Dr. Fabian Pfuhl, LL.M. (Auckland)

Dr. Fabian Pfuhl, LL.M. (Auckland)


Email fabian.pfuhl@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 69 962 36 0

Fax +49 69 962 36 100

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupIntellectual Property

Fabian Pfuhl is knowledgeable in defending his clients against any forms of product counterfeiting and product piracy, particularly with respect to the pharmaceutical and consumer-lifestyle sector. Fabian has in-depth knowledge, acquired by advising in a multitude of cases in these industries. Fabian's legal advice focuses on national and international clients in trademark and unfair competition matters, where he counsels both in and out of court.

Fabian regularly publishes articles in German law reviews and gives lectures on IP law topics. Inter alia, he acted as speaker at the German Pharmaceuticals Congress from 2012 to 2015. Since 2012, he has been a lecturer at the Hochschule Darmstadt where he teaches License Law and Contract Design.

Fabian studied in Bayreuth, Germany, and later on in Auckland, New Zealand, where he graduated as Master of Law. After receiving a Ph.D. in Law with a dissertation in the field of unfair competition law, he worked as an Academic Council at the Research Center for German and European Foodstuff Legislation at the University of Bayreuth.

Awards and recognitions


Intellectual Property: Trade marks and unfair competition
Legal 500 EMEA

Education and admissions


LL.M., University of Auckland, 2010

Dr. iur., University of Bayreuth, 2009

Second State Exam in Law, Bavaria, 2009

First State Exam in Law, University of Bayreuth, 2006


German Association for Industrial Property and Copyright - GRUR

Frankfurt a. M. Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications


Court admissions


Representative experience

Advising Pierre Fabre Dermo-Kosmetik and Pierre Fabre Pharma in advertising law matters, particularly in the field of advertisements for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

Ongoing advice for Philips in unfair competition and other advertising-