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Henning Voelkel

Dr. Voelkel graduated from the University of Heidelberg, Germany with a Law degree and holds a Master and a PhD degree from Athens University. He was admitted to the German Bar in 2004 and to the Greek (Athens) Bar in 2005. He is admitted to practise before the Supreme Court and Council of State in Greece. He is member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

Dr. Voelkel is an expert in intellectual property litigation in Greece, especially in patent, plant variety and trademark cases. He has extensive experience in handling IP issues, including consultation and legal representation of major multinational companies. As a native German speaker, fluent in Greek and English, he is well placed to assist international clients in patent, plant variety and trademark cases in Greece. He has handled various litigations, many of which have been multi-jurisdictional.

Dr. Voelkel is included in “IAM 1000” as one of the Leading Professionals in Greece since 2013 until today and he has been awarded by “Global Law Experts” (globallawexperts.com) as leading expert concerning IP litigation in Greece.

Dr. Voelkel is fluent in German, Greek and English.

Voelkel Kataliakos Law Office:

Our law office has been recently established by Henning Voelkel and Georgios Kataliakos. Both attorneys are highly experienced and recognized in the field of commercial law and intellectual property.

Based on our experience of up to fifteen years in renowned law firms, we can claim to be of the best lawyers in our field. We became recognized IP legal experts already early on in our careers and we now decided to create our own firm.

Our main practice fields are intellectual property law, competition law, commercial law and civil law. We also provide services in related practice areas, such as criminal proceedings due to the infringement of intellectual property rights. We act as consultants and advisors for our clients and we also act on their behalf before all Greek Courts. We are closely cooperating with our clients in order to reach their goals in the best possible way.

Our website provides you with information concerning our practice areas as well as brief profiles of our attorneys at law.

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Aleksandra Jemc Merc

PRACTICE AREAS
  • Intellectual Property
  • Corporate law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation (commercial and civil cases)
EDUCATION
  • Law Faculty of Ljubljana University, Slovenia (2000)
EXPERIENCE
  • Partner at Jadek & Pensa (from 2005)
  • Associate at Jadek & Pensa (2003-2005)
  • Trainee at the High Court of Ljubljana (2002-2003)
  • Trainee at Jadek & Pensa (2000-2002)
LANGUAGES
  • Slovenian, English, German (fluent)
MEMBERSHIP & OTHER DUTIES
  • Slovenian Bar
  • International Bar Association
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

The IP Law Practice:

Despite its long history in national and international legal regulations, the field of intellectual property rights protection has only recently gained significance in Slovenia.

Due to high technological progress, the exercise of intellectual property rights has become increasingly easier, which has also resulted in numerous new forms of their violations.

Effective protection of intellectual property rights, especially with regards to patents, trademarks, designs and copyrights, has become essential in order to ensure the companies a successful business practice and their future development, as these intellectual property rights represent one of the fundamental assets of many successful companies.

On the other hand, however, in cases when the owners of the intellectual property rights attempt to unjustifiably exceed the limits of legal protection of their creation, we need to ensure the existence of free enterprise and the use of generally obtainable knowledge.

The legal role in this field is important both in consulting and property rights transfers, as well as in representing the clients in judicial and other proceedings with regards to the intellectual property rights protection on one side, and effective defence against unjustified monopolies on the other.

Jadek & Pensa:

Jadek & Pensa is one of the leading commercial law firms in Slovenia currently consisting of 9 partners, 8 associates and a team of junior lawyers. The firm regularly handles transactions with cross-border elements, collaborating with most of the top international law firms with which it maintains close relations. The firm’s reputation of a combination of technical ability and commercial awareness has been widely recognised. Legal publications “The Chambers Global Guide”, “The Legal 500” and “IFLR1000” continuously rank the firm top-tier in all practices.

We provide our clients with a comprehensive range of professional services in areas of mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, capital markets, competition, corporate, dispute resolution, employment, intellectual property, electronic communications and e-commerce, project finance, energy, property and real estate, restructuring/insolvency and tax.

