Thomas Farkas is a lawyer in a major international law firm in Munich and has particular expertise in advising on intellectual property rights (“IP”). His legal advice includes in particular all judicial and extrajudicial questions of trademark, design, copyright and competition law. In these and related areas, he advises start-ups on DAX companies such as fashion companies, consumer and luxury goods manufacturers, technology companies and advertising agencies.
In addition, Thomas Farkas teaches lawyers at universities in Germany and abroad on current issues in the field of intellectual property, including at the Queen Mary University of London (England) and the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogota, Colombia). He regularly gives lectures and publishes articles on IP-relevant topics.
In addition, Thomas Farkas was responsible for IP in one of the world’s leading fashion companies, which enables him to place the entrepreneurial interests of his clients at the forefront of his advice.
He completed a research stay at the Institute of Intellectual Property in Tokyo (Japan). As a scholarship holder at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich, he received his doctorate on the subject of imitation protection and the cumulation of intellectual property rights. Through his teaching activities at universities in the field of design and fashion, he has particular expertise in advising students on the protection of their business ideas and concepts.