To address issues and provide beneficial information on Copyright Law. To monitor and influence developments in the Law and Practice of Copyrights and to increase understanding of Copyright protection strategies amongst members from industry as well as private practice.
Bird & Bird LLP
Franz specialises in all aspects of IP law and advises in particular in the areas of unfair competition, trade mark and copyright law. He also advises clients in the areas of sports and media law. In 2003, he completed his Master of Law degree at Fordham Law School in New York and he graduated in law at the University of Munich (First State Examination 1999) and the State of Bavaria (Second State Examination 2001) and was admitted to the Munich bar in 2004. Franz is a member of GRUR, admitted to the bar in Germany and the United States (State of New York) and is fluent in German and English.
Thomas Hvammen Nicholson
With over 17 years’ experience, Thomas is an award-winning IP specialist & litigator who enjoys supporting his clients with all prosecution, enforcement & litigation matters within IP law.
Thomas joined BRANDIT in 2022, opening their Norwegian office with fellow IP expert, Christoffer Vedal. Prior to this, Thomas gained extensive experience at both Protector IP & the Norwegian IPO.
As an avid bass player & music programmer, Thomas discovered his passion for IP through his love of music.
Sofie Beiter Arreskov
Plesner Law Firm
I am an Attorney-at-Law and Director at Plesner Law Firm in Denmark. I have worked with IP for 10 years in Plesner's IP department, primarily with soft IP and trademark law, copyright law, product imitation cases and unfair competition law. I provide advice to and litigate court cases for large Danish and foreign clients, including preliminary injunctions and preservation of evidence. I also have experience in trademark portfolio work and advice clients in relation to domain name issues.
I’m involved in assisting clients with their IP strategy and several M&A transactions where IP has been key part of the transaction. In relation hereto, I assist in drawing up IP agreement.
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
Società Italiana Brevetti
My intellectual property practice began in 2004. I have acquired experience in advising clients on trademarks and domain names as well as on copyrights, geographical indications and denominations of origin. I handle trademark disputes out of court and have lectured on trademark and IT law issues in academic, management and professional seminars at the Polytechnic University of Milan, the Italian Trade Agency, the CUOA business school, the Venice Design Week and the Higher School of Economics and Finance of the Italian Ministry of the Economy and Finance.
Member of the Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale (Italian Industrial Property Consultants Institute), INTA and MARQUES.
Italian and European Trademark Attorney, European Community Design Attorney.
Education - Five-year degree in Diplomatic and International Studies, Specialisation as International Economic Operator, University of Trieste; Master of Laws in IT Law, University of Padua; Masters in Intellectual property and international contract law, Italian Trade Agency and Higher School of Economics and Finance of the Italian Ministry of the Economy and Finance.
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.
Studio Legale Jacobacci & Associati
Nicoletta specialises in IP rights and has also gained experience in commercial and employment law. She assists national and foreign clients in IP litigation, and advises them on issues involving trademarks, licensing issues and brand enforcement, designs and patents and copyright, art and cultural assets. She is active in drafting and negotiating distribution, licensing and technology transfer agreements. Nicoletta graduated in law from the University of Urbino in 1996 and was admitted to the (Turin) Bar in 1999. Languages: Italian, English and French.
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein
Thomas represents clients in all aspects of IP law, with a special focus to sport, media and entertainment law. He advises German and foreign media companies on digital business models and all legal questions in connection with the development, production, evaluation and sale of audio-visual products, incl. regulatory requirements. In addition to clarifying the rights situation and defending the rights holder against third party violations, this includes the creation of contracts. This also applies to sport. He deals with sport formats in TV, on-line and print media and advises companies which use sport as an advertising and communication platform in all questions related to the marketing of media sports rights
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.
Trevisan & Cuonzo
Julia is a senior partner and jointly qualified as an English solicitor and Italian attorney. She has been practising with Trevisan & Cuonzo since 1993. Julia has worked with Anglo American companies and multi-national corporations for many years providing advice on all aspects of IP and in particular trademark protection and enforcement including litigation, anti-counterfeiting, unfair competition and customs monitoring in diverse industries. Julia’s practice area covers IP law, trademark protection and enforcement, copyright law and counterfeiting and piracy work.
