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nesselhauf Dr. Volker Knies
University education:     Universities of Kiel and Hamburg
Languages:       English, German
Areas of practice: Intellectual property law, Copyright law
E-Mail: knies@nesselhauf.com

Dr. Volker Knies is a founding partner of NESSELHAUF Rechtsanwälte. He is specialized in trademark law, unfair competition law, copyright law, design law, patent law and license agreements. He manages the trademark portfolios of a number of domestic and international clients and advises in cases of intellectual property infringement.


Dr. Volker Knies is a member of the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law (GRUR - Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht) and INTA (International Trademark Association). Among other publications, he is the author of the chapter for German Trademark law in the INTA book, “The Community Trademark - Regulations, Practice and Procedure” (March 2005) and is recommended by “The European Legal Experts” as an expert for intellectual property law. As part of his education Dr. Volker Knies has worked at a law firm in Sydney, Australia.

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