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Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) 

.  Whether you need representation in individual countries or prefer one-stop regional and global services, AGIP is ready to assist you.  With a Regional Headquarters in Jordan to coordinate multinational activities and fully staffed Country Offices throughout the Arab Region and in Afghanistan, China, Cyprus, India, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, and Turkey, we protect your intellectual property.  For your added convenience, AGIP also has Liaison Offices in Canada, Hungary, the U.K. and U.S.

SERVING ALL YOUR IP NEEDS.  As the largest firm in the region, AGIP and its sister companies offer a full range of IP and legal services (TAG-Legal), domain names registrations (TAG-Domains), translations (TAG Translate), IP valuations (TAG Valuation), as well as a news service (AG-IP- News).

QUALITY AND VALUE.  AGIP is consistently ranked as the top IP firm in the Middle East.  By making clients the focal point of our operation, we analyze their individual needs and provide them with the best cost-effective and efficient solutions.


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Meeting Bag Sponsor

Patrix IP Helpware 

With a proven Return on Investment, Patrix provides the Patricia® IP management software to professionals like you who want to reduce costs, minimize risk, improve profitability & increase productivity.

Patricia® is widely regarded as the most user friendly, powerful and versatile IP management software available today.

From the C.E.O. through to the support staff, the Patrix team has extensive previous IP experience having each worked in the corporate and/or practice areas of IP. You can therefore be sure that they fully understand your requirements 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 easily accommodate and harmonize your best practice and procedures including collaboration both inside and outside of your organization.

In addition to the advanced case management capabilities which Patricia® provides, recent innovation in the area of risk management is now able to assist you tremendously in significantly reducing your exposure.

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 all 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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Pen Sponsor 

Fenix Legal KB 

Fenix Legal - cost-efficient, fast and professional Patent- and Law firm, specialized in intellectual property in Europe, Sweden and Scandinavia. Our consultants are well known experienced lawyers, European patent, trademark and design attorneys, business consultants, authorized mediators and branding experts. We offer all services in the IP field including trademarks, patents, designs, dispute resolution, mediation, copyright, domain names, IP Due Diligence and business agreements. In an ever-changing world someone has to see the possibilities!  

For more information please contact or visit our website:

Microcloth Sponsor


IBERBRAND®, a specialized IP firm combining a remarkable background with a fresh approach to the law practice in Mexico. We provide strategic advice for protecting, maintaining and enforcing IP Rights in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Conformed by trademark and patent attorneys, experienced litigators, strategic portfolio managers that work as a team to achieve the best results to register, protect, empower and where necessary, fiercely enforce your rights.

Lanyard Sponsor


MarkMonitor, the world leader in enterprise brand protection, provides advanced technology and expertise that protects the revenues and reputations of the world's leading brands. As brands face new risks due to the Web's anonymity and global reach, they choose MarkMonitor for its unique combination of advanced technology, comprehensive brand protection and extensive industry relationships.

MarkMonitor is a flagship brand of Clarivate Analytics. A global company, Clarivate Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas faster. 

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Business Card Holder Sponsor

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 with profound 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 as Vice Chairmen members of ACPAA and CTA, as well as members of INTA, AIPPI, IPO, LES, etc. 

Grand Finale Sponsor

SUGIMURA & Partners 

SUGIMURA & Partners is a leading full service Japanese IP law firm originally founded in 1923. Their expertise encompasses the counseling, prosecution, 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. 

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Hotel Keycard Sponsor


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 IP management and 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. Our clients are our number one priority.

Welcome Reception Sponsor

Anatip Pte. Ltd.

Anatip Pte. Ltd., Singapore, provides Intellectual Property Registration Services, Pre-filing Searches, & Renewals in Asia, Eurasia and the Middle-East. Our focus is to provide unified and consolidated IP Services to organizations for effective management of their IP portfolios. 

Our advanced technological resources enables us to offer quality IP services, value addition at lower costs, top-class portfolio management services, excellent communication and docketing support.

