Michael C. Maier, LL.M.

Partner

Michael is a German Solicitor (“Rechtsanwalt”) in our Berlin office. He has significant expertise in developing strategic initiatives addressing complex IP issues with a focus on trade mark law, design law, copyright, unfair competition, etc.

Having worked in private practice as well as an in-house attorney, and with almost 15 years’ experience in the field of IP, he advises brand owners from a wide range of sectors on all trade mark related matters with particular focus on the beauty and fashion industry.

He is skilled in trade mark litigation; managing worldwide trademark portfolios and handling prosecution; opposition and cancellation matters; including appeal procedures before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office. He regularly represents German and international clients in legal disputes before German courts as well as the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Before joining Boult Wade Tennant, Michael has practiced IP law for several years at various internationally renowned IP firms. Furthermore, in the role of an Associate General Counsel and General Manager, he led the trade mark department of one the world’s largest beauty companies being responsible for all luxury trade mark and design-related matters globally.

Being an acknowledged expert in the field of trade mark law, Michael is regularly invited as a speaker and to hold seminars by professional organizations. He is also an experienced lecturer, currently teaching trademark law at the Düsseldorf University and Potsdam University but also has taught at Harvard Law School.

Michael is a native German and French speaker but also fluent in English and Spanish and is a member of numerous professional organizations such as INTA and MARQUES.

 

Events

INTA TM administrations and practitioners meeting

ECTA RETREAT-Trade Marks: Case Law of the EUIPO BoA and German Courts, 6 March 2019, Munich

Marques, Spring team meeting, Amsterdam, 7-8th March.

INTA Annual Meeting , Boston, May 2019

INTA, Europe Conference: Embracing Change, Paris

Trade Mark and Domain Names

Trade Mark and Domain Names
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John Wallace

Managing Partner
Head of Practice Group

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Dr. Isabel Blanco

PhD and Lawyer (Spanish Qualified)
 

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Connor Thorogood

Trade Mark Attorney
 

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Álvaro Cabeza

Principal and Partner, Boult Wade, S.L.
 

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Charlotte Duly

Partner
 

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Daniela Paull

Trade Mark Attorney
 

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Natalie Barnard

Paralegal
 

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Catherine Wolfe

Partner
 

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Ana S. Maeso

Partner, Boult Wade, S.L.
 

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Henry Schlaefli

Trade Mark Attorney
 

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Anusha Arunasalam

Trade Mark Attorney
 

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Luke Portnow

Trade Mark Attorney
 

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Tony Pluckrose

Partner
 

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Ai Ling Lim-Lee

Trade Mark Attorney
 

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Jessica Guest

Trade Mark Assistant
 

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Hannah Cramp

Trade Mark Assistant
 

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Peter Vaughan

Trade Mark Attorney
 

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Roshani Muniweera

Trade Mark Attorney
 

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Emma Pitcher

Partner
 

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Gillian Farmer

Trade Mark Assistant
 

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Naomi Jenkins

Trade Mark Attorney
 

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Felicity Hide

Partner
 

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Jo Newcombe

Paralegal
 

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Janne Flemming

Paralegal
 

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Georgia Stoneham

Paralegal
 

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Angharad Rolfe Johnson

Trade Mark Attorney
 

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Rachel Conroy

Partner
 

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Emily Scott

Trade Mark Attorney
 

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Donna Trysburg

Trade Mark Attorney
 

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Contact me

Phone our  office Email me

Phone this number +49 30 700 146 700

Email this address MMaier@Boult.com

My location

My location

Kurfürstendamm 52
D-10707 Berlin
Germany

Sectors and practice areas

Sectors

  • Beauty
  • Fashion

Practice areas

  • Trade mark litigation
  • Trade Mark portfolio management
  • Prosecution and litigation support

Memberships

  • INTA
  • Marques

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