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Vivien Chan

Vivien Chan is the senior partner of Vivien Chan & Co., a Greater China law firm with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing. She has over 30 years of experience in M&A, China direct investment, corporate services, employment, technology transfers, information technology, intellectual property and related tax issues.

Her legal expertise in various area of practice has been well-recognized. For successive years, Vivien has been identified by Euromoney Legal Media Group as one of Asia’s Leading Lawyers for Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution and General Corporate Practice. In addition to being selected as one of the leading IP lawyers in China in Chambers Asia Pacific and in Global Law Expert, Vivien was also selected as one of the world’s leading lawyers and named in The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers, Patent Lawyers, Technology Media and Telecommunications Lawyers and Information Technology Lawyers. She is the winner in Hong Kong for IP law by Global Law Experts. Vivien is a finalist of TMT category of Asia Women in Business Law Awards.

Vivien is the recipient of the 2005 Outstanding Hong Kong Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs award. She was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BSS) in 2008 and Silver Bronze Bauhinia Star (SBS) in 2014 by the HKSAR Government for her outstanding contributions to the community of Hong Kong. In January 2010, she was named as one of China’s 100 Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs. Ms. Chan was a finalist for Managing Partner of the Year for ALB Hong Kong Law Awards in 2012 and 2013.

Vivien is fluent in English, Mandarin, French and Cantonese.

The IP Law Practice:

We are a premier and top ranked IP practice. We help manage and enforce the IP portfolios of multinational corporations in Greater China (most of which are Fortune 500 companies), who are owners of the world’s household name brands.

In 1985, we were consulted by the CTMO on the drafting of the first Trade Mark laws in the PRC. We recognise the inconsistent and often ineffective enforcement of IP rights in the PRC. The nature of a developing legal framework may give rise to sometimes contradictory interpretation and application of its laws and implementation regulations. We see Greater China IP management as a strategic issue. We have garnered seasoned experience in adopting a cost effective and result orientated approach to delivering practical solutions.

We are licensed to file direct in China and therefore represent a one stop service. There is no need to subcontract our work to outside agents. We do all aspects of work ourselves. We clear obstacles in registration and enforcement directly with the regulators. Our advice is based on over 25 years of experience in the law, practice and culture, targeted at practical and expeditious resolution of problems.

We portfolio manage, including acquisition, protecting, enforcing and help their exploiting of the intellectual property rights, as well as stewardship of their franchise and licensing programs.

Vivien Chan & Co:

Vivien Chan & Co. is a full-service law practice with offices in Hong Kong (1985) and Beijing (1993). We are consistently recognized as a premier law firm for and in Greater China. With nearly 30 years of doing business in Greater China, our Hong Kong and China teams have an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the legal culture and market dynamics.

Our long established licensed law offices in Greater China have allowed us to develop deep local roots and an integrated global perspective necessary to help domestic businesses and multinational companies alike seamlessly manage even the most complex local and cross border transactions.

We have advised on some of the most significant acquisitions, arbitrations, real estate projects and intellectual property enforcement to date. This is particularly evident from our leading position in areas such as intellectual property, tax, employment, mergers & acquisitions and dispute resolution. Our ability to collaborate across practices and borders with ease allows us to bring the right team to every transaction, regardless of location.

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Vivien Chan

Vivien Chan is the senior partner of Vivien Chan & Co., a Greater China law firm with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing. She has over 30 years of experience in M&A, China direct investment, corporate services, employment, technology transfers, information technology, intellectual property and related tax issues.

Her legal expertise in various area of practice has been well-recognized. For successive years, Vivien has been identified by Euromoney Legal Media Group as one of Asia’s Leading Lawyers for Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution and General Corporate Practice. In addition to being selected as one of the leading IP lawyers in China in Chambers Asia Pacific and in Global Law Expert, Vivien was also selected as one of the world’s leading lawyers and named in The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers, Patent Lawyers, Technology Media and Telecommunications Lawyers and Information Technology Lawyers. She is the winner in Hong Kong for IP law by Global Law Experts. Vivien is a finalist of TMT category of Asia Women in Business Law Awards.

