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We would like to express our deep gratitude to all jury members for their commitment and time in the selection of the Silver and Gold Awards winners for the twenty-five categories. The experience and the knowledge of each market by these experts guarantee their impartiality, their independency and their fair judgement during the voting process.


Nausheen Ahmad, Company Secretary & Head of Legal Department, Habib Bank Limited

Maria Gabriela Alvarez de la Fuente, Director of Legal & Compliance - Argentina, Uruguay & Paraguay, Adidas Group

Augusto Aragone, Vice President & Associate General Counsel - Corporate & M&A, Ingram Micro

Diana Elsa Arredondo Ramirez, IP International Manager, Televisa

Michael Auger, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Ever-Green Energy

Shobhna Bajaj, Executive Director & Senior Counsel - South Asia, Turner

Michal Balabanow, Director - ECM & Corporate Finance Department, PKO Dom Maklerski

Pedro Barragan, Chief Compliance Officer, Grupo Bimbo

Sarah Barton, General Counsel, ABS Group of Companies

Shahana Basu Kanodia, Global General Counsel, Amira Nature Foods

Guido Baumgartner, Vice President Global Brand Protection, Coty

Joseph Bonaccorsi, General Counsel, Akorn Pharmaceuticals

Esteve Buldu Freixa, Deputy General Counsel, Camper

Nilhan Buyurgan, Chief Legal Officer, Kibar Holding

Clovis Camargo, President of the General Counsels' Committee, AMCHAM

Patrick Carty, General Counsel - North America, Zurich Global Life

Martin Castro, Legal & Public Affairs Manager, Bridgestone Argentina

Olivier Catherine, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Risk & Compliance Officer, Bureau Veritas

James Coe, Chief Patent Counsel – Americas, Schneider Electric

David L. Cohen, Chief Legal & IP Officer, Vringo

Jacobo Cohen Imach, Vice President & General Counsel - Government Relations,

Timothy Collins, IP Director, Bombardier Aerospace

Joseph Conklin, Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Chief IP Counsel, Coty

Panagiota Dafniotis, Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property, Royal Bank of Canada

Aline De Almada Messias, General Counsel & Compliance, TAM Airlines

Maria De la Paz Fernandez Uria, IP Director - Corporate Legal, Cemex

Kathleen Denoodt, General Counsel, SESVanderHave

Violaine Des Roches, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs & Compliance, Fiera Capital

Daniel Desjardins, Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Bombardier

Martin Dupras, General Counsel - Asia Pacific Zone, L'Oréal

Alfred Elmaleh, Deputy General Counsel, IPF Energies nouvelles

Joaquim Ferraz-Martins, General Counsel Brazil, Renault

Marie Gauchenot, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Novus Aviation Capital

Marisol Gonzalez Ortega Roque, General Counsel Hispano American Zone, L’Oréal

Nicolas Guérin, Group General Counsel, Orange

Ashok Gupta, Assistant Vice President, Marketing Strategy, First West Credit Union

Joakim Hammarsjö, Managing Director, Sandvik

Susan Hinchey, Corporate Trademark Manager, Allergan

Wendy Hufford, Vice President, U.S. Litigation, Risk Management, HR, Boehringer Ingelheim

Carmen Hunt, Director, Trademark Enforcement, Majors League Baseball Properties

Muhammad Irfan, Project Coordinator, Pertamina Shipping

Buse Kaçar, Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer, Yörsan

Craig Katerberg, Legal & Compliance Director, Asia Pacific, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Gildas Kettanjian, General Counsel & Compliance Officer, MESSER

Peter Kirk, Senior Director, Worldwide Intellectual Property Law, Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation

Charles Klippel, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Aetna

Zachary Klughaupt, Senior Counsel & Associate Compliance Officer, Ansell

Jacek Kosuniak, Deputy General Counsel, PKN Orlen

Richard Krzyzanowski, General Counsel Emeritus, Crown Cork & Seal Company

Rohit Kumar, General Counsel, UPL

Denise Lacombe, Patent Litigation Counsel, Astrazeneca

Veronica Lai, General Counsel & Company Secretary, StarHub

Amitabh Lal Das, Director & Head - Legal, Compliance & Regulatory, Max Life Insurance Company

