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Juan Pablo Cadena

As a partner of Brigard & Castro, Juan Pablo Cadena leads Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademarks Litigations, and Deposit of Trade Names and Slogans practice areas. He advises local and foreign clients on a wide variety of matters in Intellectual Property and specific litigations on trademark, copyright, patents, sanitary and health registrations.

Mr. Cadena graduated as an attorney from Universidad Nuestra Señora del Rosario in1990. Magister on Intellectual Property from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London since 1993. Also an active member of multiple International Intellectual Property Organizations such as: International Trademark Association (INTA),Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Industrial (ASIPI) (Inter- American Industrial Property Association, ASIPI), Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI) (International Federation of Industrial Property Councils-FICPI), Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Industrielle (AIPPI) (International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property-AIPPI), European Community Trademark Practitioners Association (ECTA) , Asociación Colombiana de la Propiedad Industrial (ACPI)(Colombian Association of Industrial Property-ACPI), Center for American and International Law.

Also, a member of The International Bar Association (IBA).

IP Litigation Practice:

Given the rise of transnational and regional economic relations in our country, it is of great importance to have a plan for the management of disputes, especially with regard to intellectual property, which has gained greater importance for companies of all sectors in recent years.

The intellectual property litigation practice involves advice in processes of unfair competition, false advertising, infringements of patents, trademarks and copyrights. The service includes advice on all kinds of processes before the civil and contentious administrative courts, as well as comprehensive advice in the defense and conflict prevention for the protection of intellectual property rights.

Brigard & Castro is recognized for the success of its litigations team in the most recognized cases in the Intellectual Property sector in Colombia; among them are Ebel Paris, Farmatodo, Algebra de Baldor, Coca-Cola, Tumix, Revista Semana, among others. The team has professionals with wide experience in litigations before the administrative and civil courts and in disputes over domain names under the rules of ICANN.

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Ivan Marinov

Ivan Marinov joined Delchev & Partners in 2005. He deals with civil and commercial law and litigation and specializes in competition, unfair competition and intellectual property law.

Ivan Marinov is involved in the predominant part of the civil and commercial litigation in Delchev & Partners’ cases before arbitration and state courts throughout Bulgaria. He has profound experience in building the ultimate strategies for defense based on the most appropriate combination of facts, evidence, existing case law, the counter party’s omissions and a most uncompromising and meticulous focus on the smallest details. He has been involved in numerous cases of great complexity from factual, evidential and legal perspective and throughout the years has managed to combine experience with innovation in the field of litigation.

Ivan Marinov deals with any aspects of competition and unfair competition law and their interrelation with commercial and intellectual property law. He has advised clients in all aspects of competition law, ie dominant position, prohibited horizontal and vertical agreements and concerted practices and concentrations. He has advised clients on their market behaviour as dominant undertakings or their cooperation and specialization with other competitors. He has also advised clients in the building and reorganization of their regional and national businesses, including as a part of a wider Community or international networks. Ivan Marinov has been involved in and advised the building of different businesses and distribution networks based on various distribution formulas and forms such as (non)-exclusivity, selectivity, franchising, agency agreements and on-line/e-commerce distribution. He has been involved in the shaping of a complex distribution network based on plant breeders’ rights. Ivan Marinov has also advised several acquisitions from a competition perspective and the notifications thereof to the national competition regulator. He also advises clients on a daily basis on unfair competition rules in the business-to-consumers and business-to-business practices, eg denigration, deceit, misleading and comparative advertising, passing-off/imitation, unfair inducement of customers, etc. He has also been involved in the training of clients’ personnel on matters related to competition law and unfair competition. Due to the extreme sensitivity and confidentiality of most of the matters related to competition law no further reference is made below as to most of those clients or matters.

Ivan Marinov specializes also in the field of intellectual property law. He has a long-standing experience in the field of copyright and related rights, industrial property and sui generis database and plant breeders’ rights. In the field of copyright he has advised and currently advises television and print media, an advertising agency, production and dubbing studios, producers, authors and actors. He also has experience in the collective management of copyright and related rights and participated in the negotiations with collective management societies. In the filed of industrial property he deals with patents, utility models, trademarks and industrial designs. He has experience with database rights and plant varieties. Ivan Marinov has also been involved in complex tax consultations and cases with a main emphasis on intellectual property rights.

