Santiago R. O’Conor

Leaders in Law endorses Santiago O’Conor as our exclusively recommended Trademark Law expert in Argentina. If you wish to get in touch with Santiago please use the contact information provided above.

Santiago R O’Conor is the managing partner of O’Conor & Power Abogados-Propiedad Industrial, a solid and reliable team of IP practitioners based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mr O’Conor specialises in all aspects of intellectual property, principally trademarks, advising domestic and foreign companies on local and international IP law, prosecution and litigation in Argentina and Latin America. He advises Forbes and Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, such as technology and telecommunications,software, pharmaceutical products, luxury goods, agriculture, food ,wine, and entertainment.

Mr O’Conor professional IP experience spans over 36 years and includes being an associate of the largest worldwide law office, and Partner and Head of the International Trademark practice of the most important law office in Argentina for 23 years. The expertise he has gained over this long career has made Mr O’Conor the beloved darling of many international brand owners.

Mr O’Conor is a graduate of the faculty of law of the University of Buenos Aires and an industrial property agent. He has gained postgraduate qualifications from the Fordham IP Institute in New York and at the Program of Instruction for Lawyers (PIL) at Harvard Law School.

Prolific author of many articles and publications, among others:

  • “The IP Private Practitioner”,Managing Intellectual Property magazine, mayo, 2009.
  • “La Aduana Argentina detiene la importación de productos falsificados”, International Law News – American Bar Association, 2008.
  • “Nombres genéricos para productos farmacéuticos” ITMA Bulletin, 2002.
  • “El Protocolo de Armonización en el Mercosur”, Revista Trademark World, Nº 118.
  • “Shutting down rogue websites. Argentina and Latin America Perspective, American Bar Association, 2014.
  • “TIPS for Trademark Protection in Latin America”, 2014.
  • “Aduana y Propiedad Industrial: herramienta en la lucha contra la piratería”, World Trademark Review (WTR), 2016.
  • “Plain Packaging status in Latin America: Intellectual Property Owners Association, 2016”.
  • “Free Trade Agreement between Mercosur and The European Union”, 2018.
  • “Non-traditional Marks in Latin America: the current landscape”, WTR, 2019.
  • “Fakes in Argentina: hotspots”, WTR, 2019.

Mr O’Conor is an active participant in many IP international associations, in particular INTA, the Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys, the European Communities Trademark Association, the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group and the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property, in which he served and is serving in many positions.

He is presently Judge of the Court of the Inter-American Asosociation of Intellectual Property (ASIPI), as well as President of the Legislation Committee of said organization.

Santiago is presently a member of the INTA’s Trademark Office Practice Committee (2020 – 2021).

Firm Description:

With more than 30 years of experience in the handling of IP portfolios for domestic and international clients in Argentina and Latin America, our lawyers, industrial property agents and select network of engineers and technical professionals, bring together their broad backgrounds and experiences in different disciplines and industries to work closely as a team representing international, regional and local companies in trademarks, patents, utility models, designs, copyright, software, domain names, transfer of technology, franchising, licensing and related matters.Wholly responsive to clients needs based on the firms large local and international IP experience and expertise, in order to satisfy the IP community requirements in a new scenario of a globalized world following the premises of reliability, quality, efficient action, adaptability to price tailoring and flexibility, with equal emphasis in customized and personalized services.

The firm handles clients of different areas: food, winery, technology and telecommunications, pharmaceutical, entertainment, clothing and textile; among others.

The broad experience of O’Conor & Power’s team in the management of local and international IP portfolios in Argentina and in the region, makes O’C & P a superior «one stop resource», as Latin American increasingly factors into the world economy.

We are also qualified to protect and enforce clients IP interests through transactions, dispute resolutions, litigation, border enforcement measures and unfair competition related actions.Our professionals and staff regularly participate in seminars and conferences nationally and internationally, thus keeping updated on the latest IP legal developments in Argentina, Latin America and throughout the world.

 

Lu-Fa Tsai

Current position: Partner

Practice area/industry focus: Intellectual property rights, international investment, general laws

Career highlights: 

Mr. Lu-Fa Tsai, an attorney-at-law graduated from the Department of Law of National Taiwan University (NTU), which is the best law school in Taiwan. Out of the interest in business law, he attended the Graduate Institute of Law of NTU after he had obtained the LL.B. degree and received his LL.M. degree after 3 years. One year before he graduated from the graduate institute, he passed the bar examination. Mr. Tsai has also gained an LL.M. degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Göttingen in Germany. The field of study of this degree is international economic law. After he came back from Germany, he joined the Deep & Far Attorneys-at-Law. He is working as a partner lawyer at the firm currently.

