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International Intellectual Property Lawyers

In today’s knowledge economy, a large part of the value of your business is based on intangible assets and goodwill. Your intellectual property plays a key role in obtaining a competitive advantage. A cohesive IP strategy, including both commercialisation and enforcement, will ensure you get maximum value from your portfolio. With 150 specialist lawyers in 33 countries, we understand your business needs and have worked with some of the best-known brands, from banks to tech and media companies, pharmaceuticals and FMCG companies. This industry-specific approach can help you realise your commercial goals. Please get in touch with one of our experts which you can find below.

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Erik Jonkman
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Erik Jonkman is an advocaat in our IP / TMC Practice Group. He is an expert in matters that involve information technology and data, with a particular focus on the legal aspects of cybersecurity. 
Lola Kandelaft
Lola Kandelaft, LL.M.
Associate Director
Colombia, Bogotá
Lola is Associate Director for the Firm in the Intellectual Property area. She has 7 years of experience advising clients from all industry sectors in the management, protection and defence of their IP...
Sanne Knopper
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Sanne Knopper is an advocaat in our IP/TMC Practice Area Group. She is active in technology, media and communications and intellectual property law. Sanne specialises in privacy issues and IT...
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Saskia Leopold
Austria, Vienna
Saskia Leopold is a lawyer in the field of intellectual property law. Her main areas of practice are copyright law, unfair competition and art law. Saskia Leopold primarily deals with copyright, unfair...
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Ruth Mahfoozpour
Associate for Intellectual Property
Austria, Vienna
Ruth Mahfoozpour works as an associate primarily in the fields of Intellectual Property (IP) and Unfair Competition, Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMC), and Life Sciences & Healthcare. She joined...
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Eleanor Merrett
Senior Associate (Chartered Trade Mark Attorney)
United Kingdom, London
Eleanor specialises in brand protection and enforcement. She advises clients in relation to all aspects of trade mark selection, registration, portfolio management and enforcement. She has particular...
United Kingdom
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Alan Nelson
Office Managing Partner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Alan Nelson is the Managing Partner of CMS Glasgow and a very experienced IT and information lawyer.He has advised a large number of public and private sector bodies on a variety of IT, outsourcing deals...
Klaus Pateter
Attorney-at-Law for Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMC), Intellectual Property, Digitization & Start-ups
Austria, Vienna
Klaus Pateter is an attorney-at-law for Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMC), Intellectual Property, Digitization & Start-ups.In addition, he represents clients in court disputes and before authorities...
Cristina Popescu
Cristina Popescu
Senior Counsel and Head of CEE Insurance Practice Group
Romania, Bucharest
Cristina is Senior Counsel in the Bucharest office, specialising on regulatory and commercial matters relevant to the Insurance, Public Procurement, Competition and Infrastructure sectors.
Miguel Quintans
Miguel Quintans
Technical Consultant
Portugal, Lisbon
Miguel Quintans has developed his activity mainly within the area of Intellectual Property, being currently responsible for the management of Intellectual Property portfolios of several national and foreign...