30 Influential women
WIPR Influential Women in IP 2020
MANAGING PARTNER, FIDUS LAW
Shwetasree Majumder is the managing partner
at Fidus Law Chambers and her practice focuses
on IP litigation, filing and prosecution strategy,
domain name issues and licensing. Majumder was
the first woman from India to be elected to INTA’s
board of directors, for the period 2013 to 2015.
Before co-founding Fidus Law Chambers in 2008,
she worked at law firm Anand & Anand from
2002 to 2008. Majumder is a World Intellectual
Property Organization domain name panellist
and has been appointed to evolve practice
guidelines in IP matters at the Delhi High Court.
HEAD OF IP, CFL ADVOCATES, KENYA
Lorna Mbatia is a trademark and patent agent and
works as head of the commercial and corporate
law and IP law departments at CFL Advocates.
Her practice focuses on both contentious and
non-contentious aspects of IP including anticounterfeiting,
audits, risk management, clearance
searches, contract drafting and review. She is a
regular speaker and trainer in various legal forums
including the Council of Legal Education seminars.
Mbatia is currently the chairperson of the INTA
Middle East and Africa sub-committee of the anticounterfeiting
committee and is co-chairperson of
the INTA Africa Global Advisory Council.
TRADEMARK ATTORNEY, SYNGENTA
INTERNATIONAL AG, SWITZERLAND
Jayne McClelland has been a trademark attorney
at Syngenta since 2013, where she has global
responsibility for new and existing trademark
projects in the areas of digital solutions, fungicides,
insecticides, lawn and garden and speciality
crops. She also has regional responsibility for the
company’s North America trademark business
strategy. Outside of Syngenta, McClelland leads
Basel In-House Trademark meetings with a focus
on the discussion of hot topics and creating
networking opportunities for local in-house
attorneys and paralegals. McClelland previously
worked at Abbott and AstraZeneca.
Ana Isabel Messina
PARTNER, PELLERANO & MESSINA,
Ana Isabel Messina is a partner at Pellerano
Messina and has more than 35 years of experience
in all areas of IP law. She is former president of the
Dominican Association of Intellectual Property,
and is a member of numerous international
associations including the American Chamber
of Commerce, AIPPI, PTMG, ASIPI and INTA.
Messina is fluent in Spanish, French, Italian and
BARRISTER, HOGARTH CHAMBERS, UK
Amanda Michaels is a barrister at Hogarth
Chambers, with a wealth of experience in
trademarks and passing off, copyright and designs,
breach of confidence and related commercial
disputes in the media and entertainment field.
She has acted for brand and copyright owners,
from multinationals to SMEs, authors and
artists, fashion, film, TV and record companies,
and collecting societies. While remaining in fulltime
practice at the Bar, Michaels is a recorder and
sits part-time as a Deputy Enterprise Judge of the
Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. She is also
an appointed person, hearing appeals from the
UKIPO in trademark matters.
PARTNER, TILLEKE & GIBBONS,
Wiramrudee Mokkhavesa, a partner at Tilleke
& Gibbons, specialises in brand protection,
IP enforcement, and anti-counterfeiting. Her
practice focuses on IP portfolio strategy and
management and she represents multinationals
in the luxury goods, automotives, consumer
products and software industries. In addition to
training both government officials and privatesector
personnel on IP, Mokkhavesa is a frequent
guest lecturer at Thai universities. Mokkhavesa is
also a member of INTA’s enforcement committee.