Marcus heads the IP group and advises companies on all matters relating to intellectual property law, specialising in the automotive industry (suppliers and parts dealers) and the consumer goods industry. He is also active in product liability law cases and primarily represents insurance companies in this respect.

His clients include leading automotive suppliers, well-known workshop chains, parts wholesalers and their associations, insurance companies and all types of consumer goods manufacturers.

He represents these clients both in court and out of court in relation to all matters of intellectual property law, competition law (UWG) and product liability law. He is a general legal counsel of the Association of German Automotive Parts Dealers (GVA) and in this function represents the legal, competition and political interests of the free service and replacement parts market.

He has particular experience in the area of the interface between intellectual property law and competition law, such as in the case of compulsory licence claims to data and information.

Marcus studied in Cologne at the faculties of law and philosophy. He is a founding Partner of Osborne Clarke’s German office and was previously a partner at a large German law firm.