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SKW Schwarz reinforces IP and Life Sciences practice with addition of Partner in Munich

The law firm of SKW Schwarz has gained a renowned Partner in Munich, thus further expanding its Intellectual Property (IP) and Life Sciences & Health practice areas. Effective at the beginning of the new year, IP Partner Dr. Oliver Stöckel (45) will join the firm coming from the law firm of von Boetticher Rechtsanwälte.

Oliver Stöckel specializes in advising on IP disputes, proceedings before trademark offices, and infringement proceedings in trademark, patent, design, and copyright law. In competition law, he advises and represents clients in all types of disputes with competitors and is well versed in specific matters such as IP protection under competition law and environmental and pharmaceutical advertising. He also enjoys vast experience in drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and enforcing R&D agreements as well as national and international licensing and distribution agreements, including in complex distribution structures and highly regulated business sectors. Additionally, Oliver Stöckel has particular expertise in pharmaceutical and medical device law, in compliance, in the areas of product liability and cooperation, as well as in issues relating to IP in the Life Sciences & Health sector.

“We are very pleased to gain Oliver Stöckel as an experienced Partner for our practice area,” said Sascha Pres, Head of SKW Schwarz’s Intellectual Property (IP) practice. “His experience in litigation and his special expertise in regulated industries, particularly in Life Sciences & Health, ideally complement the strategic orientation of our practice.”

“SKW Schwarz enjoys an excellent reputation in IP law, but especially in Life Sciences & Health. The law firm is a forward-looking pioneer,” added Oliver Stöckel. “I am very much looking forward to actively participate in the development of SKW Schwarz and to contribute my expertise.”

The IP practice at SKW Schwarz comprises 14 Partners, 11 Associates, and one Of Counsel at the firm’s Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich offices. 21 legal professionals are practicing in the Life Sciences & Health division at SKW Schwarz.


Oliver Stöckel

Dr. Oliver Stöckel


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