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Stanley Lai

Dr Stanley Lai, SC is the Head of the Intellectual Property practice. Stanley specialises in all forms of IP litigation and information technology disputes, and is also a commercial litigator. He also maintains a strong advisory practice for IP management and strategy, serving a broad spectrum of clients. In the biomedical sector, Stanley has substantial experience in advising on healthcare and medical regulatory issues concerning medicines, medical devices, clinical trials, product recalls and product liability.

Stanley is recommended as a Leading Individual in Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and other leading legal publications. According to World Trademark Review 1000 (2015), Stanley “has the distinction of serving as chairman of the IPOS board of directors; appointed a senior counsel in 2010, he specialises in IP litigation and enforcement. Those who have seen him in action describe him as ‘an excellent field general’ and ‘a master of strategy and planning’”. Asia/aw Profiles (2014) has praised Stanley for being “humble, thorough and very responsive”. Who’s Who Legal 100 (2014) has also “praised [Stanley] for his patents expertise and experience working with clients in the life sciences industry”. Managing IP (2014) described Stanley as a “prominent lawyer” and “an experienced trade mark litigator”. According to Chambers Asia-Pacific (2014), Stanley “is one of the most experienced
litigators in Singapore”.

Stanley is currently the Chairman of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. Stanley is also a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre lP Panel and Singapore Copyright Tribunal, and a director of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (SGX-Listed). He has published extensively on IP and information technology law, including the book entitled “The Copyright Protection of Computer Software in the United Kingdom”, and an article entitled “Publisher reigned in on racing data copyright claim”. Stanley is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor of the National University of Singapore. He serves as a Principal Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre.

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Hemant Singh

Hemant Singh, the founder member of the firm, joined the bar in 1984 and has been exclusively practicing in the field of Intellectual Property Rights for more than two and a half decades. Till 1991, he was a partner in an IP law firm where after, he established INTTL ADVOCARE, an IPR law firm based at New Delhi, India. His guidance has seen the firm grow steadily from a national to an international level. He has been instrumental in developing a world-wide clientele, and has handled over 1700 IP litigations.

He has been the lead counsel in several land mark IP cases. He is a litigation counsel as well as a registered Patent Agent. Mr. Singh is also a member of the INTA, AIPPI, APAA, IPAA, FICCI and ASSOCHAM and Supreme Court and Delhi High Court Bar Association. He has been the Chairman of National Council on IPR of ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry in India) (2010-11).

He has served as the Vice President APAA (Asian Patent Attorneys Association) India Group (2004-09). Also been the Committee Member of Trade Name Subcommittee of INTA (International Trade Marks Association (2010-12), Trade Marks Committee of APAA (Asian Patent Attorneys Association) (2010-12), CII National Committee on IP (2011-2012), Anti Counterfeiting Sub-Committee of INTA (2006-09), Internet Counterfeiting Task Group of INTA (2006-07), Anti Counterfeiting Committee of APAA (2004-09), Membership Committee of INTA (2004-05), Executive Member of APAA Management Committee (Indian Group) (2002-04). He has been attending many conferences all over the world, speaking on various relevant IP issues at Global conferences including LawAsia, INTA, APAA among many others.

Inttl Advocare:

Inttl Advocare is a full service IP firm, ranked as one of the leading IP firms in India by “Managing IP” and “Chambers and Partners”, U.K. The Firm in a short span of time has firmly established itself in the Indian legal industry and has built up a reputation for competence, good practices and effective service.

Inttl Advocare was established in 1991 and has its principal office in New Delhi with associate offices in Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore and Ahmadabad.Mr. Hemant Singh, the Founding Partner, is a leading IPR litigation lawyer in India who has been practicing in the field of IPR since 1984 and has handled over 1700 IP litigation cases till date on Trade Marks, Copyright, Industrial Designs, and Patents.

Inttl Advocare presents an appropriate mix of the necessary legal expertise, industry specialization and commercial acumen. The Firm has specialist teams headed by domain experts to ensure that the most relevant, powerfully persuasive and comprehensive legal advice is delivered to its clients. The firm has a strong IT support, and qualified patent agents and engineers.