Vivien is the recipient of the 2005 Outstanding Hong Kong Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs award. She was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BSS) in 2008 and Silver Bronze Bauhinia Star (SBS) in 2014 by the HKSAR Government for her outstanding contributions to the community of Hong Kong. In January 2010, she was named as one of China’s 100 Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs. Ms. Chan was a finalist for Managing Partner of the Year for ALB Hong Kong Law Awards in 2012 and 2013.

Vivien is fluent in English, Mandarin, French and Cantonese.

The IP Law Practice:

We are a premier and top ranked IP practice. We help manage and enforce the IP portfolios of multinational corporations in Greater China (most of which are Fortune 500 companies), who are owners of the world’s household name brands.

In 1985, we were consulted by the CTMO on the drafting of the first Trade Mark laws in the PRC. We recognise the inconsistent and often ineffective enforcement of IP rights in the PRC. The nature of a developing legal framework may give rise to sometimes contradictory interpretation and application of its laws and implementation regulations. We see Greater China IP management as a strategic issue. We have garnered seasoned experience in adopting a cost effective and result orientated approach to delivering practical solutions.

We are licensed to file direct in China and therefore represent a one stop service. There is no need to subcontract our work to outside agents. We do all aspects of work ourselves. We clear obstacles in registration and enforcement directly with the regulators. Our advice is based on over 25 years of experience in the law, practice and culture, targeted at practical and expeditious resolution of problems.

We portfolio manage, including acquisition, protecting, enforcing and help their exploiting of the intellectual property rights, as well as stewardship of their franchise and licensing programs.

Vivien Chan & Co:

Vivien Chan & Co. is a full-service law practice with offices in Hong Kong (1985) and Beijing (1993). We are consistently recognized as a premier law firm for and in Greater China. With nearly 30 years of doing business in Greater China, our Hong Kong and China teams have an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the legal culture and market dynamics.

Our long established licensed law offices in Greater China have allowed us to develop deep local roots and an integrated global perspective necessary to help domestic businesses and multinational companies alike seamlessly manage even the most complex local and cross border transactions.

We have advised on some of the most significant acquisitions, arbitrations, real estate projects and intellectual property enforcement to date. This is particularly evident from our leading position in areas such as intellectual property, tax, employment, mergers & acquisitions and dispute resolution. Our ability to collaborate across practices and borders with ease allows us to bring the right team to every transaction, regardless of location.

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Yutaka Miyoshi

Yutaka Miyoshi has focused on the area of intellectual property litigation. He has also been engaged in a number of cases involving unfair competition and product liability litigation. He has handled legal matters in a broad variety of areas, such as semiconductors, telecommunication, communication satellites, optical lenses, various types of machinery, medical drugs, biotechnology-related goods, game software, Internet-related business and entertainment including sports business.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Tokyo Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; Member of the Legal Committee, Asian Football Confederation (2011 to date); Member of Executive Committee, Japan Football Association (2012 to date).

CAREER:

Joined Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (1995).

PUBLICATIONS:

“Patent Litigation – Third Edition”, Thomson Reuters (Professional) UK Limited, 2016 (Co-Author); “Trade Mark Litigation – Second Edition 2013”, European Lawyer, 2013; “Overview of Japanese Class-Actions -Committee on Collective Consumer Damage Report-“, Accounting & Auditing Journal, Vol. 23 No.2 January, 2011; “Copyright Law (New Edition)”, Chuokeizai, October 2008.

EDUCATION:

Keio University (LLB, 1991); The George Washington University Law School (LLM, Intellectual Property 2003).

The IP Law Practice:

Our legal expertise covers licensing, joint research and development, technology transfers, and other aspects of intellectual property law. We provide advice, assistance, and representation with respect to the management and strategic use of intellectual property, filing and conducting trademark applications, personal information and privacy, contract negotiations, and dispute resolution.

