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Grace W Li
Grace Li received her BA degree from Beijing
Foreign Studies University and her master’s
degree of law from Hong Kong City
University. She has been practising in the IP
field since 1998, starting her career with
China Patent Agent (HK) Ltd in 1998 before
joining Kangxin Partners PC in 2004. She
now heads the firm’s trademark practice.
Ms Li is particularly experienced in the
prosecution and enforcement of trademarks,
IP customs protection, and administrative
actions against infringement. She also
specializes in IP litigation and domain name
Considered a leading expert in her field,
Ms Li frequently gives lectures on
intellectual property and advises clients on
IP protection strategies.
Petr Kusy has been with the leading Czech IP
law firm C?ermák Hor?ejš Mate?jka since
January 2007. As well as handling patent
and trademark matters for many prominent
clients, Mr Kusy has been involved in several
major pharmaceutical disputes. This
practical experience and his academic
common law background means that Mr
Kusy can provide C?ermák Hor?ejš Mate?jka
and its clients with a unique approach to
solving complex legal problems.
Alexander Denoon is a member of the IP
group with more than 13 years’ experience.
He has both a law degree and a science
degree (human genetics). Mr Denoon has
spent more than five years in-house with
technology companies including Biotech
Australia, Redfern Broadband Networks
and Silverbrook Research. As general
counsel and company secretary, he
managed and implemented IP strategies.
Mr Denoon advises clients in relation to
the protection and exploitation of IP rights.
This ranges from representing clients in
respect of the IP aspects of merger and
acquisition transactions to licensing, joint
ventures, development agreements and
sponsorship agreements. He co-wrote the
chapter on intellectual property in The Law
and Regulation of Medicines (edited by Dr
Peter Feldschreiber) published by Oxford
University Press in 2008.
Montserrat López-Bellosta is a partner of
Clifford Chance’s IP group, and litigation
and dispute resolution department. She
received her law degree from the
Autonomous University of Barcelona in
1992 and later obtained a master’s degree in
Community law. Ms López-Bellosta has
over 12 years’ experience in commercial
litigation, arbitration, IP litigation and
pharmaceutical law. She lectures on private
international, IP and pharmaceutical law.
Ms López-Bellosta acts for IP rights
owners, defending and enforcing their IP
rights in Spain, coordinating litigation and
expert evidence in different countries. She
has been involved in multi-jurisdictional
leading IP cases, successfully obtaining
evidence of IP rights infringement (including
customs seizures and different proceedings
before the civil courts) and interim
injunctions preventing infringing products
from being launched onto the market.
Petri Eskola graduated in 1992 from the
University of Helsinki. He has a wide
experience in IP law and practice, and
frequently advises clients on all IP matters.
He represents clients in related litigation
and arbitration. In addition, he advises in
all major areas of business law, including
contract, corporate, distributorship and
Mr Eskola joined Backström & Co in
1998 and is a partner of the firm. He was
admitted to the Finnish Bar in 2001. He
speaks Finnish, Swedish and English.
Aurélia Marie is a French industrial
property attorney and a European
She obtained a master’s degree in
business law in 1985 and a post-graduate
professional degree (Diplôme d’études
supérieures spécialisées) in international
contract law and practice in 1986 from the
University of Paris X. She completed her
certificate of qualification to practise as a
barrister (Certificat d’aptitude à la
profession d’avocat) in 1987 and her postgraduate
professional degree in industrial
property law in 1988.
She began her career in the agreements
and IP department of a large industrial
business. She then practised as an attorneyat-
law in an IP law firm, before joining
Cabinet Beau de Loménie in 1993. She
became a partner of the firm in 2003.
Ms Marie specializes in trademarks,
designs, unfair competition and copyright.
She is also experienced in conducting due
diligence reviews of trademarks and
She speaks English and French.
Michael Best is an attorney-at-law based in
Frankfurt am Main. He studied law in
Mainz, Germany and in Dijon, France. He
worked as a scientific assistant at the
University of Mainz for three years and
wrote a doctoral thesis in trademark and
unfair competition law during that time.
He then worked as an auditing assistant at
a large German auditing firm for two years
before he became in-house counsel in the
trademarks department of the chemical
and pharmaceutical company Hoechst AG
in 1992. He became deputy head of that
department in 1997. In 1998, together with
Robert Freitag, he founded the law firm
Freitag & Best, which specializes in IP
matters, in particular trademark protection
and enforcement. Mr Best is a regular
speaker at IP conferences and is a member
of the International Trademark
Association, the European Communities
Trademark Association (ECTA), the
Pharmaceutical Trademark Group and
other IP organizations.
Aditi Verma is an associate attorney in the
trademarks department of Krishna &
Saurastri. Her practice areas include
trademarks and copyrights. She deals with
matters relating to oppositions and
rectification of trademarks, and advises
clients on registrability and registration
procedures of trademarks, service marks,
copyrights and designs.
