Florian Schwab focuses on trade mark, design, and unfair competition law. He advises trade mark clients concerning filing strategy, oversees trade mark application procedures, and manages numerous extensive trade mark portfolios. He is strongly involved in combating product piracy, specifically in the context of customs seizure, and bringing infringement proceedings in court. Florian Schwab represents trade mark owners from a wide range of industries before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, German courts, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, as well as before the European courts.
Florian Schwab studied law at the University of Vienna, the University of Passau, the University of Tours (licence en droit international public), and the University of Munich. He obtained the degree of Masters of Laws in European law at the University of Durham (Great Britain) and wrote his doctoral thesis on EU law analyzing European Court of Justice case law on the principle of proportionality.