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Jan Zecher PhD


+49 89 710 410 2-0

Jan Zecher is a Principal in the Munich office of Fish & Richardson. He is a member of the firm's Trademark and Copyright Group. Dr. Zecher has several years of law firm experience in intellectual property and has advised German, European, and U.S companies in all trademark, domain name, design patent and advertising matters. Prior to his law firm work, he was a Scientific Assistant at the Institute for Copyright and Media Law in Munich (2001-2003).


  • German Attorney-at-Law (Munich)

Government Services

Lance Corporal, German Army, 2nd Corps 1993 - 1994

Other Distinctions

Selected Publications
"Wiederholungmarken vor dern HABM (Repeated applications before OHIM),"Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht, 981 (November 2010).

"Cost burden if proofs of use filed only after cancellation action," Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht, (March 2010).

"Im Visier der Politik: Alkoholwerbung (In the cross-hairs of politics: Alcohol advertising)," Markenartikel, 162 (September 2008).

Co-author, Enforcement of CTMS in Germany Against Infringing Company Names - A Gap in Protection? (2008).

The Implementation of the EU Copyright Directive into German Law (2002).

The Implementation of the EU Copyright Directive into German Law II (2002).

Co-author, Munich Process Form Book Intellectual Property, Etc., 2nd Edition (2005).


  • German
  • English


  • Ludwig Maximilians University School of Law 1999
  • PhD, Albert Ludwigs University School of Law 2004
    summa cum laude