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Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) 

AGIP is consistently ranked as the top IP firm in the Middle East.  In 2015, with enormous attention to increased efficiency without compromising quality, we reduced fees in response to clients' cost-sensitive budgets.

Whether you need representation in individual countries or prefer one-stop regional and global services, AGIP secures the best possible protection for your IP rights. 

As the largest firm in the region, AGIP provides a full range of IP services, including TAG-Legal and TAG-Domains, through a Regional Headquarters, fully staffed Country Offices throughout the Arab Region, plus Afghanistan, China, Cyprus, India, Pakistan and Turkey, and Liaison Offices in Canada, Hungary, the U.K. and U.S.   www.agip.com 


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Patrix IP Helpware 

IP Management software

Patrix has nearly two decades of experience delivering IP software and service solutions serving clients in more than 50 countries. With our IP management system, Patricia®, and comprehensive payment services, we provide the most cost-effective way for organizations to reduce costs, minimize risk, improve profitability and increase productivity.

From the C.E.O. through to the support staff, the Patrix team has very extensive and relevant experience having previously worked in the corporate and/or practice areas of IP. You can therefore be sure that your requirements are fully understood at every level.

Patricia® is an enterprise-wide solution which provides you with swift and secure access to your case data and automatic tracking of IP lifecycles, including laws/regulations, standard forms, time and cost registration, invoicing, customizable reports, document creation, document management and powerful batch processing functionality. Patricia® is designed to accommodate and harmonize your best practice and procedures including collaboration with other departments and parties both inside and outside of your organization.

Being non-modular, Patricia® naturally combines your case data with related cost, billing and time recording information, greatly improving management control in all areas and ensuring that any case related expenditure is captured and recouped.

Created by IP professionals for IP professionals, Patricia® is a fully customizable IP management system uniquely delivered on Windows and web platforms or a combination of both–the choice is yours!



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Acumass 

Leading experts on worldwide maintenance of Industrial Property rights.

Acumass is a leading Intellectual Property service provider, operating on a global level with offices based across Europe, Asia and the US. We take pride in providing comprehensive, secure and cost effective renewal services.

Our state-of-the-art software system allows us to create tailored service levels and outsourcing solutions so that we can accommodate our clients and their individual needs.

Acumass was first established in 1981 but our focus has always remained the same, our clients are our number one priority.



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D. P. AHUJA & CO. 


Intellectual Property Services in Asia

We are a professionally managed, intellectual property services firm established in 1971. We represent over 2500 Clients from 50 countries. We specialise in acquisition, enforcement and licensing of intellectual property rights, including litigation, anti-counterfeiting, domain name and corporate name disputes. We use state-of-the-art document and information management systems. We are committed to a tradition of high ethical standards and excellence in professional services.

To view our extensive private art collection, please go to www.sdahujaart.com



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Fenix Legal KB 


Fenix Legal - cost-efficient, fast and professional Patent- and Law firm, specialized in intellectual property in Europe, Sweden and Scandinavia. We offer all services in the IP field including trademarks, patents, designs, dispute resolution, mediation, copyright, domain names and business agreements. In an ever-changing world someone has to see the possibilities!


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Grant Thornton Alyafi IP Group 
 
Grant Thornton Alyafi IP Group provide a full range of IP services ranging from prosecution to litigation and unfair competition cases of patents, designs, trademarks, copyrights and domain names. IP consulting services are also provided by the firm, valuations, audit, due diligence, legal advisory, franchising and licensing. GT Alyafi IP Group has been ranked as the top IP service provider in the middle east for four years in a row.
 
Practice Area: UAE, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Erbil, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Kuwait, Lebanon, Bahrain, Tunisia, Syria and Iraq.



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IBERBRAND, S.C.
 
IBERBRAND® is a full service IP law boutique offering a depth of experience and a fresh approach to the practice of intellectual property law, patent and trademark advisory services in Mexico and Latin America. Our compromise to an excellent service and the drive to keep up with the constantly changing world of IP, motivated us to create a fresh and reinvented project in which our priority is to meet the needs of our clients.


