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.

Prakash Rasaily

Prakash Rasaily is our exclusively recommended Trademark, Patent and Industrial Design Law expert in Bhutan in the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Prakash directly using the contact details listed above.

The CLUES & COLLEAGUE, earlier City Legal Unit has been established on 30th June 1996. The Founder, Prakash Rasaily, a former senior civil servant is the brain behind the growth of the firm.

Section 21 of Article 7 of the Constitution of Bhutan honours the noble tradition that is access to legal counsel of one’s choice, the right undeniable by law. It was enshrined in the Thrimzhung Chhemo (the supreme law) enacted in 1953.

Over the journey of 23 years, CLUES & COLLEAGUE, the first ever law firm in the history of Bhutan, had overcome challenges and maintained its images and practices until today. The firm always kept the clients’ priority at the top pedestal and served with confidence and trust.

The founder, teamed by experienced colleagues devoted themselves to the success of the firm and is well known before the national and international organisations and firms. We continue to keep this motto.

Le Quoc Chen

Le Quoc Chen is our exclusively recommended Copyright Law expert in Vietnam on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Le Quoc directly using the contact details listed above.

Welcome to ANNAM IP & LAW – one of the most professional Intellectual Property & Law Firms in Vietnam, member of APAA, INTA and VIPA. We provide our clients with a full range of IP services to protect their inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and related matters not only in Vietnam, but also in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and other jurisdictions. We also provide our clients with legal advices on Finance and Corporate and Business Law.

With a staff consists of lawyers and patent and trademark agents practicing in the IP field since 1992, we have been handling thousand of patent, trademark and design applications for a large scale of clients from individuals to corporations.

Our Patent Division:

As our patent attorneys and technical staffs have graduated in different technical universities that covers Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Bio-technology, Electrical, Mechanical fields etc., patent applications have been prepared, followed and handled by person who is in the right technical field of the invention.

With a deep understanding the importance of patent specification translation, in addition to our in-house translation staff, we have technical associates including professors, specialist and engineers who works for the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi University of Pharmacy, Institute of Chemistry, Hanoi University of Technology. They have been effectively supporting our patent division to provide our clients with precise Vietnamese specification versions and technical advices.

Our Trademark Division:

With the experiences in more than 18 years practicing in the IP field, our attorneys and associates will provide you with professional advices before filing trademark/design applications. Our mottoes are accuracy, timely and cost effective.

A close relationship with the National Office of Intellectual Property, which we understand as an important component for patent/design/trademark prosecution success has been established since the beginning of our practice.

We also maintain and strengthen our professional relation with the state enforcement authorities including judicial systems (the Courts and prosecutors), Market Management Bureau, Economic Police, etc.

Peter Hale

Peter Hale’s technical specialisations are in communications and control systems. Having a naval engineering background, he also practices in the fields of mechanics and thermodynamics. Peter has particular experience of large patent portfolio management, contentious patent proceedings in the UK courts and at the European Patent Office, and IP due diligence exercises. He also advises clients on policing their patent rights and licensing negotiations. He has been responsible for patent filing programmes for multinational companies and many smaller clients for whom intellectual property is a key aspect of the company value. The collaborative relationships Peter builds with his clients around the world have delivered creative and informed patent strategies in some challenging commercial environments in which patents are a vital commercial tool. The direct commercial implications of his clients’ patent needs means Peter’s significant opposition and appeal work at the European Patent Office has often been coordinated with concurrent patent litigation in Europe and elsewhere.

Firm Overview:

Haley Guiliano started as the patent practice spin-off from Ropes & Gray LLP. The Haley Guiliano team has extensive experience with representing clients of all sizes and across a multitude of industries around the globe in connection with intellectual property matters. All of our attorneys and patent agents have technical and scientific backgrounds, many of whom have graduate degrees. We are used to counseling and representing clients on high stakes complex matters – relying on both our legal analysis expertise and technological know-how.

We tailor our relationship for every one of our clients, recognising that a cookie-cutter approach to IP representations is not adequate. We make it a point to understand our client’s business, its needs, and its goals. This underpins the work that we perform in the course of our representation.

Haley Guiliano is selective in hiring talented candidates with exceptional legal and technical/scientific backgrounds. We invest in our legal team and support staff. This includes providing each person with opportunities to work on a wide scope of projects in addition to specialising in a respective practice area. Haley Guiliano has developed an environment that fosters professional development and collegiality.

As a client, this means your matters will be handled by a team of Haley Guiliano professionals with a broad range of experience, who are able to learn about your business and your needs. This institutional knowledge will be a continuous mainstay during the course of our representation.

Dr. Ramesh Kr. Mehta M.Sc., M.Tech., Ph.D., DIIT, LLB, IPA, ITMA

Dr. Ramesh Kr. Mehta founded the Firm in the year 2005. With about 34 years of experience in IPR and R&D, he has advised and developed intellectual property consultancy projects in companies, government organizations & institutions. He has been handling and supervising patent, design, trademark and copyright matters.

His areas of expertise include drafting, filing, prosecuting and litigating patent applications in various fields of science and engineering; and negotiations and drafting of license and technology transfer agreements. Additional expertise includes handling and supervising design, trademark and copyright applications, and counseling and opinions in a wide range of high technology fields.

