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    Get started with Trademark Administrators (TMA) Certificate Program Beginner Course! This course is primarily designed for early-career TMAs to learn the professional skills to be a successful TMA; the basics of intellectual property (IP) with a focus on trademarks; how IP rights are obtained, protected, and enforced; and the key technologies utilized by TMAs. Young practitioners and attorneys looking for more cross-functional experience in IP will also benefit from this course. This program is proudly presented by the 2024–2025 Trademark Administrators Committee.

    The Beginner Course of the Trademark Administrators (TMA) Certificate Program is primarily designed for early-career TMAs to advance their knowledge and further their professional development. Young practitioners and attorneys looking for more cross-functional experience in intellectual property (IP) will also benefit from this course.

    The Course is divided into eight chapters, each dedicated to exploring different aspects of IP and trademark administration:

    • Chapter 1: Introduction to Intellectual Property 
    • Chapter 2: Role of a Trademark Administrator
    • Chapter 3: Introduction to Obtaining Intellectual Property Rights
    • Chapter 4: Intellectual Property Protection
    • Chapter 5: TMA Tools and Tech
    • Chapter 6: Trademarks
    • Chapter 7: Have You Got the Right Skills
    • Chapter 8: That's a Wrap - Key Takeaways

    Guided by our expert member instructors, you can anticipate gaining invaluable insights into the following topics:

    • What IP is, the different types of IP, and why IP is important.
    • The role of a TMA in different workplace settings.
    • How IP rights are obtained and the benefits of protecting them.
    • The importance of monitoring IP rights, practical tools for monitoring, and enforcement strategies.
    • The key technological tools that TMAs should be familiar with.
    • The different types of trademarks, the advantages of trademark registration, and how to access and review IP office records.
    • The necessary skills to be a successful TMA.
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    Gernez Owens, NBC Universal (USA)
    Trademark Administrators Certificate Program Director

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    Emily Quackenbush, Perkins Coie LLP (USA)
    Trademark Administrators Certificate Program Director

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    Rosa Jimenez, Travel + Leisure Co. (USA)
    Trademark Administrators Certificate Program Curriculum Development Lead

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    Leyla Harper-Dominique, Ideas IPS (Haiti)
    Trademark Administrators Certificate Program Curriculum Development Lead

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    Kara Fielder, Worldpay (USA)
    Trademark Administrators Committee Chair

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    Nehal Madhani, Alt Legal (USA)
    Trademark Administrators Committee Vice-Chair

    Tracy Cooke

    Trademark Paralegal Manager

    Microsoft Corporation (USA)

    Tracy Cooke is a seasoned trademark professional with nearly two decades of experience supporting some of the world’s most valuable brands including Microsoft and Amazon. She has a strong passion for branding and operational excellence – overseeing complex workflows and delivering strategic, client-focused results. Her expertise lies in navigating the intersection of legal risks and business interests through effective communication, presentation, and analytical skills. She currently resides outside of Seattle, Washington. Tracy has a BBA from Baylor University with a minor in Neuroscience. Outside of work, she actively volunteers at her child’s school, advocates for mental health, and enjoys video and board games.

    Kara Fielder

    Senior Intellectual Property Manager

    Worldpay (USA)

    Kara Fielder is the Senior IP Manager at Worldpay. With 20+ years of experience in the legal field, Kara has extensive experience in the area of trademark administration. Prior to her current role, Kara was the Global IP Manager at The Hershey Company. At Hershey, in addition to managing the company’s large global trademark portfolio, Kara managed Hershey’s IP paralegals, docketing team, outside counsel, and vendors. Kara is actively involved with the International Trademark Association (INTA) and is currently serving as the Chair of INTA’s Trademark Administrators Committee. She also serves as an Advisory Board member of Corsearch.

    Rosa Jimenez

    Manager, Legal – Intellectual Property

    Travel + Leisure Co. (USA)

    Rosa Jimenez is Intellectual Property Manager at Travel + Leisure Co., where she’s responsible for the management and protection of the company’s global intellectual property portfolio, trademark clearance and registration, trademark enforcement and protection, as well as intellectual property due diligence arising from corporate transactions. She has over 23 years of experience as a trademark professional.

    Rosa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Masters of Legal Studies from Arizona State University. She was born in Puerto Rico and loves spending time with her family, running, and reading.

    Elyssa LeFevre Chayo

    CEO

    Firm Forward, LLC (USA)

    Elyssa, CEO of Firm Forward, leverages her extensive IP and legal administration experience to provide strategic guidance to law firms globally. Starting as a trademark paralegal, she managed IP portfolios for renowned brands before launching Firm Forward in 2014. With her unique insights from the corporate sector, she aims to elevate business development and marketing strategies for law firms worldwide.

    Jennifer Lynch

    Assistant Manager of Trademark Paralegals and Assistants

    Fish & Richardson P.C. (USA)

    Jennifer has worked in the IP field for 20+ years and is currently the Assistant Manager of TM Paralegals and Assistants at Fish & Richardson P.C. She has a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Emmanuel College, in Boston. In her free time, Jen can be found at her son’s wrestling meets, traveling, or just spending time with family and friends.

    Nehal Madhani

    CEO

    Alt Legal (USA)

    Nehal Madhani is the founder and CEO of Alt Legal, a company whose cloud-based IP docketing software supports thousands of organizations in preparing, managing, and monitoring millions of IP filings and deadlines daily. Before starting Alt Legal, Nehal practiced as an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP. He is the vice chair of the International Trademark Association Trademark Administrators Committee and a member of the USPTO Trademark Public Advisory Committee. Nehal has a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a Certificate in Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School of Business, and a B.A. from Northwestern University.

    Jennifer McKay

    Counsel

    Dentons Canada LLP (Canada)

    Jennifer McKay is a counsel in Dentons’ Intellectual Property group. Jennifer is an intellectual property lawyer based in Ottawa with significant experience in managing both contentious and non-contentious trademark matters. Her areas of expertise include registration, licensing, opposition, availability opinions, transfers, domain names, summary cancellation proceedings and litigation. Jennifer’s clients range from start-ups and SMEs to Fortune 500 companies operating in a variety of industries including, fintech, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, banking, and energy.

    Emily Quackenbush

    Senior Paralegal

    Perkins Coie LLP (USA)

    Emily Quackenbush has 25+ years of trademark experience working in both the law firm and in-house environments.  While currently holding a Senior Trademark Position with a leading law firm, her experience also includes positions such as Trademark and Branding Portfolio Management and Director of Intellectual Property as well.  Emily works very closely with clients to ensure the best possible trademark service and brand protection.   

    Emily is Director, TMA Certificate Program within the Trademark Administrators Committee.  She has served on INTA’s Trademark Administrators Committee for various terms dating back to 2014, while also having previously served on the Leadership Development Committee.

    Chapter 1: Introduction to Intellectual Property

    Stephen Casali, Munck Wilson Mandala (USA)
    Gabrielle Mizen, Berdou Attorneys (South Africa)
    Mary Thomas, Mary Thomas IP Strategies & Solutions (Malaysia)
    Kara Fielder, Worldpay (USA)

    Chapter 2: Role of a Trademark Administrator

    Deborah Brincat, Dennemeyer & Cie Sàrl (France)
    Rebecca Crawford, KOCH (USA)
    Emily Quackenbush, Perkins Coie LLP (USA)
    Audrey Wilkins, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP (USA)

    Chapter 3: Introduction to Obtaining Intellectual Property Rights

    Deborah Brincat, Dennemeyer & Cie Sàrl (France)
    Stephen Casali, Munck Wilson Mandala (USA)
    Tracy Cooke, Microsoft (USA)
    Steven Cooper, Ware, Fressola, Maguire & Barber LLP (USA)
    Robert Cumming, Appleyard Lees (United Kingdom)
    Rosa Jimenez, Travel + Leisure Co. (USA)
    Paul McGrady, Elster & McGrady (USA)
    Megan Stevland, Duane Morris LLP (USA)
    Judy Yolles, Caribbean IP (USA)

    Chapter 4: Intellectual Property Protection

    Elyssa LeFevre Chayo, Firm Forward, LLC (USA)
    Rachael Lodge Corrie, Foga Daley Attorneys-at-Law (Jamaica)
    Kelly Kleinwachter, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (USA)
    Jennifer McKay, Dentons Canada LLC (Canada)
    Amy Weber, WeberMark, LLC (USA)
    Audrey Wilkins, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP (USA)

    Chapter 5: TMA Tools and Tech

    Deborah Brincat, Dennemeyer & Cie Sàrl (France)
    Samantha Crellin, WebTMS (United Kingdom)
    Leyla Harper-Dominique, Ideas IPS (Haiti)
    Nehal Madhani, Alt Legal (USA)

    Chapter 6: Trademarks

    Bahia Al Yafi, Alyafi IP Group (UAE)
    Kara Fielder, Worldpay (USA)
    Dan Hardman-Smart, Stobbs IP Limited (United Kingdom)
    Elyssa LeFevre Chayo, Firm Forward, LLC (USA)
    Dash McLean, Greenberg Traurig, LLP (USA)

    Chapter 7: Have You Got the Right Skills

    Jennifer Lynch, Fish & Richardson P.C. (USA)
    Emily Quackenbush, Perkins Coie LLP (USA)
    Audrey Wilkins, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP (USA)
    Judy Yolles, Caribbean IP (USA)

    Chapter 8: That's a Wrap - Key Takeaways

    Tracy Cooke, Microsoft (USA)
    Gabrielle Mizen, Berdou Attorneys (South Africa)
    Gernez Owens, NBCUniversal Media, LLC (USA)
    Mary Thomas, Mary Thomas IP Strategies & Solutions (Malaysia)

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    Copyright © 2024 International Trademark Association. All rights reserved. No part of this certificate program may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without prior written permission of the copyright owner, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law.

