Editorial board







Safir Anand

Safir is head of the trademarks, contractual and commercial IP group at Anand and Anand. His practice areas include trademarks, contractual law, franchising and licensing, and IP issues in mergers and acquisitions.


Claudio Annicchiarico

Claudio is head of UK digital operations at Fiat and is responsible for its online marketing as well that of Alpha Romeo, Chrysler and Jeep, all Fiat-owned brands.


Ingrid Baele  

Ingrid is vice president at Philips Intellectual Property & Standards, responsible for worldwide operations and office management. She brings more than 20 years of IP experience, and now leads the gTLD project for Philips. Ingrid is also vice-chair of the ICC IP Commission, and chaired the 2014 IP Roadmap task force.




Edward Chatterton

Edward is a partner in the IP and technology team based in DLA Piper's Hong Kong office. He advises on the full range of intellectual property, including trademarks, patents, copyright, and registered and unregistered designs. Edward also specialises in providing litigation and transactional IP advice.


Andy Churley

Andy is chief marketing officer at Famous Four Media. He is an expert in gTLDs, brand protection and IT security. With more than 20 years of experience in marketing and product management, He is a chartered engineer, a European engineer and is a chartered IT professional.




Elisa Cooper

Elisa is vice president of marketing at Lecorpio, a provider of IP management and analytics solutions. With more than 13 years of experience protecting the rights of IP owners, she is an expert in the field of domain management and brand protection. She is also the former chair of the ICANN Business Constituency.



Stuart Fuller

Stuart is director of communications at NetNames. He has experience in brand protection, both in retail and corporate resale markets. At NetNames he specialises in creating high performing teams, adding value through corporate development programmes and is a qualified sales coach, mentor and expert in performance and change management. 





Marie-Emmanuelle Haas 

Marie-Emmanuelle is the chairperson of the internet committee at the European Communities Trademark Association. She has focused on trademark issues on the internet for more than a decade. 



Brett Heavner

Brett is partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, where his practice includes all aspects of trademark, false advertising, and unfair competition law. He assists clients in developing strategies for establishing and enforcing their trademarks. 



Susan Kayser

Susan is a partner at Jones Day in Washington, DC. She provides strategic advice in copyright and trademark issues to global brand owners in the apparel, luxury and consumer products sectors. A trademark litigator and disputes specialist, she has also managed multi-billion dollar portfolios. 



Roland LaPlante

Roland is the senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Afilias. He directed the launch of .info in 2001. LaPlante’s 30-year career in marketing includes both consumer and B2B experience. 


Igor Motsnyi

Igor is a partner at Motsnyi Legal Services, a law and consulting firm specialising in IP that operates in Russia and Serbia. Igor has experience in a broad range of IP and IT matters including trademarks, copyright, computer software, technology licensing and IP transactions.





John Olsen

John is a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP. With more than 30 years’ experience in IP law, John advises clients on selection, acquisition, exploitation and enforcement of trademark rights throughout the world. He focuses on helping clients to understand the international relationship of IP rights.



Flip Petillion

Flip Petillion is leading dispute resolution lawyer at Petillion. He is known as a court litigator and as counsel in mostly international arbitrations. He also regularly acts as an arbitrator. He represents multinationals and individual portfolio holders in industries including IP, IT, media and entertainment, internet, fashion, art, postal, telecoms, energy, construction and real estate, automotive, aviation and aerospace. 




Adam Rendle

Adam is an associate in Taylor Wessing's media and entertainment group. His practice focuses on advising clients on the protection, and use and enforcement of intellectual property. He advises on copyright issues in a range of industries such as music, broadcasting, publishing, and technology. 



Bob Samuelson

Bob brings more than 15 years’ domain, brand protection and digital marketing experience to the Donuts team. After working for .tv, he joined Verisign, where he provided domain portfolio management and brand protection services for global brands. Most recently he worked at Adobe Systems. 

Dan Smith

Dan is director and head of advertising and marketing law at Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co. He works with media owners, right holders, agencies and some of the world's biggest brands.



David Taylor

David is a partner in the intellectual property, media and technology group at Hogan Lovells LLP. He specialises in internet-related IP issues, and leads a specialist international internet domain name practice at Hogan Lovells that covers global strategy and new generic top-level domain advice.



Stéphane Van Gelder

Stéphane is chairman and managing director of Milathan, a provider of domain name and internet intelligence. Its services include evaluating domain name requirements and sourcing domain management partners. Previously, Stéphane founded Indom, a corporate domain registrar.



David Weslow

David is a partner at Wiley Rein LLP. He focuses on litigation and transactions involving trademarks, copyright and domain names. He also works on related product and service development. A former software and web developer, he focuses on litigation involving law and technology. 



Catherine Wolfe

Catherine Wolfe, partner at Boult Wade Tennant is a registered trademark attorney and a European trademark attorney. She is the president of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) for 2012 to 2014, and regularly chairs lectures, seminars and meetings.

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