Sascha Pres advises his international clients from the consumer goods, retail and sporting goods industries on trademark, design, competition and copyright law. In particular, he has many years of experience in competition law disputes concerning (alleged) counterfeit products. His daily work is characterized by the judicial enforcement of claims against infringers as well as the committed and passionate defense against unjustified claims, especially in preliminary injunction proceedings.
In addition, Sascha Pres coordinates complex cross-border litigation proceedings in order to enforce his clients' rights as effectively and efficiently as in the home market or to defend them against attacks.
His other core practice areas are strategic advice on the development and implementation of marketing strategies, product launches and innovative business models. He structures international IP portfolios and designs and negotiates licensing models for the licensing of IP rights. Finally, advice in connection with the protection of trade and business secrets (know-how) is another focus of his practice.
Studies: Leipzig, Berlin, Aberystwyth (Wales)
Awards & Recognitions
Client Choice Award: Germany 2020
Award in the category “Trademark law”
Dr. Sascha Pres was praised for his “excellent work”, as “good negotiator” and “excellent knowledge of German and EU trademark law”.
“He is a good negotiator and has very good ideas how to reach an amicable agreement.”
“He has excellent negotiation skills; he provides high quality, excellent work and good service.”
“Sascha is extremely responsive and proactive.”
“He is always in a positive spirit and business oriented.”
“He has a very sharp and a unique skill to manage interface between clients and local councels.”
“Sascha is extremely creative and has an outstanding knowledge of the German and EU trademark law.”
“He is very reactive and goes always straight to the point of real interest, adopting a useful problem-solving approach.”
Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers: Germany's best lawyers 2019-2022
Recommended lawyer in the category “Intellectual Property Law”
JUVE Handbook: German Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018, 2020/2021, 2021/2022
Frequently recommended lawyer in the category "Trademark and Design Law / Competition Law” (2020/2021, 2021/2022)
Competitor about him: “competent and solution-oriented”, “strong litigator” (2021/2022)
Competitor about him: “experienced, powerful and always up to date”
Named lawyer in the category “Trademark and Design Law / Competition Law” (2021/2018)
The Legal 500: Germany 2018–2022
Next generation names "Makenrecht" (2022)
Recommended lawyer in the category "Trademark Law" (2020, 2022)
Recommended lawyer in the category "Intellectual Property: Trademark and Competition Law" (2019, 2022)
Named lawyer in the category “Trademarks and competition” (2018)
"Sascha Pres: Rising Star at SKW. He fits in seamlessly with SKW's experts. Excellent legal skills!'" (2021)
“With Ulrich Hildebrandt and Sascha Pres, the firm has two exceptionally good trademark and competition lawyers who, unlike many
competitors, also choose unconventional and successful paths.” (2020)
“Excellent combination of legal astuteness and practical orientation is impressive’“ (2019)
WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2021-2022, Germany
Recommended lawyer (Silver Tier), 2022
Recommended lawyer (Bronze Tier), 2021
"engaging, passionate and extremely responsive, with strong knowledge of trademark law”. (2022)
“Pres’s advice is especially valued by companies in the retail, fast-moving consumer goods and automotive sectors, and by clients embroiled in cross-border litigation.” (2021)
Dr. Sascha Pres is member of GRUR and Marques (Member of the copyright team).
Articles in periodicals
Contributions to collected editions