Eugene Arievich

Leaders in Law endorses Eugene A. Arievich as our exclusively recommended Trademark Law expert in Russia. If you wish to get in touch with Eugene please use the contact information provided above.

Eugene A. Arievich heads the Firm’s CIS Intellectual Property Practice Group. He is ranked as a leading individual by PLC Which Lawyer? 2009, and has been described by Chambers Global 2009 as a “leading IP specialist with a wealth of experience.”

Mr. Arievich is a member of the INTA Dilution & Well-Known Marks Committee, and has previously served on the INTA Board of Directors. Additionally, he represents Russia on the Advisory Board of World Intellectual Property Report and acts as co-counsel to the Coalition for Intellectual Property Rights. Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie in 1996, Mr. Arievich served as a partner in a USSR/Russian IP firm which he co-founded in 1988.

Mr. Arievich’s practice encompasses each area of IP law throughout the CIS, with a special emphasis on all aspects of trademark protection. His practice also includes litigation and enforcement in trademark, patent, copyright and other IP-related matters.

Firm Description

Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and we are redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st .

We bring to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than 4,000 locally admitted lawyers in 74 offices worldwide. We have a distinctive global way of thinking, working and behaving – “fluency” – across borders, issues and practices.

We understand the challenges of the global economy because we have been at the forefront of its evolution. Since 1949, we have advised leading corporations on the issues of today’s integrated world market. We have cultivated the culture, commercial pragmatism and technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver world-class service tailored to the preferences of world-class clients worldwide.

Ours is a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities. We have the deep roots and knowledge of the language and culture of business required to address the nuances of local markets worldwide. And our culture of friendship and broad scope of practice enable us to navigate complexity across issues, practices and borders with ease.

In an increasingly competitive and globalized marketplace, your brand helps define your business, speaks to your clients and sets you apart. Protect your trademarks, optimize your brand value, and secure your brand identity across product and service lines through our strategic trademark protection and worldwide portfolio management services.

With Baker & McKenzie centrally managing your global trademark portfolio, you have access to:

  • a truly global network of trademark prosecution practitioners with proven experience and extensive know-how in even the most challenging jurisdictions;
  • a sophisticated system that can be tailored to your needs and a dedicated in-house IP support center — both at no cost to you;
  • practical fixed fee pricing for a large number of trademark services to help manage your budget; and
  • a single point of contact — we manage your trademark agent network and make sure all trademark records are up-to-date.


Allen Candanedo

Leaders in Law endorses Allen Candanedo as our exclusively recommended Trademark Law expert in Panama. If you wish to get in touch with Allen please use the contact information provided above.

Allen Candanedo is an Associate of Morgan & Morgan since 2009.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Candanedo was in charge for 10 years of the IP Department of a local law firm. From his position, he coordinated and managed the relation with international correspondents regarding trademark registration, protection and international litigation in North, Central and South America. Likewise, he gained experience in customer service and investor-relation fields in Panama and the Colon Free Zone.

In the Intellectual Property field, his practice includes all matters related to Intellectual Property Law, incorporating registration and protection of trademarks, as well as litigation related to opposition claims against trademark registrations, cancellation actions, and criminal actions against infringements of all sorts of Intellectual Property Rights.

Mr. Candanedo obtained an LL.B., from the Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua, Law School, in Panama. Completed the program of Orientation in the U.S. Legal System at the International Law Institute at the George Washington University Law School, in Washington, USA. Completed the IP Program at the International Law Institute at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., USA. Obtained a Degree in Negotiations, Treaties and International Trade, ULACEX, Panama, in cooperation with Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

He is a member of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) and the International Trademark Association (INTA).

Trademark Law Practice:

Morgan & Morgan offers expertise in a full range of Intellectual Property areas assisting clients in the application and registration of trademarks, service marks, slogans, trade names, inventions, utility models, industrial designs and plant varieties under Industrial Property Law, and advising clients how to protect their creations such as music, audiovisual works, phonographic productions, books, computer software and also representing clients in negotiations which involve the assignment or licensing of their copyright, for both a national and international protection, under Copyright Law.

Our attorneys are also specialized in the drafting and reviewing License and Franchise Agreements, assisting clients in all the regulatory proceedings for registering such license agreements and franchises of trademarks before the Industrial Property and Intellectual Property Directorates.

The Intellectual Property Department of Morgan & Morgan also assists in the protection of industrial property assets by performing registration of rights with the Intellectual Property Department of the National Customs Authority and with the Intellectual Property Department of the Colon Free Trade Zone Administration, to achieve maximum cross-border protection and to fight unauthorized use of intellectual property rights and other forms of infringements.

Our attorneys also advise clients in Litigation matters related to Intellectual Property (Opposition claims against trademark applications, Nullity and Cancellation claims and Copyright Infringement) and criminal actions related to all sorts of Intellectual Property crimes.

