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Client Choice Awards 2018: Our IP partners also join the podium

We are pleased to announce that Imogen Fowler, Natalia Gulyaeva, Ruud van der Velden, Fred Ch’en and Marco Berliri  (TMT) were selected as recipients of Client Choice Awards for 2018.

Client Choice recognizes those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for this recognition focuses on an ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond the other players in the marketwww.clientchoice.com

Imogen Fowler received the Intellectual Property – Trademarks award for Spain. Imogen works with brand owners to proactively protect and enforce their trademarks and designs across Europe and globally, from brand inception and strategy through to searching, filing, enforcement, anti-counterfeiting and commercialization. Based in Alicante, Spain, the home of the European Union Intellectual Property Office, Imogen advises clients in multiple European languages and has extensive experience in successfully navigating clients through the differences in intellectual property laws across the Europe region.


Natalia Gulyaeva received the Intellectual Property – Patents award for Russia. Natalia heads the firm’s IP, Media and Technology Practice Group, and the Life Sciences Practice Group for Russia/Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Natalia has a wealth of experience working with clients in the high tech, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology fields. Her diverse practice encompasses portfolio management, dispute resolution, and transactional work. Natalia is praised by peers and clients for “her business sense and clear management style,” is defined as “creative, flexible, and able to guide clients through the specifics of the Russian market,” and a “tough and focused attorney”.

Ruud van der Velden received the Intellectual Property – Designs & Trade Secrets award for the Netherlands. Ruud represents companies in patent and trade secret litigation in various technological fields, with a particular focus on life sciences and high tech industries. He combines his knowledge of patent law with an understanding of the market and regulatory issues. He has specific expertise in obtaining evidence. In one particular case, he was able to obtain access to evidence seized in the Netherlands relating to patent infringements abroad even though no patent was in force in the Netherlands.


Fred Ch’en received of the Intellectual Property – Patents award for Japan. Frederick is a dual qualified solicitor (England & Wales) and U.S. attorney (California), as well as a U.S. patent attorney and U.K. chartered biologist, whose practice is focused on both contentious and non-contentious patent matters. Frederick is a registered foreign attorney in Japan and specializes in assisting international businesses operating in Japan, and Japanese businesses with IP disputes or transactions around the world. He has an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and a doctorate in Medical Sciences (cardiovascular physiology).

Marco Berliri received of the ‘IT & Internet’ award for Italy – an accolade he has received every year since 2011. Marco has worked in the IT and internet fields for over 15 years and is one of the pioneers in the legal arena on Internet-related issues in Italy. He has significant experience in information technology and advises clients on a range of issues, including: data protection, e-commerce, regulatory and ISP’s liability.



Full cross-practice Hogan Lovells listing of Client Choice Awards 2018: