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About Jan

Jan Zecher, Ph.D., is a principal in the Munich office of Fish & Richardson P.C. With a practice combining litigation and prosecution work, Jan helps his clients to navigate the often surprisingly complex IP landscape in Europe. Since his admission to the bar in 2003, he has advised German, European and U.S. companies from various industries in a wide range of IP matters, including enforcement and licensing, with a focus on cost-efficient and pragmatic solutions. Jan is a German attorney-at-law, and admitted to the German courts, the German Patent and Trademark Office, and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), amongst others.

Selected Publications

Will a UPC Opt-out Survive the Transitional Period?Managing IP (July 13, 2022)

“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).

Speaking Engagements

Coordinating Trademark Strategies in the US and EU,” Fish Trademark Webinar (August 12, 2021)

Dr. Zecher is ranked as “one of Germany’s best attorneys 2017-2023” in IP by the German newspaper Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers.

Focus Areas
Education

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

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

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July 14, 2022
Fish Attorneys John Pegram and Jan Zecher Author Managing IP Article "Will a UPC Opt-out Survive the Transitional Period?"
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August 12th, 2021 | 1:30 pm EDT
Webinar | Coordinating Trademark Strategies in the US and EU
Webinar
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January 28th, 2019 | 8:00 am GMT
World Trademark Review: Managing Trademark Assets Europe
Speaking Engagement
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Event
March 23rd, 2017
Managing the Trademark Asset Lifecycle Europe 2017
Speaking Engagement
Sponsorship
Event
July 13th, 2016 | 2:00 pm EDT
IP Chat Channel: European Trademarks, Designs and IP Transactions After Brexit
Webinar
News
June 27, 2016
Legal Alert: IP Rights & Brexit
Legal Alerts
News
Blog
June 23, 2016
Impact on IP if the United Kingdom Exits the EU (Brexit)
Author: Jan Zecher, Ph.D.
Blog
Blog
December 4, 2015
EU Trademark Changes in 2016
Author: Jan Zecher, Ph.D.
Blog
Event
June 3rd, 2015 | 1:00 pm EDT
Understanding the New International Design Registration (IDR) System
Speaking Engagement
Event
June 23rd, 2010 | 1:00 pm EDT
Counterfeiting and the Grey Market Webinar
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
Event
April 2nd, 2014
It's (Not) a Small World: Global Trademark Strategies to Protect Your Brand
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