EUROPEAN 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 European Trade Mark Law and Practice Team's mission is to represent the interests of brand owners in relation to developments in trade mark law and practice in Europe. This encompasses monitoring and making recommendations on proposals at the European and EU level and taking part in meetings organised by institutions such as EUIPO. The Team often publishes position papers on relevant issues and canvasses the MARQUES membership for views on proposed changes. The team was actively involved in the work of the Taskforce on the EU trademark reform. You can find more information and background documents on the EU Reform Minisite
CMS Hasche Sigle
Petra Goldenbaum studied law in Hamburg and worked as an in-house counsel for six years with Rotring, a german brand owner with international business activities in the field of writing, office and drawing. In April 1999 she joined CMS Hasche Sigle, a German law firm with a traditional focus on IP. As a head of the trade mark department of the Hamburg office, Petra's main area of practice is trade mark law, including litigation and preliminary injunction and primarily specialising in trade mark prosecution worldwide.
Riccardo’s intellectual property practice started in 2009 and has focused on the protection and registration of trademarks and designs as well as on opposition, invalidity and revocation proceedings before the European Union Intellectual Property Office – EUIPO and the Italian Patent and Trademark Office.
He also resolves disputes in and out of court and handles anticounterfeiting, customs surveillance and contracts.
Bomhard Intellectual Property, S.L.
Johannes is a Partner at Bomhard IP in Alicante (Spain). Johannes has an extensive knowledge of all kinds of proceedings before the EUIPO, and has handled numerous cases before the GC in Luxembourg in trademark and design disputes. His broad working experience includes protection and enforcement strategies as well as multijurisdictional trademark clearance and multinational trademark portfolio management.
D Young & Co LLP
Jana is a German Certified IP lawyer and and a partner at D Young in Munich. She advises clients on national and international trademark, design, copyright and unfair competition law. Jana has particular experience in advising clients on their international trademark and design protection strategy as well as multi-jurisdictional IP enforcement. She has also been working with the EUIPO and as in-house lawyer in various companies in the past. Further, Jana is co-author of a Trademark Law Commentary and regularly contributes to various IP related publications.
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Paolo is Of Counsel in the London office of CMS. He has broad expertise across various aspects of intellectual property law and specialises in brand protection and trade mark enforcement, including brand clearance, trade mark filing, trade mark disputes and settlement agreement. He is particularly experienced within the field of tech, where he has advised clients on trade mark enforcement, prosecution and strategy for many years.
Simion Baciu IP Counselling
Andreea is a Partner with Simion & Baciu. She has over 10 years of experience in the IP field, with a focus on rights administration, prosecution and litigation in industries such as tobacco, FMCG, automotive, fashion, media and telecommunications, software and IT&C. Her expertise includes assistance in trademark, design and copyright prosecution and litigation, managing and filing applications for action with the Romanian National Customs Authority, domain name disputes, IP transactions and complex IP enforcement projects.
Ellen has expertise within trademark, design, and domain name protection and is Head of Trademarks and European Trademark & Design Attorney at Plougmann Vingtoft. Ellen has worked in private practice since 2005 and before that, she worked for 8 years at the Danish Patent and Trademark Office where she ended up as head of the section responsible for the development of legal practice for trademarks and designs. Ellen frequently writes and speaks on European trademark law and practice and has until recently taught IP law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen as an assistant professor.
PONS IP, S.A.
Isabel is an Attorney-at-Law at PONS IP in Spain. She has extensive practice in all matters relating to prosecution and enforcement, focusing on strategy and advising for multi-jurisdictional clearance searches, the global registration and portfolio management. She has a doctorate and is a regular lecturer at Master's Degree in Industrial Property, Intellectual Property, Competition, and New Technologies organised by ISDE University and frequent speaker on IP topics.
Karina is a partner with Casalonga. As a member of the Paris Bar since 2003 and the New York Bar since 1996, she represents clients in diverse industries, including personal care products, sports and entertainment, publishing, telecommunications and apparel. She advises clients in trademark, design, copyright and domain name matters. Her practice includes domestic and foreign trademark clearance and prosecution, opposition and appeal procedures before the EUIPO and the French Trademark Office, domain name disputes, counterfeit goods and customs, drafting IP contracts and conducting IP audits.
Guido is Attorney-at-Law in Innsbruck and Vienna (Austria) since 2013, admitted to the Austrian Bar. He specializes in the fields of Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition Law. Previously held positions include: In-House Legal Counsel at Swarovski, University of Innsbruck, Department for Commercial Law and Department of Civil Law, Binder Grösswang Attorneys-at-Law
He holds a Masters and Doctorate Degree in Law from the University of Innsbruck, a PMD in Law from the University of London and studied at the University of Cardiff Law School.
