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Ute Pfaller

Partner, Attorney at Law

Ute handles all aspects of managing trade mark portfolios including research, application and registration in Germany, the EU and internationally.

With more than 20 years of experience as an attorney at law practicing intellectual property in various international IP law firms, Ute has supported her clients in numerous infringement cases, based on intellectual property in Germany and the EU, from the first warning letter to a settlement agreement or a court judgement, no matter if patents, trade marks, or designs.

Ute is experienced in drafting contracts in the field of licensing, transfer of IP rights, employee inventions, as well as research and development. She has also supported clients with the enforcement of their rights by initiating and handling custom seizure proceedings.

Ute is member of the International Trademark Association (INTA). Ute is regularly lecturing in “Patent Law / Protection of Intellectual Property” on the master’s course in paper technology at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. Her last publication was an article about “Compulsory Patent Licensing in the Time of COVID-19″.

Education & background

Ute studied Law at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich including special qualifications in Intellectual Property. She also worked as a student research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law.  Ute trained at numerous Munich law firms as well as US law firm Pearne & Gordon. In March 2023, she was registered as a representative before the new Unified Patent Court, one of the first European patent attorneys to be entered on the list of UPC representatives.