The Morgan & Morgan Intellectual Property Department is highly effective of assisting clients in obtaining Sanitary Registrations before the Health Ministry and the Panama Authority for Medical and Food products, respectively.

Morgan & Morgan is member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) the Inter.-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and of the Panama Intellectual Property Association (APADEPI), participating our attorneys regularly in annual conferences and international activities, enabling them to continue their education and to offer clients a vast network of international agents to cover their need of Intellectual Property protection in America, Europe and Asia.


Deon Bouwer

Leaders in Law endorses Deon Bouwer as our exclusively recommended Trademark Law expert in South Africa. If you wish to get in touch with Deon please use the contact information provided above.

Deon is a qualified trade mark attorney admitted to the High Court of South Africa and is a member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces (SA). He is also a fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL), a member various committees of the SAIIPL, as well as a senior dispute resolution adjudicator of the SAIIPL. He is furthermore also a member of INTA.

Deon has more than 15 years experience in trade mark matters, is recognized as an expert in this field and represents various blue chip companies. He has extensive experience in trade mark litigation and prosecution, in South Africa as well as internationally, intellectual property management, advertising industry matters, domain name disputes, including alternative dispute resolution and the drafting of trade mark related agreements, such as license and distribution agreements.

Firm Description

Bouwers Inc. was established in 2004 by a group of trade mark and patent attorneys, with combined expertise in intellectual property of more than 40 years. We are currently members of various South African and international organizations such as INTA, LES, FICPI, the Law Society of the Northern Provinces Law as well as the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL).

Since incorporation, Bouwers has received recognition from various local and international role players. In recent years, Bouwers has received highly favourable ratings and recommendations from internationally renowned magazines such as Managing IP and Asia Law & Practice, and in 2009, Bouwers was nominated by Managing IP as one of their 5 nominations for South African IP firm of the year.

Although our primary client market remains Southern Africa, we have established a highly efficient international network of agents and business associates through which we render services to South African clients as well as to numerous international clients in more than 150 jurisdictions. As a result of our extensive international network, we have been highly successful, not only in representing clients internationally in trade mark prosecution matters, but have also successfully litigated on behalf of clients in jurisdictions such as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Egypt, India, Lebanon, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

We furthermore maintain and manage several major trade mark and technology portfolios on behalf of multi-national clients. In the aforementioned process, we utilize highly specialized and purpose designed IP software systems created by Patrix AB.


Virginia Cervieri

Doctor in Law and Social Studies, Universidad de la Republica (1996). Postgraduate in Commercial Law, Universidad de la Republica (1998). Master Degree in Intelectual Property. Commercial Law Professor, Universidad de la Republica (2006-2009).

Trademark & Brand Specialist. Anti-Piracy Specialist. Trademark & Brand Agent. Chairperson of the Chamber Against Forgery and Piracy. President of CERTAL Uruguay. Founder Member of the Intelectual Property Defense Permanent Comission. Anti-piracy Comitee. Member of the IACC Internet Committee.

Member of the Uruguay-China Chamber. Member of MARQUES, INTA, IACC and ASIPI. Member of the Uruguayan Association of Intellectual Property Agents.

Named as Leading Lawyer 2014 by Chambers Latin America and Leading Lawyer by Legal 500 Latin America.
Virginia Cervieri was listed as a leading individual for trademark services in Uruguay in WTR 1000.

Trademarks Law Practice:

Our firm provides a comprehensive service across the whole technical spectrum. We routinely offer advice on matters of patentability and validity. We also advise on inventions, trade secrets, national and international searches, state of the art reports, patentability studies, application drafting, industrial designs and business methods, assisting the client in preparing an appropriate and cost effective strategy for protecting his creations. If patent rights are in dispute we offer a full litigation service both in the local courts and before the Patent and Trademark Office. We also prepare and prosecute applications around the world via our network of associates.In view of the fast growing number of patent applications filed in Uruguay, as of 2001 when pharmaceutical products became patentable, the firm offers a computerised service for payments of official fees and procedural expenses at a highly competitive price.

Cervieri Monsuárez & Asociados:

Cervieri Monsuárez & Associates aims to offer customers a service that will help them to find the appropriate solutions according to their needs. In order to achieve this, it is essential for us to have solid experience, efficiency and safety in our work. This is achieved through the academic growth of our professionals and their efforts to reach an optimal level of excellence as well as a dynamic working methodology in group.Day to day we commit ourselves to our customers providing highly specialized legal services at international level, legal certainty, reliability and optimal results. That is why we are the best option in the field.

We focus on providing personal attention for clients, based on efficiency and professional expertise.


Safir Anand

Leaders in Law endorses Safir Anand as our exclusively recommended Trademark Law expert in India. If you wish to get in touch with Safir, please use the contact information provided above.

