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Dr. Michael A. Fammler LL.M.

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Dr. Michael Fammler is a partner in the Firm's Europe Intellectual Property Practice Group. The JUVE Handbook of Law Firms, as well as Chambers, Legal 500 and other rankings, lists Dr. Fammler as one of the leading trademark lawyers in Germany. He is a visiting lecturer for trademark law at the University of Constance, Germany.

Practice Focus

Dr. Fammler focuses his practice on all aspects of trademark and trade name law. He has extensive experience managing large, worldwide trademark portfolios, as well as drafting and negotiation of complex license agreements. Dr. Fammler's practice also covers all aspects related to antitrust and competition law. He also has experience working on IP enforcement and trademark litigation for well-known brand owners.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Strategic trademark litigation 
  • Major global re-branding projects
  • Advising and negotiating major trademark portfolio transfers
  • Counsel in complex negotiations of trademark license agreements
  • Implementation and coordination of the German and/or European Union-wide anti-counterfeiting enforcement programs for numerous clients, including market leaders in the IT equipment industry, sportswear and sporting equipment field, fashion industry and the luxury goods industry
  • Counsel in restructuring of international trademark license

Professional Honors

  • Hall of fame in intellectual property: trade mark administration and strategic advice, Legal 500 Europe 2021
  • Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Unfair Competition, Chambers Europe 2021/2022 
  • Leading individual in industrial property rights trademark law, Legal 500 Europe, 2021/22
  • The Best Lawyers in Germany 2022 edition for Intellectual Property Law since 2013
  • Band 2, Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Unfair Competition, Chambers Europe, 2008-2019
  • Band 2, Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Unfair Competition, Chambers Global, 2008, 2011-2014, 2016-2018
  • Band 3, Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Unfair Competition, Chambers Global, 2015
  • Leading Individuals, Intellectual Property: Trade Marks & Unfair Competition, Legal 500 EMEA, 2012-2019
  • Hall of Fame, Trade Marks & Unfair Competition, Legal 500 EMEA, 2018/2019
  • Trademark Star, Trademarks, Managing IP, 2018
  • Leader, Intellectual Property, World IP Review, 2018
  • Recommended, Trademark, Expert Guides, 2018
  • Leading Individual in Trademark Law, Juve Germany, since 2007/2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property & Copyright (GRUR) - Member
  • International Trademark Association (INTA) - Member


  • Germany (1990)


  • Southern Methodist University (LL.M.) (1990)
  • Universitaet Konstanz (Dr. jur.) (1989)
  • Universitaet Konstanz (Referendar Exam) (1984)


  • English
  • German

Previous Offices

  • London
  • Author, “The Trademark License Agreement,” C.H.Beck Verlag, 3rd edition 2014

  • Co-author, "Registration of Marks with the Trademark Clearinghouse," May 27, 2013

  • Co-author, "Registration of Trademarks with the Trademark Clearinghouse," Newsletter, May 2013