FAMOUS AND WELL KNOWN MARKS TEAM
Achievement of status, methods of evidence (before offices and courts), protection without confusion, dilution, free riding, use-requirement for infringement, keyword advertising, notorious marks and Paris Convention.
To examine and promote the protection of famous and well known brands across various jurisdictions and under various treaties. To advocate for the enhanced protection of famous and well known brands as an acknowledgement of their complexity and value as well as in response to their particular vulnerability.
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
Lydia counsels and advises clients on international trademark, industrial design, copyright, and unfair competition issues. She develops strategies for acquiring, enforcing and assigning IP rights with an emphasis on foreign laws and international treaties, and litigates international conflicts. She advises clients on IP transactional issues of IP portfolio audits and due diligence. She conducts global trademark clearance projects, and advises on domain name protection for ccTLDs and gTLDS.
Michael studied at the universities of Zurich (lic.iur. and Dr.iur.), Alicante (Erasmus) and Singapore (LL.M.). In 2001, he was admitted to the bar regarding all courts of Switzerland. From 2001 to 2015 he worked with top-ranked Swiss law firms and a US law firm in Singapore. In March 2015 he founded the IP boutique TIMES Attorneys. Michael's focus is on trademarks and unfair competition issues, incl. litigation and arbitration in these fields.
Shearn Delamore & Co
Karen Abraham heads the IP department of Shearn Delamore & Co. Her practice covers all areas on Intellectual Property, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Data Protection and Competition Law. Her main area of practice has been IP litigation and enforcement, strategic advisory on IP assets and brand expansion. She has also designed and crafted anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting programmes for leading companies in the global market. Karen has sat on INTA’s Board of Directors and on AIPPI’s Bureau as Assistant Secretary General.
PVH Europe B.V.
IP in-house counsel for Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein (PVH) based in Amsterdam. Before my current role, I worked for 8 years at Danone Baby and Medical Nutrition. Registered Benelux and Europen Trademark Attorney.
Berton Moreno & Ojam
Mercedes is partner at Berton Moreno + Ojam in Buenos Aires. She's part of the Patent & Tm. Prosecution Department focused on administrative procedures and matters related to industrial property, such as patent and trademark prosecution, trademark clearance, brand development, portfolio management and domain name matters. She holds a bachelor's degree in Operational Research at Universidad Catolica Arg. and a Patent and Trademark Agent's degree at INPI (Argentina)
Olivares y Compañia S.C.
Alonso Camargo joined OLIVARES in 1995, becoming a partner in 2008.
He obtained his JD degree from Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) in
1998 and later received his Masters in Intellectual Property Law and
Information Society Law from Universidad de Alicante (Magister
Lvcentinvs) in Spain. Alonso is an experienced Intellectual Property attorney
and has dedicated much of his career to this specialty, with a particular
focus on trademark law, both in prosecution and litigation.
MARQUES Council Member
Giordano Cardini studied law in various countries (France, the UK, the Netherlands) and graduated from the Siena University (Italy) in 1996.
After gaining experience in a law firm Giordano joined Ferrero in 1997. Until 2008 he worked in Arlon (Belgium) as the IP Manager for newly created Ferrero Brands.
In 2008 moved to Alba (Italy) to take on the position of the Intellectual Property Manager for all Ferrero Brands in Europe and the C.I.S. countries.
In 2015 moved to Luxembourg to take on the position of the Intellectual Property Areas Manager.
Giordano represents Ferrero in various associations and committees, among those AIPPI, AIM Anti-counterfeiting Committee, ECTA, MARQUES and LES.
Gusmão & Labrunie
Laetitia joined the firm in 1996 and is a Senior Partner today. Laetitia is head of the Consultancy and Contracts team, rendering IP advice and transactional services, including negotiation and closure of IP partnerships.
