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Kimiya Shams is an attorney with several years of work experience in international intellectual property law and corporate transactions. Having previously practiced at international law firms and companies in Sweden, France and the U.S., she is currently working as a legal counsel at a leading audio technology company based in Paris.
Originally from Sweden, Kimiya earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Stockholm University and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Stanford Law School where she specialized in Law, Science and Technology. She has also been enrolled at Harvard University and Oxford University where she has specialized in intellectual property law and economics. Kimiya has wide experience in advising on intellectual property matters and corporate transactions, having counseled leading international companies, including legacy and new businesses as well as acquired public companies and start-ups, on intellectual property strategy and technology transactions.
Interested in the intersection of law, technology, fashion and business, Kimiya has in parallel to her academic and professional life worked as a writer reporting on the challenges of protecting intellectual property rights in the digital age. She has published numerous articles related to intellectual property law in various leading international magazines, among them Forbes Magazine, The Independent, The Business of Fashion etc. She is also the founder of Young Intellectual Property Practitioners (YIPP), an informal group that endeavors to bring together young intellectual property practitioners and to promote a global exchange on the development and administration of intellectual property regulation.