The Team will be in charge of providing information and business tools to protect and enforce IPR in China and to guide Chinese brand owners on any European IP issues they may have.
China is the factory of the world, and brand owners face unique challenges there, including IP infringement, domain name piracy and unprecedented growth in trade mark filings. Meanwhile, Chinese brand owners are rapidly expanding internationally. The China Team works with officials in both regions, and other international partners, to develop best practices, share information and support brand owners whether they are based in China or Europe.
Julia Hongbo Zhong
Lee and Li - Leaven IPR Agency Ltd
Julia worked at China Patent Agent (HK) Ltd. between 1995 and 2004 as trademark attorney and attorney at law. From 2004, as one of the founders of Lee and Li – Leaven IPR Agency Ltd., she is Vice President and Head of Trademark and Copyright Department. Julia has excellent experience in handling legal matters relating to trademark prosecution, litigation and enforcement, trademark strategy, copyright protection, software registration, domain name registration and dispute resolution. She has represented multinational companies for their IP protection in China.
Mirjam de Werd
Arnold & Siedsma
Karin has a Master's degree in Law from the University in Rotterdam. She attended several subjects in the field of Intellectual Property at the University of Amsterdam as well. After graduating, she attended the post-graduate program Law & Economics at the Universities of Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Gent (Belgium) and Oxford (UK). Since 1992 Karin has worked as a trademark attorney and assisted many national and international clients in obtaining and managing trademark portfolios.
Claus specialises in intellectual property, marketing and technology embracing legal issues concerning trademarks, designs, marketing and global IP strategy, international injunctions and seizure of evidence, IP oppositions, revocations, cancellations and filing strategies. He is co-founder of Bech-Bruun’s Chinese Desk and has advised Danish corporations on Chinese IP and enforcement for more than 10 years and he has been teaching IP in China. Furthermore, he advises and represents Chinese corporations in IP matters in the Nordic region. Claus is a seasoned litigator before the Danish and European courts He has lecturing experience within his fields of expertise, giving classes in International Trademarks Law, International Copyright Law, Marketing Law and Business Law at Aarhus University and Aarhus School of Business.
Peter is Coordinating Partner at Winkler Partners, the first law firm in Taiwan to be a partnership between Taiwanese and foreign attorneys, where he heads the IP practice. Peter’s client list includes roughly a third of the world’s top global brands, including several European luxury goods companies. Having spent 20 years living in Taiwan, Peter speaks fluent Mandarin and has previously been a member of the Marques Design and China Teams.
Thomsen Trampedach GmbH
Niklas Fridman is a Copenhagen-based business development and operations coordinator at Thomsen Trampedach. Before moving to Denmark in 2014, Niklas spent close to four years in Asia, two of them in China studying Mandarin Chinese. Niklas is responsible for the coordination of TTs brand protection efforts, hiring and on-boarding, business, product and service development. He also manage the China brand protection team, and together with his team they have over the years developed a complete online brand protection solution for brands facing abuse in China.
Luca holds a Law Degree from the University of Turin and a Master in International Management from the SDA Bocconi. He is IP Legal Counsel at Ferrero since 2015 where he is in charge -among other things- of the worldwide anticounterfeiting activities for the whole Ferrero Group’s brands. Prior to join Ferrero, he worked for 3 years at Ermenegildo Zegna with focus . He also spent almost one year in China working at IPR Desk of the Italian Embassy in Beijing.
Tingxi Huo, trademark attorney, graduated from Henan University with a bachelor degree of arts in 1989 and studied law at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) from 2004 through 2006. He joined China Patent Agent (Hong Kong) Ltd. in 1998 and passed the Trademark Attorney Bar the same year, joined Peksung IP as a partner in 2004, and joined Chofn IP as managing partner in 2010. He edited and translated the Classification of Similar Goods and Services for Registration of Marks in the People’s Republic of China, widely used by trademark professionals in and outside China from 2002 through 2012. He represented many international companies in trademark prosecution and enforcement cases in China
Kangxin Partners, P. C.
Aaron obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The University of Arizona in 2003, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2007. He received his LL.M. in International Business and Trade Law from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 2008. At Kangxin, Aaron currently advises the firm’s North American, European, Indian, and Australian clients on different aspects of Chinese Intellectual Property Law.
