Janna Thomsen joined HARTE-BAVENDAMM Rechtsanwälte in 2017. She advises clients in all matters of intellectual property law, in particular trademark, unfair competition law and the law of business identifiers. Her focus lies in strategic advice and litigation, but also in relation to extrajudicial enforcement of intellectual property rights and claims for unfair competition as well as in the effective protection against such claims.
Furthermore, she advises clients regarding their trademark portfolios, including proceedings before the German PTO as well as the EUIPO.
Janna Thomsen studied law at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. During her studies, she worked for several years at the Chair for Copyright Law and thus became acquainted with intellectual property law early on. In addition, she completed a specialised language course for English law.
Over the course of her legal clerkship at the Hanseatic Higher District Court of Hamburg, she clerked, amongst others, at the Hamburg Regional Court in the Chamber for Copyright and Design Law and in the intellectual property departments of an international law firm in Hamburg and Washington D.C.
Janna Thomsen is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) and the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA). She speaks German and English.