Christian Holger Folz
Dr. jur., Attorney-at-law
Languages: English, German
National and cross-border patent, utility model and design infringement proceedings, design nullity proceedings, supplementary protection certificates, licensing, law against unfair competition, cartel law, product labelling law.
Technology Pools and Block Exemption (2002); The Distinction between Primary and Secondary Rules in the Works of H. L. A. Hart (1990), regular speaker on patent, design, procedural and enforcement law.
AIPPI, GRUR, LES, German British Jurists' Association, Max Planck Society, International Association of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR).
Study of law at Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, 1983 - 88, and study of philosophy at the Munich School of Philosophy SJ, 1983 - 90; BA in Philosophy 1986, MA in Philosophy 1990; first juridical state examination 1988/89, second juridical state examination 1992/93; Doctorate in Law 2001; Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, USA Department, 1990 - 95; internship in both the Competition Department and the IP Department of a leading London law firm, 1992; German attorney-at-law in private practice and for two major Munich IP law firms, 1993 - 2001; with HOFFMANN EITLE since 2001.