Katharina’s practice focusses on defamation and personality rights law, competition and trademarks law, copyright and design law, both contentious and non-contentious. She not only has extensive experience in press and competition law litigation for publishing houses but also regularly advises these on general matters, such as pre-screening of editorial content, advertising, and the drafting of licensing agreements. Katharina also acts for advertising agencies as well as artists and designers in the marketing and enforcement of their intellectual property, in and outside of court.
After having completed her education and training in Rome, Munich and Speyer, Katharina initially worked as research assistant at the law firm Wessing (now TaylorWessing). As a DAAD scholarship holder she then passed an LL.M. degree specialising in international trademarks and competition law at King’s College in London. Thereafter Katharina worked as a research assistant and scholarship holder at the Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich. In this role she was seconded to the German Federal Ministry of Justice and contributed to the drafting of the so-called “second basket” of the German copyrights law amendment act. In 2007, Katharina submitted her doctoral thesis on trademarks and personality rights law („Prominenz und Celebrity“, Law School Prize winner of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich).
Katharina joined KNPZ in April 2008 from the international law firm Lovells’ (now HoganLovells) IP/Media/Technology practice group, where she worked as a German qualified lawyer (Rechtsanwältin) from the fall of 2006.