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.
Menno Heerma van Voss
Litigator (since 1994) with a passion for branding, advertising, design, media and art.
Menno assists his clients with the protection of their IP and also litigates misleading and comparative advertising cases. Cases, such as Carglass advertising, Daewoo sponsors 2000 Euro campaign, Specsavers/Hans Anders comparison and Talensshop.nl. His clients praise him as: professional, straight forward and speaks clear language, resolute, creates ease and informal.
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.
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.”
Pakharenko and Partners UK
Consultant on IPR enforcement and Public Affairs, John is Chair of the The Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group; Consultant to UNICRI and Expert with EU Observatory, Member, EUROPOL IPC3 SAG; Interpol IIPCIC Advisory Group and Observer, WIPO ACE. Recently: expert for EU IPR projects in central and eastern europe, Turkey and Morocco. EU IPKey projects in China; ECAP III in ASEAN. In the past, John served in HM Diplomatic Service and as Director European and Government Affairs at the AA.
Barlaw - Barrera & Asociados
Adriana is managing partner at BARLAW – Barrera & Asociados. She is an attorney specialized in Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Copyrights, Designs, Brand protection, Unfair Competition, Data protection, licensing and IP litigation. She has obtained her Juris Doctor at Universidad de Lima, PERU an LL.M. at Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, U.S.A. Also, she has a postgraduate degree of specialization in IP at Universidad de Salamanca, Spain. She is an active member of the Peruvian Bar Association, INTA, Marques, AIPPI, American Chamber (AMCHAM), ASIPI. Currently she is President of the IP Committee of American Chamber – AMCHAM in Peru.
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.
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.
TUV SUD Product Service GmbH
I joined the TÜV SÜD Group as an inhouse-lawyer in 2016 and support the international division for testing, inspection and certification of products. I am based in Munich (Germany) and amongst other obligations I am responsible for the trademark protection of the TÜV SÜD certification marks and the prosecution of trademark infringements of the TÜV SÜD brands.
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.
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.
Marylyn obtained a bachelor’s degree in European Studies from the University of Malta in 2010 and graduated Master of Laws (LL.M.) in European Law from the University of Leicester in 2013. She is responsible for the IP clearance department at the IP practice of SALOMONE SANSONE in Malta. Marylyn speaks English, Maltese and Italian
Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office LLC
Graduated from Foreign Affairs College in Beijing in 1987, with LLB degree. Obtaining trademark attorney qualification in 1995. Currently, Senior Partner of Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office, LLC, Vice Chairman of China Trademark Association, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Trademark Association, Chairman of Trademark Attorneys' Committee of Shanghai Trademark Association, Vice Chairman of China (Shanghai) Free Trade Zone Intellectual Property Association.
ADVORA Law Firm
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
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.
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.
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
Sonia is a Partner in the Barcelona office of Grau & Angulo. She is a Graduate in Law, specialising in Economics, from Deusto University in Spain going on to obtain an LLM in Intellectual Property from Queen Mary, University of London. She focuses on trademarks, designs, copyright, information technology and domain names litigation.
Sonia is a member of different international IP associations and usually collaborates with national and international publications focused on IP.
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.
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.
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.
Yiyuan Office Building, Friendship Hotel, No.1 Zhongguancun St. South
Haidian District, Beijing, China
+86 10 6892 1000｜
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.
Mutlu Yildirim Kose
Gün + Partners
Mutlu works with Gün + Partners since 2006 and currently is one of the Partners at the Intellectual Property Rights Department. She has been involved in numerous projects on all fields of IP. Her involvement includes both contentious and non-contentious matters in relation to trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, domain names and unfair competition. She has an extensive litigation experience, counselled various domestic and foreign clients regarding their IP strategies, legal disputes, licensing and settlement agreements. She is an active member of Marques, CITMA, and AIPPI. She is also author and/or co-author of various articles proving her expertise and knowledge.