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Dr. Swen Vykydal

Schiedermair Rechtsanwälte

About Dr. Swen Vykydal

Swen has been a German Attorney at Law since 1994 and a Partner at Schiedermair since 2005. He is a key partner of their Intellectual Property, IT and Distribution Practice and is specialized in competition law, intellectual property, and distribution law matters. Prior to joining Schiedermair, Swen practiced for ten years at Linklaters in Frankfurt, Cologne, London, and Munich. He is also a member of Standing Expert Committee of Intellectual Property at the Frankfurt Bar Association.

Swen practices intellectual property law, competition law, distribution law, and franchise law. He has advised clients in competition law matters for 20 years (e.g., planning and preparing advertising campaigns, claims, etc.) in the pharmaceutical industry as well as in media, protection of right to privacy, and distribution law. He also handles  litigation matters as either the plaintiff or defense counsel in all specialized German courts in competition law, intellectual property, and distribution law matters.  

Swen is able to provide comprehensive representation in intellectual property law matters (trademarks, industrial design matters, and copyrights). He also has extensive experience in distribution law matters, in particular franchise law advising on matters such as establishing franchise systems and preparing and negotiating contracts, as well as representing franchisors in legal disputes with franchisees and pursuing out-of-court settlements for such disputes. Swen is able to provide comprehensive advice for all issues concerning the registration, maintenance, and enforcement of intellectual property rights, in particular trademarks (trademark prosecution and litigation). 

Over the past 20 years, he has developed a specialised focus on the optometry and photography, fashion, automobile, medical products, credit cards and consumer goods and services industries. 

Swen studied Law, German Language and Literature, Politics, and Sociology at the Johann Wolfgang- Goethe University in Frankfurt. He earned his Doctorate in 1996. He also studied International and American Law at the Academy of American and International Law in Dallas, Texas in 1999. 

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About their firm

Schiedermair Rechtsanwälte are a full service German law firm and advise German and international companies in all areas of corporate, commercial, employment and tax law. They provide solutions to your business and corporate law issues ensuring that the legal advice is direct, personal and of the highest quality with a focus on the client's needs. They also pride themselves on maintaining complete transparency in all their transactions with their clients. These are precisely the qualities their attorneys, notaries, and tax advisors provide. Each attorney at Schiedermair has gained significant experience at a major international law firm and most importantly they understand business. This is why both mid-size companies as well as publicly-held corporations, in Germany and internationally, in various industries retain Schiedermair for their legal needs. Their key areas of expertise are: - Corporate Law, Tax, M&A, Notarial Services - Labor and Employment Law - Intellectual Property, IT, Distribution - Litigation and Arbitration