Interviews and Profiles

‘It is key that the legal function is an enabler rather than an inhibitor of ideas’: luxury executive Daniel Feith

Oracle Solicitors’ Tim Fongern talks with REAWAKE co-CEO Daniel Feith about the company’s move into second-hand luxury, sustainability concerns, the challenges of counterfeiting and plans for growth

The swift rise of a ‘wonderful role model’ to the UK Supreme Court

Dame Ingrid Simler has impeccable diversity credentials, writes Ben Rigby

Counterfeiting linked to abuse of people and economy

Eve Alexander, head of intelligence analysis at the UK’s Intellectual Property Office, examines the sweeping changes in the counterfeiting landscape over the last decade

'You can be an effective litigator in multiple different ways’: Allen & Overy’s Lisa Nguyen

West Coast IP partner on how clients increasingly recognise the value of looking more broadly for talent

IP offices can’t take their business for granted in a changing world, says INTA’s CEO

Etienne Sanz De Acedo discusses the future of IP offices, the damage wreaked by counterfeiting and piracy and how IP is not just for the big corporations

‘The art of the possible’ – Eversheds’ international CEO on its eye-catching KWM China alliance

Lee Ranson sets out the thinking behind his firm’s cooperation agreement with KWM’s China arm

‘Shoes like ours have never been made before’: luxury shoe entrepreneur Taro Ishida on his journey into the global marketplace

Company founder Taro Ishida talks about his obsession with brand building and delivering the best to the luxury market

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Blockchain is becoming more important for luxury businesses: Fabrizio Jacobacci on the issues impacting the luxury sector

Luxury Law guide co-editor Fabrizio Jacobacci discusses the latest commercial, regulatory and IP trends that luxury businesses are focusing on

'It just felt like it was a tactic to kick the can': The Outsiders Perspective founder Jamie Gill on the diversity challenges impacting the luxury industry

The chair of Luxury Law Summit London on his drive to make the 'highly networked' luxury sector more open to talented people from diverse backgrounds

'It can’t just be a slogan' - Allen & Overy's Elizabeth Holland on advancing women in IP

Clients and law firms have been successfully collaborating to boost the the number of senior women IP lawyers, A&O's US head of life sciences tells Maura O’Malley

Greenwashing risk is only going to increase: Debevoise & Plimpton's Ulysses Smith on the challenges of new ESG rules

ESG guide editor Ulysses Smith discusses the evolving ESG landscape and what that means for clients

'Trusts are very much under attack right now': Katten partner Joshua Rubenstein on the challenges impacting the private client market

Private Client guide editor Joshua Rubenstein discusses the tax and regulatory issues that are impacting high net worth individuals

Milton Pedraza: 'Top tier luxury brands and celebrities will create their own digital platforms and control their destinies directly.'

Luxury Institute's CEO talks about a range of issues affecting the luxury sector, including the dangers of ChatGPT and social media platforms

UK IPO's Adam Williams on how the office is delivering its transformative plans

The new CEO of the UK Intellectual Property Office talks to GLP about the power of AI and the office's transformative plans to digitalise and streamline its rights’ services

‘Live sales are creating a bit of havoc’: Lipkus Law co-founder on the trends impacting the anti-counterfeiting world

Anti-counterfeiting guide editor Lorne Lipkus discusses the challenges practitioners face this year, as well as some of the market’s recent enforcement successes

Georgina McManus: 'Part of my job is to liaise with creative people and help bring fantasy to reality'

Manolo Blahnik's CLO on the business of luxury, professional juggling, pinch-me moments, joining the C-suite, professional growth and the value of making mistakes

Thom Browne trial win shows why luxury brands should understand the scope of trademark protection

Thom Browne trial counsel Robert Maldonado discusses how the luxury brand prevailed in Adidas's $8m infringement case

Barbara Kolsun: 'I have worked with some of the best in the world of luxury. What more could I ask for?'

Legendary law professor and legal counsel on positive industry trends, concerning issues, advice and her career.