Promote Design, monitor and influence design law development and represent brand owners interest at WIPO and OHIM
To monitor and influence legislative, judicial and other developments in the law and practice of registered and unregistered design rights and to increase understanding of design rights and protection strategies.
Boesling IP Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB
AAA Legal Services
Mikas Miniotas joined AAA Legal Services, Estonia as legal counsel in 2006 and in 2015 became a partner. After studying at Concordia International University Estonia, he obtained LL.M. in EU Law from University of Lund, Sweden. Mikas practices in all aspects of trademark and design law. He is particularly interested in Community Designs and has been working at OHIM’s designs department in 2005-2006.
Hoogenraad & Haak
Moïra is IP partner with Hoogenraad & Haak. Prior to joining Hoogenraad & Haak in 2014, Moïra worked at two other top tier IP boutique firms. Since her admittance to the Amsterdam bar in 2005, her practice is focused on all aspects of IP law, particularly litigating on patent, copyright, design, trademark law and unfair competition. She is fluent in Dutch, English and French. She is a Deputy Judge with the court of appeal of Den Bosch and a WIPO panellist for .nl domain name arbitrations.
Kim & Chang
Korea Republic (South)
Rainer is a partner at the IP law firm Eisenführ Speiser in Hamburg. He is a certified IP attorney and a regular lecturer at the Hamburg School of Business Administration and the American Bar Association. He is active in all fields relating to the protection of intellectual property, with a focus on litigation and arbitration. Rainer’s main fields of activity are trademark law and the law of marks and signs, IT law, Internet/multimedia law, outsourcing, patent law/know-how law, advertising law and competition law. He has special expertise in the field of licensing law, including anti-trust law. His activities in the patent law field mainly pertain to international litigation, especially in the USA and India.
Mishcon de Reya LLP
Sally is a partner at Mishcon de Reya LLP, London specialising in Intellectual Property. She advises on brand protection strategies incl clearance, monitoring and enforcement as well as trade mark and design filing. Sally advises clients across a wide variety of sectors. She is co-head of the firm's Retail group and leads the firm's patronage of the British Fashion Council as well as taking a central role in the firm's support of Walpole's Brands of Tomorrow programme. Sally was a brand manager for the multi-national brands Budweiser, Heinz, Vanish and Finish including new product development, advertising, promotion, PR, packaging and sponsorship.
Vidal-Quadras & Ramon, S.L.P.
Marta advises and litigates before Spanish courts on intellectual property, unfair competition and competition matters. She also advises clients before the Intellectual Property Offices and represents them in the different instances at national level and before the General Court of the EU. She is a member of the Barcelona Bar Association since 2011. In 2021, she joined the IP boutique Vidal-Quadras & Ramon.
Gowling WLG (UK) LLP
John Coldham is an experienced litigator of all types of intellectual property, with a particular focus on trade marks and designs. His priority is to help clients to maximise the return on their investment in their IP, through strengthening their portfolio and strategically enforcing it against infringers. John works with clients across a number of sectors, from tech start-ups to global manufacturers of fast-moving consumer goods. John has acted on a number of major IP cases in the UK in recent years spanning the spectrum of IP rights.
Güldeniz Dogan Alkan
Gün + Partners
Güldeniz graduated from Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law in 2005. She has been admitted to the bar in 2007 and obtained her LL.M. in 2011 in European Civil Law. She has been working for Gün + Partners since 2006 and has been promoted as Partner in 2017. She is specialized in trademarks, designs, unfair competition and copyrights. She is author/co-author of numerous articles. She is a board member of the Patent and Trademark Attorneys' Association of Turkey (PEM); member of Marques, PTMG and APRAM
Kristina Edén Johnsen
Kristina Edén Johnsen is an attorney-at-law and partner at Acapo AS. She works both as advisor and litigator, and has more than 25 years’ experience in IP, whereof 4 as an examiner with The Norwegian Industrial Property Office. Her practice includes trademarks, copyright, designs, patents, domain names, unfair competition law and counterfeit matters. She has been board member of The Norwegian Anti-Counterfeit Group and FICPI Norway, and member of the Anti-Counterfeiting and Parallel Trade Team.
Ferrero S P A
Massimo was born in Turin and currently acts as Senior IP Counsel at Ferrero. He graduated at the Faculty of Law in Turin, and during his career covered a number of different responsibilities, managing judicial and extra-judicial IP litigations in various jurisdictions (in Europe, North & Latin America, Asia) and large portfolios of trademarks and designs. He is member of other associations in the IP field and sits on the Board of INDICAM, the Italian association for the IP protection.
Registered French and European Trademark & Design Attorney at Cabinet Plasseraud, in Paris.
Enthusiast blogger (past contributor to Class 46 and publisher of www.pMdM.fr).
Hanna is a German Attorney-at-Law and Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property Law and has specialized in advising on trademark law, design law and unfair competition law for almost 15 years. She has gained many years of experience in leading, internationally oriented law firms and as an In-house IP Counsel in various international companies. She has particular experience in representing clients in IP disputes in court as well as in the development and enforcement of national and international trademark and design strategies and has authored numerous publications on IP law.
Bas Kist is partner of Chiever trademarks attorneys in Amsterdam., the Netherlands. Bas is co-founder of Shield Mark (1994). In 2010 he left Shield Mark and started Chiever. Bas regularly publishes articles on trade marks in Dutch newspapers and on the Chiever blog.. He has written several books about trademark law. Since 2018 Bas represents Marques as panellist in the EUIPO Stakeholder Quality Assurance Panels (SQAP).
Eva Maierski is an IP lawyer at Lubberger Lehment, Berlin. She represents and advises national and international clients in trademark and design law, as well as copyright and unfair competition law, both out-of-court as well es before court within main and preliminary injunction proceedings. One of her She focuses focus is the on strategic advice in the protection and defence of product designs. Ms Eva Maierski regularly publishes on community design law. She also lectures on design law and trademark law at the International School of Management and the University of Applied Arts, Berlin.
Meissner Bolte Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
Oliver Nilgen is a certified IP specialist and part of the Litigation Department of Meissner Bolte. Oliver obtained his degree in Law from the University of Bremen with special emphasis on Intellectual Property Law. He served his legal clerkship with the Regional High Court of Düsseldorf. He gained experience through legal internships as assistant of one of the members of the First Board of Appeal of OHIM. His practice focuses mainly on trademark and design law, copyright as well as unfair competition matters. His work in developing and managing intellectual property portfolios is accompanied by the enforcement and defence of IP rights, in particular infringement proceedings and border seizures.
Peter Gustav Olson is a partner in the Copenhagen office of MAQS Law Firm. Originally from the U.S., Peter has been living in Denmark for over 20 years. He has a Danish law degree as well as a U.S. law degree. Peter has been actively protecting IP rights on the internet since 1995 and has many internet-based clients. He follows closely developments in the protection of icons and other graphic user interfaces as designs.
Vondst Advocaten N.V.
Herwin Roerdink is attorney at law at Vondst. Herwin advises and litigates on the protection, exploitation and assertion on trademark rights, design rights, copyrights, trade name rights, and domain name rights. Additionally, he has a strong focus on (online) marketing, advertising, promotional games of chance, privacy and e-commerce. He represents a range of clients in various sectors, including FMCG, media and entertainment, fashion, automotive and charity.
Studio Torta S.p.A.
I am employed in the trademark department of the Head Office of Studio Torta in Turin since 2003. In 1999, I graduated in Law at the University of Turin and my first working experience took place in a Law Firm specialized in industrial property. Then after an internship at the legal office of a Company, I begun to practice as an industrial property consultant for trademarks matters. I mainly deal with Italian and community trade mark procedures, trade mark infringement proceedings, and the valuation and managing of trade mark portfolios.
I am registered Italian Trademark attorney and Community Trademark and Design attorney and I am a member of trade mark associations such as MARQUES and INTA.
Atlas Copco Airpower N.V.
Emmelie specialises in intellectual property law, primarily focusing on trademark and design law, nationally as well as internationally. She has extensive experience in assisting both Danish and non-Danish clients, in various industries, in connection with protection and enforcement of their trademark and design rights, including the drafting of IP strategies and administrative enforcement in the form of opposition and cancellation proceedings. Emmelie has been employed in Bech-Bruun Law Firm in Denmark since 2015.
AWA Sweden AB
Sara joined AWA in May 2021. She has a Masters of Law from the University of Lund (2009) and a Masters in European Intellectual Property rights from the University of Stockholm (2012). Sara has experience from both in-house as well private practise. She advises clients across a broad range of legal issues relating to protection, infringement and commericalisation of intellectual property rights. She is also a frequent and appreciated lecturer within her areas of expertise.
K & L Gates LLP
I am a dual-qualified Solicitor and Avvocato, practicing intellectual property law since 2012. I practiced law in Italy, UK, US, and Denmark. I am currently based in London and I assist international companies with IP prosecution, contractual and litigation matters both in the UK and EU, including trade mark, design, copyright and domain name matters.
Theo-Willem van Leeuwen
Theo-Willem works as a trademarks and design attorney and is owner of trademark agency Abcor (and past president of the Benelux Association for trademark and design rights). Due to his background (marketing manager and previous work in the advertising area since 1985) he handles a variety of IP related issues, with a focus on trademarks (clearance and prosecution), enforcements and (online) branding. He's co-writer of several IE books and teaches at the BBMM for certified trademark attorneys.
Daphne is a partner at Fencer and co-heads the IP Portfolio Management & Prosecution department. She focuses on optimizing brand protection and advises national and international clients on worldwide filing strategies for their trademark and design portfolios. Daphne is also involved in screening and monitoring activities as well as in enforcement matters and the drafting of contracts. She was admitted to the Brussels bar in 2005 and started her career as an attorney-at-law with top tier law firms, subsequent to which she perfected her commercial law skills as in-house counsel for a large FMCG company. Daphne is fluent in Dutch, French and English. She is a member of APRAM and is the current Vice President of the BMM Program Committee.
SONN Patentanwälte OG
Elisabeth joined SONN Patentanwälte OG in 1996 where she is heading the Trademarks/Legal Department.
Elisabeth specializes in intellectual property matters, in particular trademarks, designs and domain names as well as assignments and license recordals. She studied linguistics, journalism and business management. As well as being a member of the MARQUES Designs Team, she is also on the INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee.