ANTI-COUNTERFEITING & PARALLEL TRADE TEAM
Investigations, Regional Issues, Trade secrets, Parallel Imports/Exhaustion, Piracy
To champion brand owners in the protection and enforcement of their rights against counterfeits and unlawful parallel imports within a global economy and to create a forum for the free exchange of ideas and mutual experience amongst trademark practitioners both in-house and in private practice.
DSM Intellectual Property
Petra started her trademark career in 1990 working for Numico, where she gradually built the trademark department and managed that until 2000. In 2002 she became a trademark advisor employed at trademark agency Bouma in Rotterdam. In September 2007 Petra joined the Global Trademarks Center of DSM where she combines managerial tasks as head of the Global Trademarks Center with work as in-house counsel, amongst others help building the trademark strategy and portfolio of DSM Dyneema. Petra is a certified BBMM attorney.
Elena Bojinova Miller
Bojinov & Bojinov Patent Trademark and Law Offices
Elena Miller has joined Bojinov & Bojinov in 2003, after practicing on the territory of the United States. Her practice encompasses protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights with a particular emphasis in the areas of trademark, copyright and unfair competition litigation.
Maria Cecilia Romoleroux
Maria Cecilia is Head of the IP and the Regulatory Department at CorralRosales. She has over 25 years’ experience representing clients in protecting and enforcing their Intellectual Property rights in Ecuador and Latin America. She has strong experience handling complex litigation and filing in LATAM Clients, use her as a hub for Latin America. Her main focus is on litigation and dispute resolution in IP, with emphases on unfair competition, infringement and copyright law.
Doctor in Law and Social Sciences from the University of the Republic (1996). Postgraduate degree in Commercial Law, University of the Republic. Master in Intellectual Property. Specialist in trademark and anti-piracy law. Trademark Agent. President of the Chamber for the Fight against Piracy and Smuggling. President of the Uruguayan chapter of the World Jurist Association. Vice President/President of INTA's global committee trademark counterfeiting 2016-2020. MARQUES Anti Piracy Committee.
Shearn Delamore & Co
Karen is the Head of the IP department of Messrs Shearn Delamore & Co. Her practice covers all areas of IP, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Data Protection and Competition Law. She has more than 30 years of litigation experience in IP matters, appearing in the Apex Courts in Malaysia. She regularly provides legal counsel on all allied IP rights and advises on compliance and regulatory matters. She works very closely with the Malaysian Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs and Royal Malaysia Customs , where her practice focuses on crafting anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting programmes for leading companies, as well as crafting innovative strategies and brand management schemes for global and local IP brands.”
Baianat Intellectual Property
Nedal Al Kharouf is the Managing Partner of Baianat IP Group, with more than 25 years of experience of the Intellectual Property. Under his exceptional leadership, Baianat IP has expanded its presence to more than 20 offices. Additionally, Baianat IP has earned well-deserved recognition as the top IP advisor in the Middle East and Africa for 2021 ,2022 and 2023 . His dedication to excellence and strategic acumen have played a pivotal role in achieving this remarkable success for the firm.
Pakharenko & Partners UK
Public Affairs and IPR Protection Consultant and Expert: WIPO ACE; Interpol; WCO; EU Observatory and Europol including several discrete projects with EU on bilateral co-operation in Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and Morocco; Several IPKey Projects (EU/China) and ECAP (EU/ASEAN). John is the immediate past Chairman of the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group and before that was DG of the ACG UK; Director of Government and European Affairs at the Automobile Association and HM Diplomatic Service.
Barlaw - Barrera & Asociados
Managing partner at BARLAW, specialized in Ip: Trademarks, Copyrights, Designs, Brand protection, Unfair Competition, Data protection, licensing and IP litigation. Juris Doctor at Universidad de Lima, Peru an LL.M. at Franklin Pierce Law Center, U.S.A. With a postgraduate degree of specialization in IP at Universidad de Salamanca, Spain. Part of the Board of Directors of the IP Commission of AMCHAM and active member of the Peruvian Bar Association, MARQUES, INTA, AIPPI, APPI, IAPP, IACC, ASIPI.
Philippe Bhering is the managing partner of the São Paulo office and the partner responsible for the firm’s German Desk. His educational background includes an LL.M. and a Dr. Jur. at the Ludwig Maximilian University, in Munich, Germany. He has worked as a guest researcher and as a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich.
Philippe’s main areas of practice are trademarks, copyright, unfair competition, and patents. He has a focus on litigation and anti-piracy measures, in both civil and criminal spheres. He is a member of the Brazilian Industrial Property Association (where he is a member of the board of directors), the Brazilian Bar Association, INTA, MARQUES, AIPPI, ECTA and GRUR.
MARQUES Council Member
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Potomac Law Group, PLLC
Todd Bontemps is a partner in the trade mark group of Potomac Law Group. He is based in the Silicon Valley and is admitted to the California Bar. His practice includes TM clearance, prosecution, enforcement, licensing, and assignments; domain name infringement; unfair competitor advertising enforcement; and strategic brand counseling.
Bresner Cammareri IP
After graduating at the University of Milan in 2004, he completed his academic formation gaining an LL.M degree in IP at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, in 2006. He advises clients on all aspects of IP law, with a focus on trademarks and patent litigation, as well as on anti-counterfeiting strategies. He advises clients from different industries on several issues, handling precautionary measures and proceedings on the merit related to trademarks, patents, designs and unfair competition, before the Italian specialized Courts. His work also includes Customs Surveillance measures, anti-counterfeiting strategies, arbitration procedures before WIPO; management, rationalization and enforcement of trademark and patent portfolios, drafting of IP related contracts.
MARQUES Council Member
CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwaelte GmbH
Egon is Partner of CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz. He and his team specialise in intellectual property work in the fields of inter alia consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, agro science and biotech. Egon was head of the CMS IP Group and heads up the IP practice Vienna and some CEE and SEE countries coordinating cross border IP-litigation. He is a former head of the MARQUES Cyberspace Team. Egon is a teacher of Trademark law at the University Vienna /Juridicum and guest lecturer in other institutions.
Zacarías & Fernández
Wilfrido is a founding partner of Zacarias & Fernandez, specialized in trademark and copyright law. He is a Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the Law School of the National University of Asuncion – Paraguay. He has been Arbitrator representing Paraguay in the constituted Arbitral Court of MERCOSUR. He is an IP consultant to the government of Paraguay and has participated in drafting the new Intellectual Property laws of Paraguay.
Grunecker Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB
Anja is a partner at Grünecker in Munich where she and her team advise clients and staff on trademark related matters including: clearance, prosecution, and enforcement; as well as unfair competition, and design issues. She’s a published author on trademark and design matters and an active speaker in the IP community.
Luca holds a Law Degree from the University of Turin and a Master in International Management from the SDA Bocconi. He is IP Legal Counsel at Ferrero since 2015 where he is in charge -among other things- of the worldwide anticounterfeiting activities for the whole Ferrero Group’s brands. Prior to join Ferrero, he worked for 3 years at Ermenegildo Zegna . He also spent almost one year in Beijing working at IPR Desk of the Italian Embassy.
TUV SUD Product Service GmbH
Yannik studied at the University of Mannhein (Business Law and private law) and at the Saarland University (Commercial Law for Business Practice). He joined TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH (Germany) in March 2022 and is involved in Incident Management, Risk Management, Liability Law and Trademark law. Before that he worked for ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and an internship as Legal Adviser at Luther Lawfirm in Myanmar. In his spare time he likes to Crossfit and snowboarding.
Advokatfirman Vinge KB
Anette joined Advokatfirman Vinge in 2014 as Head of IP Prosecution, establishing the practice. She graduated in intellectual property law and European competition law in 1997 and joined the Legal department at the multinational gas company AGA before moving to an IP boutique law firm after a couple of years. In addition to a Master of Laws degree Anette holds an Executive Certificate in Branding and Business Strategy and is a member of ICC’s Commission on Intellectual Property.
ADVORA Law Firm
Frank is attorney and partner in ADVORA Law Firm in Denmark, has been working with IP rights since 2005 and is admitted to the Danish Supreme Court. Frank has a recognized cooperation with the Nordic authorities such as customs and police in fighting counterfeits and is also very active in the Danish Anti-counterfeiting Group where he holds the position of Chairman. His practice covers contentious and non-contentious trademark, design, copyright, patent and unfair competition law matters, typically handling matters within retail, food & beverages, electronics, entertainment and fashion, working with some of the world’s most famous brands.
HUGO BOSS Trade Mark Management GmBH & Co KG, D-Metzingen
Nicole works since 2005 at Hugo Boss. She started her career as the personal assistant of the General Counsel at the Headquarter of Hugo Boss in Germany. In 2009 she moved to Hugo Boss Trade Mark Management GmBH & Co KG in Switzerland to become the Senior Global Brand Protection Manager. Nicole’s native language is German and she is fluent in English.
Coty Beauty Germany GmbH
Mai-Britt Kroll is a Senior Global Brand Protection Manager at Coty Beauty Germany GmbH, a subsidiary of Coty Inc, which is one of the largest global beauty company making cosmetic, skin care and fragrance. Her main scope of responsible lies in the close customs and police cooperation worldwide. Based on trends, political measures and practices she refines the brand protection strategy and prioritize efforts to pursue global trademark infringement.