    Representations and Warranties 

    This training has been developed by the member volunteers of the 2024-2025 Trademark Administrators Committee. It has been prepared for general guidance on matters of interest only and does not constitute professional advice. You should not act upon the information contained in this training without obtaining specific professional advice. No representation or warranty (express or implied) is given as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this training, and, to the extent permitted by law, INTA does not accept or assume any liability, responsibility or duty of care for any consequences of you or anyone else acting, or refraining to act, in reliance on the information contained in this training or for any decision based on it. The conferring of the certificate to an individual by INTA represents the completion of the requisite training hours prescribed in the training, the completion of quizzes and/or exercises after each Chapter, and attaining a passing grade of 75% and above.

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    Explore trends in green trademark filings, legal considerations, and risk mitigation, alongside recent enforcement efforts on sustainability marketing claims in the US and EU, providing proactive measures for regulatory adherence. ***CLE is not available for this roundtable. Please email cle@inta.org for more information.***

    The session will discuss green trademark filing trends in the US and EU, legal and trademark office issues relating to green trademarks, things to watch out for when guiding green trademarks, and risk mitigation mechanisms pertaining to the use of green trademarks. The session will also discuss recent enforcement efforts related to sustainability marketing claims in the US and EU, some of which overlap with trademarks (e.g., the term Clean as a trademark and marketing concept) and ways to mitigate risks to limit regulatory and legal scrutiny.

    Speaker:

    Constantin Eikel, Partner, Bird & Bird, (Germany)

    Irene Chang, Trademark, Copyright and Marketing Counsel, HP, (United States)

    Joseph Conklin, Senior Vice President, Global Deputy General Counsel, Coty, (United States)

    Ron Urbach, Partner/Co-Chair, Advertising and Marketing, Davis & Gilbert, (United States)


    Constantin Eikel

    Partner

    Bird & Bird

    Constantin is a partner of Bird & Bird and an expert in the field of trademark law, for all questions concerning advertising and unfair competition law, copyright law and trade secrets. Constantin’s expertise in trademark law includes contentious and non-contentious matters, in particular international trademark launches, the management of large trademark portfolios and complex trademark disputes. Another focus of Constantin’s practice is advertising, in particular environmental advertising. He regularly gives advice on national and international advertising campaigns, based on his in-depth knowledge on a variety of technologies and specifics of environmental advertising, such as sustainability, the circular economy, the mass-balance approach, life-cycle-assessments, advertising with green energy, recycling, certificates for compensation of emissions and the use of alternative and renewable raw materials.

    Irene Chang

    Trademark, Copyright and Marketing Counsel

    HP

    Irene Chang is a Trademark, Copyright and Marketing Counsel at HP Inc. In this role, she advises the Personal Systems and Marketing businesses on a wide array of trademark, copyright and marketing matters, including trademark prosecution, trademark portfolio management, brand enforcement, brand licensing, advertising and marketing compliance, conflicts and transactions involving trademarks, copyrights or marketing issues. She also develops and supports internal trainings and guidelines on various trademark, copyright or marketing issues; counsels the businesses on asset management; and regularly works with external ad agencies on issues involving marketing assets. Prior to joining HP, Irene practiced trademark, copyright, media and brand protection law at Perkins Coie LLP. Irene received her law degrees from Washington University in St. Louis (JD), National University of Singapore (LLM), and National Chengchi University in Taiwan (LLB). 

    Ron Urbach

    Partner/Co-Chair, Advertising and Marketing

    Davis+Gilbert

    Ron Urbach (Partner/Co-Chair, Advertising + Marketing, Davis+Gilbert) has been a firsthand participant and leader in the history, growth and transformation of the advertising and marketing ecosystem — and the laws and rules that apply to it. He helps marketing-driven and advertising clients in almost every sector and subsector—including automotive, cosmetics, food, alcoholic beverages, retail, consumer health and much more—successfully navigate legal issues and challenges with practical business solutions. In the course of his career, Ron has seen industries and marketing practices emerge and adapt as technologies, regulatory frameworks and consumer needs change, making him a savvy guide to companies that must push the boundaries of business and law to remain competitive. Whether advising on creative development and packaging; claims, substantiation and promotions; or the latest in digital marketing, such as dark patterns and auto renewal, social media influencers and disclosures, leading-edge environmental advertising, and the new worlds of Generative AI, metaverse and NFT’s: Ron brings his same practical focus while presenting the latest developments on the newest innovation. To Ron, the law is more a tool than a restraint —and his deep involvement in the industry and government allows him to “look around the corner” and let clients know what’s coming next.

    Joseph Conklin

    Senior Vice President, Global Deputy General Counsel

    Coty

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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/01/2023

    This roundtable highlights the alarming rise of deepfakes and their potential impact on brand reputation and trust, delving into how malicious actors can create convincing deepfake videos and audio impersonations to spread false information and manipulate public perception. ***CLE is not available for this roundtable. Please email cle@inta.org for more information.***

    This roundtable on threats of deepfakes to brands highlights the alarming rise of deepfakes and their potential impact on brand reputation and trust. The speakers delve into how malicious actors create convincing deepfake videos and audio impersonations to spread false information, damage brand credibility, and manipulate public perception. The speakers also discuss legal and business strategies that brands can employ to combat deepfakes, safeguarding their image and maintaining customer trust in an era of digital deception. All of our speakers are real!
    Moderator:
    Ramakrishna Damodharan, Managing Directo, Adipven (M) Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)

    Speakers:

    Mark Vincent, Principal from Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers Pty Limited (Australia)

    Dr. Ana Penteado, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame (Australia)

    Dr. Shambhu Prasad Chakrabarty, Professor, University of Engineering and Management (India)

    Ramakrishna Damodharan (Moderator)

    Managing Director

    Adipven (M) Sdn Bhd

    Ramakrishna Damodharan is an IP Attorney and has been in practice for more than 23 years. He is a registered patent, trademark, industrial design, geographical indications and new plant variety and grant of breeder’s right agent in Malaysia and has postgraduate degrees in Applied Chemistry and Law.

    He has also been invited by international agencies such as International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC) which is under the auspices of UNESCO, Hong Kong Trade Development Center (HKTDC), Universiti of Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) as well as various local government and private entities to deliver talks on IP matters.

    He was appointed as an IP Expert by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) and he has conducted training as a WIPO Expert in various countries such as Indonesia, Brazil, Thailand, Vietnam etc.

    He was invited by Japanese Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) to deliver a e-learning seminar on trade mark and design prosecution and litigation systems in ASEAN countries in English language – the first Asian to have done so. The seminar has been broadcast to more than 10000 patent attorneys in Japan.

    Rama is the Managing Director of Adipven (M) Sdn. Bhd., a boutique IP firm based in Kuala Lumpur and one of the Directors of Robomy Sdn. Bhd. which is involved in the research and development as well as training on artificial intelligence.

    Mark Vincent

    Principal

    Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers Pty Limited

    Mr. Mark Vincent is a Principal at Spruson and Ferguson Lawyers with three decades of experience. Mark litigates IP disputes and advises on licensing, commercialisation, data protection, intellectual property law and strategy, often in complex areas of both law and technology.

    Mark acts for local and multinational clients in patent, trade mark, copyright and trade secret litigation matters, often advising on cross-border strategic issues. Mark advises companies at all stages of growth on strategies to follow in registering, managing and enforcing IP, whether trade marks, patents, copyright, data or designs.

    Mark’s acknowledged expertise in the area of artificial intelligence, cloud computing and data protection is highly sought after by clients and has led to him being invited to speak at multiple industry events in Australia and across Asia Pacific.

    Dr. Ana Elisa Monteiro Penteido

    Adjunct Associate Professor

    University of Notre Dame, Australia

    Adjunct Professor Dr. Ana Elisa Monteiro Penteido graduated with a LLB degree from Brazil, LLM from the US and PhD from Australia. Ana is an expert in intellectual property theory, legal scholar and active researcher of new technologies and inventions focused on public policies on intellectual property foundations, my method is multi-disciplinary approach between hard science and humanities. I have authored a significant number of submissions to the Australian Parliament and IP Australia on matters of intellectual property public policy; and now I am also devoted to social policies affecting online education and protection of intangibles and ecological metrics.

    Ana has experienced working with firms in Brazil, UK and Australia before she started lecturing in the Notre Dame University where she is currently working as an Adjunct Professor. She is focused on research, and advisory capacity in her areas of expertise connected to intellectual property theory, practice as well as promoting the university’s brand overseas. She is also actively working on international collaborations and guest speaker presentations. 

    Dr. Shambhu Prasad Chakrabarty

    Professor

    University of Engineering and Management

    Professor Dr. Shambhu Prasad Chakrabarty is the Dean of the Department of Law, University of Engineering and Management, Kolkata, India. He was the Head and Research Fellow prior to his current assignment. Shambu received his LL.B. & LL.M. from Calcutta University and Ph.D. from University of North Bengal.

    He has taught and researched for over 18 years and has worked extensively in the area of IP Rights, Traditional Knowledge, Climate Change and Technology Law. Three Doctoral Scholars have been successfully co-supervised by him. He has authored and edited 7 books and wrote over 40 articles and book chapters including in the Liverpool Law Review, Environmental Management and is currently coediting two books that will be published this year. He acted as the Chief Editor of NUJS Journal of Regulatory Studies from August 2019-2022. He has presented research papers in more than 60 national and international conferences and invited as a resource person in more than 90 national and international events including the Government of India, Government of West Bengal, the Law and Society Association, Washington DC; Government of Western Australia; Australian National University; Notre Dame University, Sydney; Pattimura University, Indonesia; Daffodil International University Bangladesh; Tribhuvan University, Nepal, Binghamton State University, New York; University of Wroclaw, Poland, Nanyang Business School, Singapore. He has been a WIPO Academy Fellow to Malaysia in 2019. He was awarded with Gold Medal for winning Youth Parliament Competition organised by the Government of West Bengal.

