Advertising, marketing plan erosion, brand extension, comparative advertising, confusing/unfair/gray advertising, trade dress, sponsoring and ambush, IP creation, searches, co-branding, negative PR pursuit.
To address issues and provide useful information regarding pertinent issues arising in the area of advertising and marketing for MARQUES members from industry as well as private practice.
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Shelagh is a partner in the Toronto office of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP and a member of the Intellectual Property Group.
Her intellectual property practice focuses on all levels of trade-mark prosecution, including clearing, obtaining and protecting trade-mark rights; trade-mark oppositions and licensing. Her practice includes the management and enforcement of national and international portfolios, intellectual property enforcement including trade-mark and copyright disputes and advertising and marketing law.
Imogen is a partner in Hogan Lovells' Alicante office and specialises in European intellectual property law, including Community trade mark and design law. She leads coordination of prosecution and infringement matters for Mars, one of the world's largest confectionery and pet food companies, in more than 50 countries. Imogen has extensive practical experience in the enforcement of marks with a reputation in the European Union and in managing large portfolios.
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.
Lourenco de Sampaio
J E Dias Costa Lda
Lourenço’s practice includes trademark counseling, clearance, prosecution, licensing, enforcement, and litigation. He is a partner of the firm and Head of the trademark department, he has been working in the IP since 2003 and has more than 15 years of experience. He was graduated from Lusíada University, in Lisbon, in 2002.
Lenz & Staehelin
Lara is a counsel in the Zurich office of Lenz & Staehelin. She primarily represents clients in IP and unfair competition disputes before Swiss Courts and arbitral tribunals and also advises on advertising, licensing, distribution, R&D agreements, technology transfer issues, life sciences regulatory matters and entertainment law. She has vast experience in the life sciences and consumer good fields. She is also a non-permanent judge of the Swiss Federal Patent Court.
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Specsavers Optical Group Ltd
Antony is Intellectual Property Counsel at Specsavers, based in Guernsey. He is responsible for all aspects of the group's IP legal work. He is a qualified solicitor (England & Wales) in 2006, initially working for a large provincial UK law firm and specialising in IP and technology. He moved to Vodafone Group in 2009, where he was responsible for supporting the group’s global R&D function, before later becoming a member of the Global Brand Legal Team. He spent a period of time working in Dubai covering all aspects of IP in the Middle East and North Africa. He joined Specsavers in 2013.
Erazo Munoz & Co
Liza earned her J.D. at Universidad Externado de Colombia, she has a specialization degree in Commercial Law at Universidad de los Andes and Government contracts at Universidad Externado de Colombia. Liza also earned a master of laws (LLM) in IP at The George Washington University. She is a Professor at Universidad Católica de Colombia of Sports Law, and International Private Law. Liza has extensive experience in the private sector in the area of Intellectual Property, she has also worked in the public sector in the Superior Council of the Judiciary; and as a practitioner in the Colombia Patent and Trademark Office.
DP Law & Consultancy
Deniz graduated from Galatasaray University Faculty of Law in 2007 and started to work on IP, Consumer Protection, Product Liability, Advertising and Media Laws. She admitted to Istanbul Bar in 2008 and took her LL.M. degree on Business Law, in 2009. As being a Lawyer and Trademark Attorney, she is the Founder of DP Law & Consultancy and practices on each aspect of IP Law. She regularly writes articles and makes presentations at official and private bodies. She can English, French and German.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Catherine is a partner, chair of the Trademark & Brand Management Group and member of the Litigation Group at Frankfurt Kurnit in New York City
She is a recognized leader in the field of trademark law, who advises some of the world’s leading brands. She helps her clients build and protect their trademark rights throughout the world, through strategic portfolio development and combatting infringement. Her clients span a variety of industries, including entertainment, apparel, sports, e-sports, toys, finance, cosmetics, alcoholic beverages, and publishing.
