Dr. Sascha Pres
Why do you work at SKW Schwarz?
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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)
16.11.2020„Germany: Designs Laws and Regulations 2021“, International Comparative Legal Guide - Designs 2021
15.09.2020“Das EuGH-Urteil mk advokaten/MBK Rechtsanwälte und die aktuelle Diskussion um Rückrufpflichten bei Unterlassungsansprüchen” in: WRP – Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis, Ausgabe 10/2020 (publication in German language)
09.01.2020At the beginning of the new year: SKW Schwarz appoints Marion Anzinger and Sascha Pres as Partners – Mario Centola to head the Real Estate division
20.04.2018“Werbeblocker zulässig – jedenfalls wettbewerbsrechtlich”, in: Lexology (status: 26.04.2018, publication in German language)
06.04.2018“Draft legislation on the protection of trade secrets leaked”, in: Lexology (status: 17.04.2018)
11.12.2017“Neue Partnerin in Berlin”, in: Legal Tribune Online (status: 11.12.2017, publication in German language)
11.12.2017“SKW Schwarz verstärkt IP-Praxis am Standort Berlin”, in: Der Titelschutz Anzeiger (status: 14.12.2017, publication in German language)
11.12.2017“SKW Schwarz verstärkt IP-Praxis mit Zugängen in Berlin”, in: RWS Verlag (status: 11.12.2017, publication in German language)
Presentations & Events
Wednesday Night Fever - SKW-Dinner @PTMG Conference 2019
At the occasion of the PTMG Conference 2019, SKW Schwarz's IP team hosted an exclusive dinner for its clients on Wednesday, 2 October. SKW Schwarz lawyers Margret Knitter, Sandra Redeker, Sascha Pres and Tobias Vossberg welcomed their guests in the Berlin restaurant Blend, a terrific place to exchange ideas in a relaxed atmosphere.
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 2019/2020, 2021
Recommended lawyer in the category “Intellectual Property Law”
The Legal 500: Germany 2018 – 2021
Partner of the next generation in the category “Trademark law” (2021)
Recommended lawyer in the category “Trademarks and unfair competition” (2020)
Recommended lawyer in the category “Intellectual Property: Trade Marks and Unfair Competition” (2019)
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)
JUVE Handbook: German Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018, 2020/2021
Frequently recommended lawyer in the category "Trademark and Design Law / Competition Law” (2020/2021)
Competitor about him: “experienced, powerful and always up to date”
Named lawyer in the category “Trademark and Design Law / Competition Law” (2021/2018)
WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2021, Germany
Recommended lawyer (Bronze Tier)
“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)
Articles in periodicals
- „Das EuGH-Urteil mk advokaten/MBK Rechtsanwälte und die aktuelle Diskussion um Rückrufpflichten bei Unterlassungsansprüchen“ in: WRP – Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis, 2020, Ausgabe 10, gemeinsam mit Christina Kufer
- „Kann ein Klapprad ein ‚Werk‘ sein?“, in: GRUR-Prax, 2020, Heft 14, S. 312, gemeinsam mit Tobias Voßberg
- „Radtour durch Luxemburg: Anmerkungen zu den Schlussanträgen v. GA Campos Sánchez-Bordona i.S. Brompton Bicycle/Chedech/Get2Get - C-833/18“, in: GRUR-Prax, 2020, Heft 8, S. 154, gemeinsam mit Tobias Voßberg
- „Der Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Stärkung des fairen Wettbewerbs – nichts Halbes und nichts Ganzes“, in: WRP – Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis, 2018, Ausgabe 11, Editorial, gemeinsam mit Oliver Löffel
Contributions to collected editions
- „Designs Laws and Regulations 2021“, in: International Comparative Legal Guide - Digital Business, 2021, gemeinsam mit Dr. Dorothee Altenburg, Dr. Magnus Hirsch, Margret Knitter, Markus von Fuchs, Christina Kufer, Martin Matzner, Madeleine Metzner, Dr. Stefan Peintinger, Sandra Sophia Redeker
Dr. Sascha Pres is member of GRUR and Marques (Member of the copyright team).
Year of birth