Roland is Taylor Wessing's Head of Brand Protection in the UK and jointly runs its international trade mark team. He sits on the MARQUES Executive, chairs the MARQUES Brexit Task Force and is a member of the EU TM Law & Practice Team. He previously was in the Amicus Curia Team, leading the MARQUES submissions in a number of CJEU cases. His practice covers all contentious and non-contentious trade marks, designs and copyright matters in the English and foreign courts, UKIPO, EUIPO and CJEU.
MARQUES Council Member
K & L Gates LLP
Arthur is a partner in the London office of K&L Gates LLP. His practice focuses on contentious and non-contentious trade mark, copyright, design, e-commerce, advertising and licensing matters. He advises on multi-jurisdictional IP transactions and disputes, and is experienced in managing IP portfolios. Arthur is dual-qualified in the UK and Australia and has acted for various of clients in the consumer, retail, food, technology, media, publishing, fashion, financial services, energy, sports and hotels and leisure sectors. He has particular expertise in the field of international sponsorship and licensing and advised the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games on the IP, sponsorship, advertising and consumer law aspects.
MARQUES Council Member
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
K & L Gates LLP
Simon Casinader is a senior associate in K&L Gates’ London office and had previously worked in the Melbourne office for over seven years. He is an IP lawyer with extensive experience in protecting and enforcing IP rights across multiple jurisdictions. His experience includes developing and enforcing brand protection strategies on matters for trade mark, copyright and design owners, and providing contentious and non-contentious advice in relation to all aspects of intellectual property law. Simon works closely with clients across all sectors including in the fashion, luxury goods, food and beverage, sports, entertainment, media, technology, publishing and financial services industries
John has a broad practice covering all aspects of intellectual property and related issues, with focus on trade marks and copyright and for clients in a variety of business sectors ranging from computer games to footwear, and home furnishings to food suppliers. He has advised in numerous disputes and has significant experience running multi-matter enforcement programs against misuse of trade marks and copyright works. John joined Redd Solicitors LLP in 2005 and is a Senior Associate
Augusto is an Intellectual Property Counsel at Amazon, based in Luxembourg. He has a double cursus: he studied Law in Brazil and qualified as a Brazilian Lawyer. He then studied law in France and earned a Master’s degree in IP at Panthéon-Assas University, in Paris, as well as his qualification as French and European trademark and design attorney. Before joining Amazon in 2019, Augusto worked for 8 years for a top-tier French IP private practice and then 3 years for Signify (Philips Lighting).
Tove is a Business Development Consultant. Her company offers BD services to IP law firms and consulting services to businesses. She was Chairman 2001-2006 and is a life member of MARQUES. She is a member of the International TM Team. She sat as observer on OHIM AdminBoard 2009-2013, acted as External Consultant to WIPO (Madrid) 2011-2014 and as Special Advisor to EUIPO Executive Director 2017-2020. Tove was Head of Corporate IP at Arla Foods 1987-2006 and Director TM at Zacco 2006-2010.
Robert Guthrie is a partner in Osborne Clarke's Intellectual Property group in London. Rob advises on all aspects of intellectual property protection, enforcement and dispute resolution. He has considerable experience of litigation in the UK across the range of intellectual property rights. Rob is a member Osborne Clarke's Digital Business, Retail and Life Sciences and Healthcare sector groups and works with clients in the media, fashion, betting and gaming and other industries.
MARQUES Immediate Past Chair
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Joachim graduated at Heidelberg University 1993, took the bar exam in Mannheim 1996, LL.M. at the University of Miami 1994 and PhD at the University of Mannheim 2004. Previously with NOVARTIS and BASF, Joachim joined SYNGENTA in 2000 where he currently is leading the Global Trademark Department. He works in Basel (CH) and lives in Germany.
Jessica Le Gros
Patricia is Chairman and Head of the Intellectual Property Department of DFMG Solicitors in Dublin, Ireland. She is a solicitor, registered Irish Trade Mark Agent and European Trade Mark and Design Attorney. She advises on all aspects of intellectual property, both contentious and non contentious. She also deals with all aspects of franchising, data protection and the competition aspects of intellectual property. In addition, she has extensive experience in dealing with issues affecting e-commerce and the internet, all aspects of technology agreements, all types of media contracts and the intellectual property aspects of employment.
MARQUES External Relations Officer
Buzzi, Notaro & Antonielli d’Oulx S.p.A
Alessandra is MARQUES External Relations Officer since February 2010. She has been practicing as Italian and European Trade Mark Attorney for twenty-six years. She works at Buzzi, Notaro & Antonielli d’Oulx based in Turin, Italy since 2001. Italian-native speaker, she is conversant with the English, French, and German languages. She counsels on all ranges of matters concerning trademarks, geographical indications, designs, copyright, domain names and social media, with a wide experience on advising and representing clients of all sizes in the frame of extrajudicial controversies, settlement transactions and ADR proceedings. After completing the formal national training course, in January 2022, Alessandra has qualified as Mediator of Civil and Commercial Disputes.
MARQUES Council Member
SB.Sc. (Comp. Sc.); Solicitor B.C.L; European Patent Attorney; European Trade Mark Attorney. Shane has practiced as a Solicitor since qualifying in 1982 and specialises in Intellectual Property. He has been a Partner in FRKelly since 1989.
In order to expedite implementation of the Trade Mark Harmonisation Directive, Shane drafted Trade Mark legislation which was introduced as a Private Members Bill and was a precursor to the Irish Trade Marks Act, 1996. Shane was Chairman of the Trade Marks and Designs Committee of the Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (APTMA) and in this role provided advice to APTMA members during the passage of both the Trade Mark and Design primary Legislation in Ireland.
Shane has degrees from both Trinity College (BSc Computer Science) and University College Dublin (BCL). He is a regular guest lecturer on computer law and intellectual property for both universities and is frequently invited to speak at international conferences, business seminars and workshops. Shane gives annual tutorials to students sittingthe Irish Trade Mark Attorney examinations and provides assistance to the Irish Patents Office in the reviewing of Trade Mark exam scripts.
He most recently co-authored the fourth edition of the leading Irish legal textbook on intellectual property, ?Intellectual Property Law in Ireland? (Clark, Smyth & Hall, 4th edition, Bloomsbury Professional, 2016).
Shane was also a member of The Scientific Committee advising the EU Commission regarding the registration of geographical indications of origin. He is a former President of AIPPI (Irish Group), a current Council Member of MARQUES (The Association of European Trade Mark Owners, a Committee Member of ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association) and is a member of the EPI Disciplinary Committee.
Shane has a specialist interest in licensing and assignment of intellectual property and is a leading authority on Design matters. While his client base has a local and international reach, he is closely involved in international intellectual property protection for indigenous Irish companies.
British American Tobacco
Emma joined the trade mark team at British American Tobacco (BAT) in 2015 and is responsible for advising on trade marks, designs and copyright for BAT’s Global Brands. Emma has always specialised in IP and previously worked in private practice in London and Hong Kong before spending 14 years at GlaxoSmithKline as Vice President Consumer Healthcare Trade Marks.
Gowling WLG (UK) LLP
Kate is a partner and Co-head of Global IP at Gowling WLG (UK) LLP. She specialises in brand and design right clearance, strategy and enforcement and acts for a number of household names. Kate is experienced in all aspects of litigation from pre-action applications to full trial and manages both domestic and international litigation on behalf of her clients. She is an active member of CITMA, INTA and Marques.