Organizing the Lewis Gaze memorial scholarship, preparing educational materials, organizing seminars and workshops, research and development of educational projects.
The mission of the Education Team is to provide a wide range of services on education and training issues to the MARQUES organization and membership in order to help Marques reach its general objectives.
Seligsohn Gabrieli & Co
Ehud Gabrieli is a senior partner in the Seligsohn Gabrieli & Co law firm, specializing in copyright and trademark cases, as well as major litigation of trade secret cases. Ehud has extensive experience working with large corporations. His expertise includes enforcing the rights of trademark and copyright owners before the Israeli Customs Authority, including confiscation and destruction of counterfeit imported goods
Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Sandra is an IP lawyer at the Frankfurt office of Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP focusing on IP litigation in trademark, design and unfair competition disputes. She has represented clients from the luxury brand and consumer goods industries in various infringement proceedings before the German courts and in cancellation and opposition proceedings before the GPTO, the EUIPO and the ECJ. Sandra holds a German PhD (Dr. iur) in comparative law on publishing agreements and copyright and lectures on IP and unfair competition law at University of Hanover law school.
José started his professional life as a teacher, before venturing into the IP practice in 1992. After having worked for 26 years in a leading IP firm in Lisbon, working with both Patent and Trade Mark matters both in Portugal and abroad, he became one of the founding partners of Fast Filing - a new approach to IP. In the MARQUES Education Team José is responsible for the Lewis Gaze Memorial Scholarship and is a representative before the Steering Committee of EUIPO's Trade Mark and Design Education Programme
Cantor Colburn LLP
Ali assists clients with trademark clearance, prosecution, monitoring, and enforcement. She advises clients in both U.S. and foreign portfolio development and management. Ali is involved in drafting settlement agreements to resolve trademark disputes. She also provides assistance with other intellectual property agreements including assignments, licenses, and consent agreements. Ali also has experience in copyright matters and domain name disputes, including arbitrations under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH
Claudia Csáky has long standing expertise as attorney in the field of Intellectual Property / IP & IT law.
She advises on all areas of intellectual property law with a particular focus on trademark, copyright, unfair competition law and information technology la was well as patent disputes.
Claudia advises international and national clients from various industries on trademark matters and intellectual porperty issues.
Claudia is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR), the Bulletins Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Austrian Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyrights (ÖV)
Boult Wade Tennant
Charlotte, a Trade Mark Attorney at Boult Wade Tennant, holds a Biology BSc (Hons) and a Management of Intellectual Property MSc, for which she was awarded the GlaxoSmithKline Prize. She has also obtained a postgraduate certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary, University of London. Charlotte has presented at the ITMA Spring Conference and regularly on behalf of Boult Wade Tennant. Charlotte has written various articles for the ITMA Review and other IP and business related publications. Charlotte sits on the Marques Education Team and ITMA’s Education and Training Committee
Arent Fox LLP
Michael chairs the IP Department at Arent Fox LLP. He specializes in domestic and international trademark, copyright, advertising and e-commerce litigation. He has represented clients in civil actions and appeals in state and federal courts throughout the United States and in hundreds of opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He also has broad experience in assisting clients with worldwide trademark and copyright selection, clearance, registration, and enforcement.
Boult Wade Tennant LLP
Michael works currently as an in-house counsel at Coty heading the company’s luxury division being responsible for well-known brands such as HUGO BOSS, GUCCI and CALVIN KLEIN. He also acts as managing director of Coty Brands Management GmbH. Prior to his time at Coty he worked as an attorney at Boehmert & Boehmert (Berlin) and Hirsch & Associés (Paris). He has been active in the field of trademark law for 15 years and presented clients in trademark matters several time up to the Court of Justice of the European Union. He is regularly invited as a speaker and teaches trademark law at the Düsseldorf University.
Boult Wade Tennant LLP
MARQUES Council Member
SB.Sc. (Comp. Sc.); Solicitor B.C.L; European Patent Attorney; European Trade Mark Attorney. Shane has practiced as a Solicitor since qualifying in 1982 and specialises in Intellectual Property. He has been a Partner in FRKelly since 1989.
In order to expedite implementation of the Trade Mark Harmonisation Directive, Shane drafted Trade Mark legislation which was introduced as a Private Members Bill and was a precursor to the Irish Trade Marks Act, 1996. Shane was Chairman of the Trade Marks and Designs Committee of the Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (APTMA) and in this role provided advice to APTMA members during the passage of both the Trade Mark and Design primary Legislation in Ireland.
Shane has degrees from both Trinity College (BSc Computer Science) and University College Dublin (BCL). He is a regular guest lecturer on computer law and intellectual property for both universities and is frequently invited to speak at international conferences, business seminars and workshops. Shane gives annual tutorials to students sittingthe Irish Trade Mark Attorney examinations and provides assistance to the Irish Patents Office in the reviewing of Trade Mark exam scripts.
He most recently co-authored the fourth edition of the leading Irish legal textbook on intellectual property, ?Intellectual Property Law in Ireland? (Clark, Smyth & Hall, 4th edition, Bloomsbury Professional, 2016).
Shane was also a member of The Scientific Committee advising the EU Commission regarding the registration of geographical indications of origin. He is a former President of AIPPI (Irish Group), a current Council Member of MARQUES (The Association of European Trade Mark Owners, a Committee Member of ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association) and is a member of the EPI Disciplinary Committee.
Shane has a specialist interest in licensing and assignment of intellectual property and is a leading authority on Design matters. While his client base has a local and international reach, he is closely involved in international intellectual property protection for indigenous Irish companies.
Julia’s practice focuses on trademark prosecution and enforcement. She represents clients before the Russian IPO and the courts and works with the Russian customs authorities on seizure and destruction of counterfeit goods. Julia regularly writes on IP developments in the former USSR for leading IP publications. In 2015, Julia earned her MA in International and EU Law, from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University).