Partner, Rechtsanwältin Munich
Profile of Jana Bogatz

I like advising clients in various industries on intellectual property protection and enforcement strategies. This allows me to accompany my clients’ full product life cycle and to work with clients and colleagues from all over the world.

Before joining D Young & Co in 2018, I worked in the IP department of an international general law firm and a German IP boutique law firm. I also worked as an examiner at the European Trade Mark and Designs Office (EUIPO) in Alicante and gained experience of working as an in-house lawyer for an international retail company in Düsseldorf and a leading company from the luxury goods industry in Geneva.

I advise my clients in all contentious and non-contentious aspects of national and international trade mark, design, copyright and unfair competition law. My focus is in particular on the development of global trade mark and design filing strategies, the optimisation of trade mark and design portfolios, the enforcement of trade marks, designs and domains against infringements and dilution by third parties through court actions, as well as negotiation and conclusion of IP related agreements.

I represent my clients in proceedings before the DPMA (German Patent and Trade Mark Office), the Federal German Patent Court, all German civil courts, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the European Courts in Luxemburg (GC and CJEU).

I am involved in various projects for INTA, Marques and GRUR and have also been selected as an auditor within the EUIPO’s quality management system.

My mother tongue is German and I am fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.

Awards

Qualifications

  • Erste Juristische Staatsprüfung 2003.
  • Zweite Juristische Staatsprüfung (Bar exam equivalent) 2006.
  • Admission to the Dusseldorf Bar as Rechtsanwältin 2007.
  • Master of Laws (LLM Eur), University of Leipzig/Rome 2010.
  • Admission as Certified IP Practitioner [Fachanwältin für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz] at the Munich Bar 2014.

Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA).
  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR). Designs Committee.
  • German Italian Lawyers Association.
  • INTA Trademark Office Practices Committee – EUIPO subcommittee.
  • MARQUES Association - European Trade Mark Law and Practice Team.
  • Munich Bar Association.

Publications

  • Kur / v. Bomhard / Albrecht COMMENTARY ON GERMAN AND EU TRADEMARK LAW, 1rst ed. 2016, 2nd ed. 2018, 3rds ed. 2020 (author of comments on Sec. 25, 26 German Trademark Act).
  • BeckOK COMMENTARY ON GERMAN AND EU DESIGN LAW, since 2018 (author of comment on numerous Articles of the EU Community Design Regulation)
  • Konvergenzprogram des EUIPO bei grafischen Wiedergaben von Geschmacksmustern (EUIPO Convergence Program on Graphic Representations of Designs) in GRUR-Prax 2016, 341.
  • Sparkassen-Rot, Nivea-Blau, Langenscheid-Gelb: Quo vadis konturlose Farbmarke? (Sparkasse red, Nivea blue, Langenscheid yellow: Quo vadis contourless color mark) in: GRUR-Prax 2013, 481.
  • Wie ist „IP TRANSLATOR“ zu übersetzen? (How “IP TRANSLATOR” has to be translated?), in: GRUR-Prax 2012, 338 (co-author with Dr. Martin Viefhues).
  • Kontroverse um rechtserhaltende Benutzung – Neue Markenstrategien erforderlich? (Contoversy regarding genuine use – Is a new trade mark strategy required?) in: GRUR-Prax 2010, 427.
  • Various further articles on trade mark and design law.
While settlement is often the goal, Jana (and others at D Young [& Co]) can be a tough litigator when required.
World Trademark Review 1000
A global brand turns to Bogatz for EU trademark filings.
WIPR 2024
D Young & Co’s Munich office – led by Jana Bogatz – is highlighted by German practitioners as one of the most successful examples of a UK outfit setting up shop on the continent.
World Trademark Review 1000
Impressive UK-based patent and trade mark attorney shop D Young & Co extends its coverage into Germany, thanks to the hardworking and smart Jana Bogatz.
World Trademark Review 1000
Jana has a high-level of expertise in trade mark law.
Legal 500
Active in the community, and at INTA, Bogatz is regarded by peers in the market as a “good IP lawyer who is very fair in litigation with the skill required to develop the practice”.
World Trademark Review 1000
Their team is young, freshly minted and brilliantly lead by Ms Jana Bogatz, who is extremely well versed on IP matters in their jurisdiction.
IPSTARS (Managing IP) Germany
Jana Bogatz ... has a lot of insight beyond mere legal advice into the statistical likelihood of positive outcome of cancellation and opposition proceedings at the EUIPO.
WIPR 2024
As a result of her former in-house role at the EUIPO, Jana Bogatz is a great person to go to on the chances of success of an appeal.
WIPR 2024
Already enjoying a sterling reputation in the market, Bogatz is held in high esteem by her clients, who praise her service and skill: “Jana is an excellent outside counsellor, always looking for the resolution which benefits the business".
World Trademark Review 1000
Recommended by WIPR Germany.
WIPR 2024
Partner Jana Bogatz attracts strong appraisal.
WIPR 2024
The team is very experienced, always friendly, responsive and cost-sensitive – perfect to work with.
IPSTARS (Managing IP) Germany
Jana Bogatz is attentive to the detail. She is quick to respond and always has the deadline in mind.
Legal 500
Jana Bogatz combines razor-sharp analysis with strategic vision.
Legal 500
She [Jana Bogatz] is prompt in her responses and reasonable in her rates.
World Trademark Review 1000
They provide business-sensitive advice, always seeking the optimum solution for their clients. Their communications are clear and concise. They respond promptly, and their rates are quite reasonable.
IPSTARS (Managing IP) Germany
D Young & Co LLP 's Munich-based trademark law team is led by soft IP specialist Jana Bogatz , who, in addition to registering and optimizing trademark and design portfolios, also supports the enforcement of trademark rights.
Legal 500
Jana Bogatz is very reliable, fast and astute in legal analysis.
Legal 500
Jana Bogatz and her team are excellent. They provide business-friendly advice and counsel. They seek to settle matters where appropriate. But, where necessary, they are quite adept at contentious work (oppositions/cancellations). Their written opinions are easy to understand and business-focused. Their rates are quite reasonable. And they respond promptly and are available for phone conferences, as necessary.
IPSTARS (Managing IP) Germany
The firm strengthened its German practice by hiring trade mark lawyer Jana Bogatz as partner in its Munich IP office.
IP Stars (Managing IP)
They are creative and extremely professional. At the same time they deliver their excellent work at reasonable prices and within all tight deadlines set.
IPSTARS (Managing IP) Germany