Florian Schwab focuses on trade mark, design, and unfair competition law. He advises trade mark clients concerning filing strategy, oversees trade mark application procedures, and manages numerous extensive trade mark 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 trade mark 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 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. Florian Schwab is co-author of Götting/Nordemann “Commenting on German Act against Unfair Competition” as well as Achenbach/Ransiek/Rönnau “Manual on Comercial Criminal Law” (Chapter on Combating Product Piracy).
Last year's editions of WTR 1000 ranks him among the important trademark attorneys in Germany, emphasizing, "He knows what the client wants - and provides clear and practical advice" (2020 edition), "as well as building productive filing strategies, Schwab has a nose for hunting down counterfeits." (2021 edition). Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers International has listed Dr. Schwab among "Germany's Best Lawyers" in the field of intellectual property in its annual recommendations since 2013. In the 2021 edition of Who's Who Legal Germany, Florian Schwab is named in the field of trademarks among the nearly 80 leading trademark attorneys in Germany listed there.
He is a German delegate of the European Communities Trade Mark Association’s (ECTA) “Anti Counterfeiting Committee”. Florian Schwab is also a member of the ECTA, the Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Intelectual (ASIPI), the International Trademark Association (INTA), the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI), the Association des Praticiens du Droit des Marques et des Modèles (APRAM) and the UNION.