Overview

Markus is an expert in the protection of intellectual property, in particular trade mark, competition and design law and has an excellent reputation in the media and sports sectors. 

Markus is a partner based in Munich and a member of our Intellectual Property and Media, Entertainment and Sports groups.

He specialises in intellectual property, in particular, in trademark, competition and design law, as well as copyright and domain name law, with a focus on strategic advice, litigation and contract law (particularly licence agreements). His work further includes the international coordination of proceedings and projects (e.g. in advertising issues) for national and international companies of different sizes and from various industries, not least the field of technology. 

In addition, Markus comprehensively works in the fields of sports and media law, particularly on TV rights agreements, advertisement, sponsoring and licence agreements. 

Markus was admitted to the Munich bar in 2000. He is a member of the German Intellectual Property Rights Association (GRUR), of MARQUES and of the International Sports Lawyers Association (ISLA), amongst others. He is also an appointed arbitrator of the German Court of Arbitration of Sports (DIS). 

Markus regularly gives talks and publishes texts, particularly on topics regarding the protection of industrial property.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. “highlighted by respondents for advising on licensing and sponsorship agreements”

    Whos Who Legal Germany 2017
  2. “Frequently recommended” for Trademarks and Unfair Competition;
    "very pragmatic and result-oriented, with the right perspective", "excellent negotiator" (competitor)

    JUVE Handbook 2016/2017
  3. Leading individual for TMT: Media; “earns his reputation in media from work on TV rights, sponsoring and licensing agreements. He has expert knowledge of the sports sector.”

    Chambers Europe 2016