Geographical indications, designations of origin, WTO, TRIPS
To monitor and influence legislative and any other developments in the area of Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin and disseminate information about GIs within the Organisation.
Ortrun is a partner at Taylor Wessing in Munich, Germany. Her focus is on trademark, design and unfair competition matters. Ortrun helps clients in developing their brand strategies and in defending and enforcing IP rights in and out of court. She has wide experience in anti-counterfeiting measures and in negotiating agreements for the exploitation of IP rights. Special expertise lies in matters of GIs. She is vice-chair of the MARQUES GI team and chair of the INTA GI Enforcement Subcommittee.
Baptista, Monteverde & Associados
Paulo is a partner at Baptista, Monteverde & Associados. He has been representing parties in contentious and prosecution issues such as patents, pharmaceutical law, trade marks, anti-counterfeiting, contractual IP rights. Paulo is currently the Vice-President of the Portuguese Consultants IP Association (ACPI) and an IP arbitrator. He is a member of Marques, INTA (subcommittee member), ECTA, UNION, FICPI and AIPPI.
Thera Adam-Van Straaten
Kneppelhout & Korthals N.V.
Thera is an IP lawyer since 1999. Thera’s first worked with NautaDutilh for six years after which she joined Simmons & Simmons for four years. Apart from advising, she regularly litigates both in court as well as before the relevant self regulatory bodies. Thera has also worked in-house with Unilever for a year and has joined her current law firm, Kneppelhout and Korthals in 1 June 2012. There, Thera is part of a team of 7 IP/IT lawyers as well as being President of the Board of the BMM, the Benelux Trademark and Design Association. Thera was recently involved in issues relating to the GI of Dutch cheese and Belgium chocolate.
John has a broad practice covering all aspects of intellectual property and related issues, with focus on trade marks and copyright and for clients in a variety of business sectors ranging from computer games to footwear, and home furnishings to food suppliers. He has advised in numerous disputes and has significant experience running multi-matter enforcement programs against misuse of trade marks and copyright works. John joined Redd Solicitors LLP in 2005 and is a Senior Associate
Ozlem is founding partner of IP dedicated female firm OFO VENTURA which celebrates its 10th year in 2013.Özlem is graduated from Istanbul Law Faculty in 1993 and has Master’s degree on IP,Commerce and Technology from Franklin Pierce Law Center,NH,USA. Ozlem has experience in all aspect of IP prosecution,advicing and litigation where she represents her multinational clientele for trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs,domain names,licensing and passing –off matters. Ozlem is a regular writer for WIPR and serves as a member for committees of several IP organizations.
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Louise is partner at Nabarro LLP, heading up the filing trade mark filing and prosecution practice. She prosecutes trade mark applications at the UK Registry, at the Community Trade Mark Office (OHIM) and using the Madrid Protocol system, and deals with oppositions and revocations. Louise is an active member of the INTA Madrid sub-committee and also has been involved in a benchmarking project for INTA, comparing practices and procedures across jurisdictions.
Mikijelji Jankovic & Bogdanovic
Grünecker Patent- und Rechtsanwälte
German attorney specializing in IP at Grünecker in Munich with longstanding national and international experience in the trademark field and related fields such as unfair competition law and also designs. She has in depth expertise in trademark filing, management, prosecution, and defense strategies related to different jurisdictions. She is regularly invited as lecturer in trademark law. Karin is fluent in German and English with basic knowledge of Italian and French.
MARQUES Council Member
Miguel Angel Medina
Associate partner and IP Lawyer at Elzaburu. He has a Law and a Psychology degree, and masters in Legal Practice and in Tax Law. He frequently acts in the Spanish contentious-administrative jurisdiction in IP matters, before the SPTO and EUIPO. He specialises in TMs, GIs, domains and related matters and has advised a wide range of multinational organisations. He is a Certified Executive Coach and speaks ES, EN, DE, FR and IT. He is a member of the Council and chaired the GI Team for 7 years.
Iana Roueva Madey
MADARA LAW Corporate & IP Attorneys
After completing her law degree at LSE, a LLM at the MIPLC and a research fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for IP and Tax Law, Iana Roueva Madey established and managed the Bulgarian office of an international IP law firm for six years. At the end of 2014 Iana co-founded MADARA LAW and is currently the head of the IP practice at MADARA LAW. Iana’s practice covers prosecution and litigation of all IP rights; trade secrets and know-how; anti-counterfeiting; unfair competition.
Studio Legale Bird & Bird
Alessandro is an Italian and European trademark attorney at Studio Legale Bird & Bird. He has a degree in International private law from the University of Milan. Member of the Italian Industrial Property Consultants Institute, his practice focuses on trademarks, geographical indications and domain names. He is currently the Chair of the MARQUES Geographical Indications Team
Lenz & Staehelin
Jürg Simon is practising intellectual property and related fields in Switzerland (forensic and non-forensic work). Before joining Lenz & Staehelin as a partner, he was director at the Swiss Intellectual Property Institute and partner in an IP boutique firm. He is a professor for IP and teaches intellectual property law, among others, at the University of St.Gallen. Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Litigation and Arbitration, Competition, Contract and Commercial, Sports Law
Agency Firma, SC
Julian is founding partner of Agency Firma, SC, a Mexican IP Law Firm and Design & Creative Agency. He specialises in Intellectual Property since 1990 and has been involved in IP Law for over 27 years since he started Law School, mainly dealing with trademark prosecution and enforcement, all IP litigation, anti-counterfeiting and recently Geographical Indications. Julian is currently a member of the MARQUES Geographical Indications Team.