WIPR Influential Women in IP 2020
A bright future
WIPR profiles 20 talented women
who are paving the way for great
achievements in the IP sector.
ur panel of judges had to make some
incredibly tough decisions this year
when selecting 20 Trailblazers from
a much larger list. While each of the
nominees is already achieving great things, the
chosen Trailblazers stand out from the crowd with
their contributions to the IP industry.
In addition to working with the world’s
biggest brands, these talented women are playing
significant roles in ground-breaking judgments,
overhauling systems and championing diversity.
The selection from the UK is, arguably,
overrepresented—this largely reflects the
amount of submissions from UK-based survey
respondents. However, we’re looking forward to
even greater global engagement next year.
We wish our Trailblazers and the nominees the
best of luck in their future careers which, we’re
sure, will be bright and full of exciting work.
The judging panel
Wendy Choi, vice president and associate
general counsel IP at Avery Dennison
As vice president and associate general counsel IP
for materials science and manufacturing company
Avery Dennison Corporation, Choi leads a global
team of attorneys, agents, and paralegals who
handle the IP matters for the company. She also
serves on the company’s North American diversity
and inclusion council.
Laura Collada, managing partner at Dumont
Collada has more than 30 years of experience
across the complete lifecycle of IP rights. She has
acted on several milestone cases and leads most of
the firm’s large and complex cases. Collada focuses
her practice in the areas of fashion, media and
Adraea Brown, director, legal–trademarks
and brand protection at Harley-Davidson
Brown, who herself was selected as a Trailblazer last
year, leads Harley-Davidson’s in-house trademark
team and serves as vice president of H-D USA, the
owner of all of the Harley-Davidson trademarks.
She oversees the company’s more than 5,000
trademarks, brand protection and enforcement,
and trademark litigation.
Elaine Drager, head of IP and asset strategy
Drager is part of the Nokia Technologies business
group, joining Nokia following the acquisition
of Alcatel-Lucent. During her career, she has
been responsible for nearly every aspect of IP and
antitrust matters in a wide variety of corporate
transactions. Drager is a registered patent attorney,
who started out at Fish & Neave in New York City.
Sarah Morgan, senior writer at World IP Review
A journalist with six-and-a-half years of experience
and a law degree from King’s College London,
Morgan covers all aspects of IP around the world.
She has spearheaded the WIPR Women in IP
These talented women are
playing significant roles in
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