Zayd Alathari

Zayd Alathari is our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in Saudi Arabia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Zayd directly using the contact details listed above.

Zayd is a highly-experienced intellectual property lawyer based in Norton Rose Fulbright’s Riyadh office. He focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, including:

  • managing and advising on patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright portfolios and matters,
  • drafting and prosecuting patent applications,
  • handling, drafting and negotiating a wide variety of IP and technology transactions and deals,
  • advising on IP commercialisation and dispute resolution,
  • conducting due diligence and freedom to practice, and risk mitigation,
  • advising on data protection, digitalisation, IT and organisational transformation efforts
  • establishing, reviewing and enhancing policies and procedures, and
  • other IP counseling.

Before joining the Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm in association with Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Alathari worked at Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), where he led the company’s IP initiatives as its Senior Manager & IP Counsel in the Middle East and Africa. In eight years at SABIC, Alathari led a team that supported SABIC’s Middle East and Africa manufacturing teams and the company’s global technology & innovation teams for the chemical, agri-nutrients and metal business in the US, Europe, Middle East, China and India.

At SABIC, he helped develop and implement SABIC’s global IP strategies and policies, and he provided legal and IP advice and contract support to protect and enhance the value of the company’s technology. Additionally, Alathari and his team drafted and negotiated a wide range of technology agreements; prepared and prosecuted patent applications; managed and maintained patent portfolios; conducted due diligence; and handled freedom to operate (FTO) opinions.

Before his in-house career in Saudi Arabia, Alathari practiced at a major US law firm in Washington, DC. As an associate and registered patent attorney, he advised US-based and international clients on IP litigation, transaction and patent prosecution matters.

Dogukan Berk Aksoy, LL.M.

Doğukan B. Aksoy, a registered attorney-at-law and trademark attorney in Turkey, is the founder of Aksoy – Trademark and Patent.

Prior to founding Aksoy in Ankara (where the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office is located, and lawsuits against the decisions of the Office shall exclusively be settled), Doğukan had worked at the Istanbul office of an international law firm as the primary contact person with respect to the filing and prosecuting of intellectual property rights.

At Aksoy, Doğukan now advises his local and international clients from various sectors on a wide range of intellectual property matters, files their registration applications and oppositions against third party applications before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office and negotiates assignment and license agreements with counter-parties on behalf of his clients.

Apart from the services mentioned above, with his extensive experience in litigation, Doğukan regularly represents his clients before the Turkish Courts in all kinds of disputes related to trademarks, patents and designs. He also carries out seizure proceedings and customs measure applications against counterfeit goods.

Firm Overview:

Aksoy IP is a boutique and dynamic intellectual property firm in Turkey. With our team composed of trademark and patent attorneys and lawyers, we are a one-stop-shop when it comes to the protection of intellectual property rights in Turkey.

We represent our local and international clients before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office in registration and opposition procedures and before the Turkish courts in lawsuits and advise them in their intellectual property-related contractual relationships.

We are committed to offering to our clients high-quality work with our local expertise and always being very responsive.

Aksoy IP is located in Ankara, where the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office is established, and lawsuits against the decisions of the Office shall be exclusively settled.

Nevin Jacob Koshy

Nevin Jacob Koshy is a credible distinction engineer in biotechnology and a commendable high merit attorney in Intellectual Property Law from the finest university in the United Kingdom with proven analytical and communication skills. A person who has completed all his education till date in distinction or high merit, with more than 10 years of quality professional experience. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, United Kingdom.

He has worked for a number of reputed biotech industries both as a research scientist and as an Intellectual Property Consultant. He has his specialization in Intellectual Property Law from the University of London and has numerous other degrees which he has taken during his professional career. He has also worked as an IP consultant in the technology transfer department of Queen Mary University of London [Queen Mary Innovation Ltd (United Kingdom)].

He is active in various international intellectual property organizations such as INTA, AIPLA, AIPPI, CIPA, APAA and is currently one of the Executive Board Member / Board of Directors of the AIPPI UAE Chapter. His focus areas are patent, design and copyright protection locally, regionally and internationally. He is also involved in trademark filing and prosecution matters for his clients. He is actively involved in IP training sessions and is a profound speaker on several regional and international conferences.

He is one of the firm’s Partner and is currently heading the patent department of United Trademark & Patent Services in their Dubai office. In his spare time [which occurs rarely], he loves to disconnect, reflect and busy do nothing.

Firm Overview:

Doing the right thing, at the right time.

United Trademark and Patent Services is a leading firm of lawyers and consultants specialized in Intellectual Property (IP) Rights and Issues. The firm has been serving its global and regional clients in more than 189 jurisdictions around the world with quality services that has won us the leading position we hold today in this specialized field of law. Our services include searching, filing, prosecution, registration, licensing, franchising, transfer of technology, arbitration, dispute resolution, enforcement & litigation, anti-counterfeiting, due diligence and counseling.

With a heritage dating back 60 years, we are one of the well established specialists in laws relating to IP in the Middle East as well as the Asian continent. For our track record in the Middle East, please see the section titled Our Track Record in the Middle East.