Marketing Insert Sponsor

D. P. AHUJA & CO. 

We are a professionally managed Intellectual Property Law Firm representing 2700 clients based in 50 countries. We assist our clients with acquisition, maintenance and enforcement of Patents, Trademarks, Designs, Copyrights, Domain Names, Corporate Names and Geographical Indications, in India and other jurisdictions. We also have an active Litigation and Licensing Department. We ensure high ethical and professional standards and are engaged in several philanthropic projects. 

Registration Banner Sponsor


FEDERIS is an IP boutique law firm in the Philippines. In recent years it has placed first in the ranking of firms with the highest number of trademark filings in the country. FEDERIS is not only one of the most active IP firms in the country but it has gained recognition. Managing IP recognized FEDERIS for their superb work on patent prosecution. Asialaw Leading Lawyers cited the firm as an IP expert in the Asia-Pacific region. For more information please visit our website:

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.

Registration Banner Sponsor

KASHISH IPR Indian Sub-Continent 

At KashishIPR, we strive to deliver proficient and cost effective IP Portfolio Management Services to the IP Right holders globally in the Region of Indian Sub – Continent.We offer a full range of IP services related to Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Designs, Copyrights, Geographical Indications, Domain Names, IP Portfolio Review and Management, Licensing and Franchising and Enforcement and Custom Recordals.

Welcome Reception 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 150 countries worldwide.  Nearly half the Firm’s professionals have been in-house as general counsel, patent counsel, technology transfer managers, scientists or engineers, and offer seasoned experience in devising and executing IP strategy and comprehensive IP solutions. Learn more at

Hotel Keycard Sponsor and Trademark Administrators Brunch

Mirandah Asia 
Mirandah Asia is a total-solution intellectual property consultancy focused upon protecting the IP rights of our international and local clients in ASEAN and beyond. We offer the complete spectrum of intellectual property services in all ten ASEAN countries as well as India – with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam. Over 30 years, the Mirandah family name has become one of the most trusted in Asian IP. For more information, please visit us at

Welcome Reception 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.

Registration Banner and Internet Station Sponsor

United Trademark & Patent Services 

United Trademark & Patent Services (Established 1949) is a leading firm of lawyers and consultants specialized in Intellectual Property (IP) Rights and Issues in the Gulf, Middle East, Africa (MENA), Pakistan & South East Asian Countries with wholly owned operated independent offices in major cities in MENA. The firm has been serving its global and regional clients in more than 189 jurisdictions around the world with economical, efficient and 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, renewals, annuity services, licensing, franchising, transfer of technology, arbitration, dispute resolution, enforcement & litigation, custom recordations, anti-counterfeiting, due diligence and counseling. The firm also has vast experience in field of Patent, Design and Copyright laws.
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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 27 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


In-House Practitioners Luncheon Sponsor & Trademark Administrators Brunch Sponsor


BERKEMEYER ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS currently working with key players from all industry sectors, not only the most important local companies, including Fortune 500 companies. Clients agree that the services meet their standards both in excellence and cost consciousness. Berkemeyer’s IP practice which is consistently topped 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

In-House Practitioners Luncheon Sponsor

Chadha & Chadha IP 

Chadha & Chadha IP is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Intellectual Property firm with its head office in New Delhi and 10 branch offices across India. The firm traces its history to 1967 and comprises a team of 110 people including 52 professionals. With dedicated desks for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives, Mauritius, Pakistan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka, the firm boasts of a wide presence in the Asian Continent.

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China Reception Sponsor

China Trademark Association (CTA)

Established in 1994, CTA is a national-level organization founded by some well-known domestic enterprises upon approval by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, and is under the direct leadership of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC). The basic purpose of CTA is to maintain the lawful trademark rights of members, raise the social awareness of trademarks among the public, improve the quality of goods and services, and promote economic development and prosperity. 

Trademark Administrators Speaker Brunch Sponsor

CompuMark enables trademark professionals worldwide to launch, expand and protect strong brands through unmatched global content, innovative tools, industry-leading expertise, and best-in-class service. That’s why 9 out of 10 of the world’s most valuable brands choose us as their trademark clearance and protection partner.

Trademark Administrators Brunch Sponsor


Corsearch is the world’s leading provider of tools and services for trademark and digital brand solutions.  Rated #1 in quality in every category of trademark search by World Trademark Review’s most recent global survey of trademark practitioners, Corsearch is known for powerhouse innovation and laser-focus on speeding workflows of busy practitioners. 

