Maren Ebner’s practice focuses on intellectual property law, particularly on trademarks and design patents in a variety of industries, including a US-based consumer goods company with an international portfolio of nearly 1,800 trademarks registered in more than 180 countries.

    In strategic terms, she is involved with trademark availability searches, clearance and trademark prosecution before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). She has responsibility in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings and counsels clients in cooperation with German Customs authorities in counterfeiting cases. Maren is also experienced in internet domain name disputes under the rules of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), in arbitration proceedings before the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris (ICC) and in intellectual property due diligence.

    Maren is a member of the Frankfurt Bar Association, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the German Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP) and the International Trademark Association (INTA).

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    • Ongoing worldwide legal advice to a US-based consumer goods company with an international portfolio of nearly 1,800 trademarks registered in more than 180 countries.
    • Advising a Saudi Arabian food distributor in a commercial arbitration before the ICC.
    • Representing a Chinese software company in opposition and cancellation proceedings before EUIPO in Alicante.
    • Representing a US-based marketing technology and services company before the German Federal Patent Court.
    • Advising a German retailer in an action for unfair competition brought by the Hollywood Chambers of Commerce before the German District Court of Bochum.

    Education

    • University of Bristol, LL.M., 2007
    • Higher Regional Court of Darmstadt, Second State Examination, 2005
    • University of Bayreuth, First State Examination, 2003

    Admissions

    • Germany, 2012

    Languages

    • English
    • German

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    • Comment on the decision of the General Court in BrandGroup GmbH v EUIPO and Brauerei S Riegele, Inh. Riegele KG, WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, April 2016.
    • Comment on the decision of the Board of Appeal in“CREW Republic Brewery GmbH v EUIPO, Squire Patton Boggs Global Business IP and Technology Blog, August 2015.
    • Comment on the decision of the Board of Appeal in Verlagsgruppe Droemer Knaur GmbH & Co. KG, Iny Klocke and Elmar Wolrath v EUIPO, first published in Squire Patton Boggs Global Business IP and Technology Blog, re-published in WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, July 2015.
    • Comment on the decision of the General Court in Best-Lock (Europe) Ltd. v EUIP”, WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, June 2015.
    • Comment on the decision of the General Court in Levi Strauss & Co. v EUIPO, WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, June 2015.
    • Comment on the decision of the Court of Justice in Peek & Cloppenburg KG (Düsseldorf) v EUIPO and Peek & Cloppenburg KG (Hamburg), WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, July 2014.
    • Comment on the decision of the General Court in Sartorius Lab Instruments GmbH & Co. KG (Sartorius) v EUIPO, WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, March 2014.

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