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Franz Gernhardt, LL.M.

Senior Counsel
Germany

About Me

As a Senior Counsel in our international IP Practice Group in Munich, I offer a broad expertise in trade mark, design, copyright and unfair competition law as well as in general litigation matters.

Specialising in all aspects of IP law, from unfair competition to copyright, I also advise our clients in sports and media law, drawing on my vast experience in litigation and dispute resolution.

I am member of the German Intellectual Property Association (GRUR) and chair the Copyright Team at MARQUES.
Experience
  • I have represented clients from a wide range of different sectors, amongst them automotive, telecommunications and media, in a variety of contentious matters before all relevant German Courts as well as before the EUIPO and the German Federal Patent Court. My experiences also extends to the representation of clients in licensing issues and other contractual disputes.
Education

Studied

  • Studies of law at the University of Munich (First State Examination 1999) and the State of Bavaria (Second State Examination 2001)
  • Master of Law degree at Fordham Law School in New York with a focus on IP and International Trade Law

Admissions

  • Admitted to the German Bar as Rechtsanwalt and the US Bar (State of New York) as attorney-at-law
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