Corporate Update on Intellectual Property and Taxation
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What are the tax implications of trademarks and complementary IP rights? As a brand owner, what should you know and how should you collaborate with the finance, accounting, and tax teams in your company?
Join us for this Corporate Update, in which INTA President Zeeger Vink (MF Brands Group, Switzerland) and Jeff Marowits (Keystone Strategy, LLC, United States) introduce brand owners to the topic of taxation and present INTA’s 2022 Report on the Taxation of Trademarks and Complementary Rights in Europe. This will be of interest to brand owners whether located in Europe or elsewhere.
International Trademark Association (INTA)
President, International Trademark Association and Intellectual Property Director
MF Brands Group (Switzerland)
Zeeger Vink is Intellectual Property Director at MF Brands Group, (Geneva, Switzerland), the Swiss group that owns the fashion and lifestyle brands LACOSTE, GANT, AIGLE, TECNIFIBRE and THE KOOPLES. In this role he oversees the brands’ global intellectual property (IP) and brand protection function and leads a team of IP professionals responsible for all prosecution, clearance, and enforcement work. Prior to joining LACOSTE, Mr. Vink was in-house IP counsel at L’OREAL in Paris, France, where he was in charge of global IP protection for several group brands. Mr. Vink started his career as attorney, practicing in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and London (United Kingdom). Mr. Vink holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Amsterdam, with specializations in IP Law and Marketing. He taught IP at the international master’s program of SCIENCES PO University in Paris, France, and speaks and writes regularly on topics of corporate IP management. He actively advocates the creation and protection of IP as a commercial asset, inter alia as the author of The Great Catapult, a business book on IP. In his role as 2022 INTA President, Mr. Vink is Chair of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.
President, Client Services
Keystone Strategy (United States)
Chair, Global Brand Transactions and Tax Subcommittee – Commercialization of Brands Committee
President, Client Services, Keystone Strategy (United States)
Jeff Marowits is the President of Client Services at Keystone Strategy where his practice focuses on IP, including patent, trademark and IP issues, transfer pricing, contractual disputes, business strategy and public advocacy. Mr. Marowits enjoys over 20 years of experience guiding top technology firms on crucial strategic legal and regulatory challenges. His work also includes partnering with global law firms, representing clients in the technology and social media industries. Mr. Marowits started his career as an IP attorney in top law firms and in 2002 he served as General Counsel for AirWave Wireless prior to joining Keystone in 2007.