Dr Nikolaos Lyberis

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

Nikolaos is the managing partner of VAYANOS KOSTOPOULOS Law Firm (1900) and specialises in intellectual property law in Greece and abroad. Being a litigator, he is admitted before the Supreme Courts for civil and administrative matters. Nikolaos represents prestigious clients in trademark, patent and other intellectual property rights conflicts from all branches of industry and commerce, such as pharma and cosmeceuticals, consumer goods, automobile manufacturing, food and beverages, engineering, and others.

Nikolaos graduated from the Athens University Law School, worked as an assistant at the European Law Section of the Law School of the Democritus University and holds a PhD in European Economic Law of the Law School of Hamburg University, where he also worked as an assistant responsible for the European Documentation Centre. Nikolaos served as legal adviser (Referent) at the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and Private International Law in Hamburg for seven years delivering legal advices to inquiring German courts.

Nikolaos is the author of various contributions inter alia on aspects of community trademarks law, unfair competition, patent and design law and he has conducted seminars on trademarks case law in the frame of educational programs for Examiners of the Greek Trademarks Office.

Nikolaos Lyberis is a member of numerous international associations focusing on Intellectual property law. He currently serves as a Council Member of ECTA and as member of the ECTA’s  Harmonisation Committee and Law Committee. He is also Secretary of the Hellenic Group of AIPPI. In the years 2005-2010 he worked as an active member of the Legislative Committee for the new Greek trademark law 4072/2012, resp. Law 4155/2013 for the implementation of the Enforcement Directive 48/2004 in the Greek legal order.  He has also served as a former member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Patent Office.

Gonzalo Menéndez Park

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

Gonzalo has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and as a member of the Board of Directors of Guatemala’s Electricity Company and of the National Institute of Electrification. He has extensive experience in advising regional companies, especially those in the financial and pharmaceutical field.

Within his professional practice he has served as a member of several boards, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Grupo Camino Real, the largest hotel chain in Guatemala.

Likewise, he is one of the most recognised intellectual property lawyers in the country, in which he has brought several litigation cases for the protection of well-known international brands. In the course of his professional career, he has served as university professor at the Rafael Landívar University and as a counsellor at the Ministry of Public Health.

Rogelio Nicandro

Rogelio Nicandro is a member of the Executive Board and the head of the Intellectual Property group. His practice focuses on intellectual property, litigation, and arbitration.

Roger started practicing law immediately after the bar when he was invited by his professor, William R. Veto, a commercial law authority and senior counsel of Tañada Carreon Tañada, to be his legal assistant. He handled civil and commercial litigation at the trial and appellate level. He also handled insurance and intellectual property, variegated contracts, and prepared opinions for his banking clientele.

Roger joined the firm in 1969. In his early years, his practice was concentrated on litigation, civil and commercial, with some criminal cases. He was also into contracts, banking, corporations, intellectual property, and condominiums. He is a pioneer in condominium law practice, having been counsel for the earliest condominium projects in the Philippines.

Roger has acted as panel chairman and arbitrator in significant cases and has been elected since 1996 as trustee of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Centre, the country’s foremost arbitration centre.

In 1999, he became the head of the intellectual property department of the firm. He regularly attends international IP congresses where he often contributes country reports and position papers. He is currently Vice-President of the Intellectual Property Lawyers’ Association of the Philippines and is past president of the Licensing Executives Society International, Philippine Group.

From 1987 to 2011, Roger was a legal consultant of the Asian Development Bank. He also taught Election Law in Ateneo Law School for eight years. He was lead counsel of the National Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL), particularly, for its successful accreditation as the citizen’s arm for the snap presidential elections of 1986 before the Marcos-controlled Commission on Elections. He likewise handled human rights cases and became Counsel General of the Brotherhood of Nationalistic, Involved and Free Attorneys to Combat Injustice and Oppression (BONIFACIO), a human rights lawyers’ group. He is past president of the Legal Management Association of the Philippines.

Roger received his A.B. Philosophy degree from San Beda College and is a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila School of Law.

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Yu-Li Tsai

Yu-Li Tsai is our exclusively recommended Patent Law expert in Taiwan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Yu-Li directly using the contact details above.

Mr. Tsai, a patent attorney graduated from Department of Electrical Engineering of National Taiwan University (NTUEE), which is the best engineering school in Taiwan. Out of the interest of communication system, he immediately had attended in the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering (GICE) of NTU since his graduation from NTUEE and has received his master’s degree after 2-year’s research. During his research life in GICE, he also started to get involved in knowledge and skills of patent-related matters for taking the bar examination for Patent Attorneys. He has passed the exam having a pass rate lower than 4%, and received the qualification of patent attorney.

Mr. Tsai also attended and gained an IP master degree from Law School of University of New Hampshire, also known as Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. Right after the graduation, he had an opportunity to work for InterDigital, Inc. in Delaware for a short period, and then passed the U.S. Patent Registration Examination. He also passed China Patent Agent Examination recently.