    Shambu is a member of the prestigious Law and Society Association, USA, the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, UK and IPIRA.

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    Unlock the World of Trademarks with the International Certificate Course In an increasingly interconnected world, understanding the processes of trademark registration globally is more crucial than ever. Whether you're starting your journey or refreshing your expertise, this program is designed to prepare you for success in today's global landscape. Through practical applications, real-world case studies, and a strong emphasis on the importance of thorough trademark searches, this course will help you become a more well-rounded brand professional. This program is proudly presented by the 2022-2023 Academic Committee.

    Our comprehensive course is divided into six regional chapters, each dedicated to exploring the nuances of trademark registration in specific global regions: 

    • Africa 
    • Asia Pacific 
    • Europe 
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • North America

    Guided by our expert member instructors, you'll navigate the process of securing and maintaining trademarks within these designated regions. Throughout each chapter, you can anticipate gaining invaluable insights into the following topics:

    • Preliminary Clearance: Grasp the crucial initial steps in assessing the feasibility of a trademark in your chosen region.
    • Full Search: Conduct comprehensive searches to identify potential conflicts and risks associated with your mark.
    • Costs: Explore the financial aspects involved in the trademark clearance process.
    • Filing Efficiencies Offered by Regional Treaties: Learn about the benefits and efficiencies that regional treaties offer for trademark registration.
    • Usage: Examine the significance of the mark's actual usage in the clearance process.
    • Overcoming Objections: Strategize approaches to surmount objections and challenges during the clearance process.
    • Renewals: Understand the procedures and requirements for renewing a trademark in the region.
    • Protection: Appreciate the importance of safeguarding a registered trademark against infringement and unauthorized usage.
    • Register User/Licensee: Explore the possibilities of registering users or licensees for your mark.

    Amanda Hyland

    Partner

    Taylor English Duma LLP

    Amanda Hyland is a partner at Taylor English Duma LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, where she chairs the firm’s trademark department and serves on the firm’s executive committee.  

     

    Ms. Hyland focuses on intellectual property and media enforcement and litigation, trademark clearance, and portfolio management. She represents numerous publishers, authors, influencers, and household brands in disputes and enforcement matters in courts around the United States, as well as at the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board. She has twice been nominated for IP Litigator of the Year by Managing IP, and is ranked by Chambers, World Trademark Review, and numerous other institutions as a national expert in her field.  

    Nick Guinn

    Shareholder

    Gunn, Lee & Cave

    Nick Guinn is a shareholder with Gunn, Lee & Cave, where he assists clients in all aspects of intellectual property, including litigation and prosecution. Nick prosecutes patent and trademark applications and routinely handles trademark proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to Gunn, Lee & Cave, Nick served as a law clerk to Chief United States District Judge Fred Biery of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.  

    He is a practicing professor of intellectual property law and advanced legal writing, and he frequently speaks on intellectual property and litigation issues. 

    Katy Basile

    Partner

    Reed Smith LLP

    Katy Basile is a partner at Reed Smith LLP and in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. She is also a member of Reed Smith’s firmwide Pro Bono Committee and DEI Committee. Katy has been active in INTA for many years, and currently is a member, and a past national-Chair, of the INTA Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court committee. 

    Katy is highly regarded in her field. She began as a complex commercial litigator, went in-house handling trademarks and brands at Levi Strauss & Co. and Intel Corp., and returned to private practice in 2000. Katy continues in her long-standing role as primary outside counsel responsible for famous brands worldwide. She has extensive experience managing worldwide trademark clearance and prosecution, as well as domestic and multi-jurisdictional disputes. She has successfully used ADR proceedings to settle numerous trademark cases to her clients’ satisfaction. Katy has been recognized as a top professional in her field by a number of well-respected organizations including the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000, Legal 500 US, Who’s Who Legal, and International Who’s Who. She was named one of the Top 250 Women in IP and an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property and A Woman of Influence by the San Jose Business Journal. 

    Brian Beverly

    Partner

    Beeson Skinner Beverly LLP

    Brian is a founding partner of the firm and a registered patent attorney with over twenty years of experience advising clients on intellectual property matters in a wide variety of fields.

    Brian's practice includes strategic counseling, domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution, licensing, and dispute resolution.

    Brian also has considerable experience representing patent clients before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI) and trademark clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

    Working with a global network of foreign associates, Brian counsels clients on securing and safeguarding patents and trademarks in foreign markets and represents foreign companies seeking patent and trademark protection in the U.S.

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    • Barb Barron Kelly, Corsearch, New York, NY
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    • Tuvshinsaikhan Nanzaidorj, ATS PARTNERS, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    • Tammy Terry, Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton LLP, Houston, TX
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    Unlock the World of Trademarks with the International Certificate Course In an increasingly interconnected world, understanding the processes of trademark registration globally is more crucial than ever. Whether you're starting your journey or refreshing your expertise, this program is designed to prepare you for success in today's global landscape. Through practical applications, real-world case studies, and a strong emphasis on the importance of thorough trademark searches, this course will help you become a more well-rounded brand professional. This program is proudly presented by the 2022-2023 Academic Committee.

    Our comprehensive course is divided into six regional chapters, each dedicated to exploring the nuances of trademark registration in specific global regions: 

    • Africa 
    • Asia Pacific 
    • Europe 
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • North America

    Guided by our expert member instructors, you'll navigate the process of securing and maintaining trademarks within these designated regions. Throughout each chapter, you can anticipate gaining invaluable insights into the following topics:

    • Preliminary Clearance: Grasp the crucial initial steps in assessing the feasibility of a trademark in your chosen region.
    • Full Search: Conduct comprehensive searches to identify potential conflicts and risks associated with your mark.
    • Costs: Explore the financial aspects involved in the trademark clearance process.
    • Filing Efficiencies Offered by Regional Treaties: Learn about the benefits and efficiencies that regional treaties offer for trademark registration.
    • Usage: Examine the significance of the mark's actual usage in the clearance process.
    • Overcoming Objections: Strategize approaches to surmount objections and challenges during the clearance process.
    • Renewals: Understand the procedures and requirements for renewing a trademark in the region.
    • Protection: Appreciate the importance of safeguarding a registered trademark against infringement and unauthorized usage.
    • Register User/Licensee: Explore the possibilities of registering users or licensees for your mark.

    ENRIQUE MOLLER SÁNCHEZ

    Managing Partner

    Moller Law

    Enrique is one of the most recognized lawyers in Central America. During his professional career, he has participated in some of the most important transactions and litigation cases in the region.

    With more than 25 years of experience as a Lawyer and Notary in Guatemala, currently he serves as 
    managing partner at Mollerlaw, his areas of expertise include Intellectual Property, Corporate Law, 
    Specialized Litigation, and Tax Law, in which he has accumulated experience working with clients 
    in the Retail, Infrastructure, and Energy industries. 


    After founding Mollerlaw in 1996, he served as a Partner at Ernst & Young (EY) for 6 years and then 
    returned to specialized private practice in 2020.

    Enrique has been a part time university professor of commercial and corporate law for more than 
    20 years, he has several degrees, among them, International Business from INCAE Business School, 
    Tax Law from the University of Castilla La Mancha, he recently participated successfully in the 
    Corporate Governance program at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania Business School. 

    Giselle Reuben

    Partner

    BLP Legal

    Giselle is a Partner of BLP in the San José office in Costa Rica. Her areas of expertise include Intellectual Property and Sanitary Registration of Products.

    She has extensive experience advising local and international organizations in all aspects and processes related to the registration, protection, and defense of intellectual property rights, coordinating these processes throughout Central America via the BLP’s regional offices. She also represents clients in complex litigation related to trademarks, copyrights and anti-piracy. Additionally, she advises on the regulatory part related to the sanitary and phytosanitary registry of products before state authorities within their respective regional countries.

    Clients recognize her extensive knowledge of Intellectual Property, including the regulatory environment. They have also praised Giselle’s advice as a key element in the performance of their businesses in Costa Rica. She is highly recognized in the practice of Intellectual Property by renowned legal publications such as The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Latin Lawyer and Who’s Who Legal.

    She became a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Professionals in Intellectual Property of Costa Rica (APPICR) in 2007. She also is or has been a member or a Board Director of the National Institute of Biodiversity (INBIO), the Committee of Intellectual Property of the Costa Rica Bar Association, and the Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) as well as the Illicit Trade and Security Committee and the Regulatory Improvement Committee of the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of the Private Business Sector (UCCAEP) In addition, she is currently a member of the Executive Committe of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) and has belonged to the International Trademark Association (INTA) since 2005. She heads the Judge´s Task Force of the INTA Enforcement Committee.

    After serving as a director of the Intellectual Property area at Sfera Legal, she joined the BLP team as an associate in 2006 and was named Partner in 2014.

    J. Ian Raisbeck

    Partner

    Raisbeck & Castro

    Ian received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (cum laude) and a B.E. in Electrical Engineering (cum laude) in 1990 from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee). He also received an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering in 1992 from the University of Miami (Coral Gables, Florida). In 2004 he received his J.D from Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia).

