Both an intellectual property litigator and prosecutor, Jan Zecher, Ph.D., helps his German, European, and U.S. clients navigate Europe’s complex IP landscape.

Handling both IP litigation and prosecution, Jan brings broad perspective and skills in protecting clients’ innovations from attack. He guides companies of all sizes and at every stage of their lifecycle through the challenges of prosecuting trademarks and designs in Europe. He provides incisive counsel and cost-efficient, pragmatic solutions to German, European, and U.S. companies on strategies to protect and optimize the value of their innovations, enforcing their IP rights, and pursuing licensing opportunities.

Equally adept in resolving disputes both in and out of court, Jan represents clients across industries in patent, trademark, design, and copyright cases, with a focus on software, semiconductors, and medical products. Jan is a German attorney-at-law admitted to practice in the German courts, before the German Patent and Trademark Office, and in the European Union Intellectual Property Office, amongst other forums.

Before becoming a lawyer, Jan was a scientific assistant at the Institute for Copyright and Media Law in Germany.

During the weekends, Jan enjoys climbing the Bavarian mountains with his children, exploring the architectural beauty of housing blocks from the 1920s, and learning to play the piano.