Event Mobile Sponsor

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.  For more information please contact  

Table Topics Sponsor


FORUM is based in the United States and since 1999 has been an ICANN approved domain dispute provider handling disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS).  FORUM has received more than 26,000 domain name disputes filed by parties from around the world, many through its streamlined, online filing system and portal.

In-House Practitioners Luncheon and Event Mobile Sponsor

JJ Roca

JJ Roca & Asociados is a general practice firm that carries out its work throughout the Dominican Republic and channels assistance in other parts of Latin America and the Caribbean. Roca’s IP department is well known for its outstanding client service as regional counsel. Understanding the challenges their clients face and providing legal solutions tailored to their needs is at the heart of their mission. A full IP service provider, their team handles the due diligence, counselling, auditing and management of trademark portfolios; invention strategy such as registration, renewals, processing and maintenance of patents, utility models and industrial designs; counsels the copyright and entertainment industry and handles health permits and regulatory issues, as well as transactional counselling and IP litigation. With an atmosphere of teamwork, commitment, passion, responsibility and ethical values, the entire team at Roca is committed to providing clients with exceptional service.

African Reception Sponsor

Inlex Africa

INLEX AFRICA is the first French IP Law firm located in Africa since 2014. In order to efficiently assist our Clients throughout the African continent, we opened branches in 3 strategic locations i.e. Cameroon (West Africa), Mauritius (East Africa) and Morocco (North Africa). Both the geographical proximity within Africa, as well as the local, regional and international expertise  of our lawyers enables INLEX AFRICA to offer a reliable degree of quality, precision and efficiency to his clients, and reach optimum results.
We offer all services in the IP field including trademarks, patents, designs, dispute resolution, mediation, copyright, domain names, IP Due Diligence and business agreements.

Trademark Administrators Brunch Sponsor

Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm

Founded in 1986, the Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm is a full service law firm, with a specialized IP division offering services in OAPI, ARIPO, Nigeria, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, The Gambia, and other African countries. Our IP division covers Patents, Trademarks, Domain names, Copyrights, Designs. We offer a spectrum of services which includes filings, maintenance, Investigation, Litigation and Enforcement, ADR, Portfolio management, Annuities, Renewals, Licenses, Assignments and Corporate transactions. ;

In-House Practitioners Luncheon Sponsor

RK Dewan & Co.

Celebrating 75 years of excellence (1942-2017)

RKD is an IP powerhouse that believes in value addition and delivering innovative solutions to actively support the business goals of its 4000+ clients in all industry verticals. 

With six offices across India, RKD’s results-driven litigation teams ensure effective pan-India protection and enforcement of clients’ rights. RKD’s responsive searching, prosecution & commercial divisions are active in India & 125+ countries via carefully screened associate networks. 

Event Mobile App Sponsor


RNA, IP Attorneys provide the full range of IP legal, and consultancy services, both contentious and non-contentious to world’s leading IP owners. Our team of talented professionals provide bespoke solutions at every stage of IP lifecycle. Our service is both professional and friendly, while our approach is flexible, creative and results- oriented.

In-House Practitioners Luncheon Sponsor

Royzz & Co

Royzz & Co, founded by Ms. Mahua Roy Chowdhury, is a full service Indian law firm
with core strength in Intellectual Property, having offices across India including at
Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai and Pune.

The firm comprises tech savvy lawyers and has experience in tech transactions and
enforcement of IP including anti-counterfeiting. The lawyers of the firm has been successful in many unprecedented legal jurisprudence matters and have secured favorable orders.

Trademark Administrators Brunch Sponsor 

S.S. Rana & Co. 

S. S. Rana & Co. is an ISO 27001:2013 certified law firm in India, providing pro-active legal services of the highest quality and helping clients achieve strategic business objectives. 
For over 27 years, the firm has been representing many Fortune 500 Companies in the area of Trademarks, Patents, Copyright, Designs, Domain Names, IP Licensing, IP Licensing, IP Audit, Searches, Anti-Counterfeiting, Enforcement, Litigation and Corporate Laws. 