Ms Verma has a master’s in law with a
specialization in IP rights from the
National Law University, Jodhpur. She
obtained a gold medal for attaining the
highest percentage in the LLB programme
in 2006. She also holds a certificate for
completing the General Course on
Intellectual Property from the World
Intellectual Property Organization
Kavita Mundkur Nigam
Kavita D Mundkur is an associate attorney
in the trademarks department of Krishna &
Saurastri. Her practice areas include
trademark, copyright and design. She has
also worked on company mergers and
acquisitions, private equity, project finance
and foreign investment.
Ms Mundkur holds a bachelor’s degree
in law from Government Law College,
Mumbai and a bachelor’s degree in
commerce from Narsee Monjee College of
Commerce & Economics. She is registered
with the Bar Council of India. She holds a
Diploma in Cyber Laws from the Asian
School of Cyber Laws, Pune. Ms Mundkur
also has a Diplome de Langue Française, a
degree in French organized by the Alliance
Française de Bombay.
Brett McGuire is an executive of Rouse and
country manager of Rouse’s Indonesian
office. He graduated with an LLB-BA from
Otago University, New Zealand. He deals
with almost all aspects of IP law in
Indonesia. His areas of particular
experience include strategic planning to
combat counterfeiting and IP theft
generally. He is an adviser to the
International Pharmaceutical Manufacturer
Group on strategies for addressing parallel
imports and counterfeit drugs.
Alistair Payne is head of Matheson Ormsby
Prentice’s IP Group and a partner in the
firm’s Commercial Litigation and Dispute
Resolution Group. He leads an integrated
contentious and commercial IP team. He
and his team advise a wide range of local
and multinational clients in relation to,
among other things, transactional and
contentious matters in all areas of IP law.
In particular, he acts for brand owners in
trademark, passing off and anticounterfeiting
pharmaceutical companies, research
institutes, government agencies and tertiary
institutions in patent ownership and
infringement disputes; and represents
clients in copyright licensing and ownership
disputes, as well as matters concerning
registered and unregistered design rights.
Mr Payne provides strategic brand and
trademark protection advice and
implements this advice through the firm’s
trademark agents, MOP Trademark
Advisers. Both a World Intellectual Property
Organization and an ‘.eu’ domain name
dispute resolution panellist, he also
regularly acts for clients seeking to protect
their domain names, and advises on
internet law issues.
Kfir Luzzatto was born and educated in
Italy. After serving in the Israeli army he
acquired his technical education in Israel,
where he received a doctorate in chemical
engineering. He has been awarded a
number of academic awards, including the
Landau Award for Research. He has taught
university courses on patents and
technology, and is the author of numerous
technical, scientific and professional
articles, including an educational series of
articles in the Hebrew press.
Mr Luzzatto is the author of The World
of Patents, published in 2002 in Israel by
Globes Press. In addition to his professional
activity, he publishes literary work.
His personal website is www.kfir-l.com.
Ronen Sasson holds a law degree from
Tel-Aviv University and a master’s degree
in law from the University of London
(focusing on intellectual property).
He has been a member of the Israeli Bar
Association since 1990.
Mr Sasson joined Luzzatto & Luzzatto
in 2005 with a wide experience in IP law.
He works in the legal department at the
Tel-Aviv office of the firm. He deals with
various aspects of trademarks and patents,
including opposition and cancellation
proceedings, as well as trademark
prosecution and enforcement.
Daniele Caneva graduated from the
University of Milan having written a thesis
on the Antitrust Law. Since 1996 he has
taught on IP issues for the IP department of
the University of Milan. The founder of
Caneva & Associati, he deals exclusively
with IP litigation before national and
Mr Caneva is a member of major
associations in the IP field, including the
Italian anti-counterfeiting association
INDICAM, the International Association
for the Protection of Intellectual Property
(AIPPI), the Società Italiana per lo Studio
della Proprietà Intellettuale, the
International Trademark Association, the
International League of Competition Law
and the Union des Avocats Européens. He
regularly contributes to IP magazines.
Kherk Ying Chew
Chew Kherk Ying is an advocate and
solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in
Malaysia and Singapore. She heads the
Intellectual Property Practice Group in
Wong & Partners and has practised in the
area of intellectual property since 1988.
She was voted by Asia Law & Practice as
one of Asia’s leading IP lawyers in 2004,
2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 and is the
principal author of the Intellectual Property
Laws of Malaysia published by CCH. Ms
Chew is also one of the panellists
appointed by the Regional Centre for
Arbitration Kuala Lumpur to handle
disputes for the Malaysian Domain Name
Dispute Resolution Service.
Ms Chew is a past president of the
Licensing Executives Society Malaysia,
a committee member of the Intellectual
Property Committee of the Bar Council
Malaysia and also the EXCO Member
of the Malaysian Chapter of AIPPI (the
International Association for the Protection
of Intellectual Property).
