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CET 1 Trade Marks

CET Group 1 deals with all issues that are related with trademarks registration, prosecution, maintenance and protection. The groups field of work includes national trademarks, European trademarks and international trademarks in accordance with the Madrid Agreement and Protocol, with a special focus on the harmonisation of laws at international and national level, as part of FICPI’s efforts to improve the legal position of brand owners and facilitate the work of trademark practitioners.

In addition, as the group has a high understanding of the interaction of trademarks with other rights and the importance of Internet for trademark owners, they have a special focus on geographical indications and domain names.

During the present term CET 1 will pay special attention to practical issues that are of concern to trademark practitioners during their day-to-day work.

CET 1 have contributed towards the following FICPI Resolutions:

  • EXCO/CN17/RES/001 Protection of Country Names
  • EXCO/JP14/RES/003 Protection of Geographical Indications for non-food products in the European Union (EU)
  • EXCO/CH16/RES/004 Avoidance of limitations of use of trade marks and trade dress
  • EXCO/ES14/RES/002 Trade Marks in Black and White
  • EXCO/IT13/RES/002 Legal Advice by IP authorities
  • EXCO/IT13/RES/004 Confidentiality in IP advice
  • EXCO/IT08/RES/003 Madrid Trademark System Improvements
  • EXCO/CL06/RES/003 Fair Use of Trademarks
  • EXCO/FR06/RES/002 National Intellectual Property Offices
  • EXCO/PT05/RES/001 Opposition Practice
  • EXCO/IT04/RES/002 Trade Mark Opposition proceedings in the European Union
  • EXCO/ES01/RES/002 Harmonisation in Electronic Filing
  • EXCO/IT60/RES/007B1 Extentsion of Times

Chair

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Ms. Eleni Kokkini

Ms. Eleni Kokkini

Firm : PPT Legal

Country of practice/residence: GreeceGreece

City: Athens

Member Since : 02/03/2015

Reporter

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Dra. Ana de Sampaio

Dra. Ana de Sampaio

Firm : J.E. Dias Costa, Lda.

Country of practice/residence: PortugalPortugal

City: Lisboa

Members

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Mr. Ahmet Akgüloğlu

Mr. Ahmet Akgüloğlu

Firm : ATG Law Firm

Country of practice/residence: TurkeyTurkey

City: Sisli, Istanbul

Member Since : 20-Mar-15

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Mr. Uğur Aktekin

Mr. Uğur Aktekin

Firm : Gün + Partners

Country of practice/residence: TurkeyTurkey

City: Istanbul

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Ms. Toni Polson Ashton

Ms. Toni Polson Ashton

Firm : FICPI Emeritus Member

Country of practice/residence: CanadaCanada

Member Since : 17/01/2006

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Dott.ssa Raffaella Barbuto

Dott.ssa Raffaella Barbuto

Firm : Studio Torta S.p.A.

Country of practice/residence: ItalyItaly

City: Milano

Member Since : 22-Sep-04

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Dipl.-Chem. Dr. rer. nat. Ruth Christophersen

Dipl.-Chem. Ruth Christophersen

Firms : Bungartz Christophersen Partnerschaft mbB / Patentanwälte

Country of practice/residence: GermanyGermany

City: Düsseldorf

Member Since : 8/25/1992

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Ms. Nathalie Dreyfus

Ms. Nathalie Dreyfus

Firm : Cabinet Dreyfus & Associés

Country of practice/residence: FranceFrance

City: Paris

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Mr. Luis-Alfonso Duran Moya

Mr. Luis-Alfonso Duran Moya

Firm : DURAN-CORRETJER, S.L.P.

Country of practice/residence: SpainSpain

City: Barcelona

Technical Specialisms:
Automotive, marine and aerospace engineeringBiomedical engineering; medical devicesConstruction and civil engineering; structural engineeringElectrical engineeringElectronics, IT and telecommunications

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Mr. James Andrew Fish

Mr. James Andrew Fish

Firm : J A Kemp

Country of practice/residence: United KingdomUnited Kingdom

City: London

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Dr. István Gödölle

Dr. István Gödölle

Firm : Gödölle, Kékes, Mészáros, & Szabó

Country of practice/residence: HungaryHungary

City: Budapest

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Dipl.-Phys. Dr. rer. nat. Volker Heuckeroth

