Practice & Industry Groups

Intellectual Property & Information Technology

World Law Group’s global Intellectual Property & Information Technology Practice Group is made up of leading IP and IT specialists who regularly exchange news and information on local and international developments in these complex fields, and meet during World Law Group conferences and major international events such as the International Trademark Association (INTA) annual conference.

The goals of the IP&IT Group are to establish strong working relationships among members and to help them keep abreast of related legal issues and developments in all World Law Group jurisdictions for the benefit of members’ clients. The group also works collectively on international information resources and similar projects.

Resources

Member Firm News

Advertising and IP experts from Gowling WLG have been working with Hovis Limited behind the scenes on the remake of its iconic 'Boy on the Bike' advertisement.

Legal Update

There was a highly unusual trade mark opposition matter in the USA recently. The case of In re Coscentra B.V involved a comparison of two perfume bottles in the shape of a male torso.

Legal Update

What protection exists for product shapes such as the shapes of vehicles?

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Karen Abraham Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2893
Spyros Alexandris Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners Athens, Greece
Lia Alizia Makarim & Taira S. Jakarta, Indonesia +6221 2521272
Lisbet Andersen Bech-Bruun Copenhagen, Denmark
Niels Michael Andersen Bech-Bruun Copenhagen, Denmark
Andy Anderson Locke Lord LLP Boston, Massachusetts - U.S.A. +1 617 239 0223
Benoit Archambault Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Montréal, Québec - Canada +1 514 841 6470
Sunila Awasthi AZB & Partners Mumbai, India 911204179936
Wiebke Baars Taylor Wessing Hamburg, Germany +49 40 36 8030
Bente Bahnsen Taylor Wessing Frankfurt, Germany
Anton Bankovskiy CMS Russia Moscow, Russia +7 495 786 4000
Javier Matas Berdaguer Guyer & Regules Montevideo, Uruguay +598 2902 1515 3113
Amalia Berg Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada +1 416 597 4296
Konstantin Bochkarev CMS Russia Moscow, Russia +79 85 643 0308
Ridwaan Boda ENSafrica Johannesburg, South Africa
Nathaniel Bolin Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A. +1 202 230 5888
Anthony Borgese MinterEllison Sydney, Australia +61 2 9921 4250
Winfried Bullinger CMS Germany Berlin, Germany
Tony Burke Mason Hayes & Curran Dublin, Ireland
Darren Cahr Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Chicago, Illinois - U.S.A. +1 312 569 1465
Beth Castro World Law Group Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2477
Claus Christiansen Bech-Bruun Copenhagen, Denmark +45 7227 3633
Fernando Cinci TozziniFreire Advogados São Paulo, Brazil 55 11 5086 5568
Robert Cooper MinterEllison Melbourne, Australia +61 3 8608 2625
Sebastian Cording CMS Germany Hamburg, Germany
Vijay Dalmia Vaish Associates New Delhi, India 919810081079
Kenneth Davis, II Lane Powell PC Seattle, Washington - U.S.A. +1 503 778 2121
John Paul De Leon SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Manila, Philippines
Rogier de Vrey CMS Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands +31 30 2121 627
Francis DiGiovanni Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Wilmington, Delaware - U.S.A. 302-467-4266
Melissa Dillenbeck Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Chicago, Illinois - U.S.A. +1 312 569 1459
Andrey Dorado Arias Arias San José, Costa Rica
Tori Drayer World Law Group Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2488
Ilse du Plessis ENSafrica Stellenbosch, South Africa +27 21 808 6620
Renaud Dupont CMS Belgium Brussels, Belgium +322 743 6983
Nikola Ebbecke CMS Germany Hamburg, Germany +49 40 37630 306
Matthias Eck CMS Germany Stuttgart, Germany
Marcela Waksman Ejnisman TozziniFreire Advogados São Paulo, Brazil +55 11 5086 5467
Karen Elburg Herzog Fox & Neeman Tel Aviv, Israel +972 3 692 7442
Vladislab Eltovskiy CMS Russia Moscow, Russia +7 49 5786 4000
Egon Engin-Deniz CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Vienna, Austria +43 14 0443 1550
John Fairbairn MinterEllison Sydney, Australia +61 2 9921 4590
Charles Forlidas Miller & Martin PLLC Atlanta, Georgia - U.S.A.
Rowan Forster ENSafrica Durban, South Africa +27 31 536 8600
Flore Foyatier Soulier AARPI Lyon, France +33 4 72 82 20 80
Axel Funk CMS Germany Stuttgart, Germany +49 711 9764 734
