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Alexandra Fottner

Attorney at Law
Alexandra Fottner

Alexandra Fottner (admitted as German Attorney-at-Law since 1996) studied Law at the University of Passau, Germany and at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, France.

She has extensive knowledge and experience in clearing, establishing and protecting worldwide trademarks and has represented clients in many trademark infringement litigations before the German Courts and the European General Court in Luxembourg (among them Federal Court of Justice, Judgement of November 24, 2005 – I ZR 28/05 – GALILEO; General Court, Judgement of June 16, 2008 –T-112/06 IKEA ./. idea; T-13/10 – atarax/ARANTAX). Furthermore, she is well experienced in the field of domain name infringement matters as well as in alternative dispute resolution matters for well-known trademarks (e.g. WIPO UDRP proceedings). In addition, she handles trademark matters regarding successful registration of trademarks and opposition proceedings at the EUIPO, the German Patent and Trademark Office and the German Federal Patent Court.

Alexandra has been mentioned, inter alia, in the German lawyer’s directory of „kanzleimonitor.de 2017/2018“ as well as in the 2018/2019 edition as a recommended IP lawyer the results of which are based on a survey among Corporate Lawyers’ recommendations.


German, English, French and Spanish

Specialist Fields

  • Trademarks prosecution (counseling, clearing, filing, maintenance), representation in opposition procedures
  • Strategic trademark portfolio management
  • Industrial design prosecution
  • Litigation matters in all fields of Intellectual Property rights in particular trademarks and tradenames, and in the field of unfair competition law and anti-counterfeiting
  • Domain name litigation and domain name ADR and UDRP proceedings at WIPO
  • Intellectual Property Due Diligence with regard to trademarks, tradenames and designs
  • Contractual work, especially in licensing matters in all fields of Intellectual Property law
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* Dr. Steinecke left the firm at the end of 2019 and is partner at another firm.