FICPI, The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys

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


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Ms. Eleni Kokkini

Ms. Eleni

Firm : PPT Legal

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Eleni Kokkini Greece

City: Athens

Member Since : 02/03/2015


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Dra. Ana De Sampaio

Dra. Ana
 De Sampaio

Firm : J.E. Dias Costa, Lda.

Country of practice/residence: Dra. Ana Barbara de Melo Portugal De Sampaio Portugal

City: Lisboa


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Mr. Ahmet Akgüloğlu

Mr. Ahmet

Firm : ATG Law Firm

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Ahmet Akgüloğlu Turkey

City: Istanbul

Member Since : 20/03/2015

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Mr. Uğur Aktekin

Mr. Uğur

Firm : Gün + Partners

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Uğur Aktekin Turkey

City: Istanbul

Member Since : 05/03/2012

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Ms. Toni Ashton

Ms. Toni

Firm : FICPI Emeritus Member

Country of practice:

Country/Region of residence:

Member Since : 17/01/2006

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Dott.ssa Raffaella Barbuto

Dott.ssa Raffaella

Firm : Studio Torta S.p.A.

Country of practice/residence: Dott.ssa Raffaella Barbuto Italy

City: Milano

Member Since : 22/09/2004

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

Dipl.-Chem. Ruth

Firms : Bungartz Christophersen Partnerschaft mbB / Patentanwälte

Country of practice/residence: Dipl.-Chem. Dr. rer. nat. Ruth Christophersen Germany

City: Düsseldorf

Member Since : 8/25/1992

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Ms. Nathalie Dreyfus

Ms. Nathalie

Firm : Cabinet Dreyfus & Associés

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Nathalie Dreyfus France

City: Paris

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Mr. Luis-Alfonso Duran Moya

Mr. Luis-Alfonso
 Duran Moya


Country of practice/residence: Mr. Luis-Alfonso Duran Moya Spain

City: Barcelona

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Mr. James Fish

Mr. James

Firm : J A Kemp

Country of practice/residence: Mr. James Andrew Fish United Kingdom

City: London

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Dr. István Gödölle

Dr. István

Firm : Gödölle, Kékes, Mészáros, & Szabó

Country of practice/residence: Dr. István Gödölle Hungary

City: Budapest

Member Since : 11/03/2002

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

Dipl.-Phys. Volker

Firm : Witte, Weller & Partner Patentanwälte mbB

Country of practice/residence: Dipl.-Phys. Dr. rer. nat. Volker Heuckeroth Germany

City: Stuttgart

Member Since : 3/24/1998

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Mr. John Holman

Mr. John

Firm : Jacobson Holman, PLLC

Country of practice/residence: Mr. John Clarke Holman USA

City: Washington

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Mr. Kalev Käosaar

Mr. Kalev

Firm : Patendibüroo KÄOSAAR OÜ

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Kalev Käosaar Estonia

City: Tallinn

Member Since : 06/12/2009

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Mr. Naresh Kilaru

Mr. Naresh

Firm : Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Country of practice/residence: Naresh Kilaru USA

City: Washington

Member Since : 22/02/2013

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Mr. Jordan Kim

Mr. Jordan

Firm : Y.P.Lee, Mock & Partners

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Jordan Y. Kim Korea, Republic of

City: Seoul

Member Since : 15/02/2010

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Ms. Chantal Koller

Ms. Chantal

Firm : Novagraaf Switzerland SA

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Chantal Koller Switzerland

City: ONEX/Genève

Member Since : 12/02/2012

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Ms. Shirley Kwok

Ms. Shirley

Firm : Ribeiro Hui

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Shirley Kwok Hong Kong

City: Hong Kong

Member Since : 04/12/2017

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Ms. Insil Lee

Ms. Insil

Firm : Lee & Park

Country of practice/residence: Ms. In-sil Lee Korea, Republic of

City: Seoul

Member Since : 15/04/2003

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Mr. Gabriel Leonardos

Mr. Gabriel

Firm : Kasznar Leonardos Intellectual Property

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Gabriel Leonardos Brazil

City: Rio de Janeiro, RJ

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Mr. Brett Lewis

Mr. Brett

Firm : Davies Collison Cave

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Brett Lewis Australia

City: Melbourne

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Dr. Nikolaos Lyberis

Dr. Nikolaos

Firm : Vayanos Kostopoulos

Country of practice/residence: Dr. Nikolaos Lyberis Greece

City: Athens

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Mr. Philip Macken

Mr. Philip

Firm : Brand Haven Legal

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Philip Macken Australia

City: Manly

Member Since : 29/07/2013

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Ms. Aurélia Marie

Ms. Aurélia

Firm : Cabinet Beau de Loménie

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Aurélia Marie France

City: Paris

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Ms. Elena Miller

Ms. Elena

Firm : Bojinov & Bojinov

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Elena Miller Bulgaria

City: Sofia

Member Since : 11/04/2015

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Ms. Coleen Morrison

Ms. Coleen

Firm : PCKIP (Perry Currier)