With an aim to provide best results, the Firm has specialized Departments for Trademarks prosecution, Enforcement and Patent. The firm advises a diverse clientele including leading brands in Foods and Beverages, Liquor, Garments, Cosmetics, FMCG, Fashion Accessories, Computer Software, Telecommunication, Media, Electronics, Telemarketing Industry, Pharmaceuticals, Automobiles, Biotechnology, Printing Industry, civil engineering etc. The Firm ensures that its clients receive cost-effective, value added and fully integrated services always.

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Stephen Stern

Stephen is an experienced senior commercial litigator best known for his extensive patent, copyright and trade mark litigation practice, including his anti-counterfeiting work for many of the world’s most prestigious brands.

He is also well known for his significant wine law practice and in 2006 was appointed a Chevalier in the Ordre du Mérite Agricole by the French government in recognition of his services to the French wine industry.

Listed as a “leading lawyer” in virtually every notable legal guide and directory, Stephen is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost trade mark lawyers by his clients and the industry.

He is a leading authority in the intellectual property field, acting for a wide range of clients including luxury goods manufacturers, clothing, footwear and textile producers, pharmaceutical companies, telecommunication and electronic companies.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth:

Corrs is a premium independent law firm. We work with our clients as true partners in their business. We bring insight, innovation and agility to create success for them on a global stage.

Corrs has a strong history spanning more than 150 years but we are firmly focussed on creating opportunities for our clients in the rapidly changing business landscape of today and tomorrow. Our vision as a world class law firm is to drive Australia’s competitiveness and its economic engagement with Asia.

We have offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth as well as a strong partnering relationships throughout the Asia Pacific region and worldwide. Our independence and our network of the world’s best independent firms provide a competitive advantage for our clients. That gives us the flexibility to deliver the most effective and expert solution for their international needs.

Corrs is led by our Chief Executive Officer, John W.H. Denton and Chairperson, Teresa Handicott.

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Omer Hızıroglu

Mr. Ömer Hızıroğlu is the lead IP counsel to BTS & Partners. He advises the firm’s clients on a wide range of commercial transactions including contentious, non-contentious intellectual property law issues with a particular focus on international license agreements, complex collaboration agreements technology transfer matters, portfolio management and intellectual asset maximization strategies. He leads the firms IP prosecution team. He also has significant experience on structuring venture capital and private equity infrastructure. He advises several universities on technology transfer mechanisms, early stage technology management. He is closely involved with and advises Turkey’s leading technology start ups. Ömer Hızıroğlu is an active member of Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) where he is a vice-president and a member of the Board of Directors.

Ömer Hızıroğlu is the author of numerous papers on intellectual property, licensing university technology transfer. He is a regular speaker on national and international conferences, training events and workshops on intellectual property law and licensing. Ömer Hızıroğlu is an adjunct faculty member at Yeditepe University Faculty of law and teaches Intellectual Property and Licensing courses.

BTS & Partners:

BTS & Partners was founded by Attn. Ruşen Türkekul in the 1950s under the name ‘Türkekul Law Office’. When Attn Erdem Türkekul joined the firm in the early 1990s, the focus of the practice was directed into intellectual property rights.

By the beginning of the millienium, when Attn Yasin Beceni joined the team, Türkekul Law Office had become a well-established legal practice specialising in intellectual property rights (IPR), entertainment, media, performing arts and cinema industries.

Attn Yasin Beceni spearheaded the firm’s expansion into information and communication technologies (ICT). The firm reinforced its team with the addition of Attn Tuğrul Sevim in the mid-2000s, and continued to focus its practice on technology.

In 2010, the firm went through a period of transformation. Erdem Türkekul left the firm and continued his private practice under the name of Türkekul Law Office. Yasin Beceni and Tuğrul Sevim began rendering their services under the name of Beceni Türkekul Sevim Attorney Partnership (BTS & Partners).

BTS & Partners continues to cooperate with Erdem Türkekul as a cooperative partnership, in which Mr Türkekul’s expertise and experience in the field of IPR guides BTS & Partners’ practice in this field.

Having expanded its capacity with the addition of a further 12 attorneys, the highly academic and specialised staff has led BTS & Partners to become one of the market leading legal boutique services in the Turkish ICT sector.

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