Fesenmair-Dr Joseph

Dr. Joseph Fesenmair

Partner Germany


Joseph has an outstanding reputation as an expert in trademark, design, copyright and unfair competition law and is a renowned legal expert in the sports and sponsorship sector.

Joseph is a partner who specialises in intellectual property, media and sports law. He is based in our Munich office, where he acts as co-head of our International Sports Sector Group.

His expertise covers the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters relating to trademark, design rights, media and sports law. His extensive forensic work includes national and multi-jurisdictional IP litigation cases, including those related to the infringement of community trade marks and community design rights. Joseph provides strategic advice to prestigious German and international businesses, especially concerning the development and optimisation of registration and protection strategies for national and international trade mark portfolios.

In addition, Joseph advises on all areas of sports and media law. His work includes issues concerning sponsorship and the drafting of contracts, representing both sponsors and the recipients of sponsorships.

Joseph is a member of the German Intellectual Property Rights Association (GRUR), the International Trade Mark association (INTA) and the German Association for Sports Law. He has also been appointed as arbitrator of the German Court of Arbitration for Sports (DIS). He also lectures at the Munich Business School in media and sports law.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. The “very experienced and client-oriented” Joseph Fesenmair specialises in trade mark, unfair competition and design law, and often represents domestic and international companies in infringement cases

    Chambers Europe 2018
  2. "Responsive, practical, efficient and business minded”, Joseph Fesenmair is a proficient portfolio manager. He works hand in hand with clients to come up with failsafe registration strategies"

    WTR 1000 2018
  3. "Experienced and strategic lawyer" Joseph Fesenmair is praised by clients for his "great commitment."

    Chambers Europe 2017