Traub, Florian

Florian Traub

Partner

Florian Traub focuses his practice on Intellectual Property law in the European Union, United Kingdom and Germany. He is dual-qualified as a Solicitor of England and Wales and as a German Rechtsanwalt (Attorney-at-Law). His particular expertise covers advice in relation to all aspects of trade marks from pre-filing searches and clearance through filing and prosecution to post-registration matters and third-party conflicts. He also specialises in contentious work including trade mark and trade mark infringement actions. Furthermore, he advises in relation to designs and copyright as well as in matters of unfair competition law.

Florian has substantial experience prosecuting and defending IP cases in Germany. He has successfully represented companies in cancellation and revocation actions in proceedings before the Intellectual Property Offices in the UK, Germany and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM).

Florian is member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and an allied member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA).

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  • Providing worldwide trade mark and design prosecution, enforcement and portfolio management to one of the world’s largest utility companies. 
  • Advising the German manufacturer of HUMMEL figurines in all aspects of trade mark, design and copyright protection and enforcement. 
  • Advising a UK-based owner of a global lifestyle brand in worldwide prosecution and enforcement of trade marks and designs. 
  • Managing the European trade mark portfolio of a world renowned fashion group. 
  • Representing a leading healthcare and cosmetic retailer in all aspects of trade mark protection and enforcement including clearance and litigation.


Education

  • Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, Second State Examination, 2005
  • University of Freiburg, First State Examination, 2003
  • University of Freiburg, J.D., 2003
  • University of Aberdeen, B.A., 2000

Admissions

  • England and Wales, 2007
  • Germany, 2005

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • Recommended in the 2013 edition of The Legal 500 UK.
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2015 for Intellectual Property

Publications

  • Co-author of the book "Design Protection in Europe", Fourth Volume, January 2011, editor: Dr. Henning Hartwig
  • Case comment – decision of the General Court in “Deutsche Bahn AG v OHIM”, WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in November 2010
  • Article “New international Standard for Brand Valuation Introduced”, WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in November 2010
  • Case comment – Opinion of the Advocate General in “DHL Express (France) SAS v Chronopost SA”, WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in July 2010
  • Case comment – decision of the General Court in “Matratzen Concord GmbH v OHIM”, WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in July 2010
  • Case comment – decision of the General Court in “Schunk GmbH & Co KG Spann- und Greiftechnik v OHIM”, WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in May 2010
  • Case comment – decision of the ECJ in “Lancôme parfums et beauté & Cie SNC v OHIM)”, WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in March 2010
  • Case comment – decision of the General Court in “PromoCell bioscience alive GmbH Biomedizinische Produkte v OHIM”, WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in March 2010
  • Case comment – decision of the District Court of Munich “Reprints of Nazi-era newspapers in Germany: a case for the courts?”, Entertainment Law Review, Ent. L.R. 2009, 20(5), 188
  • Case comment – decision of the ECJ in “Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH v Falcon Neue Medien Vertrieb GmbH”, Entertainment Law Review, [2009] Ent. L.R. 144
  • Co-author of the book Design Protection in Europe, Third Volume, March 2009, editor: Dr. Henning Hartwig
  • Case comment – decision of the German Federal Supreme Court “Deutsche Post wins POST mark, Trademark World, T.W. 2009, 215, 10
  • Case comment – decision of the German Federal Supreme Court “German courts reject trade mark application for portrait of Marlene Dietrich”, Entertainment Law Review, Ent. L.R. 2009, 20(3), 111
  • Article “The O2 Case – a European perspective”, WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in September 2008
  • Article “The modern David and Goliath”, Trademark World, T.W. 2008, 211, 12
  • Co-author of the book Design Protection in Europe, Second Volume, July 2008, editor: Dr. Henning Hartwig
  • Case comment – decision of the German Federal Supreme Court of 8 February 2007 "bodo Blue Night" on the use of a composite trade mark, professional legal journal EWiR, 2007 (volume 22), pp. 697 - 698
  • Co-author of the book Design Protection in Europe, First Volume, March 2007, editor: Dr. Henning Hartwig
  • Case comment – opinion of the Advocate General in Boehringer Ingelheim v Swingward Ltd, WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in May 2006
  • Article "Weniger ist Mehr-oder: Deutscher Sonderweg bei den Gemeinschafts¬gerichten?" ("Germany and its singular course with Community Rights Courts"), professional legal journal GRUR, 2006, pp. 33 – 37
  • Case comment – decision of the CFI “Biofarma SA v OHIM”, WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in January 2006
  • Case comment – decision of the Frankfurt District Court "Ab Swing-Hometrainer" on the unregistered Community design, professional legal journal EWiR, 2005 (volume 10), pp. 429 – 430
  • Case comment – decision of the ECJ “Lindenhof”, WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in March 2005
  • Article "Rechtsanwaltsvergütung nach Inkrafttreten des RVG-Eine Anleitung für die Praxis des Wettbewerbsrechts, gewerblichen Rechtsschutzes und Urheberrechts" ("The reimbursement of Attorneys-at-Law according to the RVG-a guide to the practise of unfair competition, intellectual property and copyright law"), professional journal WRP, 2004, pp. 1226 - 1237

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