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Dr Michael Fammler

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Baker McKenzie's Europe Intellectual Property Practice Group




Dr. Michael Fammler is a partner in the Firm's Europe Intellectual Property Practice Group. The JUVE Handbook of Law Firms, as well as Chambers, Legal 500 and other rankings, lists Dr. Fammler as one of the leading trademark lawyers in Germany. He is a visiting lecturer for trademark law at the University of Constance, Germany. 


  • English
  • German


  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property & Copyright (GRUR) - Member
  • International Trademark Association (INTA) - Member


  • Southern Methodist University (LL.M.) (1990)
  • Universitaet Konstanz (Dr. jur.) (1989)
  • Universitaet Konstanz (Referendar Exam) (1984)

Germany: Intellectual property

Trade marks and unfair competition

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Michael Fammler - Baker McKenzie

Within: Trade marks and unfair competition

Baker McKenzie was able to gain various new mandates in the trade mark area, particularly with regards to portfolio management. Recent prosecution highlights of the practice led by Michael Fammler and Rembert Niebel include the representation of Hasbro for the trade mark MONOPOLY in opposition proceedings at the European Union Intellectual Property Office against the trade mark FAIRNOPOLY and sports shoes manufacturer K-Swiss in high-profile cancellation proceedings against a German figurative mark allegedly registered in bad faith, which shows five parallel stripes on a sports shoe. At the level of strategic advice the team advised several clients in the context of rebrandings and international positionings. Another client was Calvin Klein regarding a new enforcement programme for the combatting of the online distribution of counterfeit products. Also noteworthy is a matter in the technology sector regarding the protection of trade and business secrets. Benjamin Koch left for Lubberger Lehment.

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