Mladen Vukmir

After completing the law education at Zagreb University Law School, Mladen obtained Master of Intellectual Property degree at Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, NH, USA. He spent two years as a trainee and one year as an associate at Hanzekovic Radakovic Law Offices in Zagreb. He was a visiting lawyer at: Fenwick & West in Palo Alto, CA, USA; Monahan Duhot in Paris, France and Pavia e Ansaldo in Milan, Italy. In 1991 he founded VUKMIR & ASSOCIATES. In 1992 he acted as an expert adviser to the Croatian State Intellectual Property Office Zagreb, at the time of its founding. Subsequently he was appointed a patent and trademark agent, admitted to practice before the CSIPO and European Patent Office. He has been appointed by the Government of the Republic of Croatia to serve as a member of the Board of Appeals for Patents and Topographies. He advised on preparations for the Manual on Technology Transfer at UNIDO. Mladen is a member AIPPI, IBA, ITechLaw, GALA, INTA, LES, UIA.

Mladen wrote numerous articles and lectured on various topics on intellectual property, including regular teaching as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law graduate and postgraduate courses. He is an arbitrator on the Panel of domestic disputes at the Permanent Arbitration Court at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, panelist on the UDRP Domain Name Panel at WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, a distinguished neutral on the CPR Panels of Neutrals and at the INTA PON and is an IMI certified mediator.

Mladen also served as a consultant to various domestic and international organizations such as the Croatian Government (Ministry of Science and Technology), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) the World Bank and the European Commission (CARDS 2002 and IPA 2009 programs) and GLG Council. He is the Royal Danish Consul General (Hon.) in Zagreb (decorated, Knight of the Order of Dannebrog).

Vukmir & Associates:

Our legal expertise rests on a foundation of core values, responsiveness to change, and thought leadership.

Our professional team of fifteen lawyers, including two counsels, seeks to provide diverse legal assistance, while offering comprehensive services. In support of our attorneys and IP filing department, a team of individuals attend to paralegal matters.

Our attorneys are affiliated with several international associations such as the International Bar Association (IBA), International Trademark Association (INTA), Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (AIPPI), ITechLaw , Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA), American Chamber of Commerce Croatia (AmCham), Pharmaceutical Trade Mark Group (PTMG) and the Counterfeiting Bureau, the firm has developed a valuable network of colleagues globally.

Our passion for knowledge means we find new ways of doing old things better. Our enthusiasm for our work and interest in yours means you’ll enjoy a partnership with us.

We believe that lawyers need to be innovative and creative to serve clients who operate in an increasingly complex market. For 20 years we’ve staked our claim to cutting edge services by remaining flexible and responsive. Yet we cleave to high ethical standards and credibility as our ground. Our clients finds us easy to speak with, alert to changing needs, and happy about what we do.

Located in residential Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, we are an independent law partnership who specializes in intellectual property while offering traditional patent and trademark prosecution and business, corporate and banking legal services. As we explore the frontier of IP and IA concerns and their relation to business strategy, we’ve formed strategic IP consultancy modules for growth oriented firms. In response to demand for creative and beneficial alternatives to litigation, we’ve championed Advanced Dispute Resolution for our range of clients, which includes corporations, financial institutions and law firms worldwide and regionally.

Amy A. Abeloff

Amy Abeloff is an associate in the Los Angeles-Century City office and is located within the litigation department. Ms. Abeloff works on various aspects of intellectual property law including trademark and copyright prosecution, enforcement, and litigation, as well as trade secrets litigation.

She is a previous member of the ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors. Ms. Abeloff interned at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the trademark department of a well-known sports apparel company. Ms. Abeloff has also served as temporary counsel on secondment for an international, Fortune 10 health insurance company.

Ms. Abeloff interned at Seyfarth Shaw’s Boston office before joining the Los Angeles-Century City office.

Firm Overview:

At Seyfarth Shaw, we are leading the way to deliver legal services more effectively, more efficiently, more transparently.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides thoughtful, strategic, practical legal counsel to client companies and legal teams of all sizes. With more than 850 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sydney, we offer a national platform and an international gateway to serve your changing business and legal needs in litigation, employment, corporate, real estate and employee benefits.

We have gained acclaim for our innovative SeyfarthLean client service model, which incorporates the core principles of Lean Six Sigma to the delivery of legal services, and we continue to develop new reporting and project management tools for greater transparency and collaboration with our clients.

Our efforts have contributed to our recognition by in-house counsel as ‘Best of the Best’ for client service within the BTI Consulting Group’s Client Service A-Team and being named by the Financial Times U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report among the most innovative law firms.

Seyfarth Shaw. The difference is clear.

Salvatore Di Salvatore

Our Partners, starting from our founding partner, Mr. Salvatore di Salvatore, through our junior partners such as Ms. Silvia Verona and senior associates such as Mr. Luca Colageo offer experienced legal and tax advices and bring professional representation to your case. In court we are effective advocates, professional, elegant, and fair.