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Coleen Morrison Canada

City: Toronto

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Mr. Tore-Arnfinn Ødegård

Mr. Tore-Arnfinn

Firm : Hynell AS

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Tore-Arnfinn Ødegård Norway

City: Oslo

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Mr. Miguel O'Farrell

Mr. Miguel

Firm : Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Miguel B. O'Farrell Argentina

City: Buenos Aires

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Mr. Keiichi Ota

Mr. Keiichi

Firm : Ota & Associates

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Keiichi Ota Japan

City: Tokyo

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Ms. Gordana Pavlovic

Ms. Gordana

Firm : Cabinet Pavlovic

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Gordana Pavlovic Serbia

City: Belgrade

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Mr. Dinesh Parmar

Mr. Dinesh

Firm : Parker & Parker Co. LLP

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Dinesh Parmar India

City: Ahmedabad

Member Since : 04/11/2013

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Ms. Iris Quadrio

Ms. Iris

Firm : Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Iris V. Quadrio Argentina

City: Buenos Aires

Member Since : 13/06/2008

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Mr. Vikrant Rana

Mr. Vikrant

Firm : S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Vikrant Rana India

City: New Delhi

Member Since : 05/03/2012

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Mr. Petter Rindforth

Mr. Petter

Firm : Fenix Legal KB

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Petter Rindforth Sweden

City: Stockholm

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Ms. Junko Saito

Ms. Junko

Firm : Ishida & Associates

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Junko Saito Japan

City: Nagoya

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

Dipl.-Phys. (Univ.) Thomas

Firms : Canzler & Bergmeier Patentanwälte / Partnerschaft mbB

Country of practice/residence: Dipl.-Phys. (Univ.) Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Schlief Germany

City: Ingolstadt

Member Since : 12/15/1999

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Mr. Kar Liang Soh

Mr. Kar Liang

Firm : Ella Cheong LLC

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Kar Liang Soh Singapore

City: Singapore

Member Since : 24/05/2004

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DI Helmut Sonn

DI Helmut

Firm : Sonn & Partner Patentanwälte

Country of practice/residence: DI Helmut Sonn Austria

City: Wien

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Ms. Véronique Staeffen

Ms. Véronique

Firm : Cabinet Desbarres & Staeffen

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Véronique Staeffen France

City: Paris

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Mr. Tee Tan

Mr. Tee

Firm : Lee & Lee

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Tee Jim Tan Singapore

City: Singapore

Member Since : 06/10/1995

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Mr. Benjamin Thompson

Mr. Benjamin


Country of practice/residence: Mr. Benjamin J. Thompson Malaysia

City: Kuala Lumpur

Member Since : 05/11/2011

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Mr. Lars Thyresson

Mr. Lars

Firm : Hansson Thyresson Patentbyrå AB

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Lars Thyresson Sweden

City: Malmö

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

Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) Michael Andreas

Firms : Lorenz Seidler Gossel Rechtsanwälte / Patentanwälte Partnerschaft mbB

Country of practice/residence: Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) Michael Andreas Thoma Germany

City: München

Member Since : 1/27/1999

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Ms. Donna Tobin

Ms. Donna

Firm : Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Donna A. Tobin USA

City: New York

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Ms. Raluca Vasilescu

Ms. Raluca

Firm : Cabinet M. Oproiu

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Raluca Vasilescu Romania

City: Bucharest

Member Since : 31/03/2001

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Dott. Francesco Paolo Vatti

Dott. Francesco Paolo

Firm : Fumero Studio Consulenza Brevetti snc

Country of practice/residence: Dott. Francesco Paolo Vatti Italy

City: Ancona

Member Since : 13/07/2000

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Ms. Gloria Wu

Ms. Gloria

Firm : Kangxin Partners, P.C.

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Qiong (Gloria) Wu China

City: Beijing

Member Since : 18/06/2014

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

Dipl.-Inf. (Univ.) Julian Georg

Firms : Meissner Bolte Patentanwälte / Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB

Country of practice/residence: Dipl.-Inf. (Univ.) Julian Georg Würmser Germany

City: München

Member Since : 5/21/2008

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Mr. Gregor Wild

Mr. Gregor


Country of practice/residence: Mr. Gregor Wild Switzerland

City: Zürich

Member Since : 12/02/2012

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Ms. Lina Xie

Ms. Lina

Firm : China Sinda Intellectual Property Limited

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Lina Xie China

City: Beijing

Member Since : 06/06/2000

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Mr. Ray Zhao

Mr. Ray

Firm : Unitalen Attorneys at Law

Country of practice: China China

Country/Region of residence:

City: Beijing

Member Since : 10/04/2018



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