Currently, Mr. Tsai is working for Deep & Far Attorneys-at-Law as a patent attorney and concurrently majoring a law master in National Chiao Tong University.

Mr. Tsai is quite proud of the fact that more than one fifth of the top 100 corporations have been clients of Deep & Far, and that more than 50% of the patent-experienced companies in the Hsinchu Science Industrial Park have entrusted their IPR work to this firm. It is Mr. Tsai’s firm belief that in the competition market, clients will only entrust their

Firm Overview:

Deep & Far attorneys-at-law was founded in 1992 and is dealing with all phases of laws with a focus on the practice in separate or in combination of all aspects of intellectual property rights (IPRs) including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, and/or licensing, counselling, litigation and/or transaction thereof.

It is our philosophy to provide competent legal services that other firm cannot comparably provide. The necessitated ensuing problem is how we can so provide? Deep & Far so achieve by selecting, edifying and nurturing peoples who have the following personalities: learned in expertise, morally earnest and sincerely behaved in mind and strictly disciplined between give and take. It is well-believed that such properties are key factors for peoples to properly and competently behave themselves.

Julianna Tabastajewa

Julianna Tabastajewa is a partner in Gowlings’ Moscow office. Her practice focuses on intellectual property protection and litigation, pharmaceutical law, competition law, media law, and franchising. She also has extensive experience in domestic litigation’s and arbitration’s in Russia.

Throughout her career, Julianna has represented major Russian and international companies in sophisticated copyright, trade-mark, patent, and domain disputes, including several successful precedent cases for Quelle AG, Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Champagne Cristal Loius Roederer etc.

Julianna has contributed significantly to new domain regulations in the Russian Federation and has written extensively on the subject. She is also actively involved in intellectual property legislation development initiatives in Russia as an authority of the Anti-piracy Committee of the State Duma (legislative assembly) of the Russian Federation. She is currently working in the Russian Franchising Association on the changes to the Franchising laws. Julianna also advises media, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies on related issues in Russia.

Prior to joining the firm, Julianna served as head of the intellectual property and information technology department in the Moscow office of a Munich-based international law firm for over 9 years and in the Moscow office of a D.C.-based international firm for over four years.

Young Mo Kwon

Young Mo Kwon, a partner at Lee & Ko, is recognised as one of the leading IP trial lawyers in Korea with a wealth of experience to back his reputation and a solid technical background making him more unique and distinctive among other IP practitioners. Since starting his practice in 1987, he has focused on the enforcement of IP rights with a particular emphasis on patents and technology licensing.

Mr. Kwon’s extensive representation of multinational and domestic corporations covers all major technical fields including electrical, mechanical, chemical, pharmaceutical, bio, computer and other industries. Most notably, he successfully defended one of the largest Korean conglomerates in a landmark case, initiated by a global corporation (in Korea and in the U.S.) alleging infringement of a patent for polyester tire code. In addition, he successfully defended one of the largest bio-genetics companies in a claim of infringement of a genetic engineering patent for BGH, which is the first bio-genetics case ever filed before Korean courts. His success record continues with his defence of the largest corporate group in Korea in a claim of infringement of a patent for a drilling ship device for multi-tasking exploratory or developmental drilling and his defence of a medium-sized Korean company in a multi-jurisdictional patent litigation brought by a global semiconductor probe card manufacturer in connection with semiconductor probe card assembly, where his victory created a favourable outcome in other jurisdictions.

He has been awarded with many accolades in Chambers Asia, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, AsiaLaw and Who’s Who Legal for his involvement in many of Korea’s most critical precedents and notable cases

Firm Overview:

Lee & Ko’s evolution as the premier law firm in Korea parallels in many ways the solid economic development of the country for more than 30 years following its founding in 1977, and has firmly established its leading position among the largest law firms in Korea. Our firm is constantly recognised for its excellence occupying top spots in many league tables and recognised in internationally respected legal publications for all of its major practice areas. We are proud for our steady advances in prominence and size.

At Lee & Ko, our principal objective is simply to provide the highest level of quality legal services for our clients, and each and every one of our lawyers relentlessly works toward achieving this goal. Our clients retain Lee & Ko for our expertise and full-service capabilities, which is of key importance for sophisticated global transactions. We are proud of our distinguished lawyers as they are the most respected and renown experts in their practice areas dealing with a wide array of domestic and multinational clientele in most notable high-profile and cutting edge cases. A significant number of our distinguished lawyers have served as judges and prosecutors, and have held prominent high-level positions with the government. In addition, our former high-level government officials serve as distinguished advisers providing invaluable insight and guidance from decades of specialised experience. Our distinguished lawyers in the profession provide progressive, strategic, innovative and solution-oriented legal counsel, and the most accurate and cost-efficient legal services in a timely manner.