Settlements are yoga for a lawyer.
Year of birth 1976 | Called to the bar 2005 | Associate
Education Düsseldorf University; internship at the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court; law firms and companies in Düsseldorf
My interest in industrial property law was aroused at the very beginning of my legal studies by a lecture by the present Supreme Court judge Prof. Dr. Meier-Beck. I therefore planned my further legal education on that basis, e.g. by means of internships in various in-house legal departments.
My work as a lawyer concentrated from the very beginning on “green field” issues. Over the years, a focus has come about in the field of developing, pursuing and enforcing trade mark and design rights. Here, I attend to clients in the automotive, sanitary installations, pharmaceuticals and fashion industries. A special emphasis here is on combating product piracy.
In addition, I assist in national and international patent infringement cases from all fields of technology. In co-operation with patent attorneys, in-house patent departments and foreign law firms, I handle proceedings before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the Federal Patent Court and the European Patent Office.
Another major focus of my work is advising and representing companies on matters of competition law, which likewise frequently have a complex technical background. In the field of copyright, I provide consultation for clients and represent them especially in enforcing their entitlement to royalties. Here, my work mainly involves negotiating and drafting appropriate licence agreements.