Rechtsanwalt Gabriel Wittmann joins D Young & Co's Munich team

Leading European intellectual property firm, D Young & Co LLP, has announced the appointment of Dr Gabriel Wittmann to the firm’s Munich office. Gabriel advises a wide range of clients both in Germany and internationally in relation to trade marks, designs, copyright and unfair competition law. His practice extends to cover both non-contentious and contentious issues.

Gabriel joins a well-regarded design and trade mark team that is growing both at a local and European level. His appointment in Munich follows that of partner Jana Bogatz in 2018 and associate Yvonne Stone and trade mark and design specialist Stefanie Koroll in 2019.

Gabriel has extensive experience in handling national and transnational disputes, ranging from oppositions and cancellation actions to infringement proceedings. He also regularly handles unfair competition law disputes before the civil and administrative courts in Germany. Further, Gabriel is experienced in supporting clients in the development and implementation of anti-counterfeiting strategies. His range of clients, which include well-known brand owners, spans most major industry sectors from clothing, hotels, food and beverages and FMCG to agrichemicals and pharmaceuticals.

On Gabriel’s appointment to the firm, Jeremy Pennant, head of trade marks, commented:

It is a great pleasure to welcome Gabriel and add his capabilities to our busy and thriving team. Now in its fifth year since opening, and committed to further expansion over the coming years, our Munich office has been warmly received by clients both nationally and internationally. Gabriel will further strengthen our offering of efficient working practices and the ability to handle all aspects of IP work not only in Germany but also throughout Europe. Together, with the lawyers and trade mark attorneys in our UK offices, this will further benefit clients with the seamless service they have come to expect. Having recently moved to more spacious office premises in central Munich this is a fantastic start to 2021 for the team and the wider firm.

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About D Young & Co LLP

D Young & Co is a leading intellectual property law firm with offices in London, Munich and Southampton. Clients are diverse and international, including academic institutions, blue-chip and global organisations, research institutes, start-up companies and SMEs, and spanning all industry sectors and technologies. The firm is ranked as a top tier IP firm by The Legal 500, Chambers UK, World Trade Mark Review (WTR 1000), IAM Patent 1000 and IP STARS (Managing IP).