Tania Petsinis

Tania Petsinis is our exclusively recommended Trademark Law expert in Australia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Tania directly using the contact details above.

A trademark is a type of intellectual property consisting of a recognisable sign, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others, although trademarks used to identify services are usually called service marks. The trademark owner can be an individual, business organisation, or any legal entity. A trademark may be located on a package, a label, a voucher, or on the product itself. For the sake of corporate identity, trademarks are often displayed on company buildings. It is legally recognised as a type of intellectual property.

The first legislative act concerning trademarks was passed in 1266 under the reign of Henry III, requiring all bakers to use a distinctive mark for the bread they sold. The first modern trademark laws emerged in the late 19th century. In France the first comprehensive trademark system in the world was passed into law in 1857. The Trade Marks Act 1938 of the United Kingdom changed the system, permitting registration based on “intent-to-use”, creating an examination based process, and creating an application publication system. The 1938 Act, which served as a model for similar legislation elsewhere, contained other novel concepts such as “associated trademarks”, a consent to use system, a defensive mark system, and non claiming right system.

The symbols ™ (the trademark symbol) and ® (the registered trademark symbol) can be used to indicate trademarks; the latter is only for use by the owner of a trademark that has been registered.

Mehmet M. Gençoğlu

Mehmet M. Gençoğlu is a licensed attorney admitted within the Istanbul Bar of the Turkish Bars Association. In his education years in Ankara University, Mr. Gençoğlu founded and presided the Moot Court Society and ILSA, Ankara Chapter. Accordingly, he served on the Ankara Law Journal and organized several panels, symposiums, and workshops. Mr. Gençoğlu attended the 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th Vis Moot Law Competitions and many Pre-moots as an arbitrator and also as a team member and a team coach of the Ankara University Team. Mr. Gençoğlu also has a passion for commerce. He is he is the board member of Gençoğlu Group Inc., and has worked in several fields of domestic and international trade.

Firm Overview:

Gençoğlu Partners Law Offices is an innovative, client-driven firm, missioned to providing global litigation and legal consultancy services in accordance with international standards of quality and excellence, for both its local and international clientele.

Despite being a very young Firm, with its dynamic and expert team of attorney’s, each of whom is leaders in their fields, Gençoğlu Partners has already expanded its services to a wide range of areas regarding corporate counselling and litigation, and international transaction matters.

Gençoğlu Partners is based in Istanbul and has offices in Paris, Moscow, São Paulo and Rotterdam. Thus, the Firm is able to offer its local clientele legal assistance in foreign jurisdictions.

Naomi Assia

Naomi Assia is our exclusively recommended Trademark Law expert in Israel on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Naomi directly using the contact details above.

Naomi Assia Law Office and Patent Attorneys is one of the leading high tech and intellectual property law firms in Israel. Since its establishment in 1987, the firm has earned an international reputation for catering to the overall needs of traditional high-tech, biotech, start-up, and venture companies in a wide range of legal matters.

The Firm has handled a multitude of intellectual property matters, gaining unparalleled experience. The Firm offers clients a comprehensive analysis of their problems and objectives, applying our knowledge and experience to find innovative and cost-effective solutions. In this respect, we view ourselves in the same light as many of the companies who seek our advice – solution providers.

The Firm’s expertise goes beyond the private sector to include working with the Chief Scientist of Israel, the Israel Commissioner of Privacy, the Israel Commissioner of Patents, Designs & Trademarks and drafting Israeli government contracts. Our attorneys and technical advisors apply their unique practical understanding of science and the law to the business needs of our clients. We learn easily, respond quickly, and produce comprehensive results efficiently, and with personal attention.

More about our trademark department and services – Trademarks and trade names are used by every business to distinguish their goods and services from others. The Firm assists clients in obtaining and maintaining registered trademarks, in Israel and worldwide, including conducting all necessary trademark searches, filing applications, preparing and filing necessary affidavits and renewal applications, defending opposition proceedings and handling all other matters that may arise before the Israel Trademark Office.

Another aspect of our trademark practice involves due diligence studies for clients acquiring or selling trademark portfolios. We help our clients exploit their existing trademark rights through licensing. Because licensing has become a very lucrative way for companies to expand their brand identities, our experience in negotiating and drafting complex agreements has become increasingly important to our clients.

Our vision of the firm is a commitment to professionalism and excellence and providing high quality legal services to our clients.

Sharad Vadehra

Sharad Vadehra has worked as a Manager in the Research and Development Department of a leading Indian pharmaceutical company. He was also associated with two leading Patent Law firms in New Delhi including Remfry and Sagar as head of the Patent Department and as a Senior Patent Attorney and Consultant dealing with Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Mechanical and Electronic Patents and the filing and prosecution of trade mark applications in India. He has rich experience of filing and prosecution of International Patents.

He is one of the senior Patent Attorneys of the country who has a technical background and a legal qualification and has over twenty six years of experience in handling both domestic and International companies and Research Institutions.

