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Eva-Maria StrobelPrincipal at Baker McKenzie, Switzerland
Carolina Cordero di VonzoSenior Manager, Baker McKenzie, Italy
Fleur Tuinzing-WesterhuisCounsel, Houthoff, the Netherlands
Eva-Maria Strobel leads Baker McKenzie’s Swiss Intellectual Property practice group. She is admitted to the bars in Switzerland and Germany and specializes in consumer goods, foods/agriculture and pharmaceuticals. Eva-Maria focuses on the development and implementation of Intellectual Property strategies to protect and commercialize her client’s intangible assets. She supports her clients with legal strategies to procure and protect Intellectual Property rights such as Plant Variety Rights, Trademarks, designs, and copyrights, as well as trade secrets, and advises on the implementation of business decisions, licensing, contracting and litigation to maximize economic returns on such intangible assets. Eva-Maria’s specialization entails drafting and negotiating all kinds of agreements pertaining to Intellectual Property, including license agreements, joint-venture agreements, research and development agreements, non-disclosure agreements as well as prior rights agreements.
Carolina Cordero di Vonzo
Carolina Cordero di Vonzo is a Senior Manager in the IP Advisory team of Baker McKenzie’s Italy offices. She runs the Plant Variety Protection unit for Baker McKenzie Italy. She earned a double Bachelor degree in law from the University of Turin (Italy) and the University Paris V (France), a Masters’ Degree in law from the University of Turin (Italy) and a Master of Laws in IT and IP Law from the University of Hong Kong. She has a broad experience in all aspects of Intellectual Property and unfair competition law with a specific focus on Plant Variety Rights. Carolina guides companies in the agribusiness sector on plant variety registration, commercialisation and enforcement strategies in Italy and the EU. She drafts and negotiates agreements relevant for the industry such as growers, nursery and propagation, research and development, trial, licensing agreements. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Carolina served as in-house counsel to a manufacturing group headquartered in Hong Kong, heading the IP team responsible for APAC, EMEA and LATAM.
Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis specializes in technology-related Intellectual Property matters, with focus on Patents and Plant Variety Rights. In her daily practice, Fleur represents a wide variety of domestic and international companies that are active in technology-intensive business sectors, such as agrifood and biotech. Fleur is an experienced patent litigator and is one of a handful of lawyers in the Netherlands with extensive experience in litigation relating to national and Community Plant Variety Rights. Over the past seventeen years, Fleur has litigated in various cases before the Dutch courts, the Dutch Board of Plant Varieties and the CPVO. Furthermore, Fleur has broad experience in advising on commercial contracts, including R&D agreements, license and technology transfer agreements.