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IPzen

IPzen is a new Intellectual Property management software. Designed by trademark attorneys for trademark attorneys, it is a modern web-based tool, cloud hosted and available as a SaaS solution. In addition, it is an easy-to-use software that will allow you to securely access your data from anywhere only by using a browser. IPzen includes all the features required by trademark attorneys and companies - and even more. It is a modular system available in both Enterprise and Law Firm editions, as well as a service in a shared environment.
 
IPzen is an Internet platform which aims at consolidating and summarizing all information that IP law firms or companies use to process. As a modular system, IPzen also comprises of a docketing system, trademark management software, domain name management software, a diary to track deadlines and a monitoring module consolidating the entire trademark monitoring results.
 

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MarkMonitor 
 
MarkMonitor®, the world leader in enterprise brand protection and a Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science business, provides advanced technology and expertise that protects the revenues and reputations of the world’s leading brands. In the digital world, brands face new risks due to the Web’s anonymity, global reach and shifting consumption patterns for digital content, goods and services. Customers choose MarkMonitor for its unique combination of industry-leading expertise, advanced technology and extensive industry relationships to preserve their marketing investments, revenues and customer trust.

To learn more about MarkMonitor, our solutions and services, please visit markmonitor.com or call us at 1-800-745-9229.



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Raul Cesar Ferreira (RCF)
 
RCF, founded in 1929, is one of the leading companies in Portugal in IP field.

The Trademark Department has expertise in searches, prosecution, enforcement and oppositions in National, Community and International trademarks and in litigation.
The Patent Department has expertise in technical areas, drafting, prosecution, enforcement and litigation.

Countries covered: Angola, Cape Verde, East Timor, Macao, Mozambique, Portugal and Sao Tome and Principe.



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Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office, LLC (SPTL) 

As a leading full-range IP service provider in Greater China since 1984, Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office, LLC (SPTL) has 270+ people dedicated to your IP assets, specifically with 150+ patent attorneys, trademark attorneys and attorneys at law well versed in IP knowledge and expertise.

Based in Shanghai, winged by Beijing and Hong Kong offices, SPTL has developed an extensive network with thousands of clients and associates across 70+ countries, currently Vice Chairmen members of All-China Patent Attorneys Association and China Trademark Association, as well as members of INTA, AIPPI, IPO, LES, etc.

Featured Services
- 5E: electronic filing, electronic docketing, electronic invoicing, electronic internal administration, electronic communication.
- Customized team: capable attorneys meeting your personalized needs.
- Zero-distance services:
    A - in the vicinity of many foreign companies’ China headquarters, R&D centers, JVs, REPOs, WOFEs and trading companies in Shanghai or surrounding provinces.
    B - located in southern China where is the battle front against trademark infringements and where also locates 2 of the 3 Chinese IP courts, i.e., the Shanghai IP Court and Guangzhou IP Court.


Grand Finale Sponsor


Sugimura 
 
SUGIMURA is a leading Japanese IP law firm founded in 1923. Their services include prosecution, licensing, counseling, and enforcement of patents, utility models, design patents, and trademarks. With offices in Japan and the United States, along with professional relationships in over 80 countries, SUGIMURA offers comprehensive international IP protection to both domestic and international clients.
 
SUGIMURA delivers results-oriented solutions. The firm emphasizes personalized care and offers customized solutions tailored to clients’ needs. SUGIMURA has differentiated itself for its quality and continues to be ranked among top patent and trademark firms in Japan.



