INTELLECTUAL ASSET MANAGEMENT TEAM
Raising the profile and awareness of brands as valuable business assets and to provide guidelines for best practice in the creation, management and commercialisation of those assets.
To help MARQUES members to raise the profile and awareness of brands as valuable business assets within organisations (not just legal assets), to articulate this message to the wider community, and to provide guidelines for best practice in the creation, management and commercialisation of those assets.
Clyde & Co LLP
United Arab Emirates
Mark is a Partner at Clyde & Co. based in Dubai, UAE. He is a qualified UK and European Trade Mark Attorney and advises on all aspects of brand protection and enforcement including trade mark filing strategy, trade mark selection and prosecution, validity and infringement and oppositions in the UAE and GCC. Mark works with companies of all sizes helping to develop brand protection strategies to complement their businesses.
Studio Legale Jacobacci & Associati
Lauren is Of Counsel at Jacobacci & Associati in Turin, Italy. She is an American lawyer (member of the California and Nevada Bar associations) and a Solicitor of England and Wales. Lauren works extensively with trademarks, patents, designs and know-how and her practice focuses on international contractual agreements, including IP-sharing, franchising, licensing and distribution. She also advises Italian, US and UK clients in patent and trademark litigation in the US and Italy, and works closely with them to design and implement cross-border IP protection and enforcement strategies.
Alyafi IP Group
Bahia Alyafi is responsible for IP advisory services at Alyafi IP Group based in the Arab (ME) countries. She has extensive experience in IP consulting including brand strategy, strategic portfolio development, commercialization, alignment of IP objectives across organizations, handling local & international prosecution, maintenance & enforcement of IP rights. Her work focuses on bridging the gaps between the business, marketing, finance & legal teams internally & externally.
Bridge Intellectual Property Services PLLC
Jennifer provides legal and business guidance on a wide range of intellectual property matters with particular emphasis on the protection, enforcement and management of brands and copyrights in the US and internationally. Jennifer works with the client to learn the client’s business to be able to provide solutions tailored to the business needs and goals in the most time and cost efficient matter. She likes to think outside the box for solutions. Before founding Bridge IP, Jennifer practiced trademark and copyright law for ten years as a partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP and also worked in-house for four years as Trademark Counsel-Contractor for H-D Michigan, Inc. (Harley-Davidson).
MARQUES Council Member
Virgin Enterprises Limited
Cantor Colburn LLP
Michelle is Partner and Vice Chair of the Trademark & Copyright Department at Cantor Colburn LLP where she concentrates her practice on counseling, protecting and enforcing trademark, trade dress, copyright, and related intellectual property rights, as well as counseling clients in unfair competition, licensing, Internet, advertising, and promotions law.
Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Sergio joined Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal in 1983, has been a partner since 1995 and is part of the Executive Committee. He specializes in industrial property law, advising national and international companies principally on trademark strategy and portfolios, internet law and other intellectual property laws. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with a degree in law in 1987, and obtained a Master in Law at the University of Illinois in 1990. He has often been a speaker on industrial property law and teaches Trademarks and IP Valuation as visiting professor at the Universidad de San Andres.
King & Spalding LLP
Richard is a partner at King & Spalding and works in the firm’s Austin, Texas office. His practice focuses on both consultation and litigation, domain name registration and internet enforcement, licensing, anti-counterfeiting programs and trademark prosecution practice. Richard is a member of the International Trademark Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Licensing Executives Society, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the State Bar of Texas. His notable highlights include global portfolio management encompassing brand enforcement and protection of trademarks for a major international retailer.
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.
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Robert is a partner with Gowlings in Canada. He has over 25 years experience in all areas of Canadian trade mark practice, incl. prosecution, licensing, oppositions and litigation. Robert is a lecturer at the Advanced Practical Trademarks Course offered by the McGill Centre for Continuing Education and the IP Institute of Canada. He served on the Law Society of Upper Canada's Committee for the Certification of Specialists in IP and is certified as a specialist in Trade Marks. Robert served on the Gowlings National Executive Committee for 10 years.
