Johannes Fuhrmann

Partner at BomhardIP

Johannes Fuhrmann is a partner at BomhardIP and draws on years of experience developing, managing and enforcing global trademark and design portfolios.  

Having been based in Alicante (Spain) since 2011, Mr Fuhrmann has extensive experience in handling all types of proceedings before the EUIPO, to which he can add the experience of handling over a dozen trademark and design proceedings before the General Court and the European Court of Justice.

Mr Fuhrmann’ specialties are advising BomhardIP’s international clients in complicated and complex multi-jurisdictional matters, as well as handling the registration and enforcement of non-traditional marks and of famous marks. He also has extensive experience in relation to trademark portfolio management, searching, filing and prosecuting trademarks throughout Europe and worldwide.

In 2018 Mr Fuhrmann was recognised by Managing Intellectual Property as a Rising Star in the magazine’s first official Rising Stars publication. In 2020 he was listed by the WTR 1000 as a Recommended Individual (“He demonstrates mastery when it comes to the enforcement of non-traditional trademarks and manages large portfolios across borders with finesse”).

Mr Fuhrmann is an active member of various user associations. He is currently a member of INTA’s Trademark Offices and Practices Committee and co-vice chair of MARQUES’s European Trademark Law and Practice Team. He is a regular conference chair and speaker on IP issues, as well as a frequent writer on EU trademark law developments, including as a contributor to the Beck online commentary (in German) on EU and German trademark law.

Mr Fuhrmann holds a PhD from the University of Cologne, as well as an LLM (adv) in public international law from Leiden University (The Netherlands). In the summer of 2013, he gained in-house experience during his secondment at one of Europe’s largest telecommunication providers.

In addition to his native German, Mr Fuhrmann speaks English and Spanish, and has some knowledge of French and Italian, thus covering all the working languages of the EUIPO.

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • PTMG

Sample client list

  • Bayer
  • Beiersdorf
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • LEGO
  • Pfizer
  • Siemens

Firm details

C/ Bilbao 1 5º
Alicante 03001

Contact details

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