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Michael Best studied law in Mainz, Germany and Dijon, France. He first became involved in intellectual property as a scientific assistant at the University of Mainz in 1987. He then worked at a large German auditing firm for two years before becoming in-house counsel in the trademark department of the chemical and pharmaceutical company Hoechst AG in 1992. Dr Best is a founding partner of BEST Rechtsanwälte (1998) and has worked as counsel to clients worldwide on all aspects of trademark, unfair competition, copyright and domain matters for more than 20 years. He is a member of the International Trademark Association and its design rights subcommittee, the European Communities Trademark Association, the Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group, GRUR (the German IP association) and other IP and legal associations.
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