Publications:

  1. Tsai, Lu-Fa (2018). Trade Marks 2018, Chamber and Partners, https://practiceguides.chambersandpartners.com/practice-guides/trade-marks-2018/taiwan;
  2. Tsai, Lu-Fa; Tsai, Yu-Li; Tsai, C.F. (2018). Copyright 2018, Chamber and Partners, https://practiceguides.chambersandpartners.com/practice-guides/copyright-2018/taiwan;
  3. Tsai, Yu-Li; Tsai, Lu-Fa (2018). Copyright 2018, The International Comparative Legal Guide, https://iclg.com/practice-areas/copyright-laws-and-regulations/taiwan#;
  4. Tsai, Yu-Li; Tsai, Lu-Fa (2018). Pharmaceutical Advertising 2018, The International Comparative Legal Guide, https://iclg.com/practice-areas/pharmaceutical-advertising-laws-and-regulations/taiwan;
  5. Tsai, Yu-Li & Tsai, Lu-Fa (2014). A practical cross-border insight into copyright law, Chapter 20 Taiwan. The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Copyright 2015 Edition, 1, 111-116.

S M Zillur Rahman

Rahman IP Solutions is an Intellectual Property (IP) law firm in Bangladesh committed to provide all of its clients, associates the best service in a cost effective manner. It has been providing Intellectual Property related legal services in Bangladesh and abroad for its valued clients and associates with all its expertise and competence.

Now-a-days Intellectual property is a great concern throughout the world and being a part of the globalised society Bangladesh is also emphasizing to develop the awareness and trying with the best effort to cope with the global trend. The consciousness for the protection of Intellectual Property (IP) and its importance are gradually developing in the business community and IP is being considered more significantly day by day. The regularity authority of the IP in Bangladesh (Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks and Copyright office) has been playing a precious role in protecting the well known trademarks in Bangladesh. They have taken a bunch of initiatives to improve the existing system of filing application, registration, maintenance, keeping records, automation etc. The IP issue has got further significance in Bangladesh with the provision of the latest Import Policy Order (2012-15) that for all the branded importing goods the IP registration certificates of the concerned countries have to be submitted to the Customs Authority for clearance.

In the emergence of such a situation Rahman IP Solutions is promised to take the privilege to provide the benefits to the inventors, clients, associates by helping them in the process of taking protection of their Intellectual Property rights in Bangladesh and abroad as well. Because “We believe IP really matters.”

It is our motivation to follow the business ethics and provide the sincere and best services to the valued clients and associates. We believe and it is our confidence that we can meet our commitment for the utmost satisfaction of our esteemed clients and associates. We strongly believe that service comes first and the reward is the logical consequence.

Dr. Volker Knies

Leaders in Law endorses Dr. Volker Knies as our exclusively recommended Trademark Law expert in Germany. If you wish to get in touch with Dr. Knies please use the contact information provided above.

Dr. Volker Knies is a founding partner of NESSELHAUF Rechtsanwälte. He is specialized in trademark law, unfair competition law, copyright law, design law, patent law and license agreements. He manages the trademark portfolios of a number of domestic and international advises in cases of intellectual property infringement.

Dr. Volker Knies is a member of the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law (GRUR Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht) and INTA (International Trademark Association). He is recommended by “LeadersinLaw” as a lawyer for trademark law in Germany and was awarded “AI Global” in 2017 as “Leading Intellectual Property Practitioner of the Year – Germany”.

The by Dr. Volker Knies managed trademark department has been elected as “Trademark Law Firm of the Year in Germany” by “Corporate INTL” in 2015 and 2017 and has been awarded as “Practitioner of the Year for Intellectual Property in Germany 2016 (Acquisition International Awards 2016). As part of his education Dr. Volker Knies has worked at a law firm in Sydney, Australia.

Firm Overview:

NESSELHAUF Rechtsanwälte advise enterprises and individuals in all areas of media and press law, intellectual property, information technology and related branches of practice.

 

Jose de Pierola

Intellectual Property Attorney; admitted to Lima Bar Association (Peru) and Alava Bar Association (Spain)

Education

Universidad de San Marcos (Bachelor at Law; Lawyer’s Degree; Doctor in Law); McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Diploma in International Air and Space Law); The Southwestern Legal Foundation, Dallas, Texas (Diploma in Comparative Law).

Practice Areas

Patent and trade mark prosecution, oppositions, appeals, cancellation actions, nullity actions, infringement actions at the Peruvian Trade Mark Office; legal actions at the Peruvian Courts; Intellectual Property; General and Procedural Law, Domain Name Dispute Resolution.

Languages: Spanish, English and French.

Associations

Member of the Lima Bar Association, the Peruvian Intellectual Property Association, American Bar Association (ABA), Alava (Spain) Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI), Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), Inter American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI), European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA).

