The (A) Team

Michaela Janšová

Michaela Janšová

Client Support Consultant

Caroline Perriard

Caroline Perriard

Co-CEO

Giovanni Vitale

Giovanni Vitale

Client Support Consultant

Elena Zubenko

Elena Zubenko

Senior IP Counsel

Mariana Franco Paoli

Mariana Franco Paoli

Business Development LATAM

Michael Munch Østergaard

Michael Munch Østergaard

Partner

Giulia Della Nina

Giulia Della Nina

IP Counsel

Michal Bajza

Michal Bajza

Head of Client Support

Anders Blichfeld Kjær

Anders Blichfeld Kjær

IP Counsel

Ann Mortensen

Ann Mortensen

Client Support Consultant

Lorenzo Litta

Lorenzo Litta

Partner

Tina Friis

Tina Friis

CFO and Head of HR

Giulia Foschiani

Giulia Foschiani

IP Counsel

Joan Jelling

Joan Jelling

Senior Accountant

Jesper Knudsen

Jesper Knudsen

Founder & CEO

Severine Koster

Severine Koster

Sr. Online Investigator

Federica Forchino

Federica Forchino

IP Counsel

Jeanne Gonin

Jeanne Gonin

IP Counsel

Lusine Chobanyan

Lusine Chobanyan

Account Receivable Assistant

Kerry Jackson Fowler

Kerry Jackson Fowler

Marketing Manager

Matteo Socci

Matteo Socci

Junior IP Counsel

Yasemin Aktaş

Yasemin Aktaş

Partner

Carolina Batista

Carolina Batista

Client Support Consultant

Mariachiara Anselmino

Mariachiara Anselmino

Online Brand Protection Legal Counsel

Thomas Hvammen Nicholson

Thomas Hvammen Nicholson

Partner

Christoffer Vedal

Christoffer Vedal

Partner

Esra Kapici

Esra Kapici

Junior IP Counsel

Luisa Grillo

Luisa Grillo

IP Counsel

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I enjoy the feeling of turning client’s frustration of complications into a relief. To let them know ” Hey, I am here for you.”

I love eating out, hiking in mountains, spending time with loved ones and snuggling with my cats.

Michaela speaks: Slovak, Czech, and English

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I started my career in intellectual property and fell into internet and data privacy with great pleasure! I am passionate about online interactions and how to be “legal in digital”.

Being optimistic, I enjoy rain, sun and snow, in particular skiing down steep hills.

Caroline speaks: French, English and German

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Mariana Franco Paoli

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Originally from beautiful Venezuela, Mariana likes to spend as much of her free time travelling and loves experiencing new cultures, places and people. When not at an airport embarking on a new adventure, she also enjoys perfecting her baking skills and creating delicious treats.

Passionate about brand protection, Mariana has been working in in IP since 2018. Enthusiastic about creativity and innovation, she loves to take on challenging projects and find the right solutions for the clients.

Mariana speaks: Spanish and English

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During my career, I developed a strong interest in information technology and cyber security matters. As part of the Legal Enforcement team, I occupy a front-line seat facing these new threats.

I like cooking, fixing computers and playing sports.

Samuele speaks: Italian, and English

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My curiosity drove me to explore different industries during my career: insurance, tourism and now internet and digital. I love to be helpful and useful; this is why I have mostly been working in customer support.

I am passionate about different cultures, travelling, trekking or organizing barbecues in front of the sea with nice food and a glass of craft beer.

Massimiliano speaks: Italian, and English

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Why I love what we do? At BRANDIT we help our clients protect the hard work, sweat, and tears that they put into building their business – what’s not to like?

My four kids took away my hobbies, corona took away all travelling, but I am still very fortunate to have my large family to keep me busy when not working.

Michael speaks: Danish, and English

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I advise clients on all kinds of IP matters, with a particular focus on trademark management and strategy. I work hard to achieve the clients’ interest in a creative way and always with a smile.

I am a very passionate person and I love swimming while listening to my favourite music (yes, it is possible!)

Giulia speaks: Italian, and English

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Customer care was shaping my professional career from the very beginning. Me and my team are always striving to offer you the best possible and reliable service – which is also my biggest motivation.