He is a registered Indian Patent & Design Attorney, and Trade Mark Attorney and an active member of:

  • Bar Council of Delhi / India;
  • International Trademark Association (INTA);
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI, Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle);
  • World Intellectual Property Forum [WIPF]; and
  • Global IP Conference [GIPC]

Additionally, he was also a nominated Expert Member of Patents Committee of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, and IP Syllabus and Copyright Committees of Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

In 2012, he was also a visiting faculty at National Institute of Intellectual Property Management, Nagpur for training of Examiners of Patents.

He has previously worked with:

  • Remfry & Sagar as Consultant, IPR;
  • FITT, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD), New Delhi as Executive Consultant, IPR & TT;
  • Defence Research and Development Organization [DRDO] as Deputy Director, IPR and Senior Scientist; and
  • Indian Patent Office [IPO] as Examiner of Patents & Designs.

Firm Overview:

Mehta & Mehta Associates (MehtaIP), Gurgaon, India is a full service boutique IP law firm, providing Filing, Prosecution and Litigation services in respect of Patents (in different fields of science and engineering), Trade Marks, Designs, Copyrights and Media & Entertainment Laws. The Firm assists both national and international clientele, from different geographical locations and backgrounds for all IP related contentious and non-contentious matters. The Firm is highly recognized for its techno-legal inputs. The Firm follows Proprietorship model consisting of Patent, Trademark, Designs & Copyright Attorneys; Registered Patent & Design Agents; and Patent Scientists. The members are highly qualified and have extensive experience in the fields of IPR and R&D. The Firm works with culture of “P4 Services”, i.e., in Professionalized, Personalized, Pro-active and Prompt manner.

Marc E. Hankin

Marc E. Hankin, Esq. founded Hankin Patent Law, A Professional Corporation, in 2004 to advise owners and managers of all sized businesses on how best to protect their valuable technology and other creative works, through patent prosecution, copyright registration, trademark registration, licensing agreements, and related means. Previously as a Partner at several major law firms, and now continuing in the firm that he leads, for more than a quarter of a century, M. Hankin has counselled clients, including manufacturers and distributors in many different industries, including: visual effects, home theatre, optical, dental, and medical devices, footwear, garments, jewellery, food, nutraceuticals, and dietary supplements. Marc is quite knowledgeable about a wide variety of issues in the mechanical, chemical, and electrical arts.

Marc Hankin is a Registered Patent Attorney with a strong and broad science background who has had extensive involvement in all aspects of licensing and litigation, and he litigates in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, and copyright infringements, as well as domain name disputes, thefts of trade secrets, and other forms of unfair competition. Marc has been the lead lawyer on a wide variety of business litigation and intellectual property disputes for companies and educational institutions ranging in size from solo inventors and start-ups through the top of the Fortune 500, and every size in between. Marc has testified at Trial and Deposition several times as an Expert Witness, primarily on Licensing issues, and has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General regarding an Intellectual Property matter.

Marc and his law firm frequently are scored high in regional, national, and international surveys and rankings, including in 2004 (Super Lawyer® Rising Star®, Top 2.5%), and every year from 2007 through 2019, Marc has been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer®, placing him in the Top 5% of all Intellectual Property Attorneys in the view of his peers and competitor attorneys. Moreover, Hankin Patent Law, APC has regularly been recognized as one of the top Patent Litigation Forma on the West Coast of the United States, including: Gamechanger Of The Year®, Marc E. Hankin, Hankin Patent Law, APC – US (CA) – ACQ5 Global Awards, Vanilla Thinking Limited; Best Patent Law Firm – California – 2017, 2018 IP Excellence Awards; Global Awards – 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018 Law Firm of the Year – Patents – California, USA, M&A Today and The Lawyer International; Best Patent Firm In California – 2015, 2016 & 2017 – Corporate LiveWire Global Awards; IP Litigation Law Firm Of The Year 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018- US (L.A.) – ACQ5 Global Awards, Vanilla Thinking Limited.

He has been Master of the Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, and previously a Master, the Program Chair, and the Membership Chair of the Paul R. Michel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court. Previously, Marc was the Program Chair of the L.A. Intellectual Property Law Association, and has been involved as an active Member and frequent Chair of Committees/Subcommittees for numerous local, state, national, and international Bar Associations. Marc spent more than nine years representing several of those International Bar Associations as the only U.S. Patent Attorney involved from start to finish in the negotiations at The Hague Conference on Private International Law, resulting in a new International Treaty on Choice of Courts Agreements for use in international litigation, including Intellectual Property disputes.

Marc received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1984 from Boston University; obtained a Master of Science degree in 1987 from Iona College; taught physics and chemistry for three years at public high school before attending The Law School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught Legal Research and Writing before graduating in 1992; after which he spent a year Clerking for then-Chief Judge Brieant of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; since which time he has practiced law full-time.

Marc is admitted to the State and Federal Bars of California and New Jersey as well as a dozen Federal District and Appellate Courts around the U.S.A. He can be reached, most times of day or night by e-mail.

Bar Admissions:

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1994
  • State of New Jersey, 1994
  • California, 1994

Education:

  • J.D University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1992
  1. Honours: Teaching Fellow
  2. Honours: Member, Moot Court Team, U.S. Trademark Association
  3. Law Journal: Journal of International Business Law, Associate Editor, 1990 – 1991
  • M.S. Biology and Education, Iona College, New Rochelle, New York, 1987
  • B.A. Medical Science and B. A. Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1984

Firm Overview:

Hankin Patent Law, APC is a California law firm that is ideally positioned to assist high tech and creative companies throughout California, the United States, and the World. The firm regularly represents clients who are located throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.