Submission of Amicus Curiae briefs before the European Courts either on its own or in cooperation with other professional organisations.
To intervene in legal proceedings where deemed appropriate and where permissible in cases considered to involve important trade mark issues likely to have a significant impact on trade mark owners or the public.
Tobias Malte Mueller
Taliens Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwalten mbB
Tobias is the partner in charge of TALIENS’ Munich trademark, design and domain name practice. He is admitted as attorney at law in Germany and in Italy. He holds degrees from universities in France and Germany, as well as a PhD in international commercial law. He has extensive experience in the area of product piracy worldwide and in enforcing leading brands nationally and in cross-border disputes, with a particular specialism in well-known trademarks. Tobias has served as a Panellist in many domain name disputes (UDRP, URS, ADR.eu before WIPO and the Czech Arbitration Court).
AKD Benelux Lawyers
Roderick is a partner at AKD’s IP-team where he has been working since 2009. He represents clients in litigation and non-contentious matters regarding international and national protection, exploitation and assertion of trademarks, trade name rights, product design, copyright, know-how and technology. In 2020 Roderick finished its PhD on trade name law at Erasmus University in Rotterdam (title: "De Handelsnaamwet onder de loep"; translation: "The Dutch Trade Name Act under the Microscope").
MARQUES Council Member
Coty Beauty Germany GmbH
Guido is Head of the Department Global Brand Protection at Coty Germany GmbH. His area of responsibility is to enforce selective distribution and brand protection for the whole Coty Group. Guido qualified at the Universities of Heidelberg and Lausanne. He is a member in various industry associations and chairs the working group on Selective Distribution and Law of the German Brand Association.
Dannemann Siemsen Bigler & Ipanema Moreira
Graduated in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro with a post-graduate degree in IP Law from Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany, and in Capital Markets Corporate Law from FGV. Partner at the Law Offices of Dannemann, Siemsen, she works at all levels of the trademark protection process and her expertise includes the strategic management of national and international portfolios, legal representation in the defense of intellectual property rights, and the negotiation and drafting of license, advertising and marketing agreements and contracts. She serves clients in the food and beverage, automotive, pharmaceutical, hygiene and cosmetic, fashion, chemical and petrochemical sectors.
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd
Lara is partner and head of IP & TMT at Pestalozzi Attorneys. She is based in Zurich and primarily represents clients in IP and unfair competition disputes before courts and arbitral tribunals and advises on advertising, parallel imports, licensing, distribution, R&D agreements, life sciences regulatory matters and entertainment law. She has vast experience in the life sciences, consumer goods and entertainment sectors. Lara is also a non-permanent judge of the Swiss Federal Patent Court.
Sebastian - partner with Taylor Wessing and member of the MARQUES Amicus Curiae Team, is a passionate brand lawyer with nearly 20 years of experience. His practice stretches from short-notice pragmatic advice over strategic brand advice to preliminary court actions and complex high-profile litigation. He is an expert for unconventional trade marks (e.g colour per se or shape marks) and in the field of legal consumer surveys. From 2016 until 2021, Sebastian co-chaired the MARQUES Designs Team.
Wanhuida Intellectual Property
Huang Hui has been a senior partner at Wanhuida IP since 2002. Before joining the firm he served for 12 years at the State Administration for Industry and Commerce(SAIC), where he gained an understanding of the lifecycle of trademark proceedings. Huang has represented clients in the food, beverages, electronic, and electrical equipment industries. He is a member of AIPPI,INTA and Marques. He has received a Chinese and a French doctoral degree of Law, both on the protection of trademark, from China Academy of Social Science in 2000 and Strasbourg University in 2018 respectively.
Arochi & Lindner S.L.
Ana is a partner and heads the IP Litigation Department of Arochi & Lindner’s Spain office. Since 1998, she has focused her practice on dispute resolutions, advising and designing winning trial and negotiation strategies encompassing all pretrial and trial disputes related to IP, administrative, civil and criminal proceedings concerning trademarks, copyrights, patents, industrial designs, advertising and unfair competition. She is an active member of INTA, MARQUES and the Barcelona Bar Association. Ana is a Certified Intellectual Property Agent, authored several publications and has been an IP professor in the Masters in Law programs of the ISDE and the University Abat Oliva in Barcelona, Spain.
Barzanò & Zanardo Roma S.p.A.
Antonella is a licensed TM Attorney with the Italian PTO and the EUIPO. She graduated in law from the University of Rome and was admitted as attorney-at-law in Italy. She has gained various skills both as a lawyer in law firms specializing in civil and commercial law, and as a TM Attorney in the Italian firm Barzanò and Zanardo, where she is currently co-manager of a professional team. Antonella has experience in the protection of IP rights, with emphasis on the trademark protection and enforcement, non-contentious trademark conflict negotiation, anti-counterfeiting, and customs surveillance. She is a frequent speaker on IP topics in Master’s of Training organized by authorized Italian training institutes.
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Tom is a Partner and Co-Head of the international IP Group, within the team of the Commercial, Regulatory and Disputes practice, with substantial experience of the protection and enforcement of all intellectual property rights, both contentious and non contentious, as well as marketing and advertising issues. He has considerable experience of trade marks, passing off and branding strategy and enforcement. He has a particular focus on the consumer products, TMT and financial services sectors.
Jonas Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Martin is Co-Founder and Managing Director of JONAS Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. Before, he had been Junior Partner of Linklaters and, before that, IP Manager of Kraft Foods International. His main practice areas are trade mark law (prosecution, litigation, strategy), advertising law and design law. He is an active author and speaker. Within MARQUES, he is Vice-Chair of the Amicus Curiae Team.
For more details you may visit the firm's website http://www.jonas-lawyers.com/
Abbott Products Operations AG
Sebastien is the Head of Trademarks for the Pharmaceutical Division of Abbott (EPD) based in Switzerland. Before joining Abbott, he handled IP and commercial matters for a global Food & Beverage company. He has extensive experience with emerging markets (China, India, LATAM). He has been with MARQUES for several years first as a member of the GI Team and later as Vice-Chairman of the China Team, participating in various advocacy activities for the Association.
Dentons Europe AO
Denis has nearly 25 years of experience in a broad spectrum of areas of contentious and non-contentious IP matters and is recognized as one of the top IP practitioners in Russia and the CIS. He has considerable experience of acting in trademark and copyright litigation proceedings as well as advising on anti-counterfeit activity. His work actively concerns acquisition and disposal of companies with valuable intellectual property rights and complex technology as well as copyright, trademark and patent rights. Having joined the firm in 2001, he has developed a solid IP practice in Russia. Dentons’ Russian IP practice is listed among the top firms in trademark and copyright work by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Trademark Review and Managing Intellectual Property.