Prior of joining the Legal Function in 2006, Mai-Britt Kroll started her career in 1996 as Assistant VP Quality Assurance at Lancaster Group GmbH
Nord-Lock International AB
Since March 2022 Zhanna is responsible for managing and enforcing the Group IP portfolio as well as shaping Group IP policies at Nord-Lock International. Prior to this she spent 10 years as a Trademark Counsel at Axis Communications and gained an extensive experience in managing trademarks, designs and domain names as well as enforcing IP rights in the framework of a constantly growing and evolving international company. Zhanna initially got her law degree in St. Petersburg, Russia and started her career at an IP law firm there. She was passionate about IP but was also very much interested in human rights, which compelled her to continue her education with a Master Program in Intellectual Property and Human Rights in Lund, Sweden.
CMS Hasche Sigle Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwalten und Steuerberatern mbB
Carsten is a partner with the IP team at CMS Hasche Sigle. He is located in Cologne, Germany. Carsten has substantial experience advising clients on all areas of trademark and competition law, the law of registered designs, copyright. He has a focus on litigating/enforcing intellectual property rights across borders in the EU, in particular Community Trademarks. Carsten has a particular focus in the Consumer Products Industry and Media. Besides German (native speaker) Carsten is fluent in English and Spanish.
Kasznar Leonardos Intellectual Property
Luciana is a partner at Kasznar Leonardos Advogados and responsible for the litigation and consultancy department, based in Sao Paulo. With more than 10 years of solid experience in IP matters, she received a law degree from USP and a postgraduate degree in intellectual property, entertainment and media law from ESA/OABSP. She is also the coordinator of Kasznar Leonardos' Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd.
Wiramrudee (Pink) is a partner with extensive experience in brand protection, IP enforcement, and anticounterfeiting. Her practice is focused on IP portfolio strategy and management, incl. comprehensive protection of trademark, copyright, patent, and other intellectual assets in Asia and worldwide. She primarily represents multinational corporations and market leaders in electronic appliances, auto parts, consumer products, apparel, software, and luxury goods.
Pink has been ranked by Chambers Asia-Pacific for her expertise in intellectual property, and she is a member of the Intellectual Property Association of Thailand (IPAT), through which channel she regularly advocates for increased government action against counterfeit and infringing goods
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Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP
Kavita is a lawyer and an Associate at Krishna & Saurastri. She advises clients on IP transactions, licensing, franchising, technology transfers and other strategic collaborations in the field of Intellectual Property Rights. Her practice areas also include trade mark prosecution, oppositions, copyright, design and domain name disputes. She also deals with matters relating to infringement, passing off, counterfeiting and due diligence. She has earlier worked on projects relating to company mergers and acquisitions, private equity, project finance and foreign investment.
Spoor & Fisher
Louise is a partner of Spoor & Fisher, based in Cape Town, South Africa and is the managing partner of the Cape Town Branch. She holds a B Econ (Hons) and LLB degree. She represents clients that have business operations that extend to many territories on the African continent. She advises on the clearance and enforcement of trade marks and acts on behalf of clients in trade mark and copyright litigation. She has been a lecturer at the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law and a guest lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch. She authored a South African chapter on trade marks for international publication.
Pakharenko & Partners
Antonina is the founder of Pakharenko & Partners, a registered patent attorney and doctor of laws. She practises IP registration and litigation acting as an advocate before the civil and commercial courts. As the acting chairman of the Ukrainian Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy (UAACP) and a member of several international anti-counterfeiting coalitions, she provides assistance to businesses in tackling counterfeiting and piracy problems and enforcing their IP rights in Ukraine.
ArentFox Schiff LLP
Ross is a trademark and copyright partner in the Washington, DC office of ArentFox Schiff LLP. He advises on and litigates matters in the food and beverage, consumer products, and fashion industries, and has particular expertise in the protection, enforcement, and defense of non-traditional trademarks. Ross is recognized as one of the leading trademark and copyright lawyers in the U.S. by the Legal 500 (2020, 2021, and 2023). Ross also currently serves on the INTA Publications Committee.
Mariano Santos Quintana
Bird & Bird (International) LLP
Mariano Santos is a partner in Bird & Bird's Intellectual Property Group with over 25 years' experiences. He leads the IP management prosecution team of Bird & Bird in Spain.
As an experienced IP Attorney, Mariano has developed a particular experience in pan-European prosecution and enforcement strategies of trademarks, patents and designs, including customs and parallel import enforcement strategies specially in Spain and Europe.
S S Rana & Co.
Enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1996, Vikrant is also an Advocate on Record with the Supreme Court of India (2006) and a Registered Patent Agent (1998). He is also listed as an IP Facilitator with the Government of India. With his business understanding and practical experience of more than 27 years, Vikrant has been providing legal advice to many Fortune 500 companies and startups on securing, protecting, enforcing and exploiting their IP assets in India and world over. He is also a member of numerous international associations with active participation. Vikrant has completed more than 15 half-marathons and is a certified yoga teacher.
