As Counsel in our intellectual property team in Hamburg, my practice focuses on trade mark, design, unfair competition and copyright advice and litigation.

I am a seasoned specialist in intellectual property law and a Certified IP Lawyer ("Fachanwältin für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz"). After several years in the Düsseldorf office, I relocated to our Hamburg office in 2016.

Acting for trade mark owners and branding agencies, I have gained experience in developing international trade mark strategies, conducting trade mark clearances and defending trade mark rights before trade mark offices and courts.

  • Secondment to a client's IP legal department, where I gained in-house experience as well as insights into the business of a retailer in the fashion sector.
  • Representing the German fashion retailer Anson's and the cycling apparel specialist ASSOS in a complex, multi-national conflict with the British fashion company ASOS, resulting in a global settlement.
  • Advising a consumer product company with regard to the acquisition of an international IP-portfolio.
Education
  • Legal studies at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University in Münster
  • Foreign law program in US-American law
  • A doctorate with distinction with a thesis on a foreign trade law topic: 'The Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) of the European Community'
  • Research assistant at the Institute for Tax Law and as a student at the Chair for International / Transnational Law during the studies
  • Legal clerkship at the corporate / M&A-department of an international law firm in Düsseldorf and the German Consulate General in New York
Admissions
  • Admitted to the German Bar in 2009