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 (Dani) 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 and 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 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.

Professional Qualifications:

Advocate of The High Court of Tanzania and Courts Subordinate thereto.

Academic Qualifications:

– Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Tumaini University, Iringa Campus , 2012
– Masters in Business Administration in International Business, 2015
– Post Graduate Diploma in Law, The Law School of Tanzania, 2016

Memberships:

– Tanganyika Law Society
– East African Law Society
– Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators
– Young International Arbitrators Group

Law Firm Overview:

We are proud to brand ourselves as the first law firm to specialize 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.

George P. McAndrews

George P. McAndrews is one of the firm’s founding partners. Today, he counsels clients in all phases of patent, trademark, antitrust, fiduciary duty, unfair competition, warranty, and other intellectual property law.  He is also a skilled litigator, primarily in mechanical, electrical and chemical IP and technology, before juries, in federal and state courts throughout the United States and before such administrative bodies such as the International Trade Commission.

George received a bachelor’s degree (with honors) in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, where he was elected “Engineer of the Year.”  He received his J.D. from the same university, ranking second in his class and having served as editor-in-chief of the Notre Dame Law Review and Chairman of the National Council of Law Review Editors.  He has also received honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters and of Human Biology.  He lectures widely on intellectual property law and trial techniques before juries and judges, and has addressed circuit conferences of United States judges on various aspects of trial practice. He is a veteran of the United States Navy.

George has represented many clients involved in both million-dollar and billion-dollar patent disputes.  Few litigation specialists in the nation have achieved as many significant awards for clients, ranging from $1 million to $2 billion in size.  He also represents clients that have been unjustly accused of patent or trademark infringement or to whom exorbitant, unjustified demands have been made, e.g., case was “a poorly conceived, unsupported attempt to gain a competitive advantage” with the patent owner being ordered to pay the defendant $1.5 million in attorneys fees and costs) and (a federal jury award[ed] “less than one-tenth the amount the plaintiff had sought in damages.”

In 1997, after a successful 19-day complex patent jury trial involving more than 10 attorneys, a professional jury consultant reported: “Of all the lawyers, George McAndrews had the most positive image among jurors.  This was true of jurors who favored [his client] as well as [the defendant].  Specifically, jurors felt Mr. McAndrews showed respect to the witnesses and did not talk down to the jury. His clarity helped the jurors the most to make sense of this complexity…and he was detail oriented.”

Federal judges have likewise had high praise for George’s work:

“That was without a doubt the finest opening statement I have ever heard in my entire career, both on the bench and in trial practice.  Your final arguments were superb!  You have demonstrated one of the finest pieces of representation that I have ever had the pleasure to see.”

“I find the other day that we have seen the most devastating cross-examination of an honest witness in this case that we ever saw.”

His clients’ attitudes are reflected in the following quotations:

“Without exaggeration, the firm is fantastic.  Mr. McAndrews sets the tone for the entire firm.  His attention to detail, responsiveness, professionalism, and keen sense of client needs are reflected in everything the firm does.”

“However, the highlight of the trial was your closing.  I unsuccessfully fought back tears as you led the jury through the concepts of our legal process.  When you said that you appeal to the common sense of the ordinary citizen, I couldn’t keep my face dry.  It was a beautiful presentation that clearly flowed from your deep respect and love for our legal system.”

George’s clients have included DuPont, General Foods, Laporte, Merck, Genlyte, American Home Products, Spalding, Heil, Solo Cup, Fort Howard, Beloit, Prestolite, Maremont, Evenflo, Rexam, Belden, Arachnid, Thetford, CSP Technologies, Inc., Rockwood Specialties, Inc., E.H. Wachs, Co., The American Chiropractic Association, Weyerhaeuser, and other national and international companies.  He was lead trial counsel for the successful plaintiffs in the celebrated 14-year antitrust case entitled Wilk et al v. AMA et al.

To this day, George believes that two of the most significant highlights of his career have been the 1999 inclusion of his firm in “America’s Greatest Places to Work with a Law Degree” by Kimm Alayne Walton, J.D., and his firm as being named among the “100 Top Workplaces in the Chicagoland  Area” by the Chicago Tribune.