Hotel Registration Sponsor

United Trademark & Patent Services 

United Trademarks and Patent Services is a leading firm of lawyers and consultants specialized in Intellectual Property (IP) Rights and Issues in the Gulf, Middle East, Africa & South East Asian Countries. The firm has been serving its global and regional clients in more than 189 jurisdictions around the world with quality services that has won us the leading position we hold today in this specialized field of law. Our services include searching, filing, prosecution, registration, licensing, franchising, transfer of technology, arbitration, dispute resolution, enforcement & litigation, anti-counterfeiting, due diligence and counseling.



Meeting Point Sponsor

Vanrell Intellectual Property–Attorneys 

Vanrell Intellectual Property–Attorneys is an IP boutique, located in Uruguay, covering the full range of key IP rights. We render services in our home country as well as in the rest of the Americas, particularly the Caribbean Islands.
 
With more than 25 years of experience in the management of trademarks and patents portfolios, our team offers a personalized, professional, creative and effective service that would achieve the goals sets as core values “client satisfaction and quality of service”
 
For further information about Vanrell Intellectual Property-Attorneys please visit www.vanrell.com.uy.


Charging Station Sponsor

Verisign

Verisign powers the invisible navigation that takes people to where they want to go on the Internet. The company operates the infrastructure for a portfolio of top‐level domains, including .com and .net, and offers a suite of infrastructure assurance services—including Managed DNS, DDoS Protection and iDefense Security Intelligence Services.

 

BRONZE SPONSORS


Trademark Administrators Brunch Sponsor

Berkemeyer Attorneys & Counselors 

BERKEMEYER ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS currently works with key players from all industry sectors, not only the most important local and regional companies, but also several Fortune 500 companies. Clients agree that the services meet their standards both in excellence and cost consciousness.

Berkemeyer’s IP practice, which is consistently top ranked by legal directories globally, includes registration of trademarks, domain names, patents and designs, copyrights, licensing, franchising, enforcement and IP litigation, and coordinating steps nationally and internationally.


In-House Practitioners Luncheon Sponsor

Bufete Meija & Asociados 

BUFETE MEJIA & ASOCIADOS is a leading Honduran full service Intellectual Property law firm which also offers a convenient and cost-effective regional services covering besides Honduras the following countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa-Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Belize and The Dominican Republic. The firm services include filing, prosecution, maintenance, enforcement and defense of all types of intellectual property from patents, trademarks and copyrights to technology and franchise agreements, trade secrets and indications of origin. Furthermore the firm has strong litigation and arbitration capabilities and is known for handling complex litigation matters as well as infringement and anti-counterfeiting actions before all Courts, Administrative Offices and Customs authorities.  The firm has been identified by clients as a “well-oiled and responsive machine” with a personal touch and understanding of the client needs. IN BUFETE MEJIA & ASOCIADOS – WE CARE 
 

Trademark Administrators Brunch Sponsor

Chadha & Chadha IP 

Chadha & Chadha IP is an Indian Intellectual Property Firm based in New Delhi with branches in Mumbai, Gurgaon, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Cochin. The Firm, with a 40-year-old history in IP, represents numerous domestic and International clients and is well known for its high quality work and responsiveness.

Website: www.candcip.in , Email: info@candcip.in



Trademark Administrators Brunch Sponsor

Corsearch 

Best-in-class research, in-depth understanding of industry workflows, and unparalleled service are hallmarks of Corsearch trademark, brand, and domain name solutions.  Our innovative platforms and relentless focus on the needs of our clients are why practitioners entrust us with their brand clearance and protection needs, covering 150+ jurisdictions globally.


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Dastani & Dastani, LLP


Dastani & Dastani, LLP focuses particularly on the Intellectual Property Law and covers all components pertaining to patent, trademark, industrial design, geographical signs, unfair competition and related litigations. We place the highest value on understanding our clients’ needs, and accordingly provide them with practical counsel and solutions which support their business objectives.


Trademark Administrators Brunch Sponsor

Jackson, Etti & Edu 

JACKSON, ETTI & EDU, is a full service Law Firm, with an internationally renowned IP Practice, headquartered in Lagos-Nigeria. With three other offices (including our international operations in Ghana), the firm provides legal services throughout Africa and beyond.
 