Being kind to each other and enjoying the positive side of life – sharing these values in any form with people around you is the way to go.

Michal speaks: Slovak, English, and German

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It is a great pleasure to help the clients secure their intellectual property rights and protect some of their most valuable assets, namely their trademarks and designs.

I try to exercise as much as possible - play football, ride my bike, occasional running and the gym, and coach my sons football team. I also like to cook for family and friends.

Anders speaks: Danish, and English

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I have been working in the domain industry since 2004 mainly with customer support and fulfilment. I value giving our clients a good experience with our support, knowledge, professionalism and personal approach.

As a private person, I am very laid back and prefer to spend my spare time with my family and friends. One of my core values is to make sure that the people around me are doing well.

Ann speaks: Danish, and English

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IP business is fun and challenging and after many years I sail in it with the curiosity and passion of a child and with the knowledge and awareness of an adult.

Whatever is dynamic and in evolution takes my full attention, that’s probably why I love sports and speed.

Lorenzo speaks: English, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese

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I have over 5 years of support experience, I love to administer assistance and provide positive experiences to our clients, I stay motivated when they are happy.

I love to travel, I like visiting friends and family, seeing historical sites, and experiencing new cultures.

Amanda speaks: English, and Yoruba 

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I have been working all around Europe in the last 10 years till I landed at BRANDIT where I discovered a family of professional and talented people.

I grew up with a back bag and a guitar staying in many countries and enjoying different cultures and ways of life.

Giovanni speaks: Italian, Spanish, French, and English

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Our Tina loves to be active - whether it is running, yoga, alpine skiing or cold-water swimming in the Nordic Sea (bbbrrrr!!)! When she does finally relax, Tina loves spending time with her family and friends or exploring the nature.

Passionate about the numbers, Tina has been working with Finance since she left education. She is driven to make a difference, efficiently optimising our processes so that we can spend our time creating more value for not only our business, but also our clients.

Tina speaks: Danish, and English

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I am working in IP protection for more than 10 years. During this time, I dealt with different angles of brand protection and I am sure so much more is ahead. I love the diversity of my job and the new challenges it brings!

I am an avid traveler and I try to use every opportunity to visit a new place and explore new cultures.

Elena speaks: Russian, Ukrainian, and English

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I have been in the world of Digital and IP for almost 20 years and I love to see the developments there have been. I like to challenge norms, to push boundaries and to find new improved ways to do things. Mostly I love working with people. In this world where everything turns around software and digitalization, I find important to add the “magic” called people. When you have both innovation and people, you can offer the best solution.

I am a black belt in martial arts and in my younger days I played football at a high level. Both are still very close to my heart; I like to keep myself active. I am also a big wine-lover but a terrible cook.

Jesper speaks: Danish, English, and German 

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I have been working in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property Law since 2015. My role at BRANDIT consists in providing our clients with recommendations on the best ways to protect their Intellectual Property rights online and in taking the necessary legal actions to enforce them. As Intellectual Property Law is a mean to encourage creativity and innovation, our work is challenging and rewarding!

During my spare time, I enjoy creative or cultural activities, outdoor sports and dancing.

Jeanne speaks: French, and English

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Originally from Armenia, Lusine enjoys travelling and experiencing new cuisines. After cooking up some of her favourite dishes, Lusine loves nothing more than taking a long walk to work off the post meal lull.  

From letters to numbers, Lusine switched from Russian Philology to Accounting and has gained several years’ experience in her chosen field. Based in our Maltese office, she supports our accounting department, making sure everything runs like clockwork for both our clients and us.

Lusine speaks: Armenian, Russian, English, Spanish

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As a self-confessed lover of all of things fluffy, Kerry is often found trying to cuddle the nearest four-legged furry “victim”. When there are no animals in sight, Kerry loves to spend her free time with family and friends. To unwind, she likes to go walking in nature and has recently found a new appreciation for jogging. 

Before joining BRANDIT, Kerry has worked in marketing in both corporate and start up environments. She is passionate about the power of communications to add real value to an organisation, especially in this ever-evolving digital age.

