Firm Expands Intellectual Property Group in Germany

16 Nov 2016

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has expanded its international intellectual property group in Germany this week with the addition of Michael Knospe, who joins the firm’s Munich office today as a partner.*

Michael, an IP lawyer, has a strong focus on trade marks and unfair competition. He also has experience in IT, media and software litigation, as well as patent litigation. Michael has been a litigator for many years and has valuable experience across a number sectors, including TMT and consumer goods‎. Michael is joined by counsel Caroline von Nussbaum and supervising associate Massimo Bellitto-Grillo.

Commenting on the appointment, partner and head of the firm’s dispute resolution group, Hans-Hermann Aldenhoff, commented: “As intellectual property rights and considerations across international jurisdictions increase, Michael’s arrival will add further strength to our intellectual property team across the firm, and the existing offering to our clients and their businesses.”

Partner and intellectual property group head, Rowan Freeland, continued: “We are excited to welcome Michael to our team and are eager to get to work with him. Michael’s arrival is a real vote of confidence in the firm’s international intellectual property practice and his presence will strengthen both our intellectual property offering on the ground in Germany and our wider international practice”.

*Subject to standard regulatory approvals.

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