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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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Dóra Petrányi
Part­ner
CEE Managing Director, Head of TMT, Competition, IP, Life Sciences & Healthcare
Hungary, Budapest
Dóra is a partner at CMS Budapest and CEE Managing Director. She also co-heads the Commercial Practice and the Competition, Technology, Media, Telecommunications (TMT), Life Sciences & Healthcare and...
Loretta Pugh
Dr. Loretta Pugh
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Loretta advises on data protection, cyber security, technology, outsourcing and commercial transactions. She is a specialist in data protection and cyber security and advises across a wide range of industry...
Tim Reher
Dr. Tim Reher, M.Jur. (Oxford)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
Tim Reher advises companies on all aspects of competition law, with a focus on fine proceedings and civil law damages claims. Together with his team, he has handled numerous damages cases, acting for...
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Nedžida Salihović-Whalen
Part­ner
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
Nedžida Salihović-Whalen heads CMS Sarajevo and is partner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz. She is one of the leading lawyers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has over 20 years of experience in advising clients...
Gerd Schoenen
Gerd Schoenen
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
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...
Markus Schöner
Dr. Markus Schöner, M.Jur. (Oxford)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
Markus Schöner is a specialist for EU and German antitrust law, including merger control. His competition law expertise is in particular demand in the context of setting up selective distribution systems...
Tom Scourfield
Tom Scourfield
Part­ner
Co-Head of the international IP Group and UK Chair of the Consumer Products Sector Group
United Kingdom, London
Poland, Warsaw
Tom Scourfield is Co-Head of the international IP Group at CMS and UK Chair of the Consumer Products Sector Group. He is a Solicitor Advocate (England and Wales), with an Irish solicitors qualification.Tom...
Torsten Sill
Dr. Torsten Sill
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz (Certified lawyer for intellectual property law)
Germany, Hamburg
Torsten Sill specialises in all aspects of unfair competition, intellectual property as well as related purchasing and distribution matters. He has more than 20 years of experience advising his clients...
Matías Somarriva
Matias Somarriva
Part­ner
Chile, Santiago
Matías is the Head of the Intellectual Property Group at CMS Chile. He has 20-years of experience in cases relating to trademarks, patents, industrial designs, litigation, copyright, and unfair competition...
Dr Dirk Spacek, LL.M.
Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
Dirk Spacek is partner and in charge of the practice groups TMC and IP. He primarily deals with new business models arising in the media-, internet- and technology(IT)-sector, data protection and intellectual...