Christian Czychowski focuses on information technology, patent, licensing, contract, copyright, and trademark law. His clients include worldwide technology companies, software companies, and leading industry associations. Furthermore, he represents small and medium-sized businesses, public authorities, and internationally leading orchestras, musicians, and artists.
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Besides law, Christian Czychowski studied musicology at the University of Bonn. He subsequently obtained his doctorate in the field of copyright contract law at the Humboldt University of Berlin. From 1990 to 1992, he was managing director of the Klassische Philharmonie Düsseldorf. Alongside other activities for media companies, after his studies he worked for McKinsey & Co. Inc. as a summer associate dealing with the media industry.
Christian Czychowski was a visiting lecturer at the Hasso-Plattner Institute for System Technology for many years. He has taught intellectual property law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Potsdam since 2006, and continues to teach in his capacity as honorary professor since 2014. He also gives regular lectures for the Deutsche Anwaltakademie as well as for the European Patent Office. Starting in autumn 2016, Christian Czychowski will be holding, together with attorney-at-law Dr. Anselm Brandi-Dohrn, one of the first online tutorials on IT law within a Massive Open Online Course of the Hasso-Plattner-Institute.
The JUVE Handbook 2015/2016 recommends him in several categories (trademark and competition law, copyright law). Best Lawyers 2015 also includes him in a select list of IP specialists. Legal 500 Deutschland 2015/2016 stresses in particular his expertise in art and online issues.
Christian Czychowski is a member of the expert committee for copyright and publishing rights of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), and a member of the expert attorney committee on IT law of the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers. He is also a member of Licensing Executives Society (LES), the German Attorney Association, the German Association of Law and Informatics (DGRI), and the Open Innovation Platform "Innovationskraftwerk".