Intellectual property theft in today’s digital age is becoming ever more prevalent and complex. It costs governments and companies a lot more than a first glance would suggest. Much worse are the consumers deceived by counterfeit products. Consumers not only lose financially but sometimes also lose their lives as counterfeits can range from high end luxury goods to life saving drugs and car parts.

Meti Ketner

Meti Ketner is our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in Slovenia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Meti directly using the contact details listed above.

Meti is a passionate and innovative lawyer and a businesswoman, European Trademark and Design Attorney, the CEO and the founder of KETNER® Ltd. which is constantly progressing and expanding and following the key trends of Intellectual Property Protection to which clients can rely on.

Meti is aware that the Intellectual Property Protection sector is constantly evolving. Ideas of the future are already changing the present moment. She is very proud to show the world the intellectual capacity of Slovenia – the rising star of this world.

KETNER® founded by Meti Ketner in 2008 focuses on industrial property protection (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, etc.) and offers a comprehensive and strategic approach to the Intellectual Property Challenges of modern times, both for corporations as well as individuals. To maintain strong market position KETNER® company represent their clients in Intellectual Property Proceedings at the national, European, and international levels.

KETNER®’s professional field extends from the personal touch of in-depth analysis of the idea itself focused on problem-solving inventions and related patent technical documentation, supported by legal advice, expert reports, IP searches, and monitoring, valuating, to the other specialist support in the field of industrial property rights and beyond. Operating with vision and optimism, KETNER®’s protected Intellectual Property is manifesting through brilliant industrial property rights reflecting the originality of its owners. The KETNER®’s coverage ranges from representation in the process of acquisition, registration, maintenance, to enforcement of industrial property rights in Slovenia and worldwide.

Prior to practicing law in her own company, Meti Ketner was working for the larger Slovenian professional legal offices and also for institutions of public importance and in the frame of international projects of great importance for Slovenia. Meti Ketner strives for success working together with the team of highly-qualified experts by doing the best for their clients. To maintain its strong market position KETNER® is reflecting its strength.

Kevin Ashby

Kevin Ashby is our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in Australia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Kevin directly using the contact details above.

Kevin is a former chemical engineer who took an interest in intellectual property and became a patent attorney. Kevin has qualified* and worked in various countries on different continents and in and with different industries. He can probably help you through the minefield of IP law.

He has real chemical engineering experience – not merely a degree – and has worked in the field in oil and gas refining and uranium processing, but it was while working in the seductive world of diamond synthesis that he got hooked on intellectual property law.

From there he qualified as a lawyer and a patent attorney, becoming registered in his native South Africa and 12 years ago in Australia. He transitioned between these two countries via a spell working in-house in Europe in a world leader in food and nutrition. Through out his career he has been involved in patenting inventions in many vastly differing jurisdictions and has a network of agents and associates to call on for local assistance, when required.

His current practice includes a significant proportion of industrial design and trade mark related work.

My Services:

Patenting, design and trade mark attorney services – especially interested in up and coming companies and businesses. Innovation inspires.

But managing intellectual property development and usage to sustain an enterprise is where I add most value.

It is deeply satisfying to help start-ups work out strategies for building their businesses using the power of patents, designs and trade marks to support and achieve objectives.

When conflicts arise (as they tend to do) I am on hand to defend my clients’ intellectual property, ensuring their exclusive rights continue.

Industrial Experience:

  • Oil and gas refining
  • Oil from coal synthesis
  • Coal mining
  • Process metallurgy
  • Process optimization
  • Water harvesting
  • Drilling
  • Food processing
  • Animal nutrition
  • Diamond mining, detection and recovery
  • Diamond cutting
  • Electronic applications for diamonds
  • Diamond synthesis
  • Cutting tools and abrasives

Professional Memberships:

  • Registered Patent Attorney in Australia and New Zealand
  • Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers
  • Former Registered Professional Engineer
  • Registered Patent Attorney and Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (non practising)
  • Former Member of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law

Ivan N. Ivanov

Ivan Nikolov Ivanov has a Master’s degree in Economics and Management of Intellectual Property and Master’s degree in thermal and mass exchanging technology. He is specialised in the protection of intellectual property and intellectual property management, strategy creating for major companies with international aspects. Consultant with experience in legislation and regulatory issues. Member of international organisations as ECTA, UNION, FICPI, AIPPI, INTA. According to the official statistics of EUIPO Ivan Ivanov is the Bulgarian representative with most filed European Union trade marks from Bulgaria and from Macedonia.

Year joined: Ivan Ivanov is founder of IP Consulting in the Year 2002

Education: Master degree in Economics and Management of Intellectual Property and Master’s degree in thermal and mass exchanging technology.

Current and previous positions: Managing Partner IP Consulting, Coordinator of the National Portal of Intellectual Property, Member of the Control Board of the Bulgarian Group of AIPPI, Member of the Control Board of the Chamber of Intellectual Property Attorneys in Bulgaria.

Areas of specialisation: Intellectual Property, Consumer Protection, Management of Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property in the Pharma industry.


Languages: Bulgarian, Russian, English, Macedonian