Name: Thomas Reimann
Law firm: Hoyng Rokh Monegier
Thomas Reimann has worked as an attorney
since 1973 and can draw on more than 40
years of experience in intellectual property. He advises and
acts on behalf of clients on all IP matters. He focuses on patent
litigation in all technical fields, acts on behalf of his clients before
national German courts, and plans and coordinates multinational
litigation cases. In addition, he takes part in opposition and nullity
proceedings at a national level and before the European Patent
Name: Christian Röhl
Law firm: Röhl · Dehm & Partner
Position: Partner, head of Munich
As the head of his law firm’s Munich office, Christian Röhl carries
a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. After passing the Bar exam
in 2015, Röhl became a certified IP lawyer five years later in 2010.
One year later, he received his master of laws in IP and media.
His industry specialities include automotive, apparel, mechanical
engineering, retail and consumer goods, sport, transport and
logistics, and entertainment.
Name: Sabine Rojahn
Law firm: Taylor Wessing
Sabine Rojahn is a partner at Taylor Wessing
and has been working in intellectual property
law for more than 30 years, acting in many cases in Germany.
Rojahn established the firm’s IP group. She is fluent in German
and English. She has often represented clients in the IT and
pharmaceutical industries and is part of the firm’s China group.
Name: Peter Ruess
Law firm: Arnold Ruess
Peter Ruess is one of Arnold Ruess’s founding
partners. He works in trademark and unfair
competition law. His notable cases include advising a Fortune
500 food manufacturer on product launches and strategic IP
issues, and handling successful litigation over advertising issues
affecting a tobacco business. Ruess is fluent in French and
English, and his doctoral thesis was in unfair competition law.
His law and business studies took place in Germany, Vienna, and
Name: Thomas Sambuc
Law firm: Lichtenstein, Körner & Partners
Position: Trademark attorney
Thomas Sambuc was admitted to the Bar in 1980 and completed
his studies at universities in Berlin, Tübingen and Yale. He
focuses his practice on unfair competition, trademark, design
and copyright law and has represented clients in a wide range
of industries. Sambuc is an honorary professor at the University
of Tübingen, and a member of ECTA. He is a board member for
trademark and unfair competition law at the German Association
for the Protection of Intellectual Property.
Name: Karin Sandberg
Law firm: Harmsen Utescher
Karin Sandberg was admitted to practise law in 1998 and has
experience in all areas of intellectual property law. She has
represented clients in the sports, food, beverage, clothing, luxury
brand, and creative and design industries. Her notable cases
include successfully representing Formula One in the F1 Live
case before the Court of Justice of the European Union in 2012
and the General Court in 2014.
Name: Oliver Scherenberg
Law firm: Scherenberg Legal
Oliver Scherenberg founded Scherenberg
Legal & Licensing in 2017. His key competencies are in the
field of monetisation of IP assets, mostly through licensing and
transactions in matters of patent, trademark and entertainment
law. He further advises on press law, reputation management and
crisis communication. Scherenberg serves as external general
counsel for patent monetisation company Sisvel.
Name: Christian Schmidt
Law firm: Manitz, Finsterwald & Partner
Position: Patent attorney
Christian Schmidt has worked in intellectual
property law since 1990 and was admitted to
practise as a German patent attorney in 1993 and as a European
patent attorney in 1994. He joined Manitz Finsterwald in 1996.
Schmidt studied technical physics at the Technical University of
Munich with a particular emphasis on sensor and laser technology.
His dissertation was on the development of a piezoelectric energy
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