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    Maria Boicova-Wynants




    Maria is a partner at STARKS. She specialises in the various fields of intellectual property law, such as trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, patents, licensing, as well as in diverse aspects of art law.


    She has started her legal career in Latvia in 2004 and since then has been advising clients in complex intellectual property and art-related matters, dealing with filings, drafting various agreements, handling negotiations, and acting as a mediator in disputes. As an MBA qualified consultant Maria has also been advising clients on IP portfolio management, IP strategy, and its alignment with business goals; efficiently navigating legal complexities while focusing on delivering down-to-earth solutions to clients.


    • Bachelor of Law (University of Latvia)
    • Master of Law (LL.M./MIPLM) in Intellectual Property law and Management (CEIPI, University of Strasbourg) 
    • Master of Business Administration in International Business (Vlerick Business School)
    • Latvian Patent and Trademark Attorney since 2008
    • European Trademark and Design Attorney since 2008
    • European Mediator in civil and commercial cross-border disputes since 2013
    • Neutral (mediator) on the list of the World Intellectual Property Organization
    • Expert in intellectual property and law at WIPO GREEN
    • Mediator and art law expert at the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA)



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