Laetitia graduated in Law at Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and has a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Compartive Law from Université Libre de Bruxellas – Belgium (ULB). Laetitia is a member of the INTA Data Protection Committee as well as of the MARQUES’ Famous and Well Know Marks Team. She is also the Academic Director and member of the Board of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property Agents, member of the Brazilian Bar and of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association.
Juan Carlos Durand Grahammer
Juan Carlos is senior partner and head of the IP Division at Durand Abogados. He is specialized in trademark, copyright and unfair competition law. He represents clients in complex litigations and management of IP rights. Juan Carlos is a ranked lawyer at CHAMBERS and Managing Intellectual Property among other publications. He participates actively in several International Law Associations and publishes regularly on IP matters.
I have been a member of Marques since the start of my career. I am pleased to serve on the Well-Known and Famous Mark Team. I specialise in contentious and non-contentious matters in Singapore. I particularly enjoy prosecuting clever trade marks. Nothing is impossible and its worth fighting the good fight for your trade mark. Latest projects include joining the Pro Tem Committee for the Institute of Singapore Trade Mark Agents (ISTMA) and preparing to moderate at INTA 2020 Annual Meeting.
Ariane is a partner in the Munich IP firm KROHER & STROBEL. She is an attorney at law with the bar approved specialisation as an IP attorney and is in charge of the administration, prosecution and enforcement of a number of significant trademark portfolios for domestic and international clients. Ariane practices in all aspects of trademark, design and unfair competition law and her particular focus lies on strategic counselling in the course of trademark development and name finding processes.
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Robert is partner in Baker & Hostetler LLP. He handles a range of matters, incl.brand strategy, trademark searching, prosecution of trademark applications, proceedings in court and U.S. PTO, licensing and assignments, anti-counterfeiting, trademark valuations, due diligence in trademark acquisitions, foreign trademark registration programs, domain name matters and disputes. He works with hedge funds, analyzing patents in which they have invested. He is involved in advertising issues, copyrights, trade secrets, technology acquisition, licensing and patents
Troller Hitz Troller
"Ursula is a partner of the IP-Boutique Troller Hitz Troller since 2003 and has been practicing IP Law for more than 15 years. She has been a judge on the Federal Board of Appeals for Intellectual Property in Switzerland for several years.
Ursula advises and represents clients on all aspects of intellectual property and unfair competition (forensic and non-forensic work)."
Carsten studied law in Jena and Birmingham and worked in Jena as assistant at the Gerd Bucerius Chair for Civil Law with German and International Industrial Property Protection. After the second state examination in Nuremberg, he has been working at Siemens since 2010 in the department Corporate Name and Trademark Law. He advises the business units within Siemens AG as well as subsidiary companies worldwide in IP matters, especially in regard of trademark and design law as well as domain law (from legal check of new names to the development of registration strategies and the enforcement of the rights).
Kulikowska & Kulikowski
Pawel is a trademark and patent attorney and an attorney at law. He is graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw and completed postgraduate industrial property law studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Pawel is been an associate of Kulikowska &Kulikowski since 2000, and since 2009 a senior associate.
He specializes in civil and criminal litigations in the fields of intellectual property and unfair competition before the Polish Patent Office, OHIM as well as common and administrative courts.
Wanhuida Intellectual Property
Lei Yongjian is a Partner at Wanhuida Peksung and an attorney-at-law admitted to practice in China. Mr. Lei has embarked on his career as an IP practitioner since his graduation from the Law School of Peking University in 2008. Mr. Lei excels in providing comprehensive services to the clients with regard to the cases concerning bad-faith preemptive trademark filings, well-known trademark recognition, trademark purchase, licensing, geographic indications, domain name, and copyright.
Lubberger • Lehment
Andreas started his professional career as assistant lecturer for public law at the University of Frankfurt before becoming a lawyer. He concentrated on IP and build an IP team in the Frankfurt office of the IP-reputed Oppenhoff firm which later merged with Linklaters. In 2004, Andreas founded Lubberger Lehment in Berlin as a boutique for Unfair Competition and Trademark Law. Andreas has a particular focus on luxury brands; mostly in the cosmetics industry. He is a member of GRUR, MARQUES and INTA.
