Astrid Gérard, LL.M.

Attorney at law (Rechtsanwältin, admitted to the bar 1991), Partner

Education

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität of Munich, University College London (Master in International Business Law); Referendariat (legal traineeship) in Munich, Madrid and Washington, D.C.

Practice areas

Astrid Gérard specialises in advising and litigating on all aspects of trademark law, with a focus on trademark law, design law, competition law and copyright law. She represents clients in disputes in these areas before the German courts. Astrid Gérard also represents her clients' interests in trademark and design proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Office of the European Union for Intellectual Property. Astrid Gérard is experienced in managing extensive trademark portfolios and drafting licensing and demarcation agreements.

Astrid Gérard is a regular speaker on Trademark and Competition Law.

Representative cases

  • Defending a logistics company against allegations of infringement of a well-known trademark in the sports trade
  • Representation in and out of court of a large German beverage manufacturer
  • Litigation for and advice to a major clothing retailer in all aspects of trademark law
  • Comprehensive advice on competition law for a leading real estate service provider
  • Litigation for and advice to a leading American direct marketing company for fast-moving consumer goods in all trademark and design law matters
  • Continuous litigation before the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) and the European Office for Intellectual Property (EUIPO) regarding trademarks and design

Associations

INTA: Since 2018: Member of the Copyright Committee; previously several years member of the INTA Parallel Imports Committee and the INTA Counterfeiting Committee

MARQUES (Association of European Trademark Owners)

VPP (Association of Intellectual Property Experts)

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