Our lawyers are also active in holding seminars and lectures (for the public and clients), and publishing articles on intellectual property.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT:

Recent court cases in Japan have made it increasingly important for both large and small companies to give careful attention to the management of intellectual property rights generated in the course of day-to-day operations, particularly in terms of preventing the disclosure of trade secrets. We advise both start-up ventures and large corporations, as well as universities that handle technology transfers, in connection with internal policies and procedures to control, protect, and acquire intellectual property rights, and to increase corporate value through brand strategy.

TRADEMARK APPLICATIONS:

Our trademark team comprises lawyers and a patent attorney who deal with all matters relating to trademarks, including preliminary investigations of trademarks, strategic trademark portfolio advice, applications for registration, transfers and other procedures, and procedures for invalidation. We provide total brand management and support to our clients, from pursuing trademark applications to dealing with infringement matters.

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto:

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto is a full service law firm that has served clients with distinction since its establishment, in December 2002, by the merger of Mori Sogo and Hamada & Matsumoto. Even as business conditions have rapidly shifted both within Japan and internationally, the firm’s goal has been to grow with our clients through tireless effort and constant innovation.

Led by top-rated lawyers across a wide array of practice areas, our large team of legal professionals and support staff offer the firm their experience, expertise and hard work to bring our clients the best results in every matter we handle. Our team strives to build new frameworks to tackle cutting-edge problems, to break down barriers on tough cases, and to find a common resolution in matters with many conflicting interests.

Based on this solid foundation of experience, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto also contributes significantly to the constant evolution and improvement of the Japanese legal system, and to the creation of a legal infrastructure that will enable our clients to excel.

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Chris Hamer

Chris is recommended by both Legal 500 and Chambers for his “high-quality advice on patents involving a chemistry angle”, for being “pleasant to work with” and for having “outstanding technical ability”. (Legal 500 2015) It is noted that Chris ‘‘impresses with his scientific expertise, negotiating skills and willingness to go the extra mile whenever required’. (Legal 500 2016)

EXPERTISE:

Chris works in the field of chemistry, with particular expertise in oil and petrochemical technologies, catalytic processes, polymers and composite materials, food chemistry, natural food supplements and absorbent articles. He is also involved in protecting inventions in the environmental sector, including solar cells, biofuels, biochemicals and green solvents. He is one of the world’s leading attorneys in the field of ionic liquid technologies and represents clients in four continents. His practice areas include drafting and prosecution of global patent families, opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office where he has significant experience and a successful track record having acted for international companies such as BP, Ineos, Petroliam Nasional Berhad, AarhusKarlshamn, Borealis, Sasol, Toray, Novartis, and the QUILL Research Centre, as well as strategic planning and freedom-to-operate advice and litigation. In addition, Chris is also experienced in dealing with design and copyright infringement and validity. Chris is highly regarded for his pragmatic commercial expertise, which has helped his clients to grow from small SMEs to valuations of in excess of £300 million. He is also actively involved in advising on Petronas’s highly acclaimed mercury removal processes.

ACADEMIC:

Chris has an Honours Degree in chemistry from Bristol University. He qualified as a Chartered and European Patent Attorney in 2002. Before joining Mathys & Squire in 2004, he spent two years working for a German firm of patent attorneys in Munich. Chris became a Partner in 2006.

MEMBERSHIPS & ORGANISATIONS:

Chris is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Licensing Executives Society and has been an invited lecturer at universities and conferences. Chris has been recommended by Chambers for the last five years and clients have praised him for his “high-quality advice on patents involving a chemistry angle” and “outstanding business acumen”.

Mathys & Squire:

We offer a full range of services dedicated to maximising the value of our clients’ technologies, brands and designs. Our patent, trade mark and design attorneys are qualified at both a UK and European level, with a legal expertise across a full spectrum of technical proficiencies.

