. In addition, she is one of the editors of the Dutch magazine on media and communication law (Mediaforum).
Arochi & Lindner S.L.
Ana is a partner and heads the IP Litigation Department of Arochi & Lindnerís Spain office. Since 1998, she has focused her practice on dispute resolutions, advising and designing winning trial and negotiation strategies encompassing all pretrial and trial disputes related to IP, administrative, civil and criminal proceedings concerning trademarks, copyrights, patents, industrial designs, advertising and unfair competition. She is an active member of INTA, MARQUES and the Barcelona Bar Association. Ana is a Certified Intellectual Property Agent, authored several publications and has been an IP professor in the Masters in Law programs of the ISDE and the University Abat Oliva in Barcelona, Spain.
BarzanÚ & Zanardo Roma S.p.A.
Antonella is a licensed TM Attorney with the Italian PTO and the EUIPO. She graduated in law from the University of Rome and was admitted as attorney-at-law in Italy. She has gained various skills both as a lawyer in law firms specializing in civil and commercial law, and as a TM Attorney in the Italian firm BarzanÚ and Zanardo, where she is currently co-manager of a professional team. Antonella has experience in the protection of IP rights, with emphasis on the trademark protection and enforcement, non-contentious trademark conflict negotiation, anti-counterfeiting, and customs surveillance. She is a frequent speaker on IP topics in Masterís of Training organized by authorized Italian training institutes.
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Tom is a Partner in the IP team of the Commercial, Regulatory and Disputes practice, with substantial experience of the protection and enforcement of all intellectual property rights, both contentious and non contentious, as well as marketing and advertising issues. He has considerable experience of trade marks, passing off and branding strategy and enforcement. He has a particular focus on the consumer products, TMT and financial services sectors.
Dentons Europe AO
Denis has nearly 25 years of experience in a broad spectrum of areas of contentious and non-contentious IP matters and is recognized as one of the top IP practitioners in Russia and the CIS. He has considerable experience of acting in trademark and copyright litigation proceedings as well as advising on anti-counterfeit activity. His work actively concerns acquisition and disposal of companies with valuable intellectual property rights and complex technology as well as copyright, trademark and patent rights. Having joined the firm in 2001, he has developed a solid IP practice in Russia. Dentonsí Russian IP practice is listed among the top firms in trademark and copyright work by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Trademark Review and Managing Intellectual Property.