Matthias is a partner in Osborne Clarke's global intellectual property practice. He represents and advises international and domestic clients in the field of intellectual property law, with a special focus on trademark, competition, copyright, information technology, licensing and distribution.
Matthias gives strategic advice, provides legal opinions and is an experienced litigator. His work encompasses litigation at all levels of courts, including infringement litigation before the civil courts and invalidity cases before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Union Intellectual Property Office, the German Federal Patent Court, and the European Courts. Besides litigation, he advises clients on intellectual property-related issues, including portfolio concepts and management, distribution systems, licensing and franchising systems, branding and advertising campaigns, the launch of new products, joint ventures and IP-related transactions.
Matthias' international and domestic clients include, inter alia, companies in the industry sectors sports, entertainment, media, fashion, consumer goods, tourism, technology and tech, media and comms. Among his clients are National Football League (NFL), Fitness First, infas, National Hockey League (NHL) and Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten.
Following studies of law at the University of Kiel, Matthias graduated with a doctoral degree in law for his thesis on the international protection of performers. He was working with another leading international lawfirm for 14 years before joining Osborne Clarke as a partner in May 2016.
Matthias is a frequently recommended lawyer for trademark and competition law according to Juve and The Legal 500 (Juve 2014/2015, Juve 2013/14, Juve 2012/13: "creative and assertive, with fighting spirit, very good results"; The Legal 500 EMEA 2014: "technically excellent and assertive", The Legal 500 Germany 2016: "sense of business and creativity").