    He began his professional career at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, where he worked in basic research in the area of clinical neurophysiology during 1993. In 1994 he joined Coulter Corporation (currently Beckman Coulter Inc.), in the Research and Development and the Product Development Departments, where he developed new technologies and designed medical instrumentation in the area of hematology until 1998, when he returned to Colombia.

    In Colombia he joined a prestigious law firm where he worked at the patent department from October 1998 until July 2003, when he co-founded his own firm. In December 2010, Ian left his old firm to form a new firm raisbeck & castro.

    Ian’s expertise lies in the prosecution and administrative, civil and criminal litigation of patents, trademarks, copyrights and plant breeder’s rights, as well as litigation against counterfeits and contraband, unfair competition and consumer protection. His experience includes being lead counsel in a patent infringement case obtaining the first ever first instance criminal conviction in Colombia, as well as his active participation in anti-counterfeiting activities for several industries, including pharmaceutical products and software. Ian has been called as an expert by the WHO for their IMPACT program in order to aid in the development of legal regulatory, civil and criminal guidelines to fight against the counterfeiting of medical products. Ian has led many committees in the IP field, including having directed the INTA Anti-counterfeiting Subcommittee for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce intellectual Property Committee.

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    Unlock the World of Trademarks with the International Certificate Course In an increasingly interconnected world, understanding the processes of trademark registration globally is more crucial than ever. Whether you're starting your journey or refreshing your expertise, this program is designed to prepare you for success in today's global landscape. Through practical applications, real-world case studies, and a strong emphasis on the importance of thorough trademark searches, this course will help you become a more well-rounded brand professional. This program is proudly presented by the 2022-2023 Academic Committee.

    Our comprehensive course is divided into six regional chapters, each dedicated to exploring the nuances of trademark registration in specific global regions: 

    • Africa 
    • Asia Pacific 
    • Europe 
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • North America

    Guided by our expert member instructors, you'll navigate the process of securing and maintaining trademarks within these designated regions. Throughout each chapter, you can anticipate gaining invaluable insights into the following topics:

    • Preliminary Clearance: Grasp the crucial initial steps in assessing the feasibility of a trademark in your chosen region.
    • Full Search: Conduct comprehensive searches to identify potential conflicts and risks associated with your mark.
    • Costs: Explore the financial aspects involved in the trademark clearance process.
    • Filing Efficiencies Offered by Regional Treaties: Learn about the benefits and efficiencies that regional treaties offer for trademark registration.
    • Usage: Examine the significance of the mark's actual usage in the clearance process.
    • Overcoming Objections: Strategize approaches to surmount objections and challenges during the clearance process.
    • Renewals: Understand the procedures and requirements for renewing a trademark in the region.
    • Protection: Appreciate the importance of safeguarding a registered trademark against infringement and unauthorized usage.
    • Register User/Licensee: Explore the possibilities of registering users or licensees for your mark.

    Conny Schmitt

    Attorney-at-law

    Grünecker

    Conny Schmitt is an attorney-at-law at Grünecker, Germany. She is a certified IP lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in the field of trademark and unfair competition law. She represents clients in a wide range of industries on issues that include prosecuting, enforcing and defending trademarks.

    Jonathan Clegg

    Partner

    Cleveland Scott York

    Jonathan has a great deal of experience in the development and management of trade mark portfolios for a broad range of clients. He is also a regular speaker on trade mark issues in various contexts including for INTA and WIPO.

    He helps set up and maintain commercially relevant opposition strategies for his clients. Handling oppositions and appeals across many jurisdictions forms a significant part of his practice. He has particular experience in resolving disputes by negotiating commercially practical agreements on behalf of his clients.

    Jonathan has long-standing relationships with many of his clients. His commercial understanding of their businesses helps him deliver sophisticated and appropriate advice. Clients like his grounded approach and his clear focus on practical and workable solutions. As a result of his work for multinational clients, he is experienced in IP issues across diverse commercial sectors including finance, pharmaceutical, medical, power systems, fashion, retail and tobacco. He is active in many other commercial areas as well, not least due to his extensive collaborations with SMEs.

    Jonathan has been a contributing author of all three editions of Wolters Kluwer’s Concise European Trademark and Design Law, writing the commentary on about 30 Articles of the EUTMR and the corresponding provisions of the CDR. This book was recently divided into separate volumes for trade marks and designs. He has also been the Editor of a new international title in The Law Reviews series called The Trademarks Law Review since its launch in 2017, now in its third edition.

    Peter McAleese

    Trademark Attorney

    AKRAN IP

    A Qualified Trademark Attorney since 2005, Peter is specialized in non-litigious IP consulting, trademark prosecution and enforcement. As EU counsel for several Global Brand Owners, he is involved in all stages of the IP value chain from analysing and advising on prior rights searches (trademarks and designs) to representation in EU and Italian Trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings. In addition to trademark prosecution, his day-to-day practice also involves drafting legal opinions, co-existence agreements and litigation support. Peter is currently a member of the INTA Programming Advisory Council.

    Silvia Asioli

    Lead Senior manager; Intellectual Property Advisory Department

    Baker McKenzie

    Silvia Asioli is lead senior manager in the Intellectual Property Advisory Department of Baker McKenzie's Italy offices.

    Silvia focuses on pre-filing, similarity and availability searches as well as trademark filing, prosecution and management. She also works on opposition procedures before the Italian Trademark Office and the European Trademark Office, Customs Surveillance applications, anti-counterfeiting issues, and the negotiation and drafting of settlement and coexistence agreements.

    Silvia has extensive experience in Italian and European intellectual property law. She has represented clients in the food, fashion, textile, luxury goods, wine and spirits, engineering and white goods industries.

    Liege Beschoren

    Professional Services Manager EMEA

    Corsearch

    Liege Beschoren is a Professional Services Manager EMEA at Corsearch, France. 

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    Unlock the World of Trademarks with the International Certificate Course In an increasingly interconnected world, understanding the processes of trademark registration globally is more crucial than ever. Whether you're starting your journey or refreshing your expertise, this program is designed to prepare you for success in today's global landscape. Through practical applications, real-world case studies, and a strong emphasis on the importance of thorough trademark searches, this course will help you become a more well-rounded brand professional. This program is proudly presented by the 2022-2023 Academic Committee.

    Our comprehensive course is divided into six regional chapters, each dedicated to exploring the nuances of trademark registration in specific global regions: 

    • Africa 
    • Asia Pacific 
    • Europe 
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • North America

    Guided by our expert member instructors, you'll navigate the process of securing and maintaining trademarks within these designated regions. Throughout each chapter, you can anticipate gaining invaluable insights into the following topics:

    • Preliminary Clearance: Grasp the crucial initial steps in assessing the feasibility of a trademark in your chosen region.
    • Full Search: Conduct comprehensive searches to identify potential conflicts and risks associated with your mark.
    • Costs: Explore the financial aspects involved in the trademark clearance process.
    • Filing Efficiencies Offered by Regional Treaties: Learn about the benefits and efficiencies that regional treaties offer for trademark registration.
    • Usage: Examine the significance of the mark's actual usage in the clearance process.
    • Overcoming Objections: Strategize approaches to surmount objections and challenges during the clearance process.
    • Renewals: Understand the procedures and requirements for renewing a trademark in the region.
    • Protection: Appreciate the importance of safeguarding a registered trademark against infringement and unauthorized usage.
    • Register User/Licensee: Explore the possibilities of registering users or licensees for your mark.

    Nick Holmes

    Principal

    DAVIES COLLISON CAVE

    Nick has practiced in all aspects of trademark law in Australia and New Zealand for over twenty-five years. 

    In addition to his experience in all aspects of Australian trademark law, Nick is a recognized specialist in New Zealand trademark law. Nick teaches New Zealand Trademark Law and Practice as part of the University of Melbourne post-graduate LLM programme, a post he has held for over 15 years. He also sits on two separate Technical Focus Groups which advise the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) on matters of New Zealand trademark practice and procedure. 

    Nick has received numerous awards and industry recognition in both Australia and New Zealand, including World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 (2014-2023), Who’s Who Legal (WWL)  (2018-2023) and WWL Thought Leaders Global Elite 2023, World IP Review (WIPR) Leaders (2018-2023), Client Choice Award (Australia) 2015. 

    Nick has published over fifty articles on Australian or New Zealand trademark law. He also regularly presents and runs seminars and meetings throughout the world on a wide range of trademark matters to students, business owners, local industry groups, foreign government and industry representatives, and other trade mark practitioners. 

    Thomas J. Treutler

    Partner and Managing Director

    Tilleke & Gibbins

    Thomas J. Treutler is the managing director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam offices. Tom is an attorney licensed by the State Bar of California, registered USPTO patent lawyer, and a registered foreign lawyer in Vietnam, where he has been providing legal services for 25 years. 


    Recognized as a leading lawyer in intellectual property by Chambers, The Legal 500, Managing IP, World Trademark Review, and more, Tom has extensive experience in IP counseling and enforcement, and has secured landmark patent infringement victories for foreign companies in the life sciences and technology sectors. Under Tom’s leadership, Tilleke & Gibbins has been named Firm of the Year for Vietnam 10 times in the last 12 years by Managing IP 

    Tom is a former chair of the East Asia and Pacific Subcommittee of INTA’s Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee. He currently sits on the INTA Academic Committee and has also been a member of the INTA Asia-Pacific Global Advisory Council. Tom is the co-chair of AIPLA’s IP Practice in the Far East Committee.  

    Tom earned his JD, magna cum laude, from Indiana University Bloomington’s Maurer School of Law, where he now serves as a member of the Dean’s Global Advisory Board.  