The firm provides a full range of specialist IP services including  prosecution, management and protection of Trademarks, Patents, Designs & Copyright; Anti-counterfeiting; IP Litigation; IP Due Diligence; and Commercial IP. Ancillary services, such as NAFDAC (Product registration), SON (Standard Organisation of Nigeria) and NOTAP (National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion) are also provided.  

Hospitality Sponsor

Kashish Intellectual Property Group (KIPG) 

OBJECTIVE: Develop and execute client - tailored strategies to provide proficient legal solutions for management, protection and enforcement of IPRs.

MOTTO: Render efficient and pragmatic legal advice allowing us to safeguard our client’s interests.

VISION: To be recognized as a law firm committed to deliver comprehensive, time effective and quality legal services befitting the needs of clients.



INTA Gala Sponsor

Leydig, Voit & Mayer

Leydig, Voit & Mayer’s singular focus is the practice of intellectual property law. Leydig is a full service IP firm with a robust trademark practice, providing a wide range of services, including opinions, prosecution, enforcement, due diligence, acquisitions, litigation and Internet law.


Trademark Administrators Brunch Sponsor

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP 
 
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun is a full service intellectual property law firm that protects, enforces and transfers the intellectual property of clients in more than 100 countries worldwide.  Nearly half the Firm’s professionals have been in-house as general counsel, patent counsel, technology transfer managers, scientists and engineers, and offer seasoned experience in devising and executing IP strategy and comprehensive IP solutions.


Volunteer Service Project Sponsor

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP 


Our clients depend on Osler for expertise in patent and trade-mark prosecution, practical and business oriented advice on portfolio management, talent and innovative thinking in intellectual property disputes and a wealth of experience in commercializing client’s IP rights. The right balance between resources and expertise maintains efficiency and keeps costs in control.  We have solutions for your IP problems . osler.com


Trademark Administrators Brunch Sponsor

RNA, IP Attorneys

RNA, IP Attorneys an Indian IP boutique provide the full range of IP legal and consultancy services, both contentious and non-contentious to world’s leading IP owners. We advise on, and act in relation to, IP management, licensing, IP clearance, dispute resolution and enforcement. Our service is both professional and friendly, while our approach is flexible, creative and results- oriented.  For more information you can send an email to: info@rnaip.com


Trademark Administrators Brunch Sponsor and Gala Sponsor


S.S. Rana & Co. 
 
S. S. RANA & CO., is a premier IP Law Firm of India and for over twenty five years has been providing impeccable legal services to many multinational and Fortune 500 companies in the areas of • Trademarks • Patents • Copyright • Designs • Domain Names • IP Licensing • IP Audit, • Searches • Annuities • Customs • Geographical Indications • Enforcement • Litigation.  The firm has been often quoted by industry as being ‘knowledgeable, responsive and reliable’ providing ‘very high service’.  Email: info@ssrana.com,  W: www.ssrana.in

 

Event Mobile Sponsor

ST&P Attorneys and Agents 

At ST&P Attorneys and Agents®, we partner our clients to shape and execute intellectual property strategies. Operating from a global perspective, we deliver local solutions from a full range of IP services with the aim of protecting our client's position in a highly competitive environment.



Trademark Administrators Brunch Sponsor


The Treadstone Group, Inc. 
 
The Treadstone Group, Inc. is the I.P. investigation and acquisition firm trusted most by the world's largest brand owners and their law firms. Our multinational clients operate in every sector of the economy and across nearly all industries. We are renowned for the most-knowledgeable and proficient investigators and researchers.




Trademark Administrators Speaker Brunch

Thomson Reuters
 
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to decision makers. Providing solutions that power the intellectual property life cycle from Thomson CompuMark, MarkMonitor, Thomson IP Management Services, Westlaw and Sweet & Maxwell.