Hens J. Koning-Ghijsen
Heineken International B.V.
MARQUES Council Member
Co-Founder at IP-Portunity, a brain trust of IP experience from former IP Dep. Heads of world's leading companies. Our unique array of services is provided to in-house IP dep., law firms and consulting companies. He helps corporations achieve cost-effective and business aligned management of IP assets, law firms with training and support consulting companies with the IP aspects of their projects. He was group Head of Brand IP at Nestlé with worldwide responsibilities for trademarks, designs, copyright, internet/domain names/social media and counterfeits. Before that he was Director IP at Kraft Foods. He holds a Law Degree from the University of Berne, Switzerland and is a qualified attorney admitted to the bar.JP is also VP of the Supervisory Board of the Swiss IPO.
Alicia Martin Santos
PVH Europe B.V.
IP in-house counsel for Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein (PVH Corp) based in Amsterdam. Before that, I spent five years as IP counsel in Shanghai, China.
Qualified for practice in France (Paris Bar) and Spain (Madrid Bar) and official Trademark and Patent Agent (Spain). WTR 300 World Leading Trademark Professional
Ferrante Intellectual Property
FMTM Distribution Ltd
Gwen created the IP department of the Franck Muller group in January 2009 which is a Swiss manufacture dedicated to a very niche market of Luxury high complicated watches. Graduated in Business and European Law in UPMF (Grenoble, France) and specialized in Intellectual Law Magister Lvcentinus (Alicante, Spain). After various experiences in legal firms, INPI and OHIM, her practice includes management and enforcement of all international portfolios and negotiation of multi-jurisdictional IP transactions. She advises on all IP aspects globally. She has a practical knowledge of IP with a specific expertise on luxury brand protection.
Reinout van Malenstein
HFG Law Firm & IP Agency
Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd
Betty Wang has been working in Tencent Shenzhen Headquarter since 2009. She is in charge of International legal matter regarding with intellectual property issues for Tencent. She holds a Bachelor’s degree of Law and Master’s degree of Civil and Commercial Law. Prior to join Tencent, she worked as an International lawyer for about three years in a law firm in Shenzhen
Jadong IP Law Firm
Lian specializes in trademark, copyright, unfair-competition, domain name and litigation in IP Group of Beijing Office. he practiced for 11 years in CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office. He is strong in anti-counterfeiting and a frequent speaker on this subject in International conferences. He participated in revising the China Trademark Law and its implementing regulations. He is a Arbitrator of China Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center.
CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Offices
Kate Ling ZHAO is an experienced trademark attorney and a qualified attorney-at-law, with about 20-year experience in trademark prosecution and litigation. She has ever represented clients in quite a few landmark cases before Beijing IP Court, Beijing High Court and the Supreme People’s Court. Among the clients she represents, there are 500 fortune corporations, as well as medium and small size companies. She has successfully obtained well-known trademark recognition in trademark administrative and civil litigations for some famous international brands.
Unitalen Attorneys at Law
Lei joined UNITALEN in 2002 as a trademark attorney, attorney at law and director of the Law Department of UNITALEN, he have been active in trademark prosecution and IP enforcement and accumulated extensive practical experience. I He successfully dealt with large number of prosecution and litigation cases. He also counsel clients on IP strategy and IP infringement issues. I have been actively engaged in trademark theory and practice research and published many articles in influential IP magazines and newspapers, such as "World Trademark Review", “China Intellectual Property”, "China Industry & Commerce News" and China Invention & Patent. I am the co-author of many academic books published by UNITALEN
Rouse & Co. International
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group
Zhigang is a Senior Partner at Wanhuida Peksung where he has started practice since 2005. He is also attorney-at-law admitted to practice in China since 2007. His practice covers the judicial and administrative protection of IPRs in China, counseling on trademark, copyright, design and domain name registration and protection. Zhigang has taken a keen interest in researching and analysing the frontier IP matters like parallel import, fair use of trademark, trademark co-existence, infringement liability of online trading platform, super well-known trademark status as well as conflicts of rights and has managed to put his theoretical research into practice.
Yiyuan Office Building, Friendship Hotel, No.1 Zhongguancun St. South
Haidian District, Beijing, China
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