INTERNATIONAL TRADE MARK LAW AND PRACTICE TEAM
To ensure and improve the legal position of brand owners in particular by pushing for harmonization of laws and practices at international, regional and national level.
The International Trade Mark Law and Practice Team's mission is to represent the interest of brand owners in the field of international trade mark law and practice. It supports MARQUES? goal of harmonisation of laws and practices by monitoring existing systems, reviewing new proposals and making representations where appropriate. It takes a special interest in the development of international systems operated by WIPO, such as the Madrid Protocol.
Jessica Le Gros
Fox Rothschild LLP
Michael is a Partner in the Trademark and Copyright group for the general practice law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He focuses his practice on advising clients with regard to the availability and adoption of trademarks and the development, management and enforcement of domestic and international trademark portfolios
Mariette Du Plessis
Adams & Adams
Mariëtte is a senior partner at Adams & Adams Attorneys. She specialises in all trade mark, copyright and domain name related disputes in Africa and has a particular interest in IP aspects of the arts, advertising and social media, with a focus on educating young creative talents to protect their IP. She regularly presents talks on IP at local conferences and various advertising and design schools. She is also a senior adjudicator for .co.za domain name disputes.
Maria del Carmen Alvarado
Rodrigo,Elias & Medrano Abogados
Maria del Carmen Alvarado is a senior partner at Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados in Lima, Peru. She specializes in intellectual property with emphasis on trademarks, patents, copyright, and domain names, as well as on life sciences & healthcare. She has been head of the Office of Distinctive Signs of the Peruvian National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI).
Advokatfirman MarLaw AB
Partner at the Swedish law firm Advokatfirman MarLaw.
Advices on all aspects of IP law, domain name law and marketing law.
Bengzon Negre Untalan Intellectual Property Attorneys
Anthony founded Bengzon Negre Untalan, a boutique IP law firm, in 2001. His general expertise is anti-piracy and counterfeiting litigation, trademark, patent registration, licensing, franchising, and IT issues. His experience of nearly 20 years litigating IPR cases has made him a respected speaker on copyright, software piracy, implications of e-commerce on IP, and special problems on IPR enforcement . He teaches IP Law in the FEU-DLSU MBA - J.D. Program.
2nd Floor, Sedcco Building, Rada cor. Legaspi Street
Legaspi Village, Makati City
+63 2 813 01 20
+63 2 894 20 73
Italian and EU Trademark and Design Attorney. Joined Marques in 2017. Member of the International Trade Mark Law and Practice Team.
Chang Tsi & Partners
Spring has an LL.M. from China University of Political Science and Law.
She is assisting clients from around the world in China, as well as Chinese clients abroad. She focuses on all aspects of IP rights, incl. applications and protection of trademarks, patents, copyrights, and domain names. Her clients include major electronics, consumer products, pharmaceutical, apparel, and jewelry companies. Her work for Air China was recognized as one of the “Ten Most Influential Trademark Events of 2009-2010” and her 2011 victory for Best Buy before the Supreme People’s Court allowed for registration of its house mark in China in 2012
MARQUES Council Member
Laura is a Council member of MARQUES and a project leader in the International Trademark Team of the association. Laura has over 25 years experience in Intellectual Property. Since 2008 she has been the Managing Partner of Dumont Bergman Bider. Her practice includes the complete lifecycle of IP rights from advising to litigation and enforcement, as well as licensing; she is a litigator both in the trademark and patent fields. Laura started in the field in a renowned IP firm and then moved to work at the Mexican Trademark Office (IMPI) where she was the sub-director for the Prevention of Unfair Competition in charge of all infringements. She has taught the subjects of trademarks, copyrights and Intellectual Property in several law schools in Mexico and has written many articles regarding IP. Laura has been recognized and awarded by major rankings and publications on the field. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Rouse & Co. International (Overseas) Limited Dubai Branch
United Arab Emirates
Samantha is Head of Trade Marks at Rouse in the United Arab Emirates. She advises on the registration and maintenance of client trade mark portfolios in the region and has also been responsible of the management of enforcement actions of IP rights for major international companies in respect of fast moving consumer goods and pharmaceuticals in North Africa, Middle East and India. She has experience of general commercial contracts to include supply, consultancy, service, agency and distribution agreements in relation to a wide range of product and services. She is regularly involved in international multi-lateral negotiations involving commercial and legal decision-making and can guide projects from initiation to completion.
Tove is life member of MARQUES and was Chairman 2001-2006. She was Chair of the EUTM Reform TaskForce and is a member of the International TM Team. She sat as observer on OHIM AdminBoard and BudgetCom 2009-2013 and is today Special Advisor to EUIPO Executive Director. She acted as External Consultant to WIPO (Madrid) 2011-2014.
Tove was Head of Corporate IP at ArlaFoods, Director TM at Zacco and is now the Principal of GraulundConsulting that offers business development services to IP law firms.
Nagoya International Patent Firm
Shunichiro is a Partner and Manager in the Trademark and Design department of the Nagoya International Patent Firm in Japan.
He is specialized in Japanese and foreign trademark and design matters, particularly skilled in Japanese cases requested from foreign clients as well as foreign cases requested from Japanese clients where both fluent English language skills and extensive knowledge of IP are required
Montaury Pimenta Machado & Vieira de Mello
Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
Gavin studied law in England and France, and is a dual-qualified English Solicitor and Registered Trade Mark Attorney at Penningtons Manches LLP. He is a trade marks specialist and provides strategic brand protection advice to international brand owners across a broad range of industries and sectors, with a particular focus on the (luxury) retail and fashion sectors. Gavin was appointed to the MARQUES Trademark Law and Practice Team in September 2015 and is a member of The Law Society, The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and The Bucharest Bar Association
Tessarolo IP Services
Paola is an IP Attorney at Tess@rolo IP Services (www.tessaroloip.com) in Barcelona. She is a lawyer admitted to practice in Spain and Argentina. She is the founder of Tess@rolo IP Services, she manages IP portfolios for local and international companies, counsels clients on trademarks and designs protection strategies; conducts marketplace investigations; litigates contested proceedings, such as oppositions and appeals before the Spanish Trademark and Patent Office, EUIPO and WIPO.
Uexküll & Stolberg
Marks & Clerk Canada | Marks & Clerk Law LLP
FMP Fuhrer Marbach & Partners
Bernard Volken is specialized in the IP field for 25 years. Before joining FMP Fuhrer Marbach & Partners he worked for several years at the Swiss Trademark Office as head of the TM opposition section. Bernard is lecturing IP law in St. Gall, Lausanne, Geneva and at Tongji University Shanghai. He regularly speaks at IP seminars and frequently publishes articles/books. Bernard routinely acts as expert speaker for the World Intellectual Property Office WIPO.