Julia R Talke

Global Lead Counsel, Trademarks and Branding at Lumileds Germany GmbH

Julia R Talke is the global lead counsel for trademarks and branding at Lumileds, a spin-off of Royal Philips and a global leader in the lighting industry. She manages the company’s global trademark portfolio and advises on all aspects of non-technical intellectual property, enforcement, branding and marketing activities, such as marketing claims, promotions and sweepstakes. Prior to joining Lumileds, Ms Talke worked as IP counsel for Royal Philips (inter alia preparing the spin-off) and as IP associate in the New York office of Baker & McKenzie. At Baker, she advised clients in the entertainment and fashion industries on US and global trademark management, brand protection and promotional matters. Ms Talke has served as vice chair of INTA’s Brands and Innovation Committee and has spoken at different events on the topic of brands and innovation. This is the fourth year running that she has been nominated for the WTR 300.

Having grown up in Germany and Spain, studied in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands and practised in the United States, Netherlands and Germany, Ms Talke embodies the ‘global’ aspect of her role. She believes that, especially as in-house counsel for a large international company, looking beyond one’s local jurisdiction and always considering the big picture is crucial for providing best strategy and advice.


  • Automobiles/parts
  • Consumer electronics
  • Industrial goods

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Lumileds Germany GmbH

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