Intellectual Property Owners Association

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International Trademark Law & Practice Committee


This committee will evaluate the effects of newly implemented international trademark and trade dress related treaties and national laws on international trademark/dress protection, prosecution, and enforcement. The Committee will evaluate the need for legislative and regulatory action to address such concerns. The Committee will also focus on developing policies and educating IPO members, the judiciary, and other stakeholders regarding the value of trademark rights, the impact of relevant changes in the legal landscape of each of the various jurisdictions, and any new proactive measures owners and practitioners should take to maximize the potential benefits from international trademark rights.

Committee Roster

Chair: Matthew G. Owen, Caterpillar Inc.
Vice Chair: Victoria Longshaw, Houlihan² Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys
Secretary: Frances Jagla, Lane Powell PC
Board Liaison: Thomas R. Kingsbury, Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Staff Liaison: Thomas S. Valente, Intellectual Property Owners Association


 Jacqueline Allshouse-Hutchens
 Procter & Gamble Co.

 Juan Carlos Amaro
 Becerril, Coca & Becerril, S.C.

 Susanne Besson
 Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH

 Makiko Coffland
 Lane Powell PC

 Sheja Ehtesham, Partner
 ALG India Law Offices LLP

 Elizabeth E. Houlihan
 Houlihan² Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

 Fiona Hsu
 Jianq Chyun IP Office

 Yalin Jiao
 Advance China IP Law Office

 An-Christin Korz
 Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH

 Daleep Kumar, Associate Partner
 RNA, Technology and IP Attorneys

 Kathleen Lemieux
 Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP

 Sarah A. Lockner
 Ecolab Inc.

 Denise Mirandah
 Mirandah Asia (singapore) Pte Ltd

 Casey Nakata
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Wen Peng
 Chofn Intellectual Property

 Jeremy Pennant
 D Young & Co LLP

 Mauricio Souza Tavares
 Lext Intellectual Property


Non-Voting Member:Mohamed Aslam Ghouse, International Legal IP Consulting Inc.
Non-Voting Member:Shirley Lu, Advance China IP Law Office

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