Copyright, Trademarks, Patents & Design:

ACCOMPLY provides advices on intellectual property law, focusing on Copyright, Trademarks, Patents and Design areas including professional services to private and public businesses for their intellectual property matter in Italy and worldwide. Our practice includes all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, design, including counselling, assignment and licensing providing a full range of contentious and non-contentious legal advice. We help our clients, register, protect and capitalize on their intellectual property. We work with our client to help them handle their acquisition of intellectual property rights and the enforcement of those rights. We advise on all aspects of branding from assisting at concept phase, copyright and database ownership as well as infringement matters. We also draft assignment and licensing agreements to support co-branding and similar ventures. Copyright protected works of authorship include literary works, motion pictures, musical works, sound recordings, software, data bases, architectural works, and drawings amongst others. Key services of ACCOMPLY include: Trademark, copyright and design protection advice, commercial advice including drafting commercial agreements. is dedicated to protecting the ideas and innovations that drive businesses around the worldwide. We also represent clients on IP issues related to international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce and domain name.

ACCOMPLY:

ACCOMPLY is committed to constantly contribute to the actual success of individual clients and the related companies.

Our lawyers and tax advisors analyze a case and provide the tools necessary to achieve the specific goals, perfectly in line with the assignment.

With offices in New York, Milan, Rome, London and Paris, ACCOMPLY enjoys a privileged, solid network. We can work together with professional counselors of all the relevant industries throughout the world.

 

Stephen Stern

Stephen is best known for his extensive patent, copyright and trade mark litigation practice, including his anti-counterfeiting work for many of the world’s most prestigious brands. He is also well-known for his extensive wine law practice and in 2006 was appointed a Chevalier in the Ordre du Mérite agricole by the French government in recognition of his services to the French wine industry.

Listed as a “leading lawyer” in virtually every notable legal guide and directory, Stephen is recognised as Australia’s foremost trade mark lawyer by his clients and the industry.

Stephen’s client list is like a stroll though a luxury department store.

He is a leading authority in intellectual property field, acting for a wide range of clients including luxury goods manufacturers, clothing, footwear and textile producers, pharmaceutical companies, telecommunication and electronic companies.

Patents Law Practice:

Managing a large portfolio of trade marks internationally – as Corrs does for Foster’s, for example – requires the right strategic approach to maximise protection whilst containing costs.

Luxury brands, like Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Gucci, Cartier and Hugo Boss rely upon us to cost-effectively contain the ever-present problem of counterfeits, even when that involves extended protection for non-traditional marks such as colours or shapes.

Others, like BlackBerry makers RIM and fashion name Lacoste entrust to us complex enforcement actions against competitors.

Right across the spectrum – whether it is routine enforcement of trade marks against rogue retailers or taking a complex question of trade mark law right up to the High Court of Australia as Corrs did for Gallo, Corrs’ trade mark practice focuses on getting the right results for our clients.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth:

Corrs Chambers Westgarth is a world class law firm committed to driving Australia’s competitiveness and its economic engagement with Asia.

We advise major organisations on the matters most important to them, bridging the gap between business issues and legal practice.

With offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth as well as strong partnering relationships globally and throughout the Asia Pacific region, we are ideally placed to support clients whose businesses extend internationally and nationally.

Our lawyers work across geographic boundaries and practice areas to help our clients achieve their strategic business goals. We have the resources necessary to serve our clients’ needs, no matter how large the transaction or complex the issue. We are consistently involved in the highest profile work in the Asia Pacific region and in Australia.

Corrs lawyers are considered to be world class in their fields. We are proud of our reputation for developing talent to deliver legal and commercial excellence.

Corrs is guided by important values, which help us focus on what is essential for success. They help us create an energetic and exciting environment in which our people are motivated and challenged to do their best. We like to think of Corrs as a place with open doors, where any person can feel free to ask questions or talk through an issue. We have a range of policies that guide the way we work together, with our clients and in the community.

Our commitment to engaging our staff and providing them with the opportunity to build successful careers has made us a much sought-after employer. We have received 10 employer of choice awards in the past four years, and are the only large national law firm to be awarded ALB Gold Employer of Choice 2012, for the second year in a row – as voted by our staff in an independent national survey.

 

Chaoyang Wang

Starting his career in intellectual property law in 1992, Chaoyang Wang has extensive experience in trademark, copyright, design, domain name and anti-unfair competition. His spectrum of practice includes IP related counseling, prosecution and litigation. He advises and assists clients for shaping and implementing trademark protection strategy, including adopting marks and clearance search, filing and disputing trademarks, copyright, design patent and domain name registration, and enforcing their trademark rights through administrative and judicial measures.  His practice also encompasses IP related licensing and transaction, product labeling, advertising, trade secret, compliance, publicity, privacy protection and consumer protection, etc. He has  handled numerous cases involving trademark oppositions and cancellations, including the related administrative court proceedings.  He also works with the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center under CIETAC, and handles negotiations involving co-existence agreements for trademarks, licensing agreements and registration of the same at the China Trademark Office.

Before establishing Altius IP Law Services LLC, Chaoyang Wang was the head of IP prosecution practice group at Fangda Partners for 10 years.  Before practicing in law firms, he worked with a  top PRC IP agency firm for a long time.  Chaoyang Wang also spent a short period of time in the Philadelphia Office of an international firm as a visiting attorney in 2010.