Paul Maeyaert is a founding partner at Fencer, an IP boutique law firm specializing in intellectual property, media & advertising, distribution as well as related practice areas. Paul’s intellectual property expertise has a particular focus on trademark, patent and copyright litigation, anti-counterfeiting, and parallel trade matters.
Remfry & Sagar
With a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and LL.B, Samta is a seasoned IP attorney during the course of which she has acted for leading domestic and multinational companies in the protection and enforcement of IP rights. A large part of her practice focuses on trademark laws and portfolio management abilities in this domain. Her expertise is to handling international registrations under the Madrid system, protecting non-traditional trademarks, well-known marks and he transfer and licensing of rights. She also leads the industrial designs practice at the Firm With her wide ranging expertise, she also works with the Trade Marks Office in shaping issues of policy and procedure.
Carolina Montero Peralta
Carolina obtained her law degree in 1997 at the Complutense University of Madrid. She holds a Master degree in Community Law by the Alcala de Henares University and she is member of the Bar Association of Madrid. Carolina joined Abril Abogados in 2.006 after having worked in two important Spanish Intellectual Property Law firms gaining a detailed experience advising in Community and Spanish Trademark prosecution. She handles foreign client portfolios providing analysis and counsel on all IP matters and related issues.
Red Bull GmbH
Ulrike joined Red Bull in Austria in 2002. She is the Global IP Prosecution Manager and as such dealing with common TM prosecution cases as well as with clearance requests for new products, advertisements or events.
Moroglu Arseven Attorney Partnership
Isik is a partner at Moroğlu Arseven and oversees the Intellectual Property section. She graduated from Istanbul University’s School of Law in 1993 and has been serving as a trademark and patent attorney since 1998. She obtained her LL.M degree in Intellectual Property at Franklin Pierce Law Center, NH, USA, in 2001. She publishes articles in international magazines, such as a report for the World Intellectual Property Review. Isik is a member of many international IP organizations.
Noemi is a partner at Spheriens. She regularly manages IP disputes at both Italian and EU level and has also experience in advising clients in IP related transactions, licensing and distribution agreements. She is the author of contributions published in leading legal reviews and is an active lecturer for both academic and professional organizations. She holds a LL.M. from UC Berkeley and a law degree from Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan. Noemi is qualified in Italy and New York.
Cabinet Pavlovic in Eastern Europe
Gordana is a senior partner in Cabinet Pavlovic, a boutique IP firm specialized in patents and trademarks in Eastern Europe. She shares her time between Brussels and Belgrade. She manages trademark portfolios of a number of Fortune 500 companies as well as SMCs with activities in various sectors. She also assists her clients in complex national and regional enforcement in East European countries, including customs enforcement. Besides Marques, Gordana is an active member of INTA, AIPPI (Serbian Group), FICPI and PTMG. She is admitted to the Belgrade Bar and Brussels Bar (as a foreign attorney).
Pflüger Rechtsforschung GmbH
Almut is a lawyer and a generally sworn, court-certified expert in the field of (empirical) legal research. She is the managing director of her independent institute for empirical legal research (“Pflüger Rechtsforschung”), which she founded in 2012. Before, she has been the division manager for “legal research” with one of the world’s largest market and opinion research institutes, TNS Infratest, now Kantar TNS. Her company focuses on surveys for legal evidence on behalf of courts, companies, law firms and federal ministries, mostly related to trademark, unfair competition, copyright and cartel law. Her extensive experience in this field dates back to 1986 and includes numerous publications and lectures on different topics in this area.”