    Yang MingMing

    Partner

    Wanhuida Intellectual Property

    Mr. Yang Mingming is a partner of Wanhuida Intellectual Property and an attorney-at-law admitted to practice in China. Mr. Yang has been committed himself to trademark prosecution and protection in China since joining in the firm in 2005. 


    Mr. Yang excels in
    assisting multinational corporations to manage their trademark portfolio and to tackle squatting activities in China. He has advised extensively on intellectual property issues in China, in particular in relation to the building and maintenance of IPR portfolios, stopping trademark squatting, recognition of well-known trademark, contesting provisional refusal, obtaining copyright registration as well as tailoring overall strategic schemes to safeguard IPRs in China.  
     

    Mizi Park

    Director of Partnerships; IP Attorney

    MarqVision (South Korea)

    Mizi Park is a South Korean IP attorney and the Director of Partnerships at MarqVision. At MarqVision, she navigates various challenges in anti-counterfeiting and brand protection by collaborating with industry stakeholders, and develops new legal programs for the benefit of clients. 


    Prior to joining MarqVision, she worked as an associate IP attorney at Kim & Chang, South Korea's largest law firm. There, she handled all aspects of trademark and design matters, including prosecution, enforcement, and litigation, and successfully represented several contentious cases that have received media coverage.   

    Loo Wai Hoong

    Partner

    Wong Jin Nee & Teo

    Wai Hoong is a Partner of Messrs. Wong Jin Nee & Teo. He obtained his Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Warwick, is a Barrister-at-Law of England & Wales and an Advocate and Solicitor in Malaysia. He is a Registered Trademark and Industrial Design Agent. He is recognised in the Legal 500, Asian Legal Business ‘Malaysia Rising Stars’ and World Trademark Review 1000’s ‘Enforcement and Litigation’ rankings. 

      

    Wai Hoong conducts enforcement actions including raid and seizure actions with law enforcement authorities such as the Enforcement Division of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living (MDT) and Royal Malaysian Customs Department throughout Malaysia. 

      

    Wai Hoong has conducted litigation cases before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court. He provides procedural support to law enforcement authorities and public prosecutors in criminal prosecutions including assisting with securing court orders to freeze infringers’ assets and brand owners’ representatives verifying counterfeit goods as expert witnesses in court 

      

    Wai Hoong has implemented Cease and Desist (C&D) Letter programs to enforce his clients’ rights resulting in out-of-court settlements and compensation recovery. 

      

    Wai Hoong has written IP enforcement articles and conducted INTA Unreal Campaign programs in Malaysia and Singapore to educate young consumers about the value of trademarks and dangers of counterfeits. 

    Son Thai Hoang

    Senior Trademark Executive

    Tilleke & Gibbins

    Son Thai Hoang is a senior associate in the trademark group of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Hanoi office, where he handles all matters related to trademarks in Vietnam, including filing and prosecuting trademark applications; handling oppositions, cancellations, invalidations, and appeals; and advising on and prosecuting trademark license and assignment agreements. With more than 17 years of experience in handling IP rights conflicts and commercializing IP rights, Son has successfully helped numerous clients protect and commercialize their IP rights, and overcome complex office actions issued by the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam. Son was recognized as a top professional in his field by the World Trademark Review WTR 1000 in 2023. 

    Son obtained an LLB from the Hanoi University of Law and a BA in English from Hanoi Open University. Before joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Son worked at a top local IP firm as the head of the appeal department, and has gained considerable knowledge and practical experience in the protection of intellectual property rights with an emphasis on oppositions, appeals, and cancellations. 

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    • Rochmali Zultan, Associate, Tilleke & Gibbins (Indonesia)
    • Ruchiya Chuenchomrat, Trademark Executive, Tilleke & Gibbins (Thailand)
    • Sita Sriwattanakosol, Consultant, Tilleke & Gibbins (Thailand and Lao PDR)
    • Somboon Earterasarun, Partner, Tilleke & Gibbins (Thailand)
    • Vongkhim Lay, Associate, Tilleke & Gibbins (Cambodia)
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    Unlock the World of Trademarks with the International Certificate Course In an increasingly interconnected world, understanding the processes of trademark registration globally is more crucial than ever. Whether you're starting your journey or refreshing your expertise, this program is designed to prepare you for success in today's global landscape. Through practical applications, real-world case studies, and a strong emphasis on the importance of thorough trademark searches, this course will help you become a more well-rounded brand professional. This program is proudly presented by the 2022-2023 Academic Committee.

    Our comprehensive course is divided into six regional chapters, each dedicated to exploring the nuances of trademark registration in specific global regions: 

    • Africa 
    • Asia Pacific 
    • Europe 
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • North America

    Guided by our expert member instructors, you'll navigate the process of securing and maintaining trademarks within these designated regions. Throughout each chapter, you can anticipate gaining invaluable insights into the following topics:

    • Preliminary Clearance: Grasp the crucial initial steps in assessing the feasibility of a trademark in your chosen region.
    • Full Search: Conduct comprehensive searches to identify potential conflicts and risks associated with your mark.
    • Costs: Explore the financial aspects involved in the trademark clearance process.
    • Filing Efficiencies Offered by Regional Treaties: Learn about the benefits and efficiencies that regional treaties offer for trademark registration.
    • Usage: Examine the significance of the mark's actual usage in the clearance process.
    • Overcoming Objections: Strategize approaches to surmount objections and challenges during the clearance process.
    • Renewals: Understand the procedures and requirements for renewing a trademark in the region.
    • Protection: Appreciate the importance of safeguarding a registered trademark against infringement and unauthorized usage.
    • Register User/Licensee: Explore the possibilities of registering users or licensees for your mark.

    Munir Suboh

    Partner

    Taylor Wessing LLP

    Munir is a Partner in private practice and working in the field of Intellectual Property in Dubai since 2008. Munir worked on numerous scopes of intellectual property, media, cyber and technology matters. His main specialty is in the field of IP and media including trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, domain names, media advisory, regulatory compliance and representing clients in contentious and high value disputes in the field of IP. He also works on commercialization of IP and handles complex disputes of IP and media rights. 


    Munir also works on major alternative dispute resolution mandates that involve negotiations and settlement as well as managing litigations locally, regionally and internationally. Munir represents a range of clients from various industry sectors, such as Media and Entertainment, FMCG, Tobacco, pharmaceuticals, automotive, cosmetics and many more. Munir works with many multinational clients and is ranked by leading legal directories, such as Chambers Global, Legal 500, The Best Lawyers, World Trademarks Review (WTR) for many years. Munir is praised for his leadership in the IP community and has been serving as a co-chair for the Middle East Global Advisory Council at INTA. Munir was named by Asia Legal Business (Thomson Reuters) as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in the Middle East in 2021. Munir is a bilingual lawyer (i.e. English and Arabic) and holds LL.M in Intellectual Property & Information Technology Laws from the University of San Francisco, California. 

    Uğur Aktekin

    Partner

    Gün+ Partners

    Uğur Aktekin co-chairs the IP practice of Gün + Partners, which is internationally recognized as a leading law firm in Turkey.

    Mr. Aktekin specializes in advising on issues regarding the areas of trademark, design, copyright, information technology, unfair competition, advertising and media law. He advises local and multinational companies forming and maintaining trademark prosecution, opposition, enforcement, and litigation strategies.

    Gün + Partners is a member of INTA over 25 years and Mr. Aktekin attends INTA annual and leadership meetings regularly since 2001. He has been involved in various committees of INTA and currently a member of Well-known and Famous Trademarks Committee. He published various articles, interviews on INTA bulletins and Trademark Reporter and is the author of the International Opposition Guide.

    Mr. Aktekin is also the founding and first two-term president of FICPI Turkey, members of which consists of trademark and patent attorneys working in private practice.

    Mr. Aktekin's practice has been recognized by many independent guides to the legal profession, including Who's Who Legal, Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Expert Guides (Euromoney), the WTR 1000 and Best Lawyers. Mr Aktekin has written several articles and has given several presentations relating to trademark law in Turkey and abroad.

    Dima Naber

    Counsel & Business Development Manager

    Cedar White Bradley

    Dima Naber is Counsel and Business Development Manager at Cedar White Bradley (CWB). Dima has started working as an IP legal counsel for Arab clients, and then she became the International Clients Relations service Manager where she has an In-depth serviceable experience with the law firms and In-house counsels mainly from Europe and the United States which gave her the ability to understand their IP needs in compliance with the local laws in the Middle East. She also manages disparate, complex IP processes and policies in support of the global business.  
     

    Dima was recognized as an “IP Star” in the 2015 edition of Managing IP magazine’s “World IP Handbook and Survey.” She was nominated by her peers and clients, for her outstanding work in IP field becoming the only Arab IP expert who receives a significant number of nominations from both peers and clients. 

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    Unlock the World of Trademarks with the International Certificate Course In an increasingly interconnected world, understanding the processes of trademark registration globally is more crucial than ever. Whether you're starting your journey or refreshing your expertise, this program is designed to prepare you for success in today's global landscape. Through practical applications, real-world case studies, and a strong emphasis on the importance of thorough trademark searches, this course will help you become a more well-rounded brand professional. This program is proudly presented by the 2022-2023 Academic Committee.

