Dr. Susanne Schackert is a member of KLAKA's trademark practice group. Her practice focuses on trademark law. This includes advising on trademark and company name branding, the related availability searches and the development of trademark application strategies up to the subsequent representation of clients in proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Union IP Office in Alicante, the WIPO in Geneva as well as in appeal proceedings before the Federal Patent Court and the General Court of the European Union. Furthermore, she has many years of experience in the establishment, management and consolidation of national and international trademark portfolios as well as in out-of-court and judicial enforcement of trademark rights. She also deals with issues in unfair competition law.
Trademarks communicate the image of your products and are the voice of product marketing. Their value can quickly exceed the material value of a company. We support you in establishing and expanding your trademark portfolio, in monitoring it and in defending it vigorously. KLAKA helps with everything that makes up the "life" of a brand.
The protection of products and product parts by registered and unregistered designs has been of increasing importance for many years. It is an effective instrument against counterfeits. This applies to national designs as well as to designs protected within the EU, to the acquisition of design protection as well as to the enforcement of design rights, out of court and before the courts.
The global market is characterised by free trade. The rules of this international economic exchange are expressed in unfair competition law. Comparative or misleading advertising, product imitation, the headhunting of personnel or price dumping may result in unfair competition proceedings. This affects all sectors, from the automotive industry to financial services, from retailers to the internet trade, or from the pharmaceuticals industry to the increasingly deregulated energy supply market.
|2002||employment as a laywer focusing on Intellectual Property in renowned international law firms in Hamburg and Munich|
|2002||Admission to the bar|
|1999 - 2001||Legal internship in Hamburg (including stages at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office in Munich and at the Directorate-General of Competion of the European Commission in Brussels)|
|1997 - 2000||Doctorate in Law at the University of Constance, with a research paper in the field of trademark law|
|1996 - 1997||Master of Laws at the University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College, Centre for Commercial Law (European and Intellectual Property Law)|
|1991 - 1996||Studies at the University of Constance|