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In-House Practitioners Luncheon Sponsor

Vivien Chan & Co. 

Vivien Chan & Co. is recognized as a premier full-service law firm for and in Greater China with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing. With over 30 years of experience in advising and protecting brands for MNC clients, we possess in-depth understanding and knowledge of the Greater China legal culture and market dynamics. More recently, it is the proud winner of the 2017 Full Service Law Firm of the Year in Lawyer Issue Awards. 

In-House Practitioners Luncheon Sponsor & Trademark Administrators Brunch Sponsor

Zacarias & Fernandez 

For 38 years ZACARIAS & FERNÁNDEZ has been actively committed to spread, consolidate and enhance Intellectual Property. 
We have successfully expanded the expertise of our firm to all other Latin American countries and our goal still remains clear: to be a competitive and efficient legal team, aware of our clients’ needs.

For more information please visit us at or e-mail

Media Partners

Asia IP

A vital source of intelligence for companies and law firms, 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. To subscribe, visit

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 is published by Vantage Asia /

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, China IP is always trying to provide a general media platform for global IPers through magazines (30,000 readers), IIPF Directory, websites, Wechat, IP Video, forums etc. Please visit:

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 and unrivalled intelligence on the country’s law firms and legal market. Its readers are in-house counsel and private practice lawyers around the world. India Business Law Journal is published by Vantage Asia. /

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.

Intellectual Property Magazine

Covering patents, trademarks, copyright, licensing, internet law, design and brand management, Intellectual Property Magazine is your essential IP information resource.  Available online 24/7, you’re armed with the latest articles and exclusive data visualisations as well as an archive of all published IP coverage since the year 2000. 

IP Pro the Internet  IPPro The Internet is the go-to industry publication for free news, views and opinion on intellectual property online.
The fortnightly publication and accompanying website cover the full spectrum IP rights, including patents, trademarks, copyright and domain names, as they relate to the internet.

Legal Era LegalEra, India's No.1 Legal and Corporate Awareness Magazine maintains the stance - “BY the People, FOR the People, OF the People and firmly believes in Laymen to Lawmen.”Through its online portal, bi-weekly newsletter, monthly magazine, events and awards, it proliferates legal & corporate awareness and its flagship LE Members provides exclusive services, visibility and credibility to your brand.

Lex Witness Ever since its inception in 2009, Lex Witness has become India's most credible platform for legal luminaries here to opine, comment and share their views. It carries an interesting blend of opinion pieces, commentary, reportage, analysis, interviews & movements.

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

Managing IP

Managing IP is the leading source of news, analysis on all intellectual property developments worldwide. Features include: news on major cases, deals and legislation; analysis of strategies and trends; data; interviews and profiles of leading figures in IP; and case studies.

IP Stars is the leading specialist guide IP firms and practitioners rankings worldwide


MARCASUR is the leading IP media in Latin America with 20 years of continuous growth. MARCASUR products, with contents in Spanish, English and Mandarin, are Marcasur Magazine and Digital Magazine, Marcasur International, Marcasur Week, Marcasur Clips, Marcasur for iPad and Marcasur App available in Google Play and App Store. 

Patent Lawyer Magazine

The Patent Lawyer Magazine is a ‘need to read’ publication for all international patent professionals. Published bi-monthly in both hard copy and electronically via the latest page turning software, each issue of The Patent Lawyer Magazine is seen by over 20,000 patent professionals around the world. 

Trademark Lawyer Magazine 

The Trademark Lawyer Magazine is an industry leading publication that focuses exclusively on the trademark industry, reaching thousands of trademark professionals worldwide. Published bi-monthly and available both in hard copy format and online, readers can also access the most important global news updates via weekly newsletters.

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

The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law (UJBL) 

The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law has been published by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing since 2003 and covers the most relevant issues of doing business in Ukraine. The readers include managers and lawyers of leading international and Ukrainian companies; investors; governmental officials; representatives of international organizations and think tanks; members of leading business and law associations; participants of local and global conferences. On-line subscription:

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 is the world's only independent daily news and information service dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues for in-house and private practitioners internationally. It is the definitive option for daily independent online and print-based coverage of global trademark developments. For more information please visit 
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