    Our comprehensive course is divided into six regional chapters, each dedicated to exploring the nuances of trademark registration in specific global regions: 

    • Africa 
    • Asia Pacific 
    • Europe 
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • North America

    Guided by our expert member instructors, you'll navigate the process of securing and maintaining trademarks within these designated regions. Throughout each chapter, you can anticipate gaining invaluable insights into the following topics:

    • Preliminary Clearance: Grasp the crucial initial steps in assessing the feasibility of a trademark in your chosen region.
    • Full Search: Conduct comprehensive searches to identify potential conflicts and risks associated with your mark.
    • Costs: Explore the financial aspects involved in the trademark clearance process.
    • Filing Efficiencies Offered by Regional Treaties: Learn about the benefits and efficiencies that regional treaties offer for trademark registration.
    • Usage: Examine the significance of the mark's actual usage in the clearance process.
    • Overcoming Objections: Strategize approaches to surmount objections and challenges during the clearance process.
    • Renewals: Understand the procedures and requirements for renewing a trademark in the region.
    • Protection: Appreciate the importance of safeguarding a registered trademark against infringement and unauthorized usage.
    • Register User/Licensee: Explore the possibilities of registering users or licensees for your mark.

    Uche Nwokocha

    Partner

    Aluko & Oyebode

    Uche, Harvard alumni (2019), joined the firm in 2003 and was admitted to partnership in 2008.  

    She heads the Intellectual property department of the firm and advises local and international clients on the full range of brand-related matters. 

    Uche was ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in Nigeria for her exceptional work in the field of Intellectual Property by Chambers and Partners Global Guide for 2023, an outstanding Intellectual Property practitioner in the elite WIPR 2022. Featured by Legal Business Africa as one of 20 Outstanding Nigerian Women in Business Law for 2021 and recognised as a leading patent and trademark practitioner. Listed among the 11 individual rankings across 5 main practice areas by Chambers Global for Nigeria for 2021. Ranked among the 2020 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000, recognized in Who's Who Legal in 2014 and 2020 as a global expert in intellectual property, Top 250 Women in IP for 2020 by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), named “IP Star” (2016-2022) and Trademark Star (2019-2022) by WIPR.  

    She served as a board member of INTA from 2018-2020. She was nominated by US mission in Nigeria as a panellist for World Anti-Counterfeiting Day 2021. 

    Currently serves as a board member at GACG and the Secretary of (ACC) Nigeria. She was chair for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia subcommittee of INTA's ACC.  

    Uche continues to bring value to brands that she represents. 

    WWL says: Internationally renowned IP specialist Uche Nwokocha draws praise for her expertise in portfolio management and licensing issues. 

    Barbara Berdou (Moderator)

    Founder

    Berdou Attorneys

    With over 25 years of experience, Barbara Berdou has led Berdou Attorneys, a boutique IP firm founded in 2005, to tremendous growth throughout sub-Saharan Africa. 

    In addition to her undergraduate and post graduate law degrees, Barbara has a Master's degree in Intellectual Property Law, and is a Notary Public.  She has extensive experience with the commercialization of IP, IP litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and filing and prosecution of trade marks. She believes in partnering with her clients to maximize the value, protection and enforcement of their IP assets. She serves on council with the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL). 

    Barbara is an animal lover, and enjoys exploring her creative side with art, various crafts, and gardening. She’s an avid DIYer, and has tried her hand (with various levels of success) at plumbing, appliance repairs, basic electrical work, and more general household repairs. 

    Vanessa Halle

    Partner

    Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm

    Vanessa is Partner and heads  the Intellectual Property department.

    She manages IP portfolios, advises and represents clients in strategic areas such as brand development and implementation, protection / registration, maintenance and acquisition of Intellectual Property, due diligence, pre-litigation, and litigation processes, and commercialisation (franchising, licensing and transfers).

    In the Media, Sports, and Entertainment industry, Vanessa advises on advertising, corporate transactions, dispute resolution, Regulatory & Compliance.

    Vanessa provides legal & advisory services in Business Law, Capital Markets, Commercial Contracts, Corporate and commercial practice, Intellectual Property & Technology, Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Project finance, Public-Private Partnerships, and OHADA Practice.

    Vanessa provides tactical guidance on launching new businesses, products, and services, advises on business transactions and partnerships, drafts and negotiates complex contracts, financial market regulations, card and related electronic payment instruments, loan agreements, and dispute resolution. Vanessa advises clients on a wide range of corporate/commercial matters and transactions in Africa, especially member countries of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law (OHADA).

    Lorna Mbatia

    Founder

    CFL Advocates (Kenya)

    Lorna is the founder of CFL Advocates and is in charge of the IP practice at the firm.

    She has a wealth of expertise in IP prosecution, maintenance, audits, risk management, anticounterfeiting, contentious IP and commercial IP services across East Africa (Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Somaliland, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan), ARIPO and OAPI.

    She is currently a member of the INTA Board of Directors, the Co-chairperson of the INTA Africa Global Advisory Council and the chairperson of the Africa and Middle East subcommittee of the INTA Anticounterfeiting Committee. 

    Lorna has been recognized in several international leading legal directories including Chambers Global, Managing IP, WTR1000, World IP Review and Client Choice awards for her professionalism and commitment in the IP field. 

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    • Abhilasha Nautiyal, Ira Law, New Delhi, India
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    Unlock the World of Trademarks with the International Certificate Course In an increasingly interconnected world, understanding the processes of trademark registration globally is more crucial than ever. Whether you're starting your journey or refreshing your expertise, this program is designed to prepare you for success in today's global landscape. Through practical applications, real-world case studies, and a strong emphasis on the importance of thorough trademark searches, this course will help you become a more well-rounded brand professional. This program is proudly presented by the 2022-2023 Academic Committee.

    Our comprehensive course is divided into six regional chapters, each dedicated to exploring the nuances of trademark registration in specific global regions: 

    • Africa 
    • Asia Pacific 
    • Europe 
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • North America

    Guided by our expert member instructors, you'll navigate the process of securing and maintaining trademarks within these designated regions. Throughout each chapter, you can anticipate gaining invaluable insights into the following topics:

    • Preliminary Clearance: Grasp the crucial initial steps in assessing the feasibility of a trademark in your chosen region.
    • Full Search: Conduct comprehensive searches to identify potential conflicts and risks associated with your mark.
    • Costs: Explore the financial aspects involved in the trademark clearance process.
    • Filing Efficiencies Offered by Regional Treaties: Learn about the benefits and efficiencies that regional treaties offer for trademark registration.
    • Usage: Examine the significance of the mark's actual usage in the clearance process.
    • Overcoming Objections: Strategize approaches to surmount objections and challenges during the clearance process.
    • Renewals: Understand the procedures and requirements for renewing a trademark in the region.
    • Protection: Appreciate the importance of safeguarding a registered trademark against infringement and unauthorized usage.
    • Register User/Licensee: Explore the possibilities of registering users or licensees for your mark.

    Nick Holmes

    Principal

    DAVIES COLLISON CAVE

    Nick has practiced in all aspects of trademark law in Australia and New Zealand for over twenty-five years. 

    In addition to his experience in all aspects of Australian trademark law, Nick is a recognized specialist in New Zealand trademark law. Nick teaches New Zealand Trademark Law and Practice as part of the University of Melbourne post-graduate LLM programme, a post he has held for over 15 years. He also sits on two separate Technical Focus Groups which advise the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) on matters of New Zealand trademark practice and procedure. 

    Nick has received numerous awards and industry recognition in both Australia and New Zealand, including World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 (2014-2023), Who’s Who Legal (WWL)  (2018-2023) and WWL Thought Leaders Global Elite 2023, World IP Review (WIPR) Leaders (2018-2023), Client Choice Award (Australia) 2015. 

    Nick has published over fifty articles on Australian or New Zealand trademark law. He also regularly presents and runs seminars and meetings throughout the world on a wide range of trademark matters to students, business owners, local industry groups, foreign government and industry representatives, and other trade mark practitioners. 

    Mizi Park

    Director of Partnerships; IP Attorney

    MarqVision (South Korea)

    Mizi Park is a South Korean IP attorney and the Director of Partnerships at MarqVision. At MarqVision, she navigates various challenges in anti-counterfeiting and brand protection by collaborating with industry stakeholders, and develops new legal programs for the benefit of clients. 


    Prior to joining MarqVision, she worked as an associate IP attorney at Kim & Chang, South Korea's largest law firm. There, she handled all aspects of trademark and design matters, including prosecution, enforcement, and litigation, and successfully represented several contentious cases that have received media coverage.   

    Yang MingMing

    Partner

    Wanhuida Intellectual Property

    Mr. Yang Mingming is a partner of Wanhuida Intellectual Property and an attorney-at-law admitted to practice in China. Mr. Yang has been committed himself to trademark prosecution and protection in China since joining in the firm in 2005. 


    Mr. Yang excels in
    assisting multinational corporations to manage their trademark portfolio and to tackle squatting activities in China. He has advised extensively on intellectual property issues in China, in particular in relation to the building and maintenance of IPR portfolios, stopping trademark squatting, recognition of well-known trademark, contesting provisional refusal, obtaining copyright registration as well as tailoring overall strategic schemes to safeguard IPRs in China.  
     

    Son Thai Hoang

    Senior Trademark Executive

    Tilleke & Gibbins

    Son Thai Hoang is a senior associate in the trademark group of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Hanoi office, where he handles all matters related to trademarks in Vietnam, including filing and prosecuting trademark applications; handling oppositions, cancellations, invalidations, and appeals; and advising on and prosecuting trademark license and assignment agreements. With more than 17 years of experience in handling IP rights conflicts and commercializing IP rights, Son has successfully helped numerous clients protect and commercialize their IP rights, and overcome complex office actions issued by the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam. Son was recognized as a top professional in his field by the World Trademark Review WTR 1000 in 2023. 

    Son obtained an LLB from the Hanoi University of Law and a BA in English from Hanoi Open University. Before joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Son worked at a top local IP firm as the head of the appeal department, and has gained considerable knowledge and practical experience in the protection of intellectual property rights with an emphasis on oppositions, appeals, and cancellations. 