Activities

Lima Bar Association (Member of the Board of Directors 2001-2002)(President Intellectual Property Law Committee 1998 and 2004-2008)(Member of the List of Arbitrators);  Peruvian Industrial Property Association (APPI) (Vice-President 1995-1997, President 1997-1999); Lima Chamber of Commerce (Member of the Board of Directors and President of Intellectual Property Committee 2000-2002); American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM PERU) (Member of the Intellectual Property Committee)(Member of the List of Arbitrators); Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI) (President Peruvian Group 1997-2010); Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI) (President Peruvian Group, 1997-2010); Inter-American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI)(Delegate Peruvian Members 1998-2000); American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) (member International and Franchising Law Committee 2007); World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Member of the List of Domain Name Panelists for .pe)

Volunteer Experience

Sovereign Military Order of Malta: Protection of the poor, weak and sick. Vice-President of the Peruvian Group and Head of Diplomatic Mission in Peru as Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. (February 11, 1999 until June 17, 2005).

 

Rodger Outten

Rodger Outten is the Founding Principal and IP Chair of OuttenIP’s Trade Mark Practice. Rodger serves as lead counsel in the firm’s Copyright, Trade Mark and Patent Litigation Practices she has knowledgeable experience in intellectual property matters and provides strategic counsel to both domestic and international clients. Rodger has expertise in the strategic implementation of intellectual property protections, brand management and enforcement procedures.

Rodger advises clients on a spectrum of intellectual property issues including strategic protection, transfer, commercialization and enforcement of intellectual property related rights.  She has significant transactional expertise including advising clients on acquisitions and mergers, negotiating intellectual property related contracts and advising on all aspects of franchising matters.  She also has formidable experience in the arenas of providing assurance and business advisory services to Fortune 500 Companies and her audit and risk management experience serves to fortify her astute disciplines in due diligence and structured financing ventures.

Bar Admissions:

  • The Bar of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
  • The Bar of England & Wales

Education:

  • B.A. (The College of Saint Benedict), St. Joseph, MN, USA.
  • LL.B (Hons.) (University of Buckingham), Buckingham, England.
  • College of Law, London, England, UK.

Memberships:

  • The Bahamas Bar Association
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Bahamas Branch (CIArb)
  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • The International Bar Association (IBA)
  • The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA)

Professional and Community Development

  • Performs pro bono work for select artists and artisans.

Languages:

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish (Intermediate)

Firm Description:

At OuttenIP Counsel & Attorneys-at-Law, we are our namesake, intellectual property law is not just an area of practice, it is our focal practice; and we are innovatively passionate about what we do. As a leading provider of intellectual property services in The Bahamas, we have counseled numerous international and local clientele on an array of intellectual property protections.

We are a boutique intellectual property law firm with sound expertise.  With an undeterred dedication to legal excellence and a strategic approach to advancing our clients’ goals; we have set the standard for intellectual property expertise and technical execution and we have become one of the top intellectual property law firms in the region.  Working with a diverse group of client structures ranging from individual inventors, to SME’s and ultimately conglomerates, our specialists provide guidance on the effective use of intellectual property rights and thereby furnish our clients’ inventions, brands and technologies with the best protections and strategies available.

We have defined ourselves by our clients’ success and positioned ourselves to expertly handle cutting edge issues effecting intellectual property right holders. We have diverse expertise in numerous aspects of intellectual property rights including, but not limited to, copyrights, domain names, industrial designs, patents and trade marks.  At OuttenIP, you’ll find customized intellectual property legal solutions tailored to your every creative endeavor.

 

Christian Zierhut

Leaders in Law endorses Christian Zierhut as our exclusively recommended Brand Protection Law and Trademark Law expert in Germany. If you wish to get in touch with Christian, please use the contact information provided above.

Christian is an IP attorney with over 14 years of experience advising clients on intellectual property issues. Christian is recognised as a Trademark Lawyer & Brand Protection Expert providing a full trademark, design right, copyright and patent advisory services to a broad range of businesses globally.

Christian has a diverse intellectual property practice focused on trade mark prosecution and trademark right infringement litigation, with special emphasis on clients in the fashion, sport and entertainment and car parts sectors. He is also an expert in complex unfair competition and copyright matters.

Not only fashion and luxury brands trust his services: Also professional sportsmen and sport agencies trust his advice in trademark and copyright matters.  Christian did for example the contract drafting in connection with several world champion boxing fighters for their sponsors and TV broadcast events. He won several crucial trials for my clients amongst others a trademark infringement case for Germany’s Number 1 luxus & lifestyle magazine publisher against Axel Springer (Europe’s leading digital publisher).

PRACTICE AREAS:

Christian advises his clients on global anti-counterfeiting strategies, parallel import, including national and European-wide customs filings as well as related cross-border litigation. He acts for several billion dollar fashion labels for many years in relation to all its counterfeit and IP matters.