With offices in London, Cambridge, Manchester and York, we work closely with a network of trusted foreign attorneys that we have built over many years. We also have offices in Paris and Munich. Our China operation is run through our dedicated Commercial Consultant based in Shenzhen.

In the last two years, we have experienced significant growth and have seen a 25% increase in both our partnership and the general size of the firm. We were the first legal tenant of the Shard when we moved our UK headquarters to the 15th floor.

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Afam Nwokedi

Mr. Afamefuna Francis Nwokedi has over 27 years of practice experience especially in the area of intellectual property law litigation. He is the Principal Counsel and Group Head of Stillwaters Law Firm, which operates from Nigeria, Angola and OAPI.

Mr. Nwokedi has been involved in several intellectual property (IP) law initiatives and building processes in Nigeria, including being a member of the Federal Government Committee for the establishment of Intellectual Property Commission, and a member of the Nigerian delegation to OHADA (African Association for the Harmonisation and Development of Commercial Law) with particular representation on IP issues.

Learned professional” Afamefuna Francis Nwokedi is repeatedly praised for his extensive and in-depth knowledge of the legal market and wider industry. He is described as “the brains behind Stillwaters” and “an encyclopaedia on IP.”   – Chambers & Partners 2017

He is a director and motivator of the “Idea Police” program, and has worked closely with the Commercial Law Development Programme (CLDP) of the United States Department of Commerce towards the harmonisation of Nigeria’s IP laws to meet up with international best practices. Mr Nwokedi is the chairman many companies and a few associations, including the IP Committee of the Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association.

Mr. Nwokedi is the Editor-in-Chief of the “Nigerian Intellectual Property Opposition (NIPO) Reports”, and has authored and presented several papers on intellectual property law in Nigeria.

The IP Law Practice:

From searches to registration, renewals, annuities, assignments, agency, distributorship, franchising, licensing, transfer of technology, copyright depository, piracy, infringement, passing-off, boarder enforcement measures, customs related assistance, product registration, and dispute resolution, with 3 Partners, 9 Associates and over 12 support staff in the department, our practice is adequately equipped to handle matters arising from and relating to all aspects intellectual property laws in Nigeria, Angola and within the OAPI dispensation (OAPI is an intellectual property union comprising of 17 (seventeen) African countries made up of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo; from our offices in Cameroon).

In over 14 years, we have achieved tremendous success in IP administration before the various Registries and an enviable reputation in dispute resolution matters before the administrative tribunals, arbitration panels, trial and appellate courts. We represent blue chip companies, major brands and start-ups. With a portfolio base of over 8,000 files, we are always available to provide the individual attention and quality service that has helped many of our clients to grow with us over the years.

Stillwaters Law Firm:

Stillwaters was established in 2001 and specialises in corporate and commercial law, intellectual property (IP) law, tax advisory services, Media-Entertainment-Technology and Sports (METS), and Litigation/Dispute Resolution .

As a firm, it is our belief that many aspects of today’s legal landscape require a keen understanding as well as knowledge of the law; accordingly, we offer solutions to the often complex arrays of regulations and requirements that confront the business client in Nigeria thereby creating conducive legal environments for our clients to achieve their goals.

Professionalism, flexibility and innovation are the hallmark of our practice. We value professional excellence, outstanding result and realize they both require creativity and hard work. With over 125 years of combined partnership practice experience, we strive to gain every legal advantage for our clients while upholding the principles behind our guiding goal of PEOPLE, INTEGRITY and SERVICE as a driving force steering our entire practice.

From corporate commercial contracts, media rights mergers, sport licensing, corporate income tax, copyright issues, due diligence to general trademark/patent administration, infringement, passing-off,anti-counterfeiting, piracy technology transfer, joint venture, dispute resolution and enforcement, practice representative clients include over 600 foreign multinationals, quoted companies, financial institutions, industries, small and medium-size businesses and private entrepreneurs.