Related Experience:

Law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Honors & Awards:

Leading Lawyers 500, Intercontinental Finance Magazine, 2013 (only 26 attorneys were selected from the USA)
Nation’s Leading Litigators, National Law Journal, 2001 (only patent trial attorney selected for that year)
Ranked as the number one patent trial lawyer in Illinois, Chambers and Partners, 2004
Included in “An International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers”
Listed in “Guide To The World’s Leading Patent Law Experts”

Professional & Community Involvement:

Advisory Council, Notre Dame’s College of Law

Tobias Cohen Jehoram

Tobias is a leading expert in the field of intellectual property law, and especially trademark, trade dress, design, copyright and database protection. He regularly advises multinationals and foreign counsel on IP issues in the Netherlands, in the EU and on (international) litigation strategies. Next to this Tobias advises and litigates in the field of know how protection, media & entertainment, product claims and advertising. Tobias is also a renowned litigator, appearing before all national courts, as well as OHIM and the EU Court of Justice. Tobias is admitted to the Supreme Court bar.

He has also been involved in most of the landmark IP decisions of the Netherlands Supreme Court in the past five years.

Recent landmark cases include cross border injunctions in case of copyright infringement, cross border injunction in comparative advertising case, harmonised copyright protection for industrial design, copyright protection for smells, trademark protection for sounds and liability of online platforms. Tobias is the primary author of the handbook European Trademark Law and is professor of intellectual property law at Erasmus University in Rotterdam

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek:

Our clients, people and drive for quality are the energisers of our firm. They are the basis from which we deliver a powerful corporate practice, a centre of excellence in litigation, and an unparalleled team of regulatory experts.

We are at our best when matters are multidisciplinary in scope, with cross-border ramifications and when reputations are at risk. This is why we encourage our lawyers to combine in-depth legal expertise with the ability to collaborate with other experts across all relevant legal and non-legal disciplines.

We see our clients’ challenges with clarity and in their full legal and commercial context, wherever they operate. We advise them worldwide from our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, New York, Shanghai and Singapore on all matters important to them. Based on our expertise and experience we do this ourselves or together with local counsel if local specialist advice is required.

Hanna-Maija Elo

Hanna-Maija Elo specialises in handling different types of cases related to intellectual property rights. She is particularly experienced in infringement of trademark, design and commercial name rights and IPR, and counterfeit and parallel import cases based on customs control. Additionally, Hanna-Maija has many years of experience in contract law, particularly in franchising agreements and generally in franchising law. Hanna-Maija is one of the founders of the Finnish Anti-Counterfeiting Group and has also served as the chair of the Group.

Hanna-Maija also provides training both for authorities and for our clients and has authored several publications in her areas of expertise. Hanna-Maija’s expertise has been acknowledged in international publications, such as:

Chambers Europe and Chambers Global: Ranked in the category of Ranked Lawyers / Band 2 and mentioned as one of the “Key individuals” as follows: ”Practice head Hanna-Maija Elo is recognised by many as the prominent figure at the firm, and is noted for her ‘fantastically pragmatic advice.’ She is well known for her expertise in anti-counterfeiting work.”

Legal 500: Mentioned as a recommended lawyer as follows: “Juridia Ltd Attorneys-At-Law’s large and dedicated practice is nationally respected for its expertise across all areas of IP including franchising, disputes, and enforcement. IT is a notable specialism. Hanna-Maija Elo and Petteri Häkkänen are recommended.

JB Eversheds:

is one of Finland’s leading full service law firms with a nationwide coverage of five offices.

Our services cover all fields of corporate and business law, with a particularly strong focus on transactions and M&A, corporate law, dispute resolution, TMT, IPR and insolvency. Besides our core services for business, we also serve notable public sector clients and private individuals.

JB Eversheds has pursued a successful growth path to become one of Finland’s largest law firms, and we are nowadays a trusted provider of legal services to various industrial and business sectors. Clients often entrust us with some of their most complex and challenging legal assignments. We collaborate and share clients and legal work with an extensive international network of law firms, and particularly through various professional affiliations and our memberships within legal networks.

For more than half a century, our subsidiary and IPR specialist arm Heinonen & Co has provided internationally distinguished IPR expertise and worldwide registration services for trademarks and registered designs, together with advisory and protection services for domain names and other forms of intellectual property.

Our approach encourages all of our professionals to take pride the success of our clients, with commitment to hands-on, responsive working practices that deliver seamless quality and accountability for the benefit of our clients. JB Eversheds prides itself on combining professional experience with an entrepreneurial spirit and the traditions of our partners. We show commitment to our professionals through a strong focus on continuous development and training of their professional skills in a flexible and modern working environment.