Awards

Chaoyang Wang has been repeatedly recognized as a top ranking PRC IP/trademark lawyer by well-known international legal journals or legal ranking institutes inclusive of Managing Intellectual Property, Chambers & Partners, World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR1000), China Law & Practice and Asia IP.  Ranked as a top 15 trademark lawyer in China by 2011 WTR1000, Chaoyang Wang was referred to as “goes the extra mile for the value added for his clients”.

In recently released 2015 Chambers Asia Pacific and 2015 WTR1000, Chaoyang Wang was once again ranked as a leading IPR lawyer and trademark lawyer in China respectively.

Education

– University of International Relations, LLB – 1989

– China University of Political Science and Law, Graduates Program graduate for Business Laws – 2004

Professional Qualification

– Admitted to practice in the PRC

– Trademark Agent, registered at China State Administration for Industry and Commerce (invalid due to change of law).

Publications

–  “Protection of Copyright on the Internet in China: Administrative or Judicial?” – The Asia Law, IP Review, July 2005;

–  World Trade Mark Laws and Practices (book)- co-author, China Industry and Commerce Press, March 2006

–  “The Necessity of Simplification of Procedures of Recordal of Trademark License- China”, Trade Mark Monthly, November 2006

–  “The Importance and Limitation of Trademark Search”, China Trade Mark Monthly, June 1997

–  “The Necessity of Introduction of Court Procedure into Trademark Disputes and Invalidation”, Intellectual Property, July 1997

Language: Mandarin Chinese; English

 

Nemesio Fernández-Pacheco

Practice Areas

Corporate Law. Industrial and Intellectual property. Copyright Law. Telecommunications Law.

Professional Career

Bachelor in Law Universidad Complutense de Madrid 1989 – 1994.

Languages

Spanish, English.

Lerroux & Fernández-Pacheco

Lerroux & Fernández-Pacheco is a Spanish Law Firm, specializing in Corporate Law, Intellectual and Industrial Property, Competition Law, International trade and foreign investments.

Lerroux & Fernández-Pacheco, with a constant and sustained increase, thanks to the effort and leadership of its members, has extended its practice areas since its foundation.

Our clientele extends amongst Spanish companies, both public and private, leaders in their respective fields; public Institutions of the Central, Autonomous and Local Administration; and numerous foreign companies.

Our goal has always been based on providing a personalized service, using the most advanced technical means, being characterized by our professionalism and meticulousness. Our well conceived structure allow us to provide our clients with a top level of legal advise, working closely with them.

 

António de Magalhães Cardoso

Academic background

Law Degree, University of Lisbon Faculty of Law.

Professional experience (VdA)

Joined Vieira de Almeida & Associados in 1998. He is a partner responsible for the Intellectual Property area of practice, also working thoroughly in corporate law and corporate crime.

He has participated in important PPP projects in the areas of transportation, has been involved in several major industrial, commercial and M&A transactions and has provided regular legal support to several international industrial companies, notably research-based pharmaceutical companies, and their Portuguese Association. He has broad experience in commercial litigation and arbitration, both national and international, as well as in pharmaceutical patent litigation.

Other professional background

Before joining the firm he was a partner at the law firm Botelho Moniz, Magalhães Cardoso, Marques Mendes & Ruiz, Sociedade de Advogados.

Memberships

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

Languages:

English, French, Spanish

IP Law Practice:

The IP group is mainly focused on patent, trademark and copyright litigation.

In particular, as advisers to the most high profile pharma companies in the market, VdA IP practice has been involved in many of the most complex patent litigation cases in Portugal.

The team has also developed a very significant expertise in the negotiation of IP rights, as well as in the licensing process.

Led by one of the foremost experts in the market, we have grown in the last few years to become a highly reputable area of practice acknowledged by clients and peers alike.

 

Jacqueline Moreau Aymard

Jacqueline Moreau Aymard, founding partner of MGA, has over 15 years’ experience in the Intellectual Property field. She has handled a wide portfolio of clients providing legal advice to domestic and international companies in the industries of food, beverage, pharmaceutical, mass consumption goods, banking and media.

She is a member of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI), where she currently holds the position of National Delegate for Venezuela; she is also a member of the Education Committee where she serves as Secretary. She is also a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Venezuelan Association of Industrial Property Agents (COVAPI), where she serves as Vice President.

Moreau Gonzalez & Asociados:

MGA is a firm highly specialized in the practice of Intellectual Property, Economic, Regulatory, Administrative and Corporate Law, whose mission is to provide excellence-oriented services to its clients in a timely and efficient way.

At MGA we have a highly qualified team composed of specialists with extensive experience in the legal and economic fields. In addition, we make available to our clients an important and extensive international network of correspondents to facilitate their business in other markets, as well as investments by foreign investors in Venezuela. We serve organizations in major sectors of the economy such as food and beverage, oil and gas, financial services, chemical-pharmaceutical industry, media and entertainment.

Our vision is to become strategic partners of our clients in a comprehensive manner through the use of our firm and network of professional partners, supported by state-of-the-art technology, with a focus on the quality and timeliness of our services.