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Gerd Schoenen

Gerd Schoenen

Partner
Rechtsanwalt

CMS Hasche Sigle
Kranhaus 1
Im Zollhafen 18
50678 Cologne
Germany
Languages French, German, English

Expert litigator Gerd Schoenen specialises in patent and utility infringement as well as nullity proceedings. He also advises companies on the patent law aspects of transactions or insolvencies and has special life sciences, automotive/automotive suppliers and consumer goods sector expertise.

Gerd started his legal career in 1996 and joined CMS in 2005 as a partner. Alongside his legal practice, he is a lecturer in intellectual property and copyright law at FOM University of Applied Sciences in Cologne.

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Education


  • Law studies in Passau and Cologne
  • Bi-lingual German and French Abitur (German final secondary-school examinations)
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Publications


  • Büscher/Dittmer/Schiwy, Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz, Urheberrecht, Medienrecht Kommentar, Gebrauchsmustergesetz - GebrMG, Carl Heymanns Verlag, 2. Aufl 2011
  • Münchener Anwaltshandbuch Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz, 2. Aufl., Technische Schutzrechte (Patentrecht, Gebrauchsmusterrecht, Arbeitnehmererfindungsrecht), Co-Autor, C.H.Beck, 4. Aufl. 2012
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Lectures list


  • "10. CMS Commercial Webinar - EU Patents Upcoming Changes", Webinar, 2013
  • "Industrial Property Rights in Insolvency Proceedings", 5th Duesseldorf Insolvency Symposium, 2003 (5. Düsseldorfer Insolvenzrechtstage, 2003)
  • "European and International Patent Law", Lecture given at Schloss Hofen (Austria), 2005
  • "Court Proceedings in Patent Matters in Germany", Lecture given for the Chinese Bureau of Policies, Laws and Regulations, State-owned Asset Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, before the Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 2006
  • "German and European Patent Law" im Rahmen des Fachanwaltslehrgangs "Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz", Heymanns Fachseminare, Cologne and Munich, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • "Effective Protection of Intellectual Property", Lecture before the Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 2009
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