Email: compumark.us@thomsonreuters.com



In-House Practitioners Luncheon Sponsor


Vivien Chan & Co. 

Vivien Chan & Co. is a full-service law practice with offices in Hong Kong (1985) and Beijing (1993). We are consistently recognized as a premier law firm for and in Greater China. With nearly 30 years of doing business in Greater China, our Hong Kong and China teams have an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the legal culture and market dynamics.



In-House Practitioners Luncheon Sponsor

Zacarias & Fernandez 

A law firm located in Asunción - Paraguay, Zacarías & Fernández has specialized in intellectual property and has been very active at INTA since the firm’s founding in 1981. Rated as Tier 1 by several professional surveys, the firm represents foreign companies from across the world. Its client portfolio includes, among others: Exxon Corporation (USA), Intel (USA), GlaxoSmithKline (UK), and Takeda Chemical Industries (JAPAN). The firm renders services leveraging its structure by team groups divided by areas of focus.
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Asia IP

A vital source of intelligence for companies and law firms that want to keep ahead of the issues, Asia IP includes in-depth news and analysis essential for in-house counsel and lawyers. Focusing on the issues behind the headlines, it provides solutions for companies protecting their intellectual assets in Asia.



Asian Legal Business 

Asian Legal Business (ALB), owned by Thomson Reuters, is Asia’s leading legal title.  We deliver up-to-date online business updates (www.legalbusinessonline.com) and the latest legal jobs. We organize more than 40 events annually across 8 Asian cities, including law awards, in-house legal summits, conferences, masterclasses and custom events. For more information, please contact Amantha Chia at (65) 6870 3917 or amantha.chia@thomsonreuters.com, or visit www.legalbusinessonline.com today.




China Business Law Journal




China Business Law Journal (CBLJ) is a fully bilingual monthly magazine for China-focused in-house counsel and law firms. It provides in-depth analysis of the legal and regulatory challenges facing domestic and international businesses in China and indispensable intelligence on the country’s legal market. China Business Law Journal includes regular coverage of intellectual property issues. subscribe@cblj.com / http://www.cblj.com/




China IP Magazine  

China IP is an elite magazine that focuses on covering and analyzing the latest development of China’s IP industry. Since its establishment in 2004, the magazine has been dedicated to forwarding the IP voice of China worldwide. It covers the latest news clues, reports newly emerging trends, analyzes classic cases and tells the stories of in-house IP management. To date, China IP has become a monthly Chinese, bimonthly English and bimonthly Japanese magazine which is circulated to more than 30,000 readers all over the world. Through 10 years of continued efforts, China IP has grown into the landmark in China’s IP field. By the virtues of professional views, rich patterns of presentations and practical contents, China IP has become the top choice for attorneys, scholars, government officials and business leaders in the IP field.




India Business Law Journal 

India Business Law Journal (IBLJ) is a market-leading monthly magazine that provides in-depth analysis of the legal and regulatory challenges facing domestic and international businesses in India. Its readers are in-house counsel and private practice lawyers around the world. India Business Law Journal includes regular coverage of intellectual property issues. cs@indilaw.com / http://www.indilaw.com/




Intellectual Asset Management


Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) is a unique publication which focuses on the many ways in which intellectual property and other intangible assets can be used to create strategic advantage, build shareholder returns, generate bottom-line revenue and gain greater leverage in the financial markets.




IP Pro the Internet 

IPPro The Internet is intellectual property's only fortnightly newsletter. It is the key resource for professionals who enforce, protect and promote intellectual property online, covering the entire spectrum of intellectual property as it relates to the internet, from trademark infringement cases to the increasingly complex domain name space.




Life Sciences IP Review 

Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review (LSIPR) tracks the increasing challenges for intellectual property specialists in the rapidly evolving world of life sciences. From gene patents to stem-cell research, we provide the best news and analysis possible. For further information, visit  www.lifesciencesipreview.com.