He is author of numerous publications especially in the areas of trademark and copyright law and is a University lecturer at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI).
Augusto is an Intellectual Property Counsel at Amazon, based in Luxembourg. He has a double cursus: he studied Law in Brazil and qualified as a Brazilian Lawyer. He then studied law in France and earned a Master’s degree in IP at Panthéon-Assas University, in Paris, as well as his qualification as French and European trademark and design attorney. Before joining Amazon in 2019, Augusto worked for 8 years for a top-tier French IP private practice and then 3 years for Signify (Philips Lighting).
Addleshaw Goddard (Germany) LLP
Manuela is a partner in Addleshaw Goddard's intellectual property group in Germany. She specialises in intellectual property, information technology and commercial matters and has a special focus on the digital media and online area. Her practice includes both contentious and non-contentious work for national and international clients from various industries, such as entertainment, fashion and retail, healthcare, information and communication technologies.
Plesner Law Firm
Kasper is a partner at the IP practice at Plesner Law Firm, Copenhagen, where he heads Plesner's Trade Mark Law team. He provides advisory services on a wide range of IP matters but his main emphasis is on trade marks, designs and domain names. He regularly appears in court where he primarily represents rights owners. Kasper frequently writes and speaks on trade mark law and practice.
Robert Guthrie is a partner in Osborne Clarke's Intellectual Property group in London. Rob advises on all aspects of intellectual property protection, enforcement and dispute resolution. He has considerable experience of litigation in the UK across the range of intellectual property rights. Rob is a member Osborne Clarke's Digital Business, Retail and Life Sciences and Healthcare sector groups and works with clients in the media, fashion, betting and gaming and other industries.
Waselius & Wist
Marianna is an European Trademark Attorney and an authorized Trademark Attorney in Finland. She has over 10 years of experience in management of international IPR portfolios including all authority related proceedings in relation to trademarks, designs and domain names. Marianna focuses on proactive portfolio management and strategy and advices on clearance searches, in all procedures before the EUIPO and the Finnish PTO as well as in conducting negotiations and agreements with third parties.
Member of the MARQUES Executive Team
Roland is Taylor Wessing's Head of Brand Protection in the UK and jointly runs its international trade mark team. He sits on the MARQUES Executive, chairs the MARQUES Brexit Task Force and is a member of the EU TM Law & Practice Team. He previously was in the Amicus Curia Team, leading the MARQUES submissions in a number of CJEU cases. His practice covers all contentious and non-contentious trade marks, designs and copyright matters in the English and foreign courts, UKIPO, EUIPO and CJEU.
Gonçalo Paiva e Sousa
Gastão da Cunha Ferreira Lda
Goncalo has a Law Degree at the Law Faculty of the Catholic University of Lisbon (1998) and joined Gastão da Cunha Ferreira in 2020. He is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association (OA) since 2002. Before that he was Head of the IP Department (Lisbon office) at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (2015-2020). Between 1999 and 2015 he was an IP Attorney at J.E. Dias Costa, Lda, Industrial Property Consultants (1999-2015) and also a Lawyer at SMCA Law firm. Gonçalo is an Official Industry Property Agent before the Portuguese PTO and a representative before the EUIPO. Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Società Italiana Brevetti
Olivia is an Italian and European Trademark Attorney at SIB – Società Italiana Brevetti S.p.A. and a lawyer admitted to practice in Italy. Olivia is active in IP law since 2013. She mainly deals with IP portfolios management strategies for clients ranging from Italian start-ups through their first steps in the IP world to major multinational corporations as well as trademark clearance searches and trademark filing and prosecution before the EUIPO and the Italian PTO. Olivia also focuses on negotiation and settlement of trademark disputes, providing advice on trademark infringement matters as well as on domain names and geographical indications issues.
Kurt was one of the founders of Brinkhof. Before starting Brinkhof in 2005, he was heading the IP practice at Stibbe. He has been involved in numerous trademark, design and unfair competition court cases, both at national and EU levels. He is a dedicated, knowledgeable and efficient litigator and delivers prompt, thorough yet clear advice. Litigation and enforcement is his bread and butter, but companies also seek him out for his incisive strategic advice.
Stephanie is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and Senior Associate within the Brands, Designs and Copyright team at Bristows LLP. Her experience includes all aspect of trade mark matters relating to UK, International and European Union Trade Marks, including conducting clearance searches, trade mark filing and prosecution, negotiation and settlement of trade mark disputes, providing advice on trade mark infringement and passing off, portfolio management and strategy as well as domain names and transactional issues. Stephanie has over 10 years’ private practice experience acting for a range of clients in a diverse fields, such as dental goods, leisure and hospitality and the financial sector.”