    Thomas J. Treutler

    Partner and Managing Director

    Tilleke & Gibbins

    Thomas J. Treutler is the managing director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam offices. Tom is an attorney licensed by the State Bar of California, registered USPTO patent lawyer, and a registered foreign lawyer in Vietnam, where he has been providing legal services for 25 years. 


    Recognized as a leading lawyer in intellectual property by Chambers, The Legal 500, Managing IP, World Trademark Review, and more, Tom has extensive experience in IP counseling and enforcement, and has secured landmark patent infringement victories for foreign companies in the life sciences and technology sectors. Under Tom’s leadership, Tilleke & Gibbins has been named Firm of the Year for Vietnam 10 times in the last 12 years by Managing IP 

    Tom is a former chair of the East Asia and Pacific Subcommittee of INTA’s Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee. He currently sits on the INTA Academic Committee and has also been a member of the INTA Asia-Pacific Global Advisory Council. Tom is the co-chair of AIPLA’s IP Practice in the Far East Committee.  

    Tom earned his JD, magna cum laude, from Indiana University Bloomington’s Maurer School of Law, where he now serves as a member of the Dean’s Global Advisory Board.  

    Loo Wai Hoong

    Partner

    Wong Jin Nee & Teo

    Wai Hoong is a Partner of Messrs. Wong Jin Nee & Teo. He obtained his Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Warwick, is a Barrister-at-Law of England & Wales and an Advocate and Solicitor in Malaysia. He is a Registered Trademark and Industrial Design Agent. He is recognised in the Legal 500, Asian Legal Business ‘Malaysia Rising Stars’ and World Trademark Review 1000’s ‘Enforcement and Litigation’ rankings. 

      

    Wai Hoong conducts enforcement actions including raid and seizure actions with law enforcement authorities such as the Enforcement Division of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living (MDT) and Royal Malaysian Customs Department throughout Malaysia. 

      

    Wai Hoong has conducted litigation cases before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court. He provides procedural support to law enforcement authorities and public prosecutors in criminal prosecutions including assisting with securing court orders to freeze infringers’ assets and brand owners’ representatives verifying counterfeit goods as expert witnesses in court 

      

    Wai Hoong has implemented Cease and Desist (C&D) Letter programs to enforce his clients’ rights resulting in out-of-court settlements and compensation recovery. 

      

    Wai Hoong has written IP enforcement articles and conducted INTA Unreal Campaign programs in Malaysia and Singapore to educate young consumers about the value of trademarks and dangers of counterfeits. 

    Lorna Mbatia

    Founder

    CFL Advocates (Kenya)

    Lorna is the founder of CFL Advocates and is in charge of the IP practice at the firm.

    She has a wealth of expertise in IP prosecution, maintenance, audits, risk management, anticounterfeiting, contentious IP and commercial IP services across East Africa (Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Somaliland, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan), ARIPO and OAPI.

    She is currently a member of the INTA Board of Directors, the Co-chairperson of the INTA Africa Global Advisory Council and the chairperson of the Africa and Middle East subcommittee of the INTA Anticounterfeiting Committee. 

    Lorna has been recognized in several international leading legal directories including Chambers Global, Managing IP, WTR1000, World IP Review and Client Choice awards for her professionalism and commitment in the IP field. 

    Vanessa Halle

    Partner

    Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm

    Vanessa is Partner and heads  the Intellectual Property department.

    She manages IP portfolios, advises and represents clients in strategic areas such as brand development and implementation, protection / registration, maintenance and acquisition of Intellectual Property, due diligence, pre-litigation, and litigation processes, and commercialisation (franchising, licensing and transfers).

    In the Media, Sports, and Entertainment industry, Vanessa advises on advertising, corporate transactions, dispute resolution, Regulatory & Compliance.

    Vanessa provides legal & advisory services in Business Law, Capital Markets, Commercial Contracts, Corporate and commercial practice, Intellectual Property & Technology, Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Project finance, Public-Private Partnerships, and OHADA Practice.

    Vanessa provides tactical guidance on launching new businesses, products, and services, advises on business transactions and partnerships, drafts and negotiates complex contracts, financial market regulations, card and related electronic payment instruments, loan agreements, and dispute resolution. Vanessa advises clients on a wide range of corporate/commercial matters and transactions in Africa, especially member countries of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law (OHADA).

    Uche Nwokocha

    Partner

    Aluko & Oyebode

    Uche, Harvard alumni (2019), joined the firm in 2003 and was admitted to partnership in 2008.  

    She heads the Intellectual property department of the firm and advises local and international clients on the full range of brand-related matters. 

    Uche was ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in Nigeria for her exceptional work in the field of Intellectual Property by Chambers and Partners Global Guide for 2023, an outstanding Intellectual Property practitioner in the elite WIPR 2022. Featured by Legal Business Africa as one of 20 Outstanding Nigerian Women in Business Law for 2021 and recognised as a leading patent and trademark practitioner. Listed among the 11 individual rankings across 5 main practice areas by Chambers Global for Nigeria for 2021. Ranked among the 2020 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000, recognized in Who's Who Legal in 2014 and 2020 as a global expert in intellectual property, Top 250 Women in IP for 2020 by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), named “IP Star” (2016-2022) and Trademark Star (2019-2022) by WIPR.  

    She served as a board member of INTA from 2018-2020. She was nominated by US mission in Nigeria as a panellist for World Anti-Counterfeiting Day 2021. 

    Currently serves as a board member at GACG and the Secretary of (ACC) Nigeria. She was chair for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia subcommittee of INTA's ACC.  

    Uche continues to bring value to brands that she represents. 

    WWL says: Internationally renowned IP specialist Uche Nwokocha draws praise for her expertise in portfolio management and licensing issues. 

    Barbara Berdou

    Founder

    Berdou Attorneys

    With over 25 years of experience, Barbara Berdou has led Berdou Attorneys, a boutique IP firm founded in 2005, to tremendous growth throughout sub-Saharan Africa. 

    In addition to her undergraduate and post graduate law degrees, Barbara has a Master's degree in Intellectual Property Law, and is a Notary Public.  She has extensive experience with the commercialization of IP, IP litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and filing and prosecution of trade marks. She believes in partnering with her clients to maximize the value, protection and enforcement of their IP assets. She serves on council with the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL). 

    Barbara is an animal lover, and enjoys exploring her creative side with art, various crafts, and gardening. She’s an avid DIYer, and has tried her hand (with various levels of success) at plumbing, appliance repairs, basic electrical work, and more general household repairs. 

    Conny Schmitt

    Attorney-at-law

    Grünecker

    Conny Schmitt is an attorney-at-law at Grünecker, Germany. She is a certified IP lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in the field of trademark and unfair competition law. She represents clients in a wide range of industries on issues that include prosecuting, enforcing and defending trademarks.

    Silvia Asioli

    Lead Senior manager; Intellectual Property Advisory Department

    Baker McKenzie

    Silvia Asioli is lead senior manager in the Intellectual Property Advisory Department of Baker McKenzie's Italy offices.

    Silvia focuses on pre-filing, similarity and availability searches as well as trademark filing, prosecution and management. She also works on opposition procedures before the Italian Trademark Office and the European Trademark Office, Customs Surveillance applications, anti-counterfeiting issues, and the negotiation and drafting of settlement and coexistence agreements.

    Silvia has extensive experience in Italian and European intellectual property law. She has represented clients in the food, fashion, textile, luxury goods, wine and spirits, engineering and white goods industries.

    Peter McAleese

    Trademark Attorney

    AKRAN IP

    A Qualified Trademark Attorney since 2005, Peter is specialized in non-litigious IP consulting, trademark prosecution and enforcement. As EU counsel for several Global Brand Owners, he is involved in all stages of the IP value chain from analysing and advising on prior rights searches (trademarks and designs) to representation in EU and Italian Trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings. In addition to trademark prosecution, his day-to-day practice also involves drafting legal opinions, co-existence agreements and litigation support. Peter is currently a member of the INTA Programming Advisory Council.

    Jonathan Clegg

    Partner

    Cleveland Scott York

    Jonathan has a great deal of experience in the development and management of trade mark portfolios for a broad range of clients. He is also a regular speaker on trade mark issues in various contexts including for INTA and WIPO.

    He helps set up and maintain commercially relevant opposition strategies for his clients. Handling oppositions and appeals across many jurisdictions forms a significant part of his practice. He has particular experience in resolving disputes by negotiating commercially practical agreements on behalf of his clients.

    Jonathan has long-standing relationships with many of his clients. His commercial understanding of their businesses helps him deliver sophisticated and appropriate advice. Clients like his grounded approach and his clear focus on practical and workable solutions. As a result of his work for multinational clients, he is experienced in IP issues across diverse commercial sectors including finance, pharmaceutical, medical, power systems, fashion, retail and tobacco. He is active in many other commercial areas as well, not least due to his extensive collaborations with SMEs.

    Jonathan has been a contributing author of all three editions of Wolters Kluwer’s Concise European Trademark and Design Law, writing the commentary on about 30 Articles of the EUTMR and the corresponding provisions of the CDR. This book was recently divided into separate volumes for trade marks and designs. He has also been the Editor of a new international title in The Law Reviews series called The Trademarks Law Review since its launch in 2017, now in its third edition.

    Liege Beschoren

    Professional Services Manager EMEA

    Corsearch

    Liege Beschoren is a Professional Services Manager EMEA at Corsearch, France. 

    J. Ian Raisbeck

    Partner

    Raisbeck & Castro

    Ian received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (cum laude) and a B.E. in Electrical Engineering (cum laude) in 1990 from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee). He also received an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering in 1992 from the University of Miami (Coral Gables, Florida). In 2004 he received his J.D from Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia).