Our IP department operates from the commericalk cities of Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria, with associate offices in Cameroon (for OAPI matters) and Angola; and our dispute resolution department has extensive practice before the trial and appellate courts in Nigeria.

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Olivier Lombardo

Olivier Lombardo is a French, Luxembourgish and European trademark and design lawyer and heads the trademark department at Dennemeyer & Associates in Luxembourg. He graduated from the renowned Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies in France and holds an LLM in European business law.

Mr Lombardo has worked in trademark management since 2002, when he worked in close cooperation with French Senator Pierre Lafitte, founder of Sophia Antipolis, one of Europe’s biggest technology parks. After completing his postgraduate qualifications in IP law, Mr Lombardo gathered experience in a German private practice and at the European Patent Office. In 2004, he co-founded a movie production company in Munich, gaining insight and experience in the media industry.

After five years of working as an IP lawyer and legal director, Mr Lombardo joined international law firm Dennemeyer & Associates in 2010 and was offered the position of head of trademarks Luxembourg in 2013.

Specialising in trademark and design law, Mr Lombardo has a wide range of experience in the enforcement of IP rights and the management of major multinational clients’ portfolios in the automobile, cosmetics and food-processing industries, among others. Mr Lombardo’s experience in dealing with various aspects of IP law and his strong understanding of the use of trademarks enable him to provide clients with business-oriented solutions and practice-oriented contracts.

Mr Lombardo also represents Dennemeyer & Associates at conferences and seminars and heads the Dennemeyer IP Breakfasts in Luxembourg. Mr Lombardo is fluent in French, English and German. He is among others a member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES), International Trademark Association (INTA), Association Benelux pour le Droit des Marques et Modèles (BMM), Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI Luxembourg), Association des Praticiens du Droit des Marques et des Modèles (APRAM).

Dennemeyer & Associates:

Dennemeyer Group has over five decades of experience in delivering quality IP legal services in a wide spectrum of jurisdictions. With offices on four continents and ten time zones, we are fully equipped to take on large-scale assignments while delivering unmatched local expertise.

Service areas include patent, trademark and design maintenance, filing and prosecution including EP validations, PCT nationalizations, recordals and much more. DIAMS iQ, our IP management software, is a secure and integrated gateway to your IP portfolio, and it also offers a high level of integration to our patent annuity and trademark renewal services. Thanks to a modular approach, DIAMS iQ is fully adaptable to your organization’s particular needs.

Whether you represent a corporation or a law firm, Dennemeyer’s services will help you reduce portfolio risk and maximize the value of your IP assets.

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MarcLipskier

Born in 1970, Marc is a lawyer at the Paris Bar since 1998.

He was associate firms Cotty & Associés (1998-2001), Brandford-Griffith-Baverez Cotty (2001-2002) and Bird & Bird (September 2002), before being promoted to partner at Bird & Bird in May 2003.

Marc graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Economic and Financial Section) and holds a degree from ICADE (Madrid – Spain) and the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), as well as a Masters in international business law (Paris I).

In addition to commercial litigation, Marc has developed a strong expertise in business structures.

Marc is a graduate of IFOMENE mediator, member of the European Mediators Association.

Coming from a family of scientists, passion for innovation and technology, Marc is the founder of a business club dedicated to the leaders of innovative companies (the Exciting Business Club). He held the legal chronicle of the French edition of Technology Review, monthly magazine published by the M.I.T, and now holds the legal column of the journal GREEN BUSINESS, dedicated to the sustainable development sector. It also focuses on BFM Radio in the program “Green Business” Nathalie Crusader. You can also find these chronic in our section podcast.

He hosted a seminar entitled innovative companies at the Ecole Nationale des Mines de Paris.

Marc is particularly familiar with the areas of television, film, the Internet (web 2.0) and new energy.

Marc founded in January 2009 Bamboo & Bees firm dedicated to innovative companies and technologies. It is one of the mentors of Camping Silicon Sentier.

Marc was TEDx speaker of Alsace in 2010 and 2011, and SudWeb in 2011 and 2013.

