I work as a partner in our Munich office where I'm a member of our Intellectual Property and Media, Entertainment and Sports Groups.

Specialising in IP, in particular trade mark, competition and design law, as well as copyright and domain name law, I focus on litigation, strategic advice and contractual work (in particular licence agreements). My work also features the international coordination of proceedings and projects – such as advertising, but also large IP transaction projects – for national and multinational brands from a variety of industries including technology.

I also work in sports and media law, particularly in TV rights agreements, advertising, sponsorship and licence agreements.

I was admitted to the Munich bar in 2000 and I was a founding member of the Munich Bird & Bird office in 2003. Today, I speak and write regularly on the protection of industrial property.

I am a member of the German Intellectual Property Rights Association (GRUR), of MARQUES and of the International Sports Lawyers Association (ISLA). I'm also an arbitrator at the German Court of Arbitration of Sport (DIS).

Education
  • Legal studies at Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn and Université de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Doctoral thesis in Bonn on the topic: „Die rechtliche Stellung des Sportlers bei der Vermarktung" ('the athlete's legal status in the Marketing')
  • Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court Cologne and in Melbourne, Australia
Admissions
  • Admitted to the bar in 2000