Annsley Merelle Ward
Neil J. Wilkof
An English qualified IP lawyer at Fox Williams LLP, Rosie cut her litigation teeth on patent litigation and has now graduated to design, trade mark and copyright issues with a sprinkling of breach of confidence. She has several years blogging experience under her belt from Art & Artifice which she founded back in 2010. More details on Roise here and on Twitter here
A senior associate in the IP team at Stephenson Harwood in London, Eibhlin advises on disputes involving all IP rights, and has a particular interest in hard fought patent and trade secrets litigation. Eibhlin is no stranger to the Kat, having already provided numerous guest posts before her arrival onto the team. Eibhlin originally hails from Holywood in Northern Ireland, but moved to (warmer and drier) Cambridge to study law, before training at a magic circle firm. Eibhlin's street in South East London has recently seen an influx of new kittens, and Eibhlin can now be found stalking them paparazzi style to obtain photos for this blog. Fun Fact: As a child, Eibhlin featured in the music video for Van Morrison's 1989 hit "Have I told you lately that I love you" – bizarrely Eibhlin didn't discover this until she bumped into the director some 23 years later. You can read more about Eibhlin here.
An IP enthusiast from the other side of the Eurasian continent, Tian is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree in Maastricht University, having previously completed the advanced masters program in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management there. Her research area is the protection of famous trade marks in China, EU and the U.S. Tian is also one of the founders of a China-based online European law platform: The European Law Vision.
A final year PhD candidate, Hayleigh is doing research at the Centre for Intellectual Property, Policy and Management (CIPPM) at Bournemouth University, under the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Award. Her thesis focuses on digital copyright infringement by way of copying and communication to the public online. Whilst at CIPPM Hayleigh has been involved in a number of research projects including Copyrightuser.org.
Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo
Verónica holds an LL.M. in IP Law and Knowledge Management from Maastricht University, and she graduated with honours as a Specialist in IP Law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She was selected to attend the Summer School organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Academy of European Public Law in Greece. Verónica provides legal advice in Mexico and other countries as an Independent IP Consultant, and has several years of work experience in prosecution, maintenance and enforcement of IP rights. More details on Verónica here.