Dipl.-Phys. Volker Heuckeroth

Firm : Witte, Weller & Partner Patentanwälte mbB

Country of practice/residence: GermanyGermany

City: Stuttgart

Member Since : 3/24/1998

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Mr. John Clarke Holman

Mr. John Clarke Holman

Firm : Jacobson Holman, PLLC

Country of practice/residence: USAUSA

City: Washington

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Mr. Kalev Käosaar

Mr. Kalev Käosaar

Firm : Patendibüroo KÄOSAAR OÜ

Country of practice/residence: EstoniaEstonia

City: Tallinn

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Mr. Naresh Kilaru

Mr. Naresh Kilaru

Firm : Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Country of practice/residence: USAUSA

City: Washington

Professional Experience:
Copyright counsellingDesign and copyright litigationIndustrial designs and copyright counsellingLicensing and IP-related agreementsRegistered design prosecutionTrade dress and passing offTrade mark counsellingTrade mark litigationTrade mark oppositionsTrade mark prosecution

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Mr. Jordan Y. Kim

Mr. Jordan Y. Kim

Firm : Y.P. Lee, Mock & Partners

Country of practice/residence: Korea, Republic ofKorea, Republic of

City: Seoul

Professional Experience:
Copyright counsellingIP counsellingRegistered design prosecutionTrade mark counsellingTrade mark prosecution

Technical Specialisms:
Trade Secrets

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Ms. Chantal Koller

Ms. Chantal  Koller

Firm : Novagraaf Switzerland SA

Country of practice/residence: SwitzerlandSwitzerland

City: ONEX/Genève

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Ms. Shirley Kwok

Ms. Shirley Kwok

Firm : Ribeiro Hui

Country of practice/residence: Hong KongHong Kong

Member Since : 04/12/2017

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Ms. In-Sil Lee

Ms. In-Sil Lee

Firm : Lee & Park

Country of practice/residence: Korea, Republic ofKorea, Republic of

City: Seoul

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Mr. Gabriel Leonardos

Mr. Gabriel  Leonardos

Firm : Kasznar Leonardos

Country of practice/residence: BrazilBrazil

City: Rio de Janeiro, RJ

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Mr. Brett Lewis

Mr. Brett Lewis

Firm : Davies Collison Cave

Country of practice/residence: AustraliaAustralia

City: Melbourne

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Dr. Nikolaos Lyberis

Dr. Nikolaos Lyberis

Firm : Vayanos Kostopoulos

Country of practice/residence: GreeceGreece

City: Athens

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Mr. Philip Macken

Mr. Philip Macken

Firm : Halfords IP

Country of practice/residence: AustraliaAustralia

City: Sydney

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Ms. Aurélia Marie

Ms. Aurélia Marie

Firm : Cabinet Beau de Loménie

Country of practice/residence: FranceFrance

City: Paris, Cedex 07

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Ms. Elena Miller

Ms. Elena Miller

Firm : Bojinov & Bojinov

Country of practice/residence: BulgariaBulgaria

City: Sofia

Member Since : 11-Apr-15

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Ms. Coleen Morrison

Ms. Coleen Morrison

Firm : PCKIP (Perry Currier)

Country of practice/residence: CanadaCanada

City: Toronto

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Mr. Tore-Arnfinn Ødegård

Mr. Tore-Arnfinn Ødegård

Firm : Hynell AS

Country of practice/residence: NorwayNorway

City: Oslo

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Mr. Miguel B. O'Farrell

Mr. Miguel B. O'Farrell

Firm : Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

Country of practice/residence: ArgentinaArgentina

City: Buenos Aires

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Mr. Keiichi Ota

Mr. Keiichi Ota

Firm : Ota & Associates

Country of practice/residence: JapanJapan

City: Minato-ku, Tokyo

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Ms. Gordana Pavlovic

Ms. Gordana Pavlovic

Firm : Cabinet Pavlovic

Country of practice/residence: SerbiaSerbia

City: Belgrade

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Mr. Dinesh Parmar

Mr. Dinesh Parmar

Firm : Parker & Parker Co. LLP

Country of practice/residence: IndiaIndia

City: Ahmedabad

Professional Experience:
IP counsellingPatent draftingPatent prosecutionTrade mark litigationTrade mark prosecution

Technical Specialisms:
Electronics, IT and telecommunicationsSoftware; computer-implemented inventions