SBGK Law Office
Enikő graduated from the Faculty of Law of Eötvös Lóránd University of Science. She received her LL.M. degree in European Business Law from the Pallas Consortium at the Catholic University of Nijmegen. She studied at Humboldt University in Berlin for Diplomas on Mediation and International Arbitration. Her special areas include legal representation of the fields of IP law, copyright and competition law with litigation. She is copyright expert registered by the Hungarian PTO and member of Body of Expert of Copyright
Melling, Voitishkin & Partners
Denis Khabarov is the head of the IP Tech practice group of Melling, Voitishkin and partners. Previously, Denis was with Baker McKenzie from 2001 to 2022 heading its IP Tech practice in Russia and CIS. Denis specializes in IP and dispute resolution with the focus on complex trademark, patent and copyright disputes. For many years Denis is consistently highly ranked and recommended as one of the leading practitioners in the area of Intellectual Property in Russia by Chambers, Legal 500, IAM Patent 1000 and World Trademark Review 1000.
Malamis & Associates Ltd
Alkisti-Irene is an attorney at law, member of the Athens and the Cyprus Bar Associations and is active in IP law since 1992. As a lawyer she represents clients in anti-counterfeiting actions and litigates on IP matters before the national courts and the General Court of the EU. She also prosecutes IP rights, including TMs, designs, patents, copyright and GIs before the local and European authorities, advises on local and worldwide IP strategy and protection and in respect of licensing, technology transfer agreements and IP-related contracts. She is the author of chapters on Greek law and practice in several international law guides on TMs, patents, copyright, art law, GIs and anti-counterfeiting.
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With more than 30 years of experience in IP, Slobodan has built a successful network of boutique, full-service IP firms throughout Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and has significantly contributed to the growth and development of the IP profession in the region.
Slobodan’s practice ranges through all areas of IP and currently concentrates on contentious and negotiating strategies, brand development and enforcement of IP rights. He has successfully represented both regional and multinational clients across all industries throughout his career.
Schönherr Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Having completed his legal studies in Vienna and earned an LL.M. degree in New York, he has been working at the law firm Schönherr Rechtsanwälte since 2000. Christian is admitted as an attorney-at-law and has experience in advising brand owners in portfolio management and enforcement strategies, in particular also with more complex issues, such as abstract color marks. In his practice, he takes care to make clients aware of copyright issues when establishing their brand elements such as logos.
I am a partner at the Danish lawfirm Poul Schmith and provide advice to foreign and domestic clients on the protection of their IPR in Denmark and the EU, including trademark portfolio management and prosecution as well as general IP litigation and enforcement. I also have extensive experience in advising in internet related matters, copyrights and matters related to digital business (i.e. marketing, consumer and privacy law). I am a foodie and I enjoy travelling with my husband and children.
Evert van Gelderen
Evert van Gelderen is an attorney-at-law specialising in intellectual property and commercial contracts. He is a founding partner of Clairfort Lawyers (offices in Amsterdam and Zeist, NL). He is a specialist in the fields of law governing trademarks, copyrights, and designs.
He assists Dutch and international businesses in various industries, such as the fashion, cosmetic, toy, automotive and household electronics sectors.
Guillaume is a Trademark and Design Attorney since 2001. He is based in Lyon (France).
He received his LLM degree in private and business Law from the University of Lille (France) and studied IP at the CEIPI from which he is graduated in trademarks, designs and patents.
At the beginning of its career, Guillaume was seconded in the luxury industry where he focused on three-dimensional trademark protection. In more recent years, he has developed his expertise in author’s rights and designs by assisting clients in the sector of high-end audio sound systems and in the biking sector, as well as by completing a diploma course in audiovisual and digital law at INA (French Institute for Audiovisual