Steve Leroy, Senior Vice President Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Discovery Network International

Oscar Lira Valdes, Legal Manager, Pacific Hydro

Lina Lopez Gonzalez, Legal Director, Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana

Pierre Lorenceau, Chief Executive Officer & International Publishing Director, Leaders League

Grady Loy, General Counsel, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical

Javier Lozada, General Secretary, Danone Group

Chao Lu, Legal Counsel, China Euro Vehicle Technology AB (CEVT)

David Mace Roberts, Executive Consultant, Executives in Action

Nina Macpherson, Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Ericsson

Gary Margolis, Principal, General Counsel & CCO, DRI Capital

Christine Maury Panis, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Viacces-Orca

Joshua McMorrow, General Counsel - North America, Weatherford

George Miller, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, West Pharmaceutical Services

Sandrine Millet, Head of Patents, Orange

Gerardo Muñoz de Cote, IP Legal Director, Televisa

Denis Musson, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Imerys

Alexander Neumann, Vice President, Corporate Legal Affairs, LivaNova

Eduardo Nogueira, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, DHL

James Ormrod, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Mitie

Solomon Osagie, Chief Legal Counsel, TSYS International

Rodolphe Pantanacce, Senior Director, Head of Intellectual Property, Dassault Systèmes

Gerardo Paz, General Counsel, Pampa Energia

Ron Peppe, General Counsel, Canam Steel Corporation

Mariel Picado Quevado, Senior General Counsel              , Florida Ice and Farm Company

Jennifer Picenoni, Group General Counsel, Lindt & Sprüngli

Daniel Pires Carneiro, General Counsel, Inbrands

Valeria Plastino, Vice President, General Counsel Latin America, Level 3 Communications

Ronald Prague, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Synchronoss Technologies

Hernan Quiroz Valenzuela, Legal Director, Falabella

Henrik Rasmussen, General Counsel, VKR Holdings

Sumesh Reddy, Global Head of IP, Cipla

William G. Reilly, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Ansell

Genevieve Richard, Senior Corporate Counsel, Belron Canada

Steven Rissman, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, PMI Global Services

Edward Rockwell, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Red Hat

Jose Bernardo Rodriguez, Chief General Counsel & Compliance Officer Mexico, ArcelorMittal

Mark Rosenthal, General Counsel, The Boston Consulting Group

Thomas Sabatino, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Aetna

Ivan Sandoval, Vice President, Chief of Legal Affairs Latin America Division, Colgate Palmolive

Thomas Sarakatsannis, General Counsel - North & South America, Corporate Secretary & Chief Ethics Officer, L'Oréal

Bruce Schelkopf, Chief IP Counsel, ABB

Valeria Schmitke, Legal & Compliance, Zurich minas Brasil Seguros

Ainslee Schreiber, Vice President & Associate General Counsel - Global Trademark Group, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Joanie Schwartz, Legal Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Maria Cristina Serturini, Legal Director, Thales

Edith Shih, Head Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Hutchison Whampoa Limited

Mark Smolik, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer, DHL

George Stansfield, Group General Counsel & Head of Group Human Resources, AXA

Kannadiputhur Suresh, General Counsel, ITC

Stephen Swanson, Head of Alternative Investments, Legal, Alliance Bernstein

Brian Swartz, Executive Vice President, Legal & Commercial Services, AECON Group

Kitajima Takayuki, Corporate Director, Unilever

Rajeev Uberoi, General Counsel, Group Head Legal & Compliance, IDFC

Karine Uzan-Mercie, Vice President Tax & Corporate Initiatives, Coca-Cola

Richard Vary, Head of Litigation, Nokia

Jerry Xia, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel - China & Asia Pacific, Honeywell

Simon Zinger, Group General Counsel, Dentsu Aegis Network






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