Accredited as one of India’s Top IP Attorney, Safir Anand is a Senior Partner & Head of Trademarks, Commercial & Contractual IP at Anand and Anand, with over 25 years of experience in providing inputs on strategy, business models, marketing and commercial insights, blended with an astute understanding of IP law that encompasses IP protection, IP enforcement, IP agreements, licensing, franchising, monetisation and due diligence.

Safir is a profound IP advisor who has been widely recognized for providing ingenious inputs towards business model building, marketing and commercial insights blended with an astute understanding of the IP law. He has also been proffering advice to leading Indian businesses on scaling up by leveraging the power of IP. His focus to unleash the power of intangibles and nurture the untapped IP potential through specialized IP services earned him accolades and prestigious positions with esteemed national as well as global organizations. He has secured a phenomenal number of credentials from India’s leading brands in a wide array of categories for tailor making their IP strategy to business strategy, bringing innovation in their line of business.

Safir has dedicated his career to exploring the facets of monetization, fine-tuned the concept of Returns of Advertising, created industry level specialisations for the firm, worked with clients’ R&D Teams for product development and personally created product prototypes and very recently co-set up a COVID Fund for artisans in the country. He has been recognised by many prestigious forums such Financial Times London, Business World India and Forbes amongst many others for being an innovative professional.


Safir’s efforts to bring about educational revolution on IP in the country in the fashion industry have also resulted in the firm being awarded the recognition of Luxury Law Firm of the Year – Independent from the Luxury Law Alliance in the year 2020. Anand And Anand has been working extensively with many leading fashion designers, and fashion houses and has been instrumental in identifying IP in Fashion as an intangible. We provided strategic advisory to leading labels on how to leverage IP to scale business.

Safir is on the Board of Fashion Designing Council of India – India’s Apex Fashion Body. The Firm has been instrumental in monetizing the fashion industry.

The Firm has won the award for the Best Licensing Firm. Safir has also enabled the firm achieve the feat of highest number of design filing. The firm has several firsts in fashion, documented in the dossiers available at

The Firm holds immense reputation and actively works with Designers and statutory bodies to Counter plagiarism and protect the creators/innovators and is a part of all the mega fashion events that take place in India throughout the year; Lakme India Fashion Week, Amazon India Fashion Week and many more to be quoted.

Professional Association

Membership (National & International)

  • Asia-Pacific Lawyers Association
  • South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation in Law
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • International Bar Association
  • Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association’s India Advisory Committee
  • Luxury Law Alliance
  • Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel
  • International Franchising Association
  • Centre for International Legal Studies.
  • IFICCI (Indo French Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
  • ICCK (Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea)
  • IGCC (Indo-German Chamber of Commerce)
  • FICPI (The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys)
  • FICCI (The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry)- IP Strategy and monetization of IP
  • NRAI (National Restaurant Association of India)
  • ICC (Indian Chamber of Commerce)
  • ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce of India)- Vice Chair of ASSOCHAM’s IP Rights Managing Committee. He has presented a paper on copyright and design interface; monetization of IP; and taxation of counterfeiting goods.

Firm Description:

Anand and Anand is a leading full-service Intellectual Property law firm, providing end-to-end legal solutions across all facets of Intellectual Property and allied areas. The firm is professionally managed by 28 Partners and 2 Directors supported by a management team comprising the CEO, CFO and CIO. With offices in New Delhi, Noida, Mumbai and Chennai, the firm currently employs over 400 people, including over 100 qualified attorneys / engineers.

Our legal, scientific and technical expertise in addressing complex IP challenges of all types has been widely acknowledged by our clients, industry bodies, enforcement agencies and leading IP publications. We regularly deal with protection of IP and contentious matters before different forums including the Courts at all levels, the Patent Offices, the Trademark Offices, the Copyright Office, the Design Office, Intellectual Property Appellate Board, WIPO and National Internet Exchange of India.

We, at Anand and Anand, balance commercial realities with legal pragmatism and offer creative solutions that tackle the root and not merely the symptoms of any problem. We have been instrumental in paving the way for a stronger IP regime and are committed to pushing the envelope when it comes to change in substantive and procedural law and helping clients monetize their intellectual property.


Anand and Anand is a full service Intellectual Property law firm which advises the world’s leading companies and institutions.

Born of a pioneering parent firm that had branches spanning the cities of Lahore, Calcutta, Delhi and Amritsar in 1923, Anand and Anand was conceived to meet the challenges of an imminent new order in India. The transition from a closed economy to a liberalized one came about in the early 1990s. With a futuristic vision the firm tapped into the change on the horizon in a country awakening to a heightened intellectual property environment and took the lead in making available from a single window multi-faceted legal services of a high quality.