Kerry speaks: English

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This charming French lady loves her home-country’s cuisine and is a self-confessed quiche queen (although, still not as good as her Mum’s)! Always keen to learn new things, Severine is a bit of an Excel guru and can also turn her hand to coding! When she does finally sit down, she enjoys watching old detective series with a nice cold glass of Chablis.

With a keen sense of curiosity and determination, Severine has built up extensive investigation experience working for some big brands, such as TomTom and G-Star. As BRANDIT’s super sleuth, Severine loves nothing more than getting her teeth into a complex investigation, joining the dots and uncovering the roots of any bad actors.

Severine speaks: French, and English

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Pinelopi is a philosophy junkie and is never far away from a well-thumbed philosophical book! When taking a break from reading, she can also be found seeking her latest adrenaline fix with some kind of extreme sport, even if she does scare easily! To relax, Pinelopi enjoys spending time with the people she cares about.

After almost a decade of working in client-oriented environments, this passionate Greek national joined BRANDIT to further develop her skills while doing what she genuinely loves: communicating with people and helping them find suitable, smarter, and more practical ways of doing business.

Pinelopi speaks: Greek, and English

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Joan is often found on long walks with her lovely dog or enjoying a variety of sports. When not outside, she loves spending time with family and friends with a delicious meal.

An expert in crunching the numbers, Joan has experience in all areas of the finance department – from booking and accounts receivable to accounts payable and month-end closing, she’s committed to getting the job done!

Joan speaks: Danish and English

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Although Federica was born and grew up in Rome, she loves the far unknown and spent several months in El Salvador as a juvenile justice advisor helping to streamline the detention administration processes.

Back in Italy, Federica is found either skiing on the snow-capped mountains or sailing on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. She also enjoys cooking up a good Italian spread for her friends and family.

As a IP counsel, Federica is motivated by applying the mix of theory with practical to find creative solutions. Passionate about fashion law, with a focus on IP, she is also keen to learn more about the latest industry insights and make a difference with her positive attitude.

Federica speaks: Italian, English and Spanish

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With her motto “every day there is a new challenge”, Giulia loves nothing more than finding something new to push herself and learn something different. This determined Italian brings her infectious positive attitude to every situation, whether it is playing her favourite sports or making some delicious sweets, Giulia always gives her “A game”.

To relax, Giulia loves to spend time with her friends and family as well as her gorgeous dog.

As a Junior IP Counsel, Giulia specialises in intellectual property law and is currently following a master in IP and artificial intelligence at Luiss (University of Rome) to further deepen her knowledge in this field. Her passion is the protection of brands, in particular, fashion brands and she enjoys getting her teeth into a complex case.

Giulia speaks: Italian and English

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Born and raised in Rome, Edoardo may be a city guy but he also enjoys the great outdoors. Whenever possible, he sets sail with his windsurf and captures beautiful landscapes with his camera. Wherever he goes, Edoardo is also never too far from a good noir eBook!

With many years of experience, Edoardo holds an LL.M. in intellectual property law and is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (EU). His mission is to help clients in any matters relating to IP, transactions, dispute resolution and privacy management.

Edoardo speaks: Italian, Japanese, English and French

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Mariana Franco Paoli

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Matteo is a bit of a tech-lover and enjoys learning about or playing with the latest toy, software, game or app.  Technology aside, Matteo is also a very active person and loves taking part in a number of sports, such as swimming, skiing, and fencing.

As a Junior IP counsel, Matteo is extremely interested in commercial, intellectual property and anti-trust law, always keeping a close eye on his passion for technology and the complex relationship between this and law. Matteo is keen to learn more about the latest industry topics and his curious nature means he is dedicated to finding the right solutions for the client.

Matteo speaks: Italian and English

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Whenever Yasemin gets some free time, she loves nothing more than travelling around the world learning about new cultures and history. When not jumping on a plane in search of new adventures, Yasemin enjoys translating her memories into beautiful paintings or drying flowers as a way to preserve special moments.

