DR. CHRISTIAN SEYFERT, LL.M. (San Francisco, GGU)

GERMAN ATTORNEY AT LAW . PARTNER
CERTIFIED IP LAW SPECIALIST
CERTIFIED COPYRIGHT & MEDIA LAW SPECIALIST
CERTIFIED SPECIALIST FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW

 

„It’s no use to have the law on your side. One must also take the judiciary into account.“
(Dieter Hildebrandt)

 

Contact:

Telefon: +49 69 58 80 972-40 (native English-speaking secretary)

E-mail: seyfert@zellerseyfert.com

Résumé:

  • Studies of Laws at universities in Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany), San Francisco (USA) and Los Angeles (USA)

  • Bestowal of the academic title „Doctor of Laws (Dr. jur.)“ (Ph.D.) with the academic degree „summa cum laude“ by the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg based on a comparative legal work between German and U.S. law

  • Ph.D. Advancement Award of the Schmitz-Nuechterlein Foundation (Higher Regional Court in Nuremberg) and Ph.D. Award of the Faculty of Law at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg for outstanding academic performance

  • Academic research at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg (Germany) and at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (Germany)

  • Bestowal of the academic title „LL.M. in US Legal Studies” with the academic degree „with honors“ (GPA: 3,568) by the Golden Gate University, San Francisco (USA) after successful completion of a master's degree program with a focus on Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law

  • Merit scholarship by the Golden Gate University, San Francisco (USA)

  • Successful completion of a Summer Session at the Southwestern University in Hollywood, Los Angeles (USA), with a focus on Music Law and Film Law

  • Worked for 18 years in the areas of Intellectual Property, Copyright Law & Media Law and International Business Law, first in the context of academic research, then in various law firms in Germany and the U.S.

  • For more than seven years Head of the Departments of Intellectual Property Law and Copyright Law & Media Law in an international medium-sized corporate law firm in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

  • As an Attorney at Law legal counseling and representation of clients in more than 1000 cases, in many cases as a litigator in court and in regulatory proceedings, regularly with five-figure to six-figure amounts at issue.

  • Currently, about 150 court cases/dates in public court hearings per year

  • Bestowal of the capacity “Certified IP Law Specialist“ (in German: “Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz“) by the Bar Association in Frankfurt am Main

  • Bestowal of the capacity "Certified Copyright & Media Law Specialist“ (in German: “Fachanwalt für Urheber- und Medienrecht“) by the Bar Association in Frankfurt am Main

  • Bestowal of the capacity "Certified Specialist for International Business Law" (in German: "Fachanwalt für Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht") by the Bar Association in Frankfurt am Main

  • For years the only European representative of the Intellectual Property Practice Group of an international society of law firms with about 3,000 attorneys at law from 200 law firms all over the world (headquarters in Michigan, USA); there for years also an active formative member of the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group and International Transactional Services Practice Group

  • Function as expert arbitrator at the Bar Association in Frankfurt am Main in the areas of copyright and media law

  • Long-standing member of the following associations: German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC) and the German Rock & Pop Musicians Association Google

  • Continuous legal training both at home and abroad in the areas of Intellectual Property, Copyright Law & Media Law and International Business Law

  • Regular lectures and publications on Intellectual Property Law, Copyright Law & Media Law and International Business Law in German and English language

Languages:

German, English

Expertise:

Representation in court:

Personal legal representation of clients (no use of out-of-town local counsels!) nationwide before all courts, regional courts, administrative courts and the Federal Constitutional Court in Germany, also before the General Court of the EU (EGC), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

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