Dr. Marcus von Welser was admitted to the bar in 2002 and was certified as an attorney specialized in intellectual property law in 2008. He advises and represents clients in all areas of intellectual property law, in particular copyright, trademark and competition law. He also has extensive experience in litigation and in negotiating contracts.
His focus lies on judicial and out-of-court enforcement of intellectual property rights. He has long-time litigation experience before numerous district courts and higher district courts, before the Federal Patent Court and before the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. His focus further is on drafting and negotiating licence agreements and on consultation with reference to antitrust law.
Regarding trademarks and designs, he furthermore provides legal advice regarding the strategic development of IP portfolios. His clients include i.a. enterprises in the field of automobiles, electronics, furniture, clothing, foodstuff, pharmaceutics, software as well as publishing houses, agencies, museums, designers, architects and photographers.
Dr. Marcus von Welser is a lecturer for copyright law and anti-counterfeiting at the Humboldt-University of Berlin. He regularly gives lectures, inside and outside Germany. He is author and publisher of numerous publications, including the “Münchener Anwaltshandbuch zum Urheber- und Medienrecht” [guide to copyright and media law] (published by C.H. Beck), “Praxiskommentar zum Urheberrecht” [commentary on copyright law] (published by C.H. Beck), a manual on “Marken- und Produktpiraterie” [anti-counterfeiting and product piracy] (published by Wiley-VCH), as well as the “Medienrecht Praxishandbuch” [manual on media law] (published by DeGruyter).
Dr. Marcus von Welser studied at the University of Berlin and at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, where he graduated as a Master of Laws (LL.M.). He wrote his doctoral thesis in copyright law at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel.
Dr. Marcus von Welser is member of the Munich Bar Association, the German Association for the protection of Industrial Property and Copyright (GRUR), the German Association of Law and Informatics (DGRI), the Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI) and the International Trademark Association (INTA). The German newspaper “Handelsblatt” and the US publishing house Best Lawyers have recognized him since 2018 as one of Germany’s best attorneys in the media and copyright law area.