Claire Kowarsky

Director & Co-owner HSS IPM

Professions: Director, Australian Lawyer

Certifications: LL.M., LL.B., B.Bus.

Languages: English, German

Zug, Zug, Switzerland

Claire Kowarsky is a commercially-focused dual-licensed, US and Australian lawyer whose practice is influenced by her background as a marketer. She has extensive experience in domain name disputes as representative in cases involving a wide range of substantive issues. She has extensive experience in domain name disputes as a panelist and representative in cases involving a wide range of substantive issues.

Practice Areas

Intellectual property law, in particular domain names, trademarks, copyright, portfolio management and strategy.
International contracts and general commercial law.
Privacy and data protection (including GDPR).

Professional Experience

Ms Kowarsky concentrates her practice in the areas of intellectual property and general commercial law.

She has had in-house lead responsibility for the IP portfolio of major global brands, as well as extensive private practice experience.

Since 2019 she has been a co-owner and director of Swiss IP consulting firm HSS IPM.

Arbitration Experience

UDRP Panelist with the Czech Arbitration Court since 2021.

Represented clients in disputes related to domain names, including ccTLDs, gTLDs and many new gTLDs before the World Intellectual Property Organization, Czech Arbitration Court, The South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Nominet, Canadian International Internet Dispute Resolution Centre, utilizing the respectively applicable Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy.

Negotiated the acquisition of several high-profile domain names.

Professional and Other Activities

Lawyer – Australian Practicing Certificate – Practitioner Number: P0033739
Texas International Lawyers’ Society (Not-for-profit organization) – Founding Board Member
International Trademark Association (INTA), Member of the Future of IP on the Internet Sub- Committee (2020-2021)
Houston Intellectual Property Association (HIPA) 2021 – present


Risks, rewards and retweets: Social media, marketing and the law
Publication date: Mar 2014
Publication description: Law Institute Journal (cite as March 2014 88 (03) LIJ, p.46)

Social Media and the Law in Australia
Publication date Apr 16, 2012
Publication description: Amex for Business Australia

Academic Qualifications

2021 – Master of Laws, US Law – University of Houston Law Center, GPA 3.792
2009 – Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, The College of Law, Melbourne
2009 – Bachelor of Laws (Hons) – Deakin University, Australia
2000 – Bachelor of Business (Marketing) with Distinction – RMIT University, Australia

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