Jana Bogatz has experience in multi-jurisdictional trademark and design enforcement and also as an in-house lawyer in various companies.
Jana is a member of our IP practice group based in our Munich office. She advises national and international clients in all non-technical fields of intellectual property law (contentious and non-contentious matters). Her focus is on national and international trademark, design, copyright and unfair competition law.
Jana’s legal advisory work includes in particular the development of global trademark and design filing strategies (esp. also colour and position marks), the optimization of trademark and design portfolios, the enforcement of trademarks, designs and domains against infringements and dilution by third parties through court actions, as well as negotiation and conclusion of IP related agreements (e.g. assignment, delimitation and license agreements). She represent clients in proceedings before the German Patent and Trademarks office, the Federal German Patent Court, all German civil courts, the EUIPO and the European Courts in Luxemburg (GC and CJEU).
Jana was admitted to the bar in 2007 and is a certified expert for IP law ("Fachanwältin für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz") since 2014. Before joining us in September 2012, Jana worked for a renowned IP boutique law firm in Cologne. She also worked as an Examiner at the European Trademark and Designs Office (EUIPO) in Alicante, Spain and as an in-house lawyer for an international retail company in Düsseldorf.
Further, through two client secondments to a leading company from the luxury industry in Geneva, Jana has acquired valuable insight into the role of legal advice in business decision-making.
During her legal traineeship and in her studies of law at the Universities of Leipzig and Rome, Jana focused on Private International law and Intellectual Property law. She wrote her Master thesis (LL.M. Eur.) on the "Protection of non-registered trademarks in Germany and Italy".
Jana is member of the German Intellectual Property Rights Association (GRUR), of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA) and of the German-Italian Lawyers’ Association. She is active in the EUIPO Subcommittee of INTA’s Trademark Office Practices Committee and involved in a number of opinions of INTA towards the EUIPO. Further, Jana also regularly publishes articles on IP related topics, in particular in the legal journal "GrurPrax" and in the firm’s bulletins "BrandWrites" and "DesignWrites".
Jana speaks German, English, Italian and Spanish.