Change frequently alters how we perceive, use and protect trademarks, and even what qualifies as a trademark. This team evaluates social and cultural trends and emerging issues affecting registered signs, brands and related intellectual property rights - mindful that we can often add insight when we explore the intersection between trademark law and other fields and disciplines.
Change frequently alters how we perceive, use and protect trademarks, and even what qualifies as a trademark. This team evaluates social and cultural trends and emerging issues affecting registered signs, brands and related intellectual property rights – mindful that we can often add insight when we explore the intersection between trademark law and other fields and disciplines.
Gowling WLG (UK) LLP
Kate is a partner and Head of the Brands & Designs team at Gowling WLG (UK) LLP. She specialises in brand and design right clearance and enforcement and acts for a number of household names. Kate is experienced in all aspects of litigation from pre-action applications to full trial and manages both domestic and international litigation on behalf of her clients. She is an active member of ITMA, INTA and Marques.
Laetitia holds a Business Law degree from Paris-X University, obtained an LL.M. in IP in the US and became a member of the New York bar in 2010 and since 2011 is admitted to the Paris bar. Having gained experience at OHIM in the Boards of Appeal and Trademark department, she is an associate at Baker & McKenzie involved in international IP practice in French, English, Spanish and Italian. She contributes regularly on the Marques Class 46 blog about the latest Community trade mark cases before the General Court.
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
Benjamin Choi is a partner of Mayer Brown JSM (Hong Kong). With more than 18 years of experience in IP practice, Benjamin specialises in international trade mark prosecution, portfolio management and IP assets protection and acquisition with focus in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific regions. He is experienced in conducting IP due diligence and giving advice and solution to IP disputes and other commercial transactions with core IP elements in Hong Kong and China. Benjamin is an active member of INTA, APAA and Marques and will serve as President of the Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioners from 2017 to 2019.
Clyde & Co LLP
United Arab Emirates
Rob has been in the Middle East since 2003, and heads up the intellectual property team at Clyde & Co. He provides clients with advice and support on IP issues across the Middle East region, with a focus on trade mark and copyright matters. Rob represents a mixture of local and international clients in a range of industries including consumer products, luxury goods, hotel, travel and media. Rob studied at Cambridge University, and qualified as a solicitor in England in 1994 and in Hong Kong in 1995.
Winter, Brandl, Fürniss, Hübner & Partners
Dydra is a German certified intellectual property law attorney with a PhD and has been admitted to the German bar on 1995. She advises in the areas of trademark, company name, domain name, design and unfair competition law. She represents clients in a wide range of industries (including textile, surveillance technology, cosmetics, medical technology, software, automotive, fashion) in litigation matters in the afore-said fields and manages large trademark portfolios world-wide. She is a member of INTA, ECTA and MARQUES
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
David is an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation team at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. After qualifying in 2007, David has developed wide ranging experience with regard to the creation, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights, in particular in relation to trade marks, patents, and design rights. He has also advised on matters concerning copyright, moral rights, compliance with advertising codes, data protection and breach of confidence. He has worked with clients in a variety of business sectors including healthcare, food and drink retail, fashion, engineering, packaging, communications and financial services
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.
Davies Collison Cave
Marion is a partner of Davies Collison Cave (Australia). Her major area of practice is in Trade Mark law, specialising in their availability for use and registration, infringement issues and related Trade Practices Act, Copyright Act and associated Common Law Actions. She has gained experience in strategically advising on international trade mark portfolio management and protection particularly within the Asia Pacific, and presents seminars, locally and abroad, on issues associated with trade mark protection and enforcement.
Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP
More than 30 years of experience in patent, trademark and copyright litigation and U.S. trademark prosecution, counseling and portfolio management.
Løje, Arnesen & Meedom
Tanya is partner in the Danish IP law firm Løje, Arnesen & Meedom. She is specialized in protection and enforcement of trademarks, designs and domain names. She is experienced in prosecution and litigation and has extensive experience with the legal aspects of digital marketing and protection and enforcement of rights in digital media. Tanya is an active member of INTA, Marques and ECTA and gives annual lectures on current trademark practice in co-operation with the Danish PTO.
Prentoulis Lawyers & Consultants
Nikos spearheads "Prentoulis Lawyers&Consultants”, an Athens based law boutique, specializing in all areas of IP law. He is described as “the perfect counsel for global brand owners unsure of the best way to proceed in this challenging jurisdiction.” (World Trademark Review 1000, 2014 edition.). Nikos acts for well known international household names and law firms and has served as Legal Counsel to the Hellenic General Secretary of Commerce as well as to the Hellenic Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (ADIP). Nikos practices before the Greek Supreme Court and is a contributor to the Class46 blog.
Taylor Wessing Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB
Thomas is a partner in the IP department of Taylor Wessing. Based in Munich he is head of Taylor Wessing's German trade mark group. With more than 15 years of experience in the field of IP Thomas specialises in all legal aspects of trade marks, company names, domain names as well as advertising, trade dress and designs. Thomas is author and co-author of various German and international publications in the fields of trade mark, design and internet law. He is a regular speaker at conferences dealing with trade mark law topics.
Janet Satterthwaite is a partner in the trade mark group of Potomac LawGroup in Washington DC. She handles trade mark prosecution, litigation, counselling, and licensing, and also specialises in worldwide domain name dispute and registration strategies and internet fraud. She studied at the University of Virginia, Cambridge University and Yale University, and is admitted to the bar in Virginia, Washington and the District of Columbia. She has written a number of HouseMARQUES articles and been active on Marques teams
Simmons & Simmons LLP
Adrian is a partner in the IP practice of Simmons & Simmons, London. He has extensive experience of advising on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious IP and commercial issues, in relation to registered trade marks, passing-off, copyright and designs. In addition to UK, European and global trade mark clearance, registration, portfolio management, commercial exploitation and enforcement. He writes and speaks regularly on a range of IP issues.
Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov
Kalina is a partner in the IP and Labour Department at DGKV law firm. She has been admitted to the Bar in 1998, and to the Bar of Trademark and Design Attorneys in 2000. Her experience is in labour and social security law, IP, contract law, privatisation, M&A and general corporate law. She is the leading lawyer of the DGKV’s IP practices, with expertise on trade mark projects in Bulgaria, as well as appeals before the Bulgarian PTO.