Alex Montagu

Alex Montagu

Mr. Montagu started his career in 1991 at Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP in New York City.  After S&C, he established MontaguLaw, focusing on intellectual property law, international commercial transactions and new media commercial and corporate law.  His clients range from startup enterprises to Fortune 500 companies and his practice encompasses  a variety of industries such as culinary, financial services, publishing and cosmetics.  Mr. Montagu also serves as General Counsel to a number of companies where he is responsible for advising on all aspects of his clients’ legal affairs including managing litigation, drafting and negotiating agreements and managing the companies’ intellectual property portfolios.

In addition, Mr. Montagu has been an arbitrator on a number of cases before the International Chamber of Commerce.  He is also is a regular speaker at international conferences on a wide variety of intellectual property, business and legal matters.

Mr. Montagu received his J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude.  He also has a B.A. and M.A. in Law from the University of Cambridge where he received Double First Class Honours.

Etienne Dor

Etienne Dor

Mr. Dor handles the firm’s data and technology licensing agreements.  He has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating global license and distribution agreements as well as outsourcing technology and consulting agreements. Mr. Dor is also responsible for managing the firm’s domains portfolio of over 1000 domains.

Paula Upson

Paula Upson

Ms. Upson is the latest attorney to join the firm.  After ten years as an in-house trademark paralegal for a multinational information and publishing firm Ms. Upson made the smooth transition as an attorney and was quickly able to bring her knowledge and expertise to assist with the firm’s rapidly expanding trademark practice. In addition to managing a docket of over 7,000 trademarks registered globally, she frequently advises clients on the feasibility of using and registering trademarks in those core jurisdictions where the firms’ clients do business and has extensive experience working with the USPTO and other similar foreign agencies at each stage of the life of a trademark.

Thomas Walsh

Thomas Walsh

Mr. Walsh’s focus is on intellectual property law, particularly in the area of trademarks.  He regularly counsels clients on a wide variety of intellectual property issues, including national and international trademark filing, enforcement, infringement risk, marketing and advertising strategies. Mr. Walsh manages trademark portfolios for clients in the financial services, cosmetics, culinary and publishing industries. His other trademark-related responsibilities include domestic and international clearance, prosecution, and contract review. Mr. Walsh also has extensive domain name registration and dispute experience and assists with the firm’s general corporate and contract matters for several clients.