Dr. Stefan Abel

Attorney-at-law, Partner

Attorney-at-law Dr. Stefan Abel, litigator and counsel, represents clients in all matters of trademark, design and copyright law, unfair competition matters, domain name disputes and licensing and distribution matters. A particular focus of his practice concerns the representation of French clients. Stefan Abel’s clients include a well-known manufacturer of leather goods and major clients in the luxury goods and sports sector. Stefan Abel regularly serves as Panelist with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, in domain name disputes since many years and has repeatedly lectured at the Center for Intellectual Property Studies Institute (CEIPI), Strasbourg. He is a member of the Editorial Panel of the magazine "World Intellectual Property Review". 

2013: Joined KLAKA

2002-2012: Lawyer and (as from 2006) partner of Bardehle Pagenberg

1998: Admitted to the Bar

1996: Awarded "Dr. iur." (PhD degree in law) with a doctorate on international contract law

1993-1996: Research assistant at the Chair for German Law, Conflict of Laws and Comparative Law, Lausanne; research activities in the field of conflict of laws and comparative law at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Lausanne

1989-1993: Studies at the Universitites of Heidelberg and Konstanz 

Languages: German, English, French

Recommended as a lawyer in:
Juve German Commercial Law Firms ("JUVE Wirtschaftskanzleien") 2012/2013
Managing IP Handbook 2012 ("very competent and professional")
Legal 500 EMEA 2012 ("gives quick, clear and concise advice")

German Association for Industrial Property Law and Copyright Law (GRUR); Expert committee for antitrust law.
- Association des Praticiens du Droit des Marques et des Modèles (APRAM); Expert committee for foreign national law.
- American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).
- International Trademark Association (INTA).