Dr.
Markus Graf

  • Attorney-at-Law (1992)
  • [Rechtsanwalt]
  • In IP since 1990
  • Joined Mitscherlich in 1990
  • Partner since 1992

Dr. Markus Graf heads the firm’s trademark department. The dynamic team of professionals averages over 300 applications per year, which places Mitscherlich among Germany’s leading firms in the trademark field. On the basis of his extensive experience in trademark prosecution and Community trademark opposition proceedings, Dr. Graf advises his clients on identifying and solving IP conflicts before they arise. Contentious cases however are litigated through all instances, and if need be, up to the Court of Justice of the EU.

Dr. Markus Graf´s trademark clients are companies of all sizes and from all sectors of industry, including a number of the world’s leading brands. He teaches international trademark strategy at the Deutsche Anwaltsakademie (German Attorney’s Academy) as associate professor.

    Professional Qualifications

    Legal Degree at Ludwig-Maximilians-University 
of Munich, Germany

    Dr. jur.
    University of Regensburg, Germany
    [Doctoral thesis on Competition Law]

    Practical legal training, Trainee at the Chamber for Competition Law at the Higher Regional Court of Munich, Germany

    Attorney-at-Law [Rechtsanwalt]
    Admitted to the Bar to practice before the German 
Regional Courts and the Higher Regional Courts

    Professional Experience

    Trademark and Design Patent Law practice at Mitscherlich since 1990

    Leading Mitscherlich’s trademark team

    Management of large trademark portfolios

    Associate Professor for international trademark rights at the German Attorney’s Academy since 1997

    Legal Fields

    • IP Litigation
    • Trademarks
    • Patents
    • Design Patents
    • Copyright
    • Unfair competition
    • Combating counterfeit & piracy
    • Domain Name Conflicts
    • License, Cooperation, R&D and Assignment Agreements

    Membership/Activities

    Member of GRUR, INTA, ECTA