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Background

Jan Zecher is a Principal in the Munich office of Fish & Richardson and a member of the firm’s Trademark and Copyright Group. Dr. Zecher is a German Attorney-at-Law, and admitted to the German courts, the German Patent and Trademark office, and the European Intellectual Property Office, amongst others. Dr. Zecher has more than a decade 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). ​

Education

Ph.D., Albert-Ludwigs-University School of Law, Freiburg 2004
summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Federal Republic of Germany
  • European Patent Office
  • Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (German Patent and Trade Mark Office)
  • European Union Intellectual Property Office

Languages

  • English
  • German

Other Distinctions

Dr. Zecher was ranked as “one of Germany’s best attorneys 2017” in IP by the German newspaper Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers.

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).

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July 13th, 2016 | 2:00 pm EDT
IP Chat Channel: European Trademarks, Designs and IP Transactions After Brexit
IP Chat Channel: European Trademarks, Designs and IP Transactions After Brexit
Webinar
Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog
June 23, 2016
Impact on IP if the United Kingdom Exits the EU (Brexit)
Impact on IP if the United Kingdom Exits the EU (Brexit)
Author: Jan Zecher, Ph.D.
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March 23rd, 2017
Managing the Trademark Asset Lifecycle Europe 2017
Managing the Trademark Asset Lifecycle Europe 2017
Speaking Engagement
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June 27, 2016
Legal Alert: IP Rights & Brexit
Legal Alerts
Fish Trademark & Copyright Thoughts Blog
December 4, 2015
EU Trademark Changes in 2016
Advanced Trademark Law Annual Review 2016
Author: Jan Zecher, Ph.D.
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Event
June 3rd, 2015 | 1:00 pm EDT
Understanding the New International Design Registration (IDR) System
Speaking Engagement
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June 23rd, 2010 | 1:00 pm EDT
Counterfeiting and the Grey Market Webinar
Speaking Engagement
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June 4th, 2014
IP by Design: Protecting Unique Products Using Trade Dress, Patent, and Copyright Law
Speaking Engagement
Webinar
Event
February 25th, 2011
Innovations in IP Law in the United States: What European Companies Need To Know To Protect Their Most Important Assets
Speaking Engagement
Event
March 13th, 2014
USF School of Law McCarthy Institute and Microsoft Corporation Symposium: "Trademark Law and its Challenges in 2014"
Speaking Engagement
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April 2nd, 2014
It's (Not) a Small World: Global Trademark Strategies to Protect Your Brand
Webinar
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November 14, 2013
OHIM No Longer Accepting Nice Class Headings Without Specification
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