Sylvie Rehackova

Founder and Editor in Chief

Sylvie is an IP lawyer curretly working at the European Union Intellectual Property Office in Alicante. Before joining EUIPO, she worked as an associate at one of the leading law and patent offices in Prague and after she successfully passed the Bar exam in 2018, she provided legal services as an independent lawyer in the field of intellectual property law and unfair competition with a special focus on fintech companies and start ups.

Sylvie holds a LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from Magister Lvcentinvs - University of  Alicante (Spain) and Master’s Degree in Law from Palacký University in Olomouc (Czech Republic). Simultaneously with law faculty, Sylvie also studied Spanish philology and translation.

Apart from Czech, she is fluent in English and Spanish.

Areas of expertise: Trademarks, Designs, GI´s, Domain Names, Anti-counterfeiting,  Enforcement of IP Rigts, GDPR, IT, FinTech.

Giulio Serafino

Deputy Editor in Chief

Giulio is an IP Advisor currently working at the Community Plant Variety Office. Before joining CPVO, he worked in Italy as a legal researcher at CENSIS (Studies Center for Social Investments) providing legal advice and contributions in the intellectual property field.

Giulio holds a LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from Magister Lvcentinvs - University of Alicante (Spain) and Master’s Degree in Law from “Roma Tre” University in Rome (Italy). Apart from his native language, Italian, he is fluent in English and Spanish.

Areas of expertise: Plant Variety Right, Patents, Trademarks, Copyright, Anti-counterfeiting, Enforcement of IP rights, GDPR, IT law.

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