Florian Schwab focuses on trademark, design, and unfair competition law. He advises trademark clients concerning filing strategy, oversees trademark application procedures, and manages numerous extensive trademark portfolios. He is strongly involved in combating product piracy, specifically in the context of customs seizure, and bringing infringement proceedings in court. Florian Schwab represents trademark owners from a wide range of industries before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, German courts, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, as well as before the European courts.
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Florian Schwab studied law at the University of Vienna, the University of Passau, the University of Tours (licence en droit international public), and the University of Munich. He obtained the degree of Masters of Laws in European law at the University of Durham (Great Britain) and wrote his doctoral thesis on EU law analyzing European Court of Justice case law on the principle of proportionality. Since 1998, he has practiced in the field of intellectual property rights, and has worked for BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT since 2001.
He is a German delegate of the European Communities Trade Mark Association’s (ECTA) “Anti Counterfeiting Committee” as well as “WIPO-link-Committee”. He has been a regular contributor to the World Trademark Review and World Trademark Review Daily journals for many years as well as to German law journals. The 2016 edition of WTR1000 mentions Florian Schwab as one of the most important trademark attorneys in Germany.
Best Lawyers International noted Florian Schwab as a recommended lawyer in the area of intellectual property, trademark, patent, and unfair competition law. Florian Schwab is co-author of Götting/Nordemann: Commentary on German Act against Unfair Competition (UWG-Handkommentar, Nomos-Verlag), as well as of the “Anti-Counterfeiting Measures” chapter in the Achenbach/Ransiek Manual on Business Criminal Law (Handbuch Wirtschaftsstrafrecht, C.F. MüllerVerlag).
Florian Schwab is member of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA), the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI), the International Trademark Association (INTA), the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the International Association of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the Association des Praticiens du droit des marques et des modèles (APRAM), and the European Practitioners in Intellectual Property (UNION).