Martin Gantzhorn Bech-Bruun Copenhagen, Denmark
Ed Getz Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Chicago, Illinois - U.S.A. +1 312 569 1470
Olaf Gillert Taylor Wessing Düsseldorf, Germany +49 211 8387 0
Petra Goldenbaum CMS Germany Hamburg, Germany +49 40 37630 360
Yanos Gramatidis Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners Athens, Greece 302103318170
Nikolas Gregor CMS Germany Hamburg, Germany 49 403 763 0306
John Gulliver Mason Hayes & Curran Dublin, Ireland 35316145000
Thomas Hagen Advokatfirmaet Schjødt Oslo, Norway +47 23 01 15 15
Johan Hallen Setterwalls Gothenburg, Sweden 46708194524
Marcus Hartmann Taylor Wessing Frankfurt, Germany
Gordian Hasselblatt CMS Germany Cologne, Germany +49 221 771 6243
Per Hemmer Bech-Bruun Copenhagen, Denmark
Tom Heremans CMS Belgium Brussels, Belgium +32 27 436 973
Ronnie Hoffer Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada +1 416 597 4137
Willem Hoorneman CMS Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
Roberta Horton Arnold & Porter Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A. +1 202 942 5161
Brian Hsieh Formosa Transnational Taipei, Taiwan +886 2 2755 7366
Paiff Huang Formosa Transnational Taipei, Taiwan +886 2 2755 7366
Kensuke Isobe City-Yuwa Partners Tokyo, Japan
Frances Jagla Lane Powell PC Seattle, Washington - U.S.A. +1 206 223 7749
Douglas Johnson Miller & Martin PLLC Chattanooga, Tennessee - U.S.A. +1 423 785 8205
Lisa Jones Miller & Martin PLLC Atlanta, Georgia - U.S.A. 404-962-6469
Johannes Juranek CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Vienna, Austria
Paul Kallenbach MinterEllison Melbourne, Australia
Kijoong Kang Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea +82 2 3404 0177
Albert Kao Formosa Transnational Taipei, Taiwan +886 227 557 366
Haroun Khwaja Al Tamimi & Company Dubai, United Arab Emirates +971 4 364 1641
Jihyun Kim Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0180
Tae Kim Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Sofia Kiriazi Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners Athens, Greece
Masato Kobayashi City-Yuwa Partners Tokyo, Japan +81 36 212 5508
Michael Koch Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada +1 416 597 5156
Christina Kow Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 603 2027 2786
Pauline Kubat Soulier AARPI
Akhilesh Kumar Rai AZB & Partners Mumbai, India
Yulan Kuo Formosa Transnational Taipei, Taiwan +88 62 2755 7366
Taeck Kwon Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Mita Lakhia Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Chicago, Illinois - U.S.A. +1 312 569 1462
Amy Land Pejoska Al Tamimi & Company Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 966560963083
Kaspar Landolt CMS von Erlach Poncet Zürich, Switzerland
Ashley LeCroy World Law Group Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada +1 202 904 2477
Hoodong Lee Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0134
Myung Lee Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Daniel Legaspi Santamarina y Steta S.C. Mexico City, Mexico +52 55 5279 5471
Per Lidman Setterwalls Malmoe, Sweden +46 10 690 0402
Fa-Li Lin Formosa Transnational Taipei, Taiwan
Jorge Llevat Cuatrecasas Barcelona, Spain +34 93 2905 585
Anthony Lloyd MinterEllison Sydney, Australia +61 2 9921 8648
Michelle Loi Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2885
Manuel Lopes Rocha PLMJ Lisboa, Portugal
Chingi Lu Formosa Transnational Taipei, Taiwan +886 227 557 366
Stefan Lueft CMS Germany Munich, Germany
Klaus Ewald Madsen Bech-Bruun Copenhagen, Denmark
Jyeshta Mahendran Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2881
Thomas Manderla CMS Germany Düsseldorf, Germany +49 211 4934 304
Enrique Manuel SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Manila, Philippines +632 982 3500
Jorge Martins PLMJ Lisboa, Portugal +35 12 1159 2573
Sally Mewies Gowling WLG Birmingham, England +44 121 685 2700
Ingi Min Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Jorge Monclus Cuatrecasas Barcelona, Spain +34 93 2905 585
Wilson Mudge Arnold & Porter Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A.
Richard Naiberg Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada +416 597 4247
Mun Ki Nam Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea 82 2 3404 0676
Alejandro Negro Cuatrecasas Barcelona, Spain +34 915 247 717
Swee-Kee Ng Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2898
Kobchai Nitungkorn Chandler MHM Limited Bangkok, Thailand
Arata Nomoto City-Yuwa Partners Tokyo, Japan +81 36 212 5635
