Dan Greif is a Principal of Spruson & Ferguson (Asia). Dan oversees the firm’s Thailand office, which provides patent and trade mark attorney services, as well as other intellectual property services in Thailand and the Mekong region.
Dan specialises in trade mark law, representing a wide variety of major global brand owners and SMEs in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters in Thailand, the Mekong Region, ASEAN and the Asia Pacific. Dan has a particular speciality in strategic brand portfolio management and has consistently been rated by World Trademark Review, Asia IP and other leading trade mark rating entities as one of the foremost trademark lawyers in the Asia Pacific.
Dan was Trademark Counsel for The Coca-Cola Company for seventeen years and before that he was Senior Trademark Counsel for Sony Corporation. Most recently, Dan was Head of the Intellectual Property Practice at Siam Premier International, one of Thailand’s leading law firms.
Dan provides strategic and tactical advice (eg. searches, clearance, applications, IP enhancement strategies and IP enforcement strategies) related to trade marks, trade dress, designs, copyrights, domain names and other trade indicia for high-profile multi-country marketing campaigns. Dan has worked on numerous trade mark acquisitions and other trade mark related and IP business transactions.
Bachelor of Arts – Tulane University
Juris Doctor – University of South Carolina
American Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar
South Carolina Bar
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
South Carolina Supreme Court
International Trademark Association (INTA)
- Asia Pacific Global Advisory Council to INTA CEO (2014 – 2016)
- Chairman Non-Traditional Trademarks East Asia Sub-Committee (2014 – 2015)
- Non-Traditional Trademarks East Asia Sub-Committee (2012 – 2015)
- Enforcement Committee – Task Force Leader : China Opposition Appeals (2016)
- Asia Roundtables Project Team (2010 – 2016)
Asia Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI)
IP Association of Thailand (IPAT)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – Trainer of Trainers Program (2013 – 2014)
ASEAN IP Association
American Chamber of Commerce (Thailand)
Australia Chamber of Commerce (Thailand)
British Chamber of Commerce (Thailand)
Singapore - Thai Chamber of Commerce