MARQUES External Relations Officer
Buzzi, Notaro & Antonielli d’Oulx S.p.A
Alessandra is MARQUES External Relations Officer since February 2010. She has been practicing as Italian and European Trade Mark Attorney for twenty-six years. She works at Buzzi, Notaro & Antonielli d’Oulx based in Turin, Italy since 2001. Italian-native speaker, she is conversant with the English, French, and German languages. She counsels on all ranges of matters concerning trademarks, geographical indications, designs, copyright, domain names and social media, with a wide experience on advising and representing clients of all sizes in the frame of extrajudicial controversies, settlement transactions and ADR proceedings. After completing the formal national training course, in January 2022, Alessandra has qualified as Mediator of Civil and Commercial Disputes.
Grau & Angulo
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Florian Schleifer joint Henkel AG & KGaA in 2020 as Corporate Senior Trademark Counsel with global responsibility for its Corporate and Adhesives Technologies trademark matters. Before joining Henkel he worked for 17 years as Head of Trademarks Rubber Group and Corporate Matters for Continental AG, Hannover and as a trademark attorney at TaylorWessing, Germany.
MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep AG
Stefan Schröter is part of MLL trademark & design group. He has wide-ranging experience with unfair competition cases as well as in registration and enforcement of trademarks, copyright and designs. Stefan Schröter is admitted to the bar in Germany and Switzerland and has broad experience in anti-counterfeit and e-commerce issues in the sectors of retail, fashion, electronics, furniture, healthcare and life science. He is fluent in German, English and Spanish
Selecta Klemm GmbH & Co. KG
ngrid is Head of IP & Legal Affairs of Selecta, a world leading breeder, producer and marketer of vegetatively propagated ornamental plants with headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany and affiliated companies in many other countries around the globe. Ingrid is responsible for managing the company’s IP portfolio as well as for all licencing, contractual and legal affairs. Since she started working for Selecta in 2005 she gathered deep knowledge and a lot of expertise in legal and IP matters.
Traple Konarski Podrecki i Wspólnicy
Anna leads the Industrial Property and Brand Management Team as part of the Intellectual Property Practice. She advises on every aspect of intellectual property, from developing strategies to maintaining and enforcing intellectual property rights under Polish, European, and international procedures. Anna has extensive experience in litigation before the Polish Patent Office and the EUIPO, as well as in court disputes concerning intellectual property law, combating unfair competition, and copyright law.
TMP Intellectual Property
Reckitt Benckiser Plc
Ervina is a UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney. Global Brand Protection Counsel specialising in trade marks designs, copyright, image rights, domain names and related “soft IP”.
She has experience of managing large trade mark portfolios, with an emphasis on trade mark selection & protection counselling, international IP enforcement (intellectual property infringement), anti-piracy/anti-counterfeiting, brand IP risk profiling. She is a trusted business partner adept at crafting strategies, focusing on building brand equity, and experience on advising on complex international contentious and non-contentious matters., strong commercial awareness based experience within FMGC and pharma and a track record of delivering projects on time and budget
Wanhuida Intellectual Property
He Wei is a Partner and an attorney-at-law based in the firm’s Beijing Office, where he has been practicing since 2009. His practice focuses on all aspect of enforcement and dispute resolution relating to IP rights, covering fields of trademarks, copyrights, domain names, unfair competition, IPR transaction and licensing. Wei caters on a frequent basis to the IP needs of world renowned corporations in myriad industries, incl. pharmaceuticals, fashion, luxury, FMCG, spirits and entertainment. His dedication to professionalism and innovative approaches to get the job done consistently exceed his clients’ expectation. Wei has been one of the key players in securing favorable results for the firm’s clients in a few high-profile cases.
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MARQUES Council Member
Clariant International Ltd
Birgit Wüst is Head of Trademark Management of Clariant International Ltd. in Muttenz, Switzerland, since 2015. She is responsible for all trademark related matters globally and focuses on strategic trademark management and enforcement. She is a German Lawyer and holds a PhD from the University of Mannheim. Before joining Clariant, she worked in the Trademark Departments of Bayer AG and LANXESS Deutschland GmbH in Leverkusen as well as in private practice in Basel.
Crystal Yulan Zhang
HFG Law Firm & IP Agency
Unitalen Attorneys at Law
Lei joined UNITALEN in 2002 as a trademark attorney, attorney at law and director of the Law Department of UNITALEN, he have been active in trademark prosecution and IP enforcement and accumulated extensive practical experience. I He successfully dealt with large number of prosecution and litigation cases. He also counsel clients on IP strategy and IP infringement issues. I have been actively engaged in trademark theory and practice research and published many articles in influential IP magazines and newspapers, such as "World Trademark Review", “China Intellectual Property”, "China Industry & Commerce News" and China Invention & Patent. I am the co-author of many academic books published by UNITALEN