Sebastian is a passionate brand lawyer with more than 15 years of experience in trade mark, design, unfair competition and copyright law. He protects and defends all features of his client’s brands – in a broad sense – and their market position.
His practice stretches from short-notice, pragmatic advice over strategic brand advice, contractual negotiations and preliminary court actions to complex high-profile litigation. Sebastian Fischoeder gained particular expertise for unconventional trade marks, such as colour marks, shape marks or slogans, and in the field of legal consumer surveys. As Co-Chair of its Designs Team, Sebastian Fischoeder is an active member of MARQUES.
|Since 2019||Salary Partner, Taylor Wessing|
|2002 – 2019||Senior Counsel, Bird & Bird LLP, Düsseldorf|
|2002||Office of the Attorney General, Dublin, Ireland|
|2001 – 2002||Trinity College Dublin|
|2001||Second legal state examination, Bavaria|
|1999||First legal state examination, Bavaria|
|1993 – 1998||Legal studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, and University of Passau|
MARQUES’ Comments on the EU Commission’s Legal Review on Industrial Design Protection in Europe, position paper to the EU Commission (Co-Author), July 2018
Form and Colour (In German), IP Competence, Vol. 15, July 2016 (supplement to ÖBl.)
Parts on Design Law in Stöckel/Lüken (Editors), Handbook Trade Mark Mark and Design Law (in German), 3rd edition 2013, Erich Schmidt Verlag, Berlin (4th edition in progress)
Consequences of Bad Faith Cease and Desist Letters under Unfair Competition and Copyright Law (in German), Comment on Bundesgerichtshof, judgment of 31 Ma 2012 – I ZR 106/10, K&R 2013, 192
Generic Use of Trade Marks in the Media – Claims of the Trade Mark Proprietor, GRUR 2004, 185-191 (together with Felix Hauck)
|MARQUES, Co-Chair Designs Team GRUR|