Dr. Markus Brock
Certified Expert in IP
Why do you work at SKW Schwarz?
Because I can collaborate with experts from other fields at the highest legal level to solve my clients’ challenges “from a single source.”
Dr. Brock specializes in IP law (trademarks, patents, designs, copyright law, etc.), unfair competition law, IT law, and data protection law.

He advises comprehensively on IP matters, including the filing of national and international intellectual property rights as well as licensing and enforcement in disputes in and out of court (also covering Europe-wide seizures of goods). He further advises on innovation and know-how protection, on cross-border research and development projects, on employees’ inventions law, and on standard essential patents (SEP). Furthermore, his advice includes the development of brand-based labeling and quality seal systems.

While his client base covers a wide selection of industries, he focuses on technology-driven and innovative companies, ranging from start-ups to mid-sized companies to globally operating corporations.



Intellectual Property Unfair Competition / Advertising / Consumer Protection IT & Digital Business IT & Digital Business Life Sciences & Healthcare Automotive & Mobility

Other activities  

Member of
  • GRUR – German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • AGEM – Working Committee on Intellectual Property & Media of the German Bar Association, since November 2009 working in an honorary capacity as elected accountant (“Kassenprüfer”)
  • INTA – International Trademark Association
  • IBA – International Bar Association
  • DAV – German Bar Association
  • Berlin Bar Association
  • BIEM Brandenburg Institute for Setting Up Businesses and Promotion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, management board member (until October 2018)
  • BPW – Juryman and Consultant of the Berlin-Brandenburg Business Plan Competition
  • Working Committee “Foundation Data Privacy” (“Stiftung Datenschutz”) of DAV to advise the German Federal Ministry of Justice (BMJ) (2009)

Awards / Recommendations

Nomos: Kanzleien in Deutschland 2013

Recommended lawyer
“Specialist in enforcing intellectual property and combating product and brand piracy”

JUVE Handbook: German Commercial Law Firms 2013/2014

Named in the category “Information Technology”

The Legal 500: Germany 2014

Recommended lawyer in the category “Trademark and Competition Law”

The Legal 500: Europe 2014

Recommended lawyer in the category “Trademark and Competition Law”

The Legal 500: Germany 2017

Recommended lawyer in the category “Trademark and Competition Law”

JUVE Handbook: German Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018

Frequently recommended lawyer in the category “Trademark and Unfair Competition Law”
Quotes of competitors about him: “reliable address in trademark law”, “creative and strong-willed”

JUVE Handbook: German Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019

Frequently recommended lawyer in “Trademark and Design Law / Competition Law”
Quote of competitor about him: “expert in Trademark Law and Competition Law with great strategies”

The Legal 500: Germany 2019

Recommended lawyer in the category “Intellectual Property: Trade Marks and Unfair Competition”

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