Katherine E. Lewis

Katherine Lewis is our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in New York on the Advisory Excellence website. If you would like assistance in this area, please contact Katherine directly using the contact details listed above.

Katherine concentrates her practice at the intersection of information technology, new media, and visual arts & culture. Ms. Lewis’ clients include enterprise and start-up technology firms, software and SaaS companies, internationally renowned cultural institutions and museums, art foundations, public universities, EdTech companies, publishers and film makers. Ms. Lewis also works with visual artists, writers, developers and other creatives.

Katherine advises clients on a variety of intellectual property, privacy, corporate and technology related transactional matters with special emphasis on new media, digital and software and technology licensing, software development, intellectual property transactions, collection and use of data and personally identifiable information, machine learning product development and licensing.

Katherine Lewis also advises clients on all manner of cultural property transactions, artist commissions, collection and archival acquisition purchases and donations, object acquisitions, exhibition loan agreements, traveling exhibition agreements, live event productions, talent agreements, collections and archival digitisation, and a variety of collaboration and public-private partnerships.

Firm Overview:

Meister Seelig & Fein LLP
Business law for the real world.

Meister Seelig & Fein LLP is a New York City-based business law firm driven by entrepreneurial energy and focused on delivering results for our clients. Our accomplished lawyers, team approach, and integrity-first philosophy ensure that we are partners in your success.

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Abdessattar Berraies

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

BERRAIES LAW FIRM is a law firm dedicated to solving problems encountered in every aspect of business life, founded by Mr. Abdessattar Berraies with the collaboration of Multidisciplinary Lawyers to provide clients with legal services in the direction of the business and advise foreign companies in investment operations.

BERRAIES LAW FIRM aims to meet all the legal needs related to professional projects, both at national and international levels.

Intellectual Property Law:

To assist you in your strategic projects

BERRAIES LAW FIRM is specialised in Intellectual property law in Tunisia and Algeria.

We adhere to high ethical and professional standards and employ a team of highly-qualified professionals, so as to provide a comprehensive range of IP services tailored to meet our clients’ needs, nationally and internationally, including:

  • Trademarks, Patents, Designs & Copyrights Registration;
  • Search for Published Trademarks;
  • Trademark Watch Service;
  • Patent Drafting;
  • Patent Validation System;
  • Patent Anti-Infringement;
  • IP Portfolio Management;
  • Brand Protection;
  • Search for Published Patents;
  • Domain Name Registration;
  • IP-Renewals;
  • IP Valuation;
  • Licensing and Franchising;
  • Intellectual property Due Diligence.

Mariëtte du Plessis

Mariëtte du Plessis is our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in South Africa on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mariëtte directly using the contact details listed above.

Mariëtte is currently a senior partner in the Trade Mark Litigation section of the Trade Marks Department. She has been a partner in the firm of Adams & Adams since 1997 and is an experienced top-tier ranked IP attorney with over 30 years of experience in IP. She served on the Minister of Trade’s Standing Advisory Committee on IP for a number of years. She was the chairlady of the Trade Mark Litigation section in 2009 and has chaired the Design Committee and initiated the firm’s sponsorships for The Design Indaba, The Loeries Advertising Awards and South African Music Awards (SAMAs) to raise awareness of IP amongst creatives and performing artists in South Africa. She currently serves on the firm’s African and the Marketing committees.

Mariëtte specialises in all trade mark, copyright, advertising law and domain name related disputes throughout Africa, as well as regulatory advice. She represents high profile South African and international clients in their trade mark and copyright matters throughout Africa. She is the client relation partner for many of the firm’s top local and international clients.

Mariëtte has been involved in a number of high-profile cases over the years.  In the case of Pioneer Foods (Pty) Ltd v Bothaville Milling (Pty) Ltd, she successfully represented the respondent in the case up to the Supreme Court of Appeal. It is regarded as the “road map” for passing off cases in South Africa. She is also a Senior Adjudicator for .co.za domain name disputes.

Mariëtte served as a Council Member of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) for many years and was the President in 2007. She served on and chaired the Copyright and Trade Mark Law committees of SAIIPL for many years. She received a Presidential Award in 2012.

Mariëtte has served on numerous INTA committees including Africa Legislative Analysis committee (and chaired it), PDA Council, the OAPI/ARIPO sub-committee and currently the Law Firm Management sub-committee. She is also currently the secretary of the Marques International Trade Mark Team and serves on the Working Group on the Improvement of ARIPO.

Mariëtte has a particular interest in IP aspects of the arts, design and advertising, with a focus on educating young creative talents to protect their IP. She regularly lectures on IP at advertising and design schools.

Mariëtte du Plessis has written numerous articles on a wide range of IP related topics in South Africa and published articles in World Trade Mark Review, Marques newsletters and local publications, including De Rebus, the leading publication for attorneys in South Africa. She has also presented talks on IP at many South African conferences. She has been quoted in newspaper articles and is regularly approached for interviews by local newspapers, radio and television stations.

