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 Kokkini

Firm : PPT Legal

Country of practice/residence: 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: ana.sampaio@jedc.pt Portugal

City: Lisboa

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Mr. Ahmet Akgüloğlu

Mr. Ahmet Akgüloğlu

Firm : ATG Law Firm

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Ahmet Akgüloğlu Turkey

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: Mr. Uğur Aktekin Turkey

City: Istanbul

Member Since : 05/03/2012

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Ms. Toni Polson Ashton

Ms. Toni Polson Ashton

Firm : FICPI Emeritus Member

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Toni Polson Ashton Canada

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: Dott.ssa Raffaella Barbuto Italy

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

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: Ms. Nathalie Dreyfus France

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: Mr. Luis-Alfonso Duran Moya Spain

City: Barcelona

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Mr. James Andrew Fish

Mr. James Andrew Fish

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 Gödölle

Firm : Gödölle, Kékes, Mészáros, & Szabó

Country of practice/residence: Dr. István Gödölle Hungary

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

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: Mr. John Clarke Holman USA

City: Washington

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Mr. Kalev Käosaar

Mr. Kalev Käosaar

Firm : Patendibüroo KÄOSAAR OÜ

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Kalev Käosaar Estonia

City: Tallinn

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Mr. Naresh Kilaru

Mr. Naresh Kilaru

Firm : Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Naresh Kilaru USA

City: Washington

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Mr. Jordan Y. Kim

Mr. Jordan Y. Kim

Firm : Y.P. Lee, Mock & Partners

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

City: Seoul

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Ms. Chantal Koller

Ms. Chantal  Koller

Firm : Novagraaf Switzerland SA

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Chantal  Koller Switzerland

City: ONEX/Genève

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Ms. Shirley Kwok

Ms. Shirley Kwok

Firm : Ribeiro Hui

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Shirley Kwok Hong 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: Ms. In-Sil Lee Korea, Republic of

City: Seoul

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Mr. Gabriel Leonardos

Mr. Gabriel  Leonardos

Firm : Kasznar Leonardos

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Gabriel  Leonardos Brazil

City: Rio de Janeiro, RJ

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Mr. Brett Lewis

Mr. Brett Lewis

Firm : Davies Collison Cave

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Brett Lewis Australia

City: Melbourne

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Dr. Nikolaos Lyberis

Dr. Nikolaos Lyberis

Firm : Vayanos Kostopoulos

Country of practice/residence: Dr. Nikolaos Lyberis Greece

City: Athens

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Mr. Philip Macken

Mr. Philip Macken

Firm : Halfords IP

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Philip Macken Australia

City: Sydney

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Ms. Aurélia Marie

Ms. Aurélia Marie

Firm : Cabinet Beau de Loménie

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Aurélia Marie France

City: Paris, Cedex 07

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Ms. Elena Miller

Ms. Elena Miller

Firm : Bojinov & Bojinov

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Elena Miller Bulgaria

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: Coleen Morrison Canada

City: Toronto

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Mr. Tore-Arnfinn Ødegård

Mr. Tore-Arnfinn Ødegård

Firm : Hynell AS

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

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: Mr. Miguel B. O'Farrell Argentina

City: Buenos Aires

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Mr. Keiichi Ota

Mr. Keiichi Ota

Firm : Ota & Associates

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Keiichi Ota Japan

City: Minato-ku, Tokyo

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Ms. Gordana Pavlovic

Ms. Gordana Pavlovic

Firm : Cabinet Pavlovic

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Gordana Pavlovic Serbia

City: Belgrade

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Mr. Dinesh Parmar

Mr. Dinesh Parmar

Firm : Parker & Parker Co. LLP

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Dinesh Parmar India

City: Ahmedabad

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Ms. Iris. V. Quadrio

Ms. Iris. V. Quadrio

Firm : Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

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

City: Buenos Aires

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Mr. Vikrant Rana

Mr. Vikrant Rana

Firm : S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Vikrant Rana India

City: New Delhi

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Mr. Petter Rindforth

Mr. Petter Rindforth

Firm : Fenix Legal KB

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Petter Rindforth Sweden

City: Stockholm

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Ms. Junko Saito

Ms. Junko Saito

Firm : Ishida & Associates

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Junko Saito Japan

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: 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 Soh

Firm : Ella Cheong LLC

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

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: DI Helmut Sonn Austria

City: Wien

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Ms. Véronique Staeffen

Ms. Véronique Staeffen

Firm : Cabinet Desbarres & Staeffen

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Véronique Staeffen France

City: Paris

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Mr. Tee Jim Tan

Mr. Tee Jim Tan

Firm : Lee & Lee

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

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: Mr. Benjamin J. Thompson Malaysia

City: Kuala Lumpur

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Mr. Lars Thyresson

Mr. Lars Thyresson

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 Thoma

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 A. Tobin

Ms. Donna A. Tobin

Firm : Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

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

City: New York

Member Since : 01/11/2016

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Ms. Raluca Vasilescu

Ms. Raluca Vasilescu

Firm : Cabinet M. Oproiu

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Raluca Vasilescu Romania

City: Bucharest

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Dott. Francesco Paolo Vatti

Dott. Francesco Paolo Vatti

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 Qiong Wu

Ms. Gloria Qiong Wu

Firm : Kangxin Partners, P.C.

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Gloria Wu China

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

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: Mr. Gregor Wild Switzerland

City: Zürich

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Ms. Lina Xie

Ms. Lina Xie

Firm : China Sinda Intellectual Property Limited

Country of practice/residence: Ms. Lina Xie China

City: Beijing

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Mr. Lei (Ray) ZHAO

Mr. Lei (Ray) ZHAO

Firm : Unitalen Attorneys at Law

Country of practice/residence: Mr. Lei (Ray) ZHAO China

City: Beijing

Member Since : 10 April 2018

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