Alexandra Fottner

Attorney at Law


Curriculum vitae

  • 2004
    Founding partner of MÜLLER FOTTNER STEINECKE
  • 2000
    Partner of Knauthe Eggers law firm and establishment of the Munich office of Knauthe Eggers
  • 1996–1999
    Practice as an associate in the field of Intellectual Property law as Rechtsanwalt (Attorney at Law) with a large Intellectual Property firm near Munich with specific emphasis on trademark law, unfair competition law, licensing and copyright law
  • 1994–1996
    Trainee lawyer with the District Court of Munich, the Department of Public Prosecution of the District Court of Munich and a four months training at a commercial law firm in Paris, France
  • 1990–1994
    Studies of law at the University of Passau with emphasis on private international law and European law
  • 1988–1989
    Studies of law, linguistics and communications at the Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III, University of Paris, France


  • “The shape of a product or of its packaging as an indication of origin under German Law” by Alexandra Fottner (ECTA Bulletin October 2018)
  • “La forme du produit ou de son contenant comme identificateur de source en droit allemand: L’interface entre les marques, les dessins et modèles et le droit d’auteur; les stratégies pour en favoriser la protection” by Alexandra Fottner (Revue Francophone de la Propriété Intellectuelle, n. 5, Dec. 2017, p. 53-60).
  • “EU-Marken im Zeichen der EU-Osterweiterung” (“Impact of the Expansion of EU upon Community Trademarks”) by Alexandra Fottner
  • Design rules go European – Countdown for the New Community Design by Alexandra Fottner
  • “Marken anmelden – eine Guideline – Nichts ist unmöglich” (“Filing trademark applications – a guideline – Nothing is impossible”) by Alexandra Fottner and Markus Müller
  • “Markenrecht – Werbeslogans als Marke anmelden” (“Trademark Law – Filing publicity slogans as trademarks”) by Alexandra Fottner
  • “Außergerichtliches Konfliktlösungsverfahren” (“Out of court settlement proceedings”) – “ICANNs Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy bei Domainpiraterie? by Alexandra Fottner