Sasha Mandakovic Falconi
Falconi Puig Abogados
Sasha concentrates his practice on Intellectual Property, litigation and arbitration. He regularly counsels clients in the beverage, food, consumer products, retailing, apparel, services, software, pharmaceutical and other industries, on transactional and contentious matters. In addition to the above, he is an invited professor at two different LL.M. programs, one in Arbitration and another one in Intellectual Property. Furthermore, he is frequently invited as a speaker to seminars dealing with these areas of law. Sasha is admitted to the practice of law in Ecuador and New York
Allen & Overy LLP
Jens has been focusing on IP ever since he qualified in 2001, with a strong emphasis on transactional IP and licensing next to protecting and enforcing IP rights. Jens regularly helps his clients to efficiently manage and monetize their IP assets ranging from copyrights through corporate names and domains via inventions, technology and trade secrets to registered and unregistered traditional and non-traditional trademarks and designs. He is the experienced trusted advisor for a number of clients from different sectors.
Eleni is a Senior Associate at Keltie LLP in London. She obtained an LLB from the University of Kent and an LLM in IP law from Queen Mary University of London. Eleni was called to the Bars of England and Wales and the Bahamas and is a qualified UK and EU Trade Mark Attorney. She deals primarily with trade marks but also has experience in copyright, company name and design matters. she advises on brand protection and enforcement including registrability, clearance searching, filing and prosecution of trade mark applications, infringement, passing off and the validity of trade marks. She also deals with matters before the UK IPO and EUIPO including filing and defending opposition, invalidation and revocation actions. She is also a regular contributor to the CITMA Review.
Natalia Moya Fernandez
Natalia holds a Masters degree in European Law from the Carlos III University, in Madrid, and a Masters
degree in Law from the Sorbonne University, in Paris. And joined FIDAL in 2010, as a Senior Manager.
She is specialised in the protection and enhancement of intellectual property rights, portfolio management, trademarks, designs and models, copyrights as well as contractual matters and litigation practice (counterfeiting, parasitism and unfair competition). Languages Spanish (native language) English (fluent) French (fluent) Italian (good notions
Ana is an experienced IP attorney who advises clients on all aspects of IP law. Her practice focuses on trademark clearance and enforcement, counseling on trademark protection, drafting assignments and licenses and handling contentious trademark proceedings before the courts in Serbia. Ana graduated from the University of Belgrade in 2001 with an LLB, and passed the bar exam in 2005. In 2007 she became a registered Trademark and Patent Agent in Serbia, and in 2011 a European Patent Attorney. Ana has been a consulting editor for INTA’s publication “Trade Dress: International Practice and Procedures” since 2009
MARQUES Council Member
DSM Intellectual Property
Ralph Thomas graduated in Law in 1995 and is a Registered Benelux and European Trademark Attorney. He is currently employed at DSM, a company that creates innovative products and services in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences that contribute to the quality of life. He joined the MARQUES Intellectual Asset Management Team in 2004.
Ali is co-founder, Partner & Director at LegalBase, a firm with a speciality in online brand protection. He advises on all aspects of online brand protection and enforcement including domain names, social media and e-commerce (and he has extensive experience handling domain name arbitrations across a wide range of dispute resolution providers), as well as IP in connection with all types of corporate transactions and commercial agreements. Ali previously worked in-house in Dubai and for law firm Hogan Lovells in London and Brussels. He is admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales
MARQUES Council Member
Dieuwerke van der Schalk
Jacobs Douwe Egberts
Dieuwerke (Dee) worked at the Global Brand Protection Department of Sara Lee/DE N.V. in Utrecht from 2000. In July 2012 the Coffee & Tea Division of Sara Lee split off and became the companyD.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753, in July 2015 the company merged with the coffee division of Mondelez and became JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS. She is working for the department responsible for the protection of all trademarks, designs and domain names of the new company. Dee joined the MARQUES Council in 2003 and is a member of the Intellectual Asset Management Team