Zaman Ozer Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Istanbul, Turkey
Vida Panganiban-Alindogan SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Manila, Philippines +632 982 3500
Junghi Park Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Susan Park Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0274
Nandan Pendsey AZB & Partners Mumbai, India +91 22 6639 6880
Jose Pablo Perez Zea Santamarina y Steta S.C. Mexico City, Mexico +52 55 5279 5449
Ek Pia Castrén & Snellman Helsinki, Finland
Gregory Porter Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Houston, Texas - U.S.A. 713-220-4621
Glenn Pudelka Locke Lord LLP Boston, Massachusetts - U.S.A. 617-239-0371
Ana Teresa Pulido PLMJ Lisboa, Portugal 351 21 319 73 00
Hemant Puthran Vaish Associates Mumbai, India
Thomas Raab Taylor Wessing Munich, Germany +49 89 21038 0
Veerle Raus CMS Belgium Brussels, Belgium
Daniel Reis PLMJ Lisboa, Portugal +351 210 103 747
Kimmo Rekola Castrén & Snellman Helsinki, Finland
Kaare Risung Advokatfirmaet Schjødt Oslo, Norway +47 23 01 18 00
Fiona Robertson Al Tamimi & Company Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ilse Rohr CMS Germany Hamburg, Germany +49 403 763 0358
Peter Ruby Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada +1 416 597 4184
Christian Runte CMS Germany Munich, Germany +49 892 3807
Brian Rupp Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Chicago, Illinois - U.S.A. (312) 569-1480
Hitoshi Sakai City-Yuwa Partners Tokyo, Japan +81 36 212 5642
Sakari Salonen Castrén & Snellman Helsinki, Finland +358 207 765 211
Michael Samer Taylor Wessing Düsseldorf, Germany
Enrique Sanchez-Quinones Cuatrecasas Madrid, Spain
Marcos Santivanez Vieyra Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi Abogados Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tsuneo Sato City-Yuwa Partners Tokyo, Japan +81 36 212 5502
Stephanie Savage Miller & Martin PLLC Atlanta, Georgia - U.S.A.
Masaaki Sawano City-Yuwa Partners Tokyo, Japan +81 36 212 5500
Markus Schoener CMS Germany Hamburg, Germany ++49 40 37630365
Gaelyn Scott ENSafrica Johannesburg, South Africa +27 11 269 7600
Zaraihan Shaari Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Indran Shanmuganathan Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2873
Howard Shire Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP New York, New York - U.S.A. +1 212 908 6205
Michael Shu Zhong Lun Law Firm Beijing, China +86 21 6061 3650
Timothy Siaw Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2076 2031
Sara Soderling Setterwalls Malmoe, Sweden +46 10 690 04 61
Jeppe Songe-Moller Advokatfirmaet Schjødt Oslo, Norway 47 23 011 564
Sophia Spala Setterwalls Stockholm, Sweden +46 85 988 9082
Chotiwut Sukpradub Chandler MHM Limited Bangkok, Thailand +662 266 6485
Kanjana Suthiprapa Chandler MHM Limited Bangkok, Thailand +662 266 6485
Paul Swanson Lane Powell PC Seattle, Washington - U.S.A. +1 206 223 7391
H. Straat Tenney Locke Lord LLP New York, New York - U.S.A. +1 212 912 2915
Valeska Toebelmann CMS Germany Cologne, Germany +490 221 7716 323
Janet Toh Yoong San Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2978
Jose Alfredo Vaca Santamarina y Steta S.C. Mexico City, Mexico +52 55 5279 5448
Marcoline van der Dussen CMS Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
Annemieke van der Valk ENSafrica
Joanne van Harmelen ENSafrica Cape Town, South Africa +27 21 410 25 00
Mariana Vargas Arias San José, Costa Rica +506 4031 6870
Maria Vazquez Alfaro-Abogados Buenos Aires, Argentina +54 11 4393 3003
Jens Wagner CMS Germany Hamburg, Germany
Bill Walker Greenberg Glusker Los Angeles, California - U.S.A. 1 310 201 7482
Eija Warma-Lehtinen Castrén & Snellman Helsinki, Finland +35 82 0776 5376
David Weild Locke Lord LLP New York, New York - U.S.A.
Neil Wilkof Herzog Fox & Neeman Tel Aviv, Israel
Steven Winters Lane Powell PC Seattle, Washington - U.S.A.
Jörn Witt CMS Germany Hamburg, Germany +49 403 763 0339
John Wolf Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Richard Woulfe Mason Hayes & Curran Dublin, Ireland x
Jian Xu Gowling WLG Guangzhou, China +86 20 3810 3778
Ufuk Yalcin Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Istanbul, Turkey +90 212 310 1800
Bige Ycel Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Istanbul, Turkey +90 212 310 1624
Emilie Yldiz Soulier AARPI Lyon, France
Christopher Young MinterEllison Auckland, New Zealand +64 9 353 9910
Leonid Zubarev CMS Russia Moscow, Russia +7 495 786 4000
Michael Zuck Formosa Transnational Taipei, Taiwan