Specialisation:

• Media and Marketing Law, Commercial disputes, Sweepstakes and Promotions.
• Intellectual Property
• Trademark Filings and prosecution. Drafting of Pharmaceutical and chemical Patent specifications, prosecution and Patent and Trademark
Litigation, Opinions of patentability of subject matters in India and on infringement proceedings, pre-grant and post-grant oppositions and
invalidation proceedings.
• He has made presentations on Intellectual Property Laws and practice in over three hundred institutions and corporate bodies in India and
overseas.
• He is credited with more than twenty six years of experience in the related fields and in handling matters of both domestic and International
companies and Research Institutions as well as of fortune five hundred companies.
• The prosecution of more than eight thousand Patent applications is to his credit. He presently is the Senior Partner of the firm with over thirty five
Patent Attorneys and six Consultants.
• He also heads the Intellectual Property Litigation department which has over 10 Litigators.
• He has for over 26 years advised fortune 500 companies on Intellectual Property, Media, Entertainment, Sweepstake and Promotions.
• He is also the author of the Book “Indian Patents Law and Practice” which has been published by Chosakai in the Japanese language in Japan.

Education:

• B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc (Specialization Chemistry)
• LLB – Faculty of Law – University of Delhi, Diploma in Rubber and Rubber related Chemicals.
• Advocate, Registered Patent and Trademark Attorney

Firm Overview:

Kan & Krishme is a firm dealing exclusively with matters relating to Intellectual Property Law, Media and Entertainment Law, Sweepstakes and Promotions and Advertisement Clearance.

The practice includes both domestic and international prosecution of Patent and Trademark Applications and Design and Copyright registrations. The firm has association with leading Patent Law Firms all over the world handling the international filing and prosecution of Patent and Trademark applications of the firm’s clientele.

The Firm comprises Attorneys who bring a superior record of academic professional and civic achievement to the firm. The firm prides itself on combining the sophistication and expertise of a large firm with the responsiveness and the personal dedication of a small firm.

Advantages of Working with our Firm:

• Being a small to medium sized firm, we can give a personal attention to our clients. The Firm is a good mixture of young and senior Attorneys.
• Unlike a firm which has so many clients, we have a selected list of clients who we can serve better and give more time.
• The Senior Partners of our Firm have several decades of experience in handling Patent matters in the Indian Patent Office.
• Very professional relationship with the Examiners of the Indian Patent Office of members of our Firm has helped the firm in being involved in the drafting of the Indian Patents Act and Rules.
• The Firm is a very respectable Firm in Japan amongst both Patent Attorneys and companies and enjoys the trust and faith of Japanese friends.

• The members of our Firm are available in several international conferences both in Japan and elsewhere and is always available for free and fair discussion and interactions.
• Highly technically and Legally qualified professionals who are adroit in conversation abilities.

Last but not the least…

• With the ever increasing number of Patent filings in India and not many Patent Attorneys both in terms of quality and quantity, the requirement is of an experienced, capable and qualified firm which can deliver results and understand your needs Kan & Krishme can meet all such requirements.

Jandan Aliss

Jandan Aliss studied Trade Mark, Design and Copyright law at university as part of her Masters Degree in Management of Intellectual Property. On graduation she knew she wanted to specialise in this area and began her professional career at Bromhead & Co as a trainee. On qualifying in 1997 Dani joined Carpmaels & Ransford, the well-established London based firm of patent and trade mark attorneys where she stayed for eleven years.

Since joining Nucleus IP Dani has been using her broad range of experience including trade mark clearance searching, advising on the inherent registrability of trade marks, advising on global portfolio strategies, filing and prosecution of UK and European Union trade mark applications and oppositions and similarly of International Registrations under the Madrid Protocol, advising on and filing overseas trade mark applications, global assignment work and on infringement issues.

Dani is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and for 13 years was an Examiner for the Institute.

Education & Qualifications:

  • BSc. (Hons) Chemistry, Imperial College, London
  • MSc. Management of Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, London
  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, by Examination, 1997
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys
  • European Trade Mark Attorney

Judith Chonde

Judith Chonde is our exclusively recommended Trademark Law expert in Tanzania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Judith directly using the contact details listed above.

Judith is a “vicious” litigator as described her peers. She has worked for two prominent firms before she joined Abc Attorneys.  She is very conversant with the technicalities down to the nitty grits of drafting. She is very good at what she does and is a true asset to the firm when it comes to Trademarks. Her practice also includes trademark clearance, enforcement and maintenance of both foreign and domestic registrations and opposition as well as licensing and coexistence agreements.

Firm Overview:

We are proud to brand ourselves as the first law firm to specialise in Trademarks and Patents registrations in Tanzania. The firm was created to offer specific services and to be able do them well, register trademarks and Patents at a fraction of the cost offered by full service law firms. We are by so far a big player in the Intellectual Property registrations in Tanzania. ABC Attorney’s combination of trademark, patent and design attorneys with specialist Intellectual Property lawyers is highly successful in the Tanzania legal services market, and presents our clients with a significant advantages.

Our office in the Dar-es-salaam, the business hub of Tanzania, and other offices soon to be opened in Dodoma, Arusha and Mwanza helps us provide a comprehensive range of IP services to our clients. Our registration of Intellectual Property in Tanzania cover all areas of patent, trade mark and design law and are structured to ensure full national and international protection. We also register in other countries in Africa from South Africa to East Africa and the North through a number of associates.

We also undertake works on behalf of overseas attorneys and in-house lawyers representing their clients’ Intellectual Property interests in Tanzania and Africa at large.

The ABC Attorneys clients range from Small Scale Enterprises, Individuals, multinational corporations and newly formed companies in Tanzania, where by we incorporate and help protect their brands.

We have devised a system that is very effective in ensuring that we deliver to clients impeccable services from responding to a query in less that 1 hour to reacting on a matter in less that a day so as to make sure that a client is not only satisfied but also relaxed. For new clients who have happened to visit our website we offer new clients a free 30 (Thirty) minutes initial consultation.