Foto: herlinde koelbl
Former Presiding Judge at the Federal Patent Court of Germany
Mme. President Circle of European Trademark Judges
Studied law at the Universities of Munich and Berlin.
Began her career as a judge of the Administrative Court of Munich.
From 1990 until 2013 judge at the Federal Patent Court of Germany, 13 of those years as a presiding judge of a Trademark board at the Federal Patent Court.
Specialized in trademark law. Expert in international relationships establishing Trade Mark Law in new member states of the EU, WTO in Asia and South-Eastern Europe.
Extensive experience in teaching and training bar candidates.
Academic Director for trade mark law for law graduates.
Lecturer at the faculty of law of the University of Dresden and at international conferences.
Numerous publications on trade mark law; author of specialist IP law books.
Author of 4 books about non judicial issues, with topics ranging from gender roles in early childhood to midwifery in the early 19th century. The most popular of these books entitled „Typisch Mädchen“ or „THERE'S A GOOD GIRL“ in the English edition (published in 1990 in UK) was translated into 5 languages and is being reprinted in german in 2017. It is a diary documenting the first three years of life of a girl and boy and how gender stereotypes are established.
Parallel a diary on this issue is written by Ros Ball & James Millar. The book „The Gender Police: A Diary“, is published in 2017, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London and features gender stereotyping childraising of boys and girls in the UK 35 years later.