Justiari P. Kusumah

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

A leading figure in IP law in Indonesia, Justi oversees the Commercial IP, Telecommunication, Media and Technology practice group, as well as the Litigation & Enforcement, and Arbitration Team. Throughout his long legal career, Justi has advised and represented government agencies, state-owned enterprises, and numerous multinational companies on IP litigation and enforcement, transactions, legal due diligence, and other legal matters. Justi’s high-profile clients include the world largest software developer a and Indonesia’s state-owned telecommunication conglomerate.

Justi is involved in the drafting of many IP-related regulations as a member of a IP expert team under the Ministry of Law and Human Rights. He was a member of Indonesia’s delegations to USTR Public Hearing in Washington, USA, and to World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) General Assembly Meeting in Switzerland. He is also a member of various task forces under of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia and Ministry of Communications and Informatics.

In addition to his formal education, Justi Kusumah has attended various training courses in Indonesia, Singapore, Canada, the USA, France, Australia, Hong Kong, and Japan. He has acted as an instructor for various trainings organised by and for different Indonesian government institutions and universities.

Firm Overview:

K&K Advocates is a proud Indonesian firm with practices that cover Intellectual Property (IP), Corporate & Technology, and Dispute Resolution. Over the years we have extended our services from leading IP lawfirm in the country to other practice areas to cater to our clients need from across different industries. Our growing corporate practice covers investments, government procurement, and transactions in many commercial sectors, including Technology, Media, and Telecommunication (TMT). As part of our dispute resolution practice, our dedicated lawyers have represented clients in various general litigation, arbitration, bankruptcy, and IP litigation and enforcement cases.

Since our establishment, K& Advocates has been gaining a reputation as a leading IP expert in Indonesia. We have assisted multinational and local clients on several landmark cases related to copyright, patent, and trademark, from registration to enforcement and dispute resolution. In technology, we have helped leading e-commerce and technology companies navigate the country’s evolving TMT regulatory framework.

Adopting a holistic approach that covers the entire regulatory and enforcement spectrum, we go beyond advisory. We have acted as a nexus between businesses and regulators in the development of a stronger regulatory infrastructure in the country through our Government Outreach program, especially for the emerging Information Technology (IT) sector.

With a growing team of experienced attorneys with a wide range of expertise, K&K Advocates will continue to use such well-rounded approach in advising leading companies in the country.

Armando Mérida

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

As founder and partner of the Law Firm MÉRIDA Y ASOCIADOS in Guatemala City,  he has the experience of having worked at the Legal Department of prestigious international banks in Guatemala City, which enabled him to acquire knowledge and experience in national and international banking affairs. His Law Firm besides the important Intellectual Property field,  works also in Commercial and Civil Law matters. Merida Y Asociados was founded in 1994, and since then has worked with many local and international companies in the above mentioned fields.  The firm is conformed by a team of professional lawyers and assistants experienced in Intellectual Property, Civil and Commercial Law, and also Arbitration. .

The Law Firm is part of the international firm Justinian Lawyer, and is also an active member of AEA ( International Lawyers Network) INTA, ASIPI, CBBL(German speaking lawyers) .

The Firm is focused in giving their clients the best service in the fields that they work.

Clients can communicate with them in Spanish, English and German.

Hamidul Mishbah

Hamidul Mishbah is our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property and Technology Law expert in Bangladesh on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Hamidul directly using the contact details listed above.

Mishbah is a corporate lawyer practicing at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, and is the Managing Partner of Old Bailey Chambers, Dhaka. He obtained his LL.B (Hons) and Post Graduate Degree in Law from the United Kingdom, and was called to the Bar of England and Wales from Lincoln’s Inn in March 2005. Mishbah later on pursued an LL.M Degree in Competition Law at the Kings College, London.

Mishbah specialises in the areas of Intellectual Property, IoT & Big Data, Technology Transfer & Franchise, Media & Entertainment and Defamation, IT & Telecommunication, Competition (Antitrust), and International Commercial law.

Mishbah’s recent notable engagements include his contribution as member in the drafting committee of the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2017, assisting Gilead Sciences and Pfizer Inc. to enforce their IP rights in life saving drugs in Bangladesh, and assisted ICT Division to adopt appropriate provisions within the Draft Digital Security Act, 2016 for data protection.

In 2015 Mishbah assisted Microsoft Bangladesh Limited to enforce its IP rights and successfully claimed damages for infringement, represented Samsung India Electronics Limited in a litigation to prohibit parallel imports, sell and distribution of unauthorised Samsung branded goods, and advised to evaluate the possible competition impact in the e-commerce market resulting from the merger of two leading e-commerce companies in Bangladesh.

Mishbah assisted the music fraternity of Bangladesh to establish the first ever Collective Management Organisation in Bangladesh in 2014. Mishbah has also served as an IPR Consultant to the Access to Information Program, Prime Minister’s Office, Bangladesh, and currently serves as a Member to the Anti Piracy Taskforce functioning under the Ministry of Cultural Affairs.

In 2011 Mishbah founded Bangladesh Intellectual Property Forum (www.bcipf.org) a not-for-profit organisation solely focuses on IPR awareness and capacity building, which runs a legal aid centre called “IP Plus Law Clinic” that provides pro-bono legal support to start- up entrepreneurs, software developers and creative fraternity.

For his voluntary contribution in bringing positive changes within the IPR regime in Bangladesh, Mishbah was awarded the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Bangladesh, 2015 Award” by the Junior Chambers International (JCI).

Maria Athanasiadou

Maria Athanasiadou is our exclusively recommended Patent Law expert in Greece on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Maria directly using the contact details listed above.

HP&P is home to 11 fully qualified Attorneys with considerable experience in intellectual property matters over many years of practice and 40 highly specialised technical counsellors-patent translators. Two of our Attorneys are European Patent Attorneys. Most of our Attorneys are active members of various national and international professional bodies and regularly contribute to several publications in the IP field, both Greek and International.

At HP&P we serve our foreign clients in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. We closely collaborate with 40 technical counsellors, who have accredited degrees (the majority including post-graduate studies as well) in sciences, (e.g. physics, chemistry/biochemistry, biology and electrical/electronic, chemical and mechanical engineering). Most of them are or have been involved in academic research. They are competent translators for English, French and German and regularly provide consulting services of the highest quality, based on their technical expertise in patent matters.

Our client base covers a very broad spectrum including law firms and prestigious companies in the fields of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, cosmetics, constructions, telecommunications, energy, biotechnology, food, alcoholic and soft beverages, fashion, finance and banking, education, and many more. Our clients range from the trademark and patent departments of large and small international companies directly represented by HP&P, through to multi-national and small companies represented by HP&P indirectly through trademark and patent agents from all over the world. In addition to our intellectual property activities in Greece, HP&P maintains a close collaboration with outstanding Law Offices in Cyprus and the Arabic countries and has acquired experience in the handling of trademark and patent matters in these countries for many years. In addition to that, our broad network of carefully selected IP law firms, with whom we have built a strong relationship of trust and confidence over the years, permits us to manage our clients’ IP portfolios in each and every country of the world where their interests extend.

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.