Firm Overview:

Adams & Adams is an internationally recognised and leading African law firm that specialises in providing intellectual property and commercial services.

With primary office locations in South Africa and branches and associate offices in a number of African countries, our firm’s leadership position is reflected in the ground-breaking work we do, the valuable client relationships we have and the quality of our professionals.

Our more than 200 professionals specialise in various legal and technical disciplines in intellectual property law, commercial and property law, and litigation. We proudly represent many of the world’s largest corporations and organisations, as well as small to medium-sized companies, and our 70 partners are established pathfinders and thought leaders in their respective practice areas.

Our Intellectual Property law practices work with clients around the globe and across many industries to protect, enforce and commercialise their intellectual property including trade marks, patents, copyright
and designs.

Likewise, our general commercial legal services practices boast competent and powerful teams that are purposed to represent clients in expertise areas such as commercial litigation, property services, public procurement, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax, franchising, personal injury, arbitration and dispute resolution, and technology, among others.

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George Walton Payne Q.C.

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

George Walton Payne & Co. was established on August 1st 1978. The Firm has substantial experience in the Creation and Registration of Securities in Barbados. George Walton Payne & Co. provides a wide range of legal services which include Corporate and Commercial Law, International Business and Financial Services, Real Estate, Personal Injuries Negotiation and Settlement. George Walton Payne & Co. has clients in several countries covering all practice areas and in addition to English, communicates in Spanish and French.

Law Firm Partners:

List below:

  • Hon. George W. Payne, Q.C.
  • Hon. Dale D. Marshall, Q.C.
  • Andrew V. Thornhill
  • Tammy L. Bryan
  • Diana R. Douglin
  • Michael S. Alleyne

Law Firm Associates:

List below:

  • Shontelle N. Murrell

Khalid Massoudi

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

MASNAD IP is a specialist trademarks law firm in Afghanistan. It strives to help individuals and businesses protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property rights, especially trademarks in Afghanistan. The firm continues to be internationally recognised as one of the leading Afghan firms of trademarks attorneys.

MASNAD IP is a forward-thinking, dynamic and innovative firm that is considered by its peers and clients as being at the forefront of its practice areas. The firm is known internationally for its quality of communication, proactivity, creativity and high standards in all IP matters. The MASNAD IP attorneys have broad-based technical knowledge and well-developed commercial acumen, and are creative in their approach.

The highly regarded trademark attorneys of MASNAD IP assist in the selection, protection, management and enforcement of trademarks, and advise on copyright and other IP issues for high-profile brands, most notably in the retail, food and drinks, events, finance, travel, telecommunication, sports merchandising, media, heritage and theatre industries.

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John Moetteli, Esq.

John Moetteli is our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in Switzerland and Liechtenstein on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact John directly using the contact details listed above.

For about twenty years, John has been a practicing patent practitioner/Attorney-at-Law, licensed before the Swiss and Liechtenstein Patent Offices. John has represented famous individuals, luxury watch brands, as well as innovative companies, both small and large, before the U.S., Swiss, Liechtensteiner and International patent and trademark authorities.

His technical specialty is mechanical, IT, software, medical devices, and sports products. He is particularly specialised in preparing freedom to operate, invalidity and unenforceability opinions, as well as preparing and prosecuting patent, trademark and design applications. His experience preparing legal opinions gives him the ability to quickly and objectively assess infringement and validity, all helpful to fair and thoughtful determination in arbitration as well as in providing strategic litigation advice.

John is a member of the Association of International Business Lawyers (AIBL), the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). He’s been inducted into the Order of the Barons and Order of the Coif, well-known honorary legal fraternities. He’s also the founder of the North American Attorney’s Association. He’s lectured for the Da Vinci School of Intellectual Property, the Swiss Patent Office, WIPO (as a WIPO Patent Expert) and the European Commission. He is currently lecturer in international intellectual property law for the Zurich School of Applied Sciences and has served as an IMD faculty for the Program for Executive Development (PED). He’s published several articles on the subject of intellectual property law as well.

Prior to moving to Switzerland over twenty years ago, John worked in the intellectual property section of Haynes & Boone LLP, a large general litigation firm with offices in Texas, Washington D.C. and Mexico City. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence magna cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center, a highly ranked law school. Prior to his experience with Haynes & Boone, John worked at NASA’s JSC with astronaut Joe Kerwin, the first physician in space. There his responsibilities included technology management as well as space station systems design. During this time, his work was featured on the Discovery Channel’s Invention Series cable television program.

John speaks fluent English, French and German.

Advisory Excellence Appoints John Moetteli and Da Vinci Partners LLC in Switzerland and Liechtenstein (streetinsider.com)