Simone Schäfer

Partner at Vossius & Partner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte mbB

Simone Schäfer is a partner of the trademark and design department of Vossius & Partner, with 20 years’ experience in this field.

Ms Schäfer’s practice focuses on the prosecution and enforcement of trademarks and designs with a strong emphasis on the monetisation of IP rights – in particular, licence agreements, design development and IP purchase contracts. She frequently develops complex custom-tailored IP landscapes and provides her clients with competitive analysis.

Ms Schäfer is responsible for the trademark and design portfolios of leading companies in the sporting and fashion industry and has exceptional experience in the protection of packaging shapes at the interface of trademark and design protection. The Legal 500 Deutschland 2016 mentions her in this context for representing a renowned German sportswear company in a trademark dispute with a competitor. She also represents major clients in the field of micro-electronics and medical technology.

Ms Schäfer has extensive experience in the development of international IP portfolios and is in particular familiar with the prosecution and enforcement particularities of the Chinese trademark system.

She studied law in Germany and Belgium, where she specialised in international legal relations and EU law. Before joining Vossius & Partner, she worked for Herzfeld & Rubin in New York and in the International Trademark Department of L’Oréal in Paris.

Ms Schäfer is the author of the practitioner’s handbooks on German, EU and international trademark and design law, Formularkommentar Markenrecht and Formularkommentar Designrecht (Wolters Kluwer). She frequently lectures on trademark and design law. She received the Lawyer Monthly – Women in Law 2017 Award. She is also recommended as a leading trademark lawyer by Best Lawyers 2019, the Women in Law Expert Guide 2019 and the Trade Mark Expert Guides 2016, and has been listed in Who’s Who Legal Trademarks since 2015.

Due to its strong market presence, Vossius & Partner was awarded the title Germany Trademark Firm of the Year 2019 by Managing Intellectual Property.

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • ECTA
  • GRUR

Firm details

Vossius & Partner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte mbB
Siebertstrasse 3
Munich 81675
Germany

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