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Mark is Senior Counsel – Trademarks, Global IP at Kraft Foods UK Holdings & Services (Member of the Mondelēz International family of companies) based in Bournville, England. Mark advises the Group Companies on all aspects of IP surrounding its confectionery brands, in particular trade marks, designs, copyright, licensing, advertising and promotions, and R&D work. Mark completed his legal professional examinations. He has also obtained the IP Diploma from Bristol Unvty.
Gilberto Martínez Maldonado
Gilberto partner of the firm and Head of the trademark and copyright departments, he has been working in the IP since 1997 and has more than 15 years of experience. He was graduated from the Law School of the Universidad Panamericana on the 2000 and afterward he performed postgraduate studies in the field of Intellectual Property in the same University.
He is in charge of the trademark prosecution area and the copyright department in the firm and I am is currently a member and a regular participant at seminars of AMPPI , INTA, MARQUES and Observer at APAA
Le Creuset Group AG
Julia Anne Matheson
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Julia is a trademark partner with Finnegan in its DC office. In practice for 20 years, Julia's practice includes trademark counseling, clearance, prosecution, licensing, enforcement, and litigation. She is a frequent speaker and author on trademark topics and has served as an adjunct professor of trademark law for the George Washington School of Law.
Zivko Mijatovic & Partners
Djura Mijatovic is a qualified Barrister at Law and European Trademark and Design Attorney. For the past 20 years he has specialized in protection and enforcement of Trademarks in Eastern and Central Europe as well as in the EU. In his role as managing partner of Zivko Mijatovic and Partners he oversees the work of the whole network of ZMP offices throughout Europe.
Education: Graduated LLB: University of Greenwich, London, Barrister at Law, Middle Temple, UK
End European Trademark and Design Attorney
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property including enforcement, litigation and prosecution in the countries of Eastern and Central Europe as well as in the EU
Simonne is an admitted Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. She obtained a BCom (Hons) (1998) and a LLB (2001), achieving honours in marketing management, which in turn motivated her interest in marketing, brands and trade mark law. Simonne is currently a Partner at Von Seidels Intellectual Property Attorneys in Cape Town, South Africa. She specialises in the filing and prosecution of local and foreign trade mark applications, trade mark infringement and litigation matters, as well as trade mark licensing. She also deals with general copyright queries, domain name and contractual IP issues.
Zino Davidoff SA
Britta is Intellectual Property Counsel of Zino Davidoff SA and based in Basel/Switzerland. She has graduated in law in Freiburg/Germany and is admitted to the German Bar. Britta has started to work in the field of IP rights in 2007 as an attorney of law in Germany. Before joining Zino Davidoff SA in December 2013 Britta has worked as an IP and Trademark Counsel at a Patent Law Office in Zurich/Switzerland. The main focus of Britta’s work covers all aspects of trademark protection and enforcement.
Estudio Chaloupka - Propiedad Industrial
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Attorney at Law, IP Counsel, Head of Legal Department and Patents Department at Estudio Chaloupka.
Lawyer admitted to bar in 1987, Catholic University of Argentina. Master on Industrial Property, University of Buenos Aires (1996). Post Graduate Course on Industrial Property, University of Palermo (1998). English Public Translator, Catholic University of Argentina (1981). Patent and Trademark Agent.
Languages: Spanish, English and Italian.
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.
Tsimikalis Kalonarou Law Firm
Stefanos is a partner with Tsimikalis Kalonarou in Athens, Greece. He is very active in the field of Intellectual Property where 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. He is a member of several international associations, active in MARQUES Brands & Marketing team and fluent in Greek, English and German
Gowlings International Inc
Yulia Yarnykh is a counsel in the Moscow office of Gowling WLG. Her practice focuses on intellectual property, corporate and commercial law matters. She advises Russian and foreign clients on a wide range of IP issues, including enforcement of intellectual property rights, unfair competition, regulatory and commercial IP.
Yulia has broad experience in advertising and marketing, media, e-commerce and data protection matters. She assists major international companies in conducting anti-piracy campaigns against counterfeiters and parallel importers, and in structuring their franchise and distribution networks in Russia. She is actively engaged in other IP transactional work.
Yulia is also dedicated to assisting others in need in the not-for-profit sector.