The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Baker McKenzie

Dr Michael Fammler

Tel:
Work +49 69 2 99 08 194
Email:
Baker McKenzie LLP

Work Department

Baker McKenzie's Europe Intellectual Property Practice Group

Position

Partner

Career

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. 

Languages

  • English
  • German

Member

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

Education

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


Germany: Intellectual property

Trade marks and unfair competition

Within: Leading individuals

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.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments by:
Baker McKenzie LLP

  • The New Turkish Code of Obligations: Important Changes for Leases of Residential & Business Premises

    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
    - Esin Attorney Partnership

Legal Developments in Germany

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to