Marc is President and founder of FRENCHMOB Founding Secretary General of EUROMOB

The IP Law Practice:

In the past, IP was only relevant to a small number of authors and engineers. Now, almost all human activities, economic or non-commercial, individual or collective, result in the production of valuable content which make up its intellectual property. Thus, in the 21st century, intellectual property has become a preferred means of protection and enhancement of your business.

At BAMBOO & BEES, we are not dogmatic. We will help you develop a strategy both practical and economical, which will protect your intellectual property rights and taking into account your objectives. Through patents, trademarks, copyrights or other forms of protection. From the perspective of brand strategy, advertising, development of your products and services.

Our customers include a wide range of stakeholders: artists, writers, photographers, video artists, inventors and individual entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises. Of startups course. We also advise universities and research institutes. Whatever the size of a customer or the nature of its activities, we ensure the protection, exploitation and enforcement of its rights and its intellectual property assets.

THE EXPERTISE OF BAMBOO & BEES
  • Copyright, patents, trademarks and designs, related rights
  • Image rights
  • Licensing and sale of intellectual property rights
  • Advice on branding and product development
  • Fundamental research agreement negotiation or applied
  • Registration and management of domain names and trademarks
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Seizures-counterfeiting and tracking expertise
  • Unfair competition, parasitic behavior
  • Enforcement of intellectual property rights and anti-counterfeit measures
  • Free Licenses – Creative Commons
  • Operating license for digital content
  • Fight against piracy

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Dora Hollo

After taking the bar exams, Dr. Dóra HOLLÓ started her career at the Tax and Legal Department of Price Waterhouse. She used to work for the Hungarian bureau for the protection of authors’ rights named ARTISJUS and also for the Austria-based law firm Weiss-Tessbach. She opened her own law firm in 1998.

She started cooperation with Dr. Tamás Balázs attorney-at-law by merging their offices in 2002.

In 2014 Dr. Holló established a new law firm named Holló & Partners being at the disposal of clients in English, German, French and Hungarian in special areas of law such as data protection and intellectual property rights. Further to the traditional legal representation, the law firm is keen to provide specific legal trainings for clients and give lectures at conferences in all working languages.

Key Areas of Practice:

Data Protection, Copyright Law, Patent & Trademark, e-Commerce, Law of the European Union, Competition law, Labour law, Work and Residence Permit Procedures, Corporate Law, M&A Transactions

The IP Law Practice:

Our office has outstanding professional history in the field of intellectual property, copyright and protection of industrial property. We represent our clients in registration procedures related to trademarks, patents, industrial patterns and designs both in Hungary and abroad (EU-protection, WIPO procedures).

Our activities in the area of intellectual property protection cover all major areas, including legal advice on the different forms of protection, legal representation in registration procedures, preparation of licence agreements and litigation issues.

Our activities related to intellectual property law include the following areas:
  • Trademark search in domestic, EU and international trade registers
  • Legal advice on national, international and European Community trademarks
  • Litigation in trademark infringement cases
  • Legal representation in front of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office and international authorities (e.g. WIPO)
  • Legal advice on copyright protection issues
  • Drafting of and opining on licence agreements
  • Legal advice on the use of domestic and international domains, research in domain databases
  • Legal representation related to unauthorised use of domains
  • Advising on know-how and any other type of intellectual property (ideas, business methods, etc.)

Holló & Partners Law Firm:

The focus of Holló & Partners Law Firm lies primarily in intellectual property law, corporate law, M&A, employment law and data protection. We provide services mainly for corporate clients based in Hungary and abroad, especially in the EU and in the USA. All professionals in the law firm are multilingual – we work in English, German and French besides Hungarian.

Our special care towards clients is expressed in tailor-made, individual services and a complex approach: in addition to legal services we also offer financial counseling and tax advice.

In co-operation with outside advisors, we are able to offer complex services in our clients’ business operations, including investment and financial counseling, tax advice, book-keeping, auditing and real property management.

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