Victor Ramirez obtained his law degree
from the Pan-American University in
Mexico City in 2000. He completed a
postgraduate major in IP law at the same
university in 2005 and attended the IP
Summer Institute at the Franklin Pierce
Law Centre in 2007.
As an associate at Olivares & Cia,
Mr Ramirez has extensive experience
litigating industrial property matters, at
first instance as well as at the appellate
level before the Federal Court of Tax and
Administrative Affairs. Mr Ramirez also
regularly provides legal opinions on
negotiations relating to IP matters and
prepares licence, assignment, franchise and
technology transfer agreements. He also
runs analyses and reports on the
availability of trademarks, slogans and
Samiya Fikree graduated with an LLB from
SM Law College, Karachi. She joined the
firm in June 2001 and has since been
primarily involved in IP matters, including
trademark issues and IP-related contracts.
She also handles various other corporate
and commercial law matters, including
privatizations, mergers and acquisitions,
de-listings of companies from the stock
exchange and antitrust issues. In addition,
Ms Fikree has developed industry
standards for the petroleum sector, and
advised a number of national and
international clients in various fields,
including beverages and foods,
pharmaceuticals, chemicals, edible oils,
soaps and detergents, tea and the health
sector. She has also participated in
litigation proceedings with regard to
various banking cases, commercial and
civil cases and family law matters while
assisting senior counsel in the various
courts of Pakistan up to the Supreme Court.
Malgorzata Zielinska-Lazarowicz has a
master’s of law degree from Warsaw
University, where she also completed
postgraduate studies in IP and European law.
Since 2008 she has been a patent and
trademark attorney at Patpol focusing on
litigation proceedings and enforcement of
industrial property rights. Mrs Zielinska-
Lazarowicz specializes in patents, designs
and trademarks. Being a member of the
legal department at Patpol, she also has
experience in rendering professional
advice on combating unfair competition
and copyright issues, as well as EU law.
Tomasz Rychlicki is a lawyer with Patpol.
He is a graduate of the Centre of European
Law at the University of Gda´nsk. He also
studied international IP law as part of a
master’s of law programme at the Chicago-
Kent College of Law.
Mr Rychlicki handles copyright,
trademark and domain name cases, as well
as customs seizures. He is a member of the
editorial board (copyright, related rights
and designs, including sui generis database
rights) of the Journal of Intellectual
Property Law & Practice and a country
correspondent for Computer and
Telecommunications Law Review.
Cristian Na;stase is an IP attorney with
extensive experience in advising and
representing clients in trademark and
design matters. He is a graduate of the
University of Bucharest School of Law.
Mr Na;stase is an active member of the
International Trademark Association and is
a member of the European & Central Asia
Legislation & Regulatory Analysis
Subcommittee. He deals with almost all
major IP issues, including prosecution,
litigation, negotiation and mediation
Fabrice Mattei joined Rouse in 2000 to set
up and manage the office in Bangkok. He
initially trained in France with Gide Loyrette
Nouel. He then moved to London where he
worked for the law firms Middleton Potts
and Donne Mileham & Haddock.
His experience includes managing IP
protection and litigation programmes,
patents and trademarks portfolio
management, biotechnology, biopiracy and
bioprospecting. Mr Mattei advises various
pharmaceutical companies and life science
firms on patent protection and enforcement.
He also provides advice to several
governmental organizations on biodiversity
issues, including the Thai government on
the protection and enforcement of Thai
jasmine rice ‘Hom Mali’.
Mr Mattei has conducted research for a
number of bodies on the protection of IP
rights in Southeast Asia. From 2005 to 2007,
he was retained by the European Patent
Office and the Central Intellectual Property
& International Trade Court of Thailand to
train judges and public prosecutors.
Arty Rajendra is a partner of IP law firm
Rouse Legal and a member of its dispute
resolution team in London.
She has extensive experience of design,
patent and trademark disputes (including
disputes relating to pharmaceutical
parallel imports) and has acted in a number
of UK reported cases.
Ewen Mitchell is a qualified UK trademark
attorney and is now training as a solicitor
with Rouse’s dispute resolution team. He
has in-house experience of trademark
clearance in the pharmaceutical and
consumer healthcare sector.
Julie A Katz
Julie Katz is a partner in Husch Blackwell
Sanders Welsh & Katz’s IP and IP litigation
departments. She graduated from the
University of Illinois College of Law,
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, United States.
Her practice consists of all aspects of IP
litigation, including pharmaceutical patent
infringement. She also practices in matters
of non-contentious trademark, copyright
and design protection. Ms Katz has a focus
on anti-counterfeiting protection for the
firm’s clients and works regularly with US
Customs. She is an active member of both
the International Trademark Association
and the Pharmaceutical Trademark Group.
The information provided above was correct at the time of publishing.