CLIENTS:

Christian’s clients includes media companies, athlets, race drivers, fashion designers and apparel companies; He consults his clients in all questions concerning trade marks, including the development of trade mark strategies, the supervision and administration of trade mark portfolios, the drafting and negotiation of licence agreements and the extrajudicial and judicial enforcement of trade mark rights. He acted for many years on behalf of Christian Audigier’s worldwide clothing and merchandise company, including all its European trade mark and licence matters. Clients like Valentino Rossi, Techart Porsche, among others the fashion brand Earnest Sewn and the World Boxing Association rely on me – for over 10 years now.

 

Ron Wheeldon

This is a boutique firm with a strong emphasis on intellectual property (“IP”) and related issues and was founded in late 2005 by Ron Wheeldon, who, after 25 years with large firms and having been a partner and head of department at South Africa’s largest firm, decided that a small, focused group in the Bohemian surroundings of Greenside would be a decidedly more pleasant existence than the pressured environment of large law firms and permit him to spend more time doing the work and a lot less managing people.

Ron has a passion for IP and has been involved in committee work for the International Trade Mark Association (INTA) since 1993, at one time chairing the Public Education Committee of the Brand Names Education Foundation (BNEF) which is related to INTA, and he is currently chair of the regional sub-committee of INTA  for Africa, the Middle East and South Asia on well knowntrade marks and dilution. Ron writes frequently for numerous publications and won, in South Africa, the Butterworths prize for the best legal article in 2001. Ron is the current chair of the trade mark subcommittee of the Standing Advisory Committee for IP established under the Copyright Act to advise the minister of trade and industry.

He is assisted by a team of highly experienced non-attorney professionals who attend to the high administrative workload of an IP practice.

The firm is really two concerns in one. The South African attorney’s firm which deals with matters of legal practice in South Africa and Brandsman, which is the division of the firm engaged in international management of trade mark portfolios for global clients.

Ron obtained a Bachelor of Law (Hons) degree from the University of Rhodesia (as it then was) in 1976, and completed the same University’s one year practical training course in advocacy the following year. Commencing trademark practice in South Africa in 1982, he became familiar with the IP Laws of the African continent and today under Ron’s stewardship, the firm deals with all aspects of trade mark and copyright work on the continent and further afield. Ron’s  interest in the jurisprudence of IP law is balanced by keeping a practical perspective through appearing frequently in the courts in litigious matters ranging from domain name disputes, through counterfeiting issues to conventional infringement and trade mark registrability issues.

 

Isabelle Deshaies

The in-depth expertise of Isabelle Deshaies is the fruit of 31 years of experience and continuing professional training, including 10 years of practice in major intellectual property firms and private companies of Montreal.

As founder of ID® TRADEMARK, Ms. Deshaies also benefits from more than 20 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and understands her clients’ business issues.  She serves every range of companies, from start-ups to international, in all industries including food, baby products, clothing, furniture and restaurant.  She manages the international trademark portfolio of Canadian leading companies in the mining and software industries, as well as the Canadian trademark portfolio of internationally known companies in the gas and steel industries.

Ms. Deshaies further assists her clients in ancillary issues such as licences, trademark use, border protection, domain name registration strategies and litigation.  Her judicious advice and know-how is also appreciated by attorneys and other trademark agents who regularly call upon her. It is immediately obvious that she is a true master in her field.

Ms. Deshaies has further developed an in-depth expertise and know-how in worldwide trademark registration proceedings and portfolio management.  Apart from being a Canadian registered trademark agent, she is one of the rare Canadian agent representing non-Canadian trademark owners at WIPO, while Canada is not yet a member of the Madrid System.  Her expertise also includes industrial design and copyright registrations.

Ms. Deshaies has been appointed as trademark consultant for the members of a Chamber of commerce of Montreal, regularly writes articles, gives lectures, trains paralegals and has been an instructor for trademark agent trainees with the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC).

As a member of working groups at IPIC, she has contributed to the drafting of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy during the year 2000.  She has been writing a trademark newsletter reporting all Canadian case law and news for 7 years.

Toll Free: +1 (844) 454-5300

Mr. G. Deepak Sriniwas

Practice Area:  Patent – Hi-Tech & Allied

G. Deepak Sriniwas is a Partner and Heads the Patent Engineering Group at LexOrbis. With an experience of over 15 years in IP Laws, he specializes in drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications across jurisdictions and forums like India, PCT, USPTO and EPO. He regularly advises national and international clients on filing and prosecution strategies in India and freedom-to-operate matters. He has also been involved in negotiations of Technology Licenses and Technology Transfer Agreements and has advised several automobile companies on the structuring of Technology License and Technology Transfer Agreements. He is a registered patent agent and patent attorney. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications, a PG Diploma in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Energy Studies.