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aklett@reedsmith.com

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Alexander is a partner in the German Intellectual Property (IP) Group, responsible for all "soft" IP matters, and a commercial lawyer with international experience in a wide range of intellectual property law matters, both contentious and non-contentious. Alexander advises regularly on prosecution, portfolio management, licensing, and infringement matters, particularly in the areas of trademarks, designs, copyrights and unfair competition. He also advises on intellectual property law issues in connection with corporate transactions and has longstanding experience in representing clients in high-profile disputes before the German and European Community authorities and courts.

Credentials

  • Stuttgart, Germany, 1999, Second State Exam (Bar exam equivalent)
  • University of Tübingen, Germany, 1998, Ph.D., Law, summa cum laude
  • University of Iowa College of Law, 1997, LL.M.
  • University of Tübingen, Germany, 1996, First State Exam (J.D. equivalent)
  • University of Tübingen, Germany, 1993, Study of Law
  • University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 1992, Study of Law
  • University of Passau, Germany, 1990, Study of Law

  • Germany

  • All German Higher Regional Courts
  • All German Local and District Courts
  • European General Court and European Court of Justice

  • Munich Bar Association
  • Association Littéraire et artistique internationale (ALAI)
  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), formerly Co-Chair of the INTA Bulletin Committee - Policy & Practice Features Subcommittees

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Awards & Recognition

  • Alexander has been recognized as one of Germany’s Best Lawyers for intellectual property in peer review by Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers® 2019.
  • Alexander has been recognized as one of Germany’s Best Lawyers for intellectual property in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 peer review by Best Lawyers® and Handelsblatt
  • Alexander has been recommended continuously by JUVE Handbook for Commercial Law Firms in the categories “Media: Contractual and copyright law” and “Trademark and competition law”