As an experienced IP litigator, Turkish trademark and patent attorney who has been practising IP law in this region since 2010, Yasemin advises clients on a wide range of IP issues and transactions and represents clients in complex trademark, design and patent infringement and invalidation cases as well as copyright disputes. With expertise in a number of industries, Yasemin helps clients in building strong anti-counterfeiting strategies (including customs monitoring, raids, seizures and settlement negotiations), implementing IP protection, litigation and enforcement strategies and portfolio management.

Yasemin speaks: Turkish and English

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Passionate about sports from a young age, Carolina loves to destress through some high-intensity training or boxing! By contrast, she also loves to dabble in a spot of painting, taking inspiration from her two favourite things, sunrises and the sea. 

Originally from Brazil, Carolina has a bit of an entrepreneur streak and runs her own online and physical store for swimwear as a side project to her everyday work. When in the office, Carolina brings with her over 10 years of experience in accounting and customer service and enjoys helping our clients as part of BRANDIT’s Support Team.

Carolina speaks: Portuguese, German, English, Italian and Spanish

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Mariachiara’s sense of adventure often finds her hiking up mountains and travelling off the beaten track to discover new places and people - always pushing the physical and her mental boundaries!  When she takes off her hiking boots, Mariachiara loves to spend time with friends and family on her home shores of beautiful Lake Garda and also enjoys dabbling in a spot of photography.

Mariachiara has been working in the IP industry since graduating from her studies and as our Online Brand Protection Legal Counsel, she loves working closely with our clients on their online brand protection programmes as well as on their on- and offline investigations. Big on data analysis, she enjoys testing her investigative skills to get to the bottom of any potential infringers.

Mariachiara speaks: Italian and English

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Thomas discovered the world of IP and how to protect it through his love of music. He is an avid bass player and music programmer and loves discovering new genres of music from around the world. When not jamming with his children, Thomas enjoys spending his time on the slopes for a spot of downhill skiing.

Thomas is a well-established IP specialist and litigator with over 17 years’ experience in the IP industry. He is curious by nature and is always keen to learn about our client’s business and their needs and enjoys supporting clients with overall strategic advice and handling extensive and complex domain name, trademark and design portfolios. Thomas also regularly assists clients in enforcement, litigation, and online brand protection for all IP-related matters.

Thomas speaks: Norwegian and English

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Like many Norwegians, Christoffer loves most outdoor activities. In particular, he really enjoys putting on his skis and heading off into the mountains - with or without his kids and Jack Russell Terrier - whether that is downhill or cross-country skiing. When there is no snow about, he is often found out on his bike or running around a tennis court.

Back in the office, Christoffer is an experienced (and still passionate) brand protection strategist and IP litigator with over 15 years in the IP industry. Christoffer assists our clients with clearing and securing trademarks in Norway, EU and internationally, and manages global trademark portfolios on all levels of enforcement and litigation within trademark, patent, design, copyright, marketing law.

Christoffer is also dedicated to combating the piracy and counterfeit industry - evidenced by his role as member of the INTA Anti-counterfeiting Committee and serving as chairman of the NACG (Norwegian Anti-Counterfeiting Group).

Christoffer speaks: Norwegian, Danish and English

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Whatever the weather, I love being outdoors and can often be found taking in the scenery either on a run or a long walk with my dog, Merlot. To unwind, I enjoy a spot of yoga or meditation as well as writing a daily journal. I also like to try new recipes and discover new restaurants while travelling.

As a Junior IP Counsel, I specialise in intellectual property law, representing local and multinational companies from different sectors in IP litigation and prosecution matters. I also enjoy supporting clients in data protection and privacy issues.

Esra speaks: Turkish and English

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Whatever the weather, I love being outdoors and can often be found taking in the scenery either on a run or a long walk. To unwind, I enjoy a spot of yoga or reading a good book. I also adore exploring new countries and experiences new cultures and cuisines.

As a Junior IP Counsel, I specialise in intellectual property law, representing local and multinational companies from different sectors in IP litigation and prosecution matters. I am also an active member of the INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee and enjoy working with fellow IP professionals in the fight against counterfeits.

Luisa speaks: English and Spanish

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