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Andreas Jacob

Attorney-at-Law (Germany)
Attorney specialized in Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition Law
Master of Laws (Intellectual Property Law)

+49 89 69 39 21-0jacob@pruefer.eu

Professional career

BIOGRAPHY:
Andreas Jacob has been a managing partner at Prüfer & Partner since 2015 (JUVE: Munich: IP-Kanzlei Prüfer & Partner extends litigation department) and has been working there since his admittance to the bar. He is a specialist in intellectual property law and is qualified as Master of Laws (LL.M.).
Andreas Jacob studied intellectual property rights protection at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf and the law faculty at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg. He completed his legal traineeship at the Heidelberg court.

LANGUAGES:
German, English

Specialist areas of activity

ACTIVITIES:

  • Patent disputes, opposition proceedings, nullity actions
  • Employee invention law
  • Registration and enforcement of trademarks and designs
  • Support of M&A processes in the areas of IP due diligence,
  • Purchase agreement negotiation, post-merger integration with respect to IP
  • IP contracts and their antitrust aspects
  • Border seizure procedures

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • strategic consulting in the IP area
  • litigation in the field of intellectual property rights, in particular
    • patent litigation, nullity actions
    • trademark infringement disputes
    • coordination of disputes in several states

Publications and memberships

Publications

“Produktneuheiten im Visier”, Andreas Jacob, MECHATRONIK, Volume 3-4 2014, p. 36-37

“National characteristics of the German system”, Andreas Jacob, The Trademark Lawyer Magazine, October/November 2013, p. 33 35

“Der steinige Weg des Europäischen Patents zum harmonisierten Einheitstitel”, Jürgen Feldmeier/Andreas Jacob, JUVE Handbook 2011/2012, p. 244-245

Memberships

INTA – International Trademark Association
GRUR – German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright
DAV – German Bar Association, MAV – Munich Bar Association
AGEM – Workgroup Intellectual Property & Media in the German Bar Association
Chamber of Attorneys-at-Law Munich

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Markus Adamczyk

Dipl.-Inf.,
European and German Patent Attorney,
European Trademark and Design Attorney
Patent Attorney/Attorney-at-law

+49 89 69 39 21-0adamczyk@pruefer.eu

Professional career

BIOGRAPHY:
Markus Adamczyk has been a partner at Prüfer & Partner since 2009 and has been working there as a legal and patent attorney.
Prior to that, he worked for Mannesmann Pilotentwicklung/Vodafone Group R&D.
After studying law at the LMU Munich, he passed his legal internship at the Bavarian Higher Regional Court. In addition, he completed a computer science course with a minor in mechanical engineering.

LANGUAGES:
German (mother tongue), English, French (basic knowledge)

Specialist areas of activity

ACTIVITIES:

  • Patent infringement proceedings before regional court of Mannheim, Higher Regional Court Karlsruhe, Regional Court/Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf, Regional Court Munich I, Higher Regional Court Munich
  • Nullity proceedings and cancellation proceedings before the German Patent Office (DPMA), the German Federal Patent Court (BPatG), and the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH)
  • Filing, opposition and appeal proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office.
  • Infringement reports

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • computer-implemented inventions (software development, data bases, data network technology, cryptography and security systems, audio and video coding, search engines, user interfaces)
  • automotive technology (air-conditioning/compressors, exhaust systems, engine and system control, brake systems, airbags, chassis, sensors)
  • measurement and process technology (weighing systems, bulk transport, packaging)
  • mechatronics, precision engineering (print systems)
  • mechanical engineering (machine tool control, manipulator management, cable/tube layout)

Publications and memberships

Publications

No publications

Memberships

epi – European Patent Institute
Chamber of Patent Attorneys

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Agnieszka Furmanczuk

Attorney-at-Law (Germany)
Attorney specialized in Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition Law
Master of Laws (Intellectual Property Law)

+49 89 69 39 21-0furmanczuk@pruefer.eu

Professional career

BIOGRAPHY:
Agnieszka Furmanczuk has been working at Prüfer & Partner since her admittance to the bar in June 2017. She studied law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and intellectual property law at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf. Agnieszka Furmanczuk completed her legal traineeship at the Regional Court (Landgericht) Munich I.