    He began his professional career at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, where he worked in basic research in the area of clinical neurophysiology during 1993. In 1994 he joined Coulter Corporation (currently Beckman Coulter Inc.), in the Research and Development and the Product Development Departments, where he developed new technologies and designed medical instrumentation in the area of hematology until 1998, when he returned to Colombia.

    In Colombia he joined a prestigious law firm where he worked at the patent department from October 1998 until July 2003, when he co-founded his own firm. In December 2010, Ian left his old firm to form a new firm raisbeck & castro.

    Ian’s expertise lies in the prosecution and administrative, civil and criminal litigation of patents, trademarks, copyrights and plant breeder’s rights, as well as litigation against counterfeits and contraband, unfair competition and consumer protection. His experience includes being lead counsel in a patent infringement case obtaining the first ever first instance criminal conviction in Colombia, as well as his active participation in anti-counterfeiting activities for several industries, including pharmaceutical products and software. Ian has been called as an expert by the WHO for their IMPACT program in order to aid in the development of legal regulatory, civil and criminal guidelines to fight against the counterfeiting of medical products. Ian has led many committees in the IP field, including having directed the INTA Anti-counterfeiting Subcommittee for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce intellectual Property Committee.

    ENRIQUE MOLLER SÁNCHEZ

    Managing Partner

    Moller Law

    Enrique is one of the most recognized lawyers in Central America. During his professional career, he has participated in some of the most important transactions and litigation cases in the region.

    With more than 25 years of experience as a Lawyer and Notary in Guatemala, currently he serves as 
    managing partner at Mollerlaw, his areas of expertise include Intellectual Property, Corporate Law, 
    Specialized Litigation, and Tax Law, in which he has accumulated experience working with clients 
    in the Retail, Infrastructure, and Energy industries. 


    After founding Mollerlaw in 1996, he served as a Partner at Ernst & Young (EY) for 6 years and then 
    returned to specialized private practice in 2020.

    Enrique has been a part time university professor of commercial and corporate law for more than 
    20 years, he has several degrees, among them, International Business from INCAE Business School, 
    Tax Law from the University of Castilla La Mancha, he recently participated successfully in the 
    Corporate Governance program at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania Business School. 

    Giselle Reuben

    Partner

    BLP Legal

    Giselle is a Partner of BLP in the San José office in Costa Rica. Her areas of expertise include Intellectual Property and Sanitary Registration of Products.

    She has extensive experience advising local and international organizations in all aspects and processes related to the registration, protection, and defense of intellectual property rights, coordinating these processes throughout Central America via the BLP’s regional offices. She also represents clients in complex litigation related to trademarks, copyrights and anti-piracy. Additionally, she advises on the regulatory part related to the sanitary and phytosanitary registry of products before state authorities within their respective regional countries.

    Clients recognize her extensive knowledge of Intellectual Property, including the regulatory environment. They have also praised Giselle’s advice as a key element in the performance of their businesses in Costa Rica. She is highly recognized in the practice of Intellectual Property by renowned legal publications such as The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Latin Lawyer and Who’s Who Legal.

    She became a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Professionals in Intellectual Property of Costa Rica (APPICR) in 2007. She also is or has been a member or a Board Director of the National Institute of Biodiversity (INBIO), the Committee of Intellectual Property of the Costa Rica Bar Association, and the Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) as well as the Illicit Trade and Security Committee and the Regulatory Improvement Committee of the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of the Private Business Sector (UCCAEP) In addition, she is currently a member of the Executive Committe of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) and has belonged to the International Trademark Association (INTA) since 2005. She heads the Judge´s Task Force of the INTA Enforcement Committee.

    After serving as a director of the Intellectual Property area at Sfera Legal, she joined the BLP team as an associate in 2006 and was named Partner in 2014.

    Dima Naber

    Counsel & Business Development Manager

    Cedar White Bradley

    Dima Naber is Counsel and Business Development Manager at Cedar White Bradley (CWB). Dima has started working as an IP legal counsel for Arab clients, and then she became the International Clients Relations service Manager where she has an In-depth serviceable experience with the law firms and In-house counsels mainly from Europe and the United States which gave her the ability to understand their IP needs in compliance with the local laws in the Middle East. She also manages disparate, complex IP processes and policies in support of the global business.  
     

    Dima was recognized as an “IP Star” in the 2015 edition of Managing IP magazine’s “World IP Handbook and Survey.” She was nominated by her peers and clients, for her outstanding work in IP field becoming the only Arab IP expert who receives a significant number of nominations from both peers and clients. 

    Munir Suboh

    Partner

    Taylor Wessing LLP

    Munir is a Partner in private practice and working in the field of Intellectual Property in Dubai since 2008. Munir worked on numerous scopes of intellectual property, media, cyber and technology matters. His main specialty is in the field of IP and media including trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, domain names, media advisory, regulatory compliance and representing clients in contentious and high value disputes in the field of IP. He also works on commercialization of IP and handles complex disputes of IP and media rights. 


    Munir also works on major alternative dispute resolution mandates that involve negotiations and settlement as well as managing litigations locally, regionally and internationally. Munir represents a range of clients from various industry sectors, such as Media and Entertainment, FMCG, Tobacco, pharmaceuticals, automotive, cosmetics and many more. Munir works with many multinational clients and is ranked by leading legal directories, such as Chambers Global, Legal 500, The Best Lawyers, World Trademarks Review (WTR) for many years. Munir is praised for his leadership in the IP community and has been serving as a co-chair for the Middle East Global Advisory Council at INTA. Munir was named by Asia Legal Business (Thomson Reuters) as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in the Middle East in 2021. Munir is a bilingual lawyer (i.e. English and Arabic) and holds LL.M in Intellectual Property & Information Technology Laws from the University of San Francisco, California. 

    Uğur Aktekin

    Partner

    Gün+ Partners

    Uğur Aktekin co-chairs the IP practice of Gün + Partners, which is internationally recognized as a leading law firm in Turkey.

    Mr. Aktekin specializes in advising on issues regarding the areas of trademark, design, copyright, information technology, unfair competition, advertising and media law. He advises local and multinational companies forming and maintaining trademark prosecution, opposition, enforcement, and litigation strategies.

    Gün + Partners is a member of INTA over 25 years and Mr. Aktekin attends INTA annual and leadership meetings regularly since 2001. He has been involved in various committees of INTA and currently a member of Well-known and Famous Trademarks Committee. He published various articles, interviews on INTA bulletins and Trademark Reporter and is the author of the International Opposition Guide.

    Mr. Aktekin is also the founding and first two-term president of FICPI Turkey, members of which consists of trademark and patent attorneys working in private practice.

    Mr. Aktekin's practice has been recognized by many independent guides to the legal profession, including Who's Who Legal, Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Expert Guides (Euromoney), the WTR 1000 and Best Lawyers. Mr Aktekin has written several articles and has given several presentations relating to trademark law in Turkey and abroad.

    Brian Beverly

    Partner

    Beeson Skinner Beverly LLP

    Brian is a founding partner of the firm and a registered patent attorney with over twenty years of experience advising clients on intellectual property matters in a wide variety of fields.

    Brian's practice includes strategic counseling, domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution, licensing, and dispute resolution.

    Brian also has considerable experience representing patent clients before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI) and trademark clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

    Working with a global network of foreign associates, Brian counsels clients on securing and safeguarding patents and trademarks in foreign markets and represents foreign companies seeking patent and trademark protection in the U.S.

    Amanda Hyland

    Partner

    Taylor English Duma LLP

    Amanda Hyland is a partner at Taylor English Duma LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, where she chairs the firm’s trademark department and serves on the firm’s executive committee.  

     

    Ms. Hyland focuses on intellectual property and media enforcement and litigation, trademark clearance, and portfolio management. She represents numerous publishers, authors, influencers, and household brands in disputes and enforcement matters in courts around the United States, as well as at the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board. She has twice been nominated for IP Litigator of the Year by Managing IP, and is ranked by Chambers, World Trademark Review, and numerous other institutions as a national expert in her field.  

    Katy Basile

    Partner

    Reed Smith LLP

    Katy Basile is a partner at Reed Smith LLP and in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. She is also a member of Reed Smith’s firmwide Pro Bono Committee and DEI Committee. Katy has been active in INTA for many years, and currently is a member, and a past national-Chair, of the INTA Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court committee. 

    Katy is highly regarded in her field. She began as a complex commercial litigator, went in-house handling trademarks and brands at Levi Strauss & Co. and Intel Corp., and returned to private practice in 2000. Katy continues in her long-standing role as primary outside counsel responsible for famous brands worldwide. She has extensive experience managing worldwide trademark clearance and prosecution, as well as domestic and multi-jurisdictional disputes. She has successfully used ADR proceedings to settle numerous trademark cases to her clients’ satisfaction. Katy has been recognized as a top professional in her field by a number of well-respected organizations including the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000, Legal 500 US, Who’s Who Legal, and International Who’s Who. She was named one of the Top 250 Women in IP and an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property and A Woman of Influence by the San Jose Business Journal. 

    Nick Guinn

    Shareholder

    Gunn, Lee & Cave

    Nick Guinn is a shareholder with Gunn, Lee & Cave, where he assists clients in all aspects of intellectual property, including litigation and prosecution. Nick prosecutes patent and trademark applications and routinely handles trademark proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to Gunn, Lee & Cave, Nick served as a law clerk to Chief United States District Judge Fred Biery of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.  

    He is a practicing professor of intellectual property law and advanced legal writing, and he frequently speaks on intellectual property and litigation issues. 

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