Managing IP 

Managing IP is the premier global information resource for IP owners and practitioners, combining daily sources of information surrounding IP developments, e-newsletters, a monthly magazine, web seminars, surveys, industry guides and events. We provide up-to-date news and in-depth analysis on all major IP issues, and help rights owners develop strategies to achieve commercial success. Features from Managing IP’s team of journalists in London, New York and Hong Kong include: news on major cases, deals and legislation; analysis of strategies and trends; interviews and profiles of leading figures in IP; surveys of leading IP firms; and case studies.

Some parts of managingip.com, including the daily blog, country supplements, conference newspapers and international briefings, are freely accessible however subscribers have full access to our premium content and features. Email nheath@managingip.com or call +44 (0) 207 779 8692 to find out more about our subscription packages.




Managing IP China 

Managing IP has been active within the Chinese IP community for over 10 years, providing dedicated Chinese language coverage of international IP issues to help Chinese companies develop effective global IP strategies. To extend our reach across the entire Chinese IP community we are pleased to announce the launch of our new Chinese language website. This new portal will provide all Managing IP’s Chinese language coverage from our global editorial team free of charge. It is the must-read resource for in-house counsel and senior executives at Chinese enterprises, plus business-minded private practitioners across China. Advertising and sponsorship options are available for firms seeking to reach this dynamic audience – for more information please contact your regional Managing IP representative.



Marcasur 

MARCASUR is a Latin American intellectual property magazine published since 1996, with a broad experience and recognition in this market. The magazine stands out for its exclusive content and attractive design. It counts with an English digital version and a free iPad application for the European, Asian and US market. MARCASUR INTERNATIONAL is a newsletter with important IP updates in Latin America for these markets including an exclusive version in Mandarin.




SpicyIP

SpicyIP is India’s premier blog on intellectual property (IP) and innovation law and policy. Through its independent and objective reporting, SpicyIP aims to foster a more transparent, collaborative and productive IP and innovation law and policy eco-system for India. SpicyIP is committed to increasing transparency in Indian intellectual property policy and institutions through its fair, objective and accurate reporting and review of IP and innovation policy developments from India.



Trademark Lawyer Magazine 

First published in May 2013, The Trademark Lawyer Magazine has quickly established itself as a ‘need to read’ publication for international trademark professionals. Published bi-monthly in both hardcopy and electronically via the latest page turning software The Trademark Lawyer Magazine is seen by over 5,500 trademark professionals worldwide. The readership is a split between in-house counsel and private practice lawyers and attorneys. The Trademark Lawyer Magazine is 100% focused on the trademark industry and is not diluted with generic IP articles and features.



Trademark and Brands Online (TBO) 

Aimed at brand owners, intellectual property lawyers and marketing specialists, Trademarks & Brands Online (TBO) provides analysis of the most pressing issues affecting businesses on the internet, from the new generic top-level domain programme to online counterfeiting. For further information, visit www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com.




The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law (UJBL) 

The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law (UJBL) has been published in English by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing since 2003 on a monthly basis and covers both the most relevant issues regarding doing business in Ukraine and indicative international experience. The Journal’s readers include managers and lawyers of leading international and Ukrainian companies; visitors and employees of foreign embassies in Ukraine; representatives of international organizations and think tanks; members of leading business and law associations; participants of local and global conferences. The Journal offers on-line subscription: http://pravo.ua/store.php




World IP Review (WIPR) 


World IP Review (WIPR) and its sister publications Life Sciences IP Review, Trademarks & Brands Online and the WIPR Annual provide comprehensive guides to the challenges facing businesses and legal practitioners active in intellectual property, while IP Pages is the largest guide to law firms and service providers of its kind in the market.



World Trademark Review (WTR) 

World Trademark Review magazine is a bi-monthly, practitioner-led publication – available to subscribers in both print and online formats – which focuses on the issues that matter to trademark professionals the world over. For more information please visit www.worldtrademarkreview.com 
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