Director Southeast Asia,
Dan is the Director Southeast Asia and Senior Trademark Attorney at Schmitt & Orlov Intellectual Property. Schmitt & Orlov provides trademark, copyright and other intellectual property services across the Mekong Region and Southeast Asia.
Dan’s practice focuses on representing major brand owners on trademark prosecution, trademark portfolio management, and trademark and copyright enforcement across the Mekong Region and Southeast Asia.
Dan practiced trademark law for more that 20 years in-house, first as Senior Trademark Counsel for SONY Corporation and then as International Trademark Counsel for The COCA-COLA Company. Also, Dan was the Head of the Intellectual Property Practice at Siam Premier International, one of Thailand’s leading law firms, and Dan was a Principal at Spruson & Ferguson.
Dan has been consistently recognized by many IP rating entities as a preeminent trademark lawyer in the Mekong Region and Southeast Asia. For many years, Dan has been rated by World Trademark Review as Gold Band for Trademark Prosecution and Strategy. In the 2019, World Trademark Review said “An IP attorney revered the world over for his knowledge of Thai IP law and his in-house experience at The Coca-Cola Company.”Contact me