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International Intellectual Property Lawyers

In today’s knowledge economy, a large part of the value of your business is based on intangible assets and goodwill. Your intellectual property plays a key role in obtaining a competitive advantage. A cohesive IP strategy, including both commercialisation and enforcement, will ensure you get maximum value from your portfolio. With 150 specialist lawyers in 33 countries, we understand your business needs and have worked with some of the best-known brands, from banks to tech and media companies, pharmaceuticals and FMCG companies. This industry-specific approach can help you realise your commercial goals. Please get in touch with one of our experts which you can find below.

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Thomas Manderla
Dr. Thomas Manderla
Germany, Duesseldorf
Thomas Manderla represents medium-sized companies and groups in and out of court on intellectual property law, with a particular focus on trademark, design and competition law. He also drafts licensing...
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Tomáš Matĕjovský
Head of Commercial, Regulatory and Disputes
Czech Republic, Prague
Tomáš Matĕjovský is a partner and the CEE Head of the Lifesciences & Healthcare sector group as well as Head of the Commercial, Regulatory and Disputes practice at CMS Prague.He focuses on litigation...
Carsten Menebröcker
Dr. Carsten Menebröcker, LL.M. (NYU)
Rechtsanwalt | Co-Head of the CMS Intellectual Property Group
Germany, Cologne
Carsten Menebröcker specialises in enforcing intellectual property rights in and out of court, including cross-border litigation. He is an expert for trademark and competition law as well as design rights...
Gareth Morgan
Dr Gareth Morgan
United Kingdom, London
Belgium, Brussels
Gareth has experience in all areas of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law with a particular focus in the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector, including:counselling on multi-jurisdictional...
George Muchiri
George Muchiri
Kenya, Nairobi
George is a Partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department of the Firm, and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He is a qualified Arbitrator and Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators...
Karl Mutter
Karl Mutter, LL.M.
Colombia, Bogotá
Karl is Partner and leads the Intellectual Property and Life Sciences & Healthcare areas. He has 18 years of experience advising clients in protection of trademark rights, patents, industrial models and...
Helen Newman
United Kingdom, London
Helen is a partner in the Intellectual Property Team at CMS London.  Helen is well known for advising on all issues relating to brands. With experience of acting for high profile brands from FMCG to...
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Paola Nunziata
Italy, Rome
Paola Nunziata is Head of the Intellectual Property department. In 2004 she began her collaboration with the Firm in the Rome office and in 2017 she was appointed Partner.Paola Nunziata has matured experience...
Maria Orlyk
Ukraine, Kyiv
Maria Orlyk is a reputed partner active in the field of dispute resolution with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz in Kyiv. She joined the firm in 2006, when it first commenced operations in Ukraine. She manages...
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Maria Delia Oxley
Peru, Lima
Maria Delia Oxley joined CMS Grau in 1996, she worked as an associate since 2000 and was named partner in 2010.María Delia has broad experience in legal consulting on Intellectual Property (Copyrights...