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Ms. Iris. V. Quadrio

Ms. Iris. V. Quadrio

Firm : Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

Country of practice/residence: ArgentinaArgentina

City: Buenos Aires

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Mr. Vikrant Rana

Mr. Vikrant Rana

Firm : S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates

Country of practice/residence: IndiaIndia

City: New Delhi

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Mr. Petter Rindforth

Mr. Petter Rindforth

Firm : Fenix Legal KB

Country of practice/residence: SwedenSweden

City: Stockholm

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Ms. Junko Saito

Ms. Junko Saito

Firm : Ishida & Associates

Country of practice/residence: JapanJapan

City: Higashi-ku, Nagoya

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Dipl.-Phys. (Univ.) Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Schlief

Dipl.-Phys. (Univ.) Thomas Schlief

Firms : Canzler & Bergmeier Patentanwälte / Partnerschaft mbB

Country of practice/residence: GermanyGermany

City: Ingolstadt

Member Since : 12/15/1999

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Mr. Kar Liang Soh

Mr. Kar Liang Soh

Firm : Ella Cheong LLC

Country of practice/residence: SingaporeSingapore

City: Singapore

Member Since : 24-May-04

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DI Helmut Sonn

DI Helmut Sonn

Firms : FICPI President of Honour / Sonn & Partner Patentanwälte

Country of practice/residence: AustriaAustria

City: Wien

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Ms. Véronique Staeffen

Ms. Véronique Staeffen

Firm : Cabinet Desbarres & Staeffen

Country of practice/residence: FranceFrance

City: Paris

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Mr. Tee Jim Tan

Mr. Tee Jim Tan

Firm : Lee & Lee

Country of practice/residence: SingaporeSingapore

City: Singapore

Member Since : 11-Jan-96

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Mr. Benjamin J. Thompson

Mr. Benjamin J. Thompson

Firm : Thompson Associates

Country of practice/residence: MalaysiaMalaysia

City: Kuala Lumpur

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Mr. Lars Thyresson

Mr. Lars Thyresson

Firm : Hansson Thyresson Patentbyrå AB

Country of practice/residence: SwedenSweden

City: Malmö

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Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) Michael Andreas Thoma

Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) Michael Andreas Thoma

Firms : Lorenz Seidler Gossel Rechtsanwälte / Patentanwälte Partnerschaft mbB

Country of practice/residence: GermanyGermany

City: München

Member Since : 1/27/1999

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Ms. Donna A. Tobin

Ms. Donna A. Tobin

Firm : Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Country of practice/residence: USAUSA

City: New York

Member Since : 01/11/2016

Professional Experience:
Trade dress and passing offTrade mark counsellingTrade mark litigationTrade mark oppositionsTrade mark prosecution

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Ms. Raluca Vasilescu

Ms. Raluca Vasilescu

Firm : Cabinet M. Oproiu

Country of practice/residence: RomaniaRomania

City: Bucharest

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Dott. Francesco Paolo Vatti

Dott. Francesco Paolo Vatti

Firm : Fumero Studio Consulenza Brevetti snc

Country of practice/residence: ItalyItaly

City: Ancona

Member Since : 13/07/2000

Professional Experience:
IP valuationPatent draftingPatent litigationPatent oppositionsTrade mark oppositions

Technical Specialisms:
ChemistryEnergy; power generation, storage and transmission; renewable energyFood technologyIndustrial chemistry and chemical engineeringMechanical, electro-mechanical and mechatronic engineering

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Ms. Gloria Qiong Wu

Ms. Gloria Qiong Wu

Firm : Kangxin Partners, P.C.

Country of practice/residence: ChinaChina

City: Haidian District, Beijing

Member Since : 18-Jun-14

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Dipl.-Inf. (Univ.) Julian Georg Würmser

Dipl.-Inf. (Univ.) Julian Georg Würmser

Firms : Meissner Bolte Patentanwälte / Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB

Country of practice/residence: GermanyGermany

City: München

Member Since : 5/21/2008

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Mr. Gregor Wild

Mr. Gregor Wild

Firm : RENTSCH PARTNER AG

Country of practice/residence: SwitzerlandSwitzerland

City: Zürich

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Ms. Lina Xie

Ms. Lina Xie

Firm : China Sinda Intellectual Property Limited

Country of practice/residence: ChinaChina

City: Beijing

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Mr. Lei (Ray) ZHAO

Mr. Lei (Ray) ZHAO

Firm : Unitalen Attorneys at Law

Country of practice/residence: ChinaChina

City: Beijing

Member Since : 10 April 2018

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