Brauneis Klauser Praendl Rechtsanwaelte GmbH
Martin heads the IP department of the Austrian law firm Brauneis Klauser Prändl Rechtsanwälte GmbH (bkp) and specializes in IP and unfair competition law. He acts as a transactional and litigation lawyer in a wide range of IP matters for well-known IP owners. His main field of practice is trademark law, in particular product piracy and parallel trade. Martin is also experienced in proceedings before OHIM and the CJEU. In the area of unfair competition law, Martin’s work covers misleading, comparative and discrediting advertising, unfair poaching of customers, matters involving deception of product origin and unfair imitation of products
Sandrine holds a Law degree from the University of Lausanne and joined Nestlé headquarter in Vevey in 1990. She is Senior Legal Counsel IP for Nestlé confectionery brands worldwide. She advises the marketing teams and the research technology centers on a wide range on IP matters including trademarks, designs, copyrights and licenses. She is also specialized in IP litigious work. Sandrine is the Head of the Team Food, which incorporates Nestlé’s trademarks and designs portfolios for confectionery, ice creams, culinary & frozen food and Nestlé Professional.
MSA IP - Milojevic, Sekulic & Associates
Vuk is an attorney at law and a partner in the Serbian law firm MSA IP – Milojevic, Sekulic and Associates. Vuk’s practice in IP law started in 2007, following almost eight years of working as a criminal defense lawyer. Vuk has represented a vast number of clients in all aspects of trademark protection, management and enforcement in the region of Southeast Europe. He has participated in and supervised legal actions against counterfeits, pirated goods and other IP infringements. Vuk is an experienced litigator who has been directly involved in a number of high-profile trademark disputes in the region that have led to landmark decisions on important issues, such as parallel imports and the protection and infringement of famous trademarks.
Frédéric assists and represents a broad range of clients, from entrepreneurs to listed companies, in all intellectual property fields, including unfair competition, both contentious and non-contentious, and devotes a substantial part of his time to high-stakes - often cross-border - disputes. Always working alongside his clients, he also provides strategic advice on matters impacting their personal and business life.
Having worked for 15 years in a major Swiss law firm and as in-house Counsel of a major player in the luxury goods industry, he has in-depth knowledge of the legal and business needs of his clients and is recognised to be a “sophisticated litigator” who “never loses sight of his clients' interests” and “thinks outside the box in challenging disputes”.
Frédéric is co-chair of the IP Committee of the International Pacific Bar Association (IPBA). He teaches intellectual property at the SAE Institute in Geneva, a global leader in creative media education.
Michael is a partner with Baker McKenzie since 1997. Admitted to the Bar in Switzerland and Germany. With Max Planck Institute 85-88. Michael's practice focus is Swiss and EU IP litigation, transactional IP, developing IP strategies. Michael is the head of Baker McKenzie's Swiss IP practice and teaches IP at University of Sankt Gallen.
Marlou van de Braak
Heineken International B.V.
Marlou van de Braak is the Global IP Director of Heineken International. Previously she was the managing director of Novagraaf Netherlands, an international trademark/patent/design agency. She was also the Head Legal of the Dutch Media Authority. For 17 years Marlou has been an IP attorney-at-law at Hoyng Rokh Monegier and at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. She has extensive experience in IP strategy, IP litigation, IP prosecution, IP licensing and M&A.
Stefan is partner at Gleiss Lutz in Stuttgart and has a long standing experience in intellectual property law. His practice focuses predominantly on trademarks and ranges from strategic advice regarding brand creation and selection to comprehensive support during the prosecution stage as well as representation in trademark conflicts. Stefan also advises in the areas of unfair competition, copyright and media law.
Bryn Aarflot AS
Anne got her law degree (Cand. Jur.) from Oslo University in 1989, specializing in copyrights and intellectual property law. She was admitted to the Norwegian Bar in 1996 and has worked as an in-house lawyer and have practiced as an attorney in IP consultancy and law firms. She has experience from the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, where she headed up their trademark/ design department”.