LANGUAGES:
German, English, Polish

Specialist areas of activity

ACTIVITIES:

  • Filing and enforcement of trademarks
  • Strategic advice on the development and structuring of Trademark Portfolios on a national and international level
  • Coordination of international anti-counterfeiting measures
  • Advice in the field of competition law (UWG)
  • IP contracts, such as license agreements, assignments and coexistence agreements

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Trademark law
  • Employee Invention law

Publications and memberships

Publications and memberships

No publications

Memberships

Munich Bar Association

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Christoph Jaeckel

Attorney-at-Law
(Cooperation Partner)

+49 89 69 39 21-0jaeckel@pruefer.eu

Professional career path

BIOGRAPHY:
Christoph Jaeckel has been working as a freelance lawyer since March 2021 and supports Prüfer & Partner as a cooperation partner, in particular for intellectual property rights related to China . Before that, he first worked for a law firm specialized in trademark law in Berlin and later worked for six years in the area of trademark law and patent law in Shanghai, China. He studied law at the Free University of Berlin and completed his legal traineeship at Kammergericht Berlin.

LANGUAGES:
German, English, Chinese

Specialst areas of activity

ACTIVITIES:

  • Filing and enforcement of trademarks
  • Advising on IP strategy (filing and enforcement) in China
  • Managing the enforcement of IP cases for German clients in China
  • Advising Chinese companies on all IP matters when entering the German market and when it comes to enforcing their IP in Germany.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Trademark law
  • Patent law

Publications and memberships

Publications and memberships

“Modeschutz – Gewerbliche Schutzrechte für Modeneuheiten und Modeunternehmen” Christoph Jaeckel, presentation, 13 October 2010, Hamburg,

“Strategie-Frage, Schutz des Designs vor Nachahmungen”, Christoph Jaeckel, China Contact 2009, p. 43-44,

“Rechtsschutz gegen unberechtigte Schutzrechtsverwarnungen”, Christoph Jaeckel (co-author), MarkenR 2008, p. 365-378,

“Die bösgläubige Markenanmeldung”, Christoph Jaeckel (co-author), MarkenR 2008, p. 296-309.

“Schutz geistigen Eigentums, geheim halten oder aktiv patentieren?” Christoph Jaeckel, ChinaContact 09/10 2019 S. 22-23

“Schneller Schutz mit Gebrauchsmustern” Christoph Jaeckel ChinaContact 11/12 2019 S. 44-46

Memberships

DAV – German Bar Association
DCJV – German Chinese Lawyers Association
ECTA – European Communities Trade Mark Association
GRUR – German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
Chamber of Attorneys-at-Law Munich

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Stephanie Pfaller

Attorney-at-Law (Germany), Business Mediator

+49 89 69 39 21-0pfaller@pruefer.eu

Professional career

BIOGRAPHY:
Stephanie Pfaller has been working at Prüfer & Partner since her admittance to the bar in September 2021. She studied law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Stephanie Pfaller completed her legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court (OLG) Munich.

LANGUAGES:
German, English, French (basic knowledge)

Specialist areas of activity

ACTIVITIES:

  • Filing and enforcement of trademarks
  • Implementation of application strategies in trademark matters
  • Litigation support (Trademarks / Patents / competition law (UWG))

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Trademark law
  • Competition law (UWG)

Publications and memberships

Publications

No publications

Memberships

Chamber of Attorneys-at-Law Munich JurAlumni – Association of Alumni and Friends of the Legal Faculty of the LMU Munich

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Marion Ziliox

Professional career

BIOGRAPHY:
Marion Ziliox has been an attorney at Prüfer & Partner since 2011. Before that, she practised the profession at Bardehle Pagenberg in Munich and in a medium-sized patent law firm.
She studied law at the university of Freiburg i. Brsg.

LANGUAGES:
German, French (second mother tongue), English, Spanish, good understanding of Italian (oral and written)

Specialist areas of activity

ACTIVITIES:

  • Advice and representation in patent litigation in a wide variety of technical areas
  • Advice in regard to and drafting of agreements concerning IP-relevant matters and copyright law, in particular research and development agreements, licensing agreements, purchase agreements
  • Industry-specific experience: mechanical engineering, automotive, medical engineering, construction, rail vehicles, waste water technology, measurement technology, chemistry, pharmaceutical, entertainment electronics, software, sporting goods, fashion, furniture, luxury articles, wine

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • patent and trademark law
  • IP contracts
  • regularly IP-relevant antitrust and competition law
  • copyright, design and employee invention law

Publications and memberships

Publications

No publications

Memberships

No memberships

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