Our team

Klinger & Kollegen

Our team

The lawyers in our practice form a team of experts in the field of national and international intellectual property law. They are supported by employees with many years of professional experience.

APPROVALS:

All lawyers in our practice are authorized to represent clients before the following authorities and courts:

  • German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA)
  • German Federal Patent Court (BPatG)
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

In addition, all lawyers in our practice are authorized to represent clients before the following courts:

  • German higher regional courts (OLGs)
  • German district courts (LGs)

Dr. Alfred N. Klinger

Lawyer – European Trademark and Design Attorney

Education and professional experience
1982-1987
Law studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

1988-1992
Doctoral studies at the University of Bielefeld

1988-1992
Trainee in a legal practice in Munich

1992
Admitted to the bar

1992-1994
Lawyer in a patent and legal practice in Munich

1994-2002
Partner in Spitz, Klinger & Kollegen patent and legal practice in Munich

Since 2002
Owner of Klinger & Kollegen patent and legal practice in Munich

Languages
german, english, french
Memberships
RAK
Rechtsanwaltskammer München

INTA
International Trademark Association

ECTA
European Communities Trade Mark Association

GRUR
Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e. V.

Publications
  • Beck’sche Formularsammlung Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz, Urheber-, Presse- und Kartellrecht, 6. Auflage (2021)
  • GRUR Formularsammlung zum gewerblichen Rechtsschutz mit Urheberrecht, Produktpiraterie, Wiley VCH, Weinheim (1998)

Dr. Birgit S. Müller

Lawyer – European Trademark and Design Attorney

Education and professional experience
2000-2005
Law studies at the University of Augsburg

2002-2003
Licence en droit at the Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University

2006-2008
Doctoral studies at the University of Augsburg

2003
Trainee in an association in Brussels, Belgium

2009
Worked in a legal practice in Italy

2010
Admitted to the bar

2010-2011
Lawyer in a legal practice in Munich

Since 2011
Lawyer in Klinger & Kollegen patent and legal practice in Munich

Since 2015
Specialist lawyer in the field of intellectual property rights

2020
Lecturer at the Schwaben Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Languages
german, english, french, italian
Memberships
RAK
Rechtsanwaltskammer München

INTA
International Trademark Association

DIJV
Deutsch-Italienische Juristenvereinigung

Marie-Christine Seiler
LL.M. (Wellington)

Attorney at Law – Certified IP Lawyer

Education and professional experience

1996-2001
Law studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany

2001-2003
First State Examination, Legal Clerkship and Second State Examination in Munich, Germany

2004-2005
Legal assistance at McCabe & Company, Wellington, in Intellectual Property Law

2004-2005
Master of Laws (LL.M.) studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

2005
Admission at the German Bar

2005-2013
Attorney at Law at Spitz Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (previously Spitz Gaul Golda) in Munich, Germany, in Intellectual Property Law

2008-2010
Training and Appointment as Certified IP Lawyer, Munich, Germany

2013-June 2021
Attorney at Law and Junior Partner at Müller Schupfner & Partner, Patent Attorneys and Attorneys at Law, Munich, Germany, in Intellectual Property Law

Since July 2021
Attorney at Law at Klinger & Kollegen in Munich

Languages
german, english and french
Memberships
RAK
Rechtsanwaltskammer München

GRUR
Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e.V.

ECTA
European Communities Trade Mark Association

  • Member of the ECTA Supersisory Board and of the ECTA Council (ECTA, Brussels)
  • Member and Vice-Chair of ECTA Harmonization Committee (ECTA, Brussels)