Ten years of experience handling intellectual property issues, drafting various related legal documentation, agreements (licensing, sale, franchising etc.), online trademark protection, trademark registration and recordation of trademarks with customs. Previously at LegalBase, Brandix, World Bank Legal and Judicial Reforms Project, UNDP (Vietnam) and John Keells Holdings. Member of the Marques Cyberspace team (2011-2015). LLM from Columbia University (New York), LL.B. from University of Western Ontario (Canada) and B.A. from York University (Canada).
Seven years experience advising on intellectual property issues, including, handling global trademark registration portfolios, recordation of trademarks with customs authorities in several jurisdictions, drafting documentation for online arbitration actions. A particular focus and expertise on internet IP, including monitoring and enforcement actions on websites and domain names, social media sites (in particular Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube) and marketplaces. Previously at LegalBase. LLB from DeMontfort University, Leicester (UK).
Lawyer by profession and entrepreneur with professional experience in legal, human resources and project management. Legal exposure in drafting various legal documentation, litigation disclosure and contract review. Previous industry experience includes technology, apparel and legal fields, at leading corporations such as Virtusa Polaris, Brandix, MAS Holdings and LegalBase. LL.B, from University of London.
Shivane has over 10 years experience in the advertising industry, in the creation and development of brands. Previously a junior copywriter in Grant McCann Erickson, head of the design arm of Cantaloupe Group and Art Director at TBWA\Sri Lanka. Currently an independent Creative Consultant.
Registered trademark and patent agent with a range of legal experience in intellectual property, conveyancing and litigation and ten years of work experience. Zainab is an attorney-at-law and holds an LL.B. from the University of London.
Nicola has a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University and a Master's degree in Management of Intellectual Property from Queen Mary, University of London.
Nicola honed her Patenting and IP rights knowledge and skills with her work at MAS Innovation. She worked as an IP analyst and performed various patent analytics support functions. She worked with inventors and patent lawyers to determine if inventions can be patented and to determine the whitespace in a specific technology. Nicola’s professional experience also includes her roles at Moody's Analytics (Amba Research) as an Associate Vice President in the Fund Marketing Services team. Where she led two teams that focused on developing and managing the global web presence of an US based investment firm. Nicola also has experience with public affairs and advocacy from her work at the European Chamber of Commerce. She represented the chamber at high level meetings at the European Commission and in the Ministry of Finance of Sri Lanka. She also provided trade and investment support to interested organizations.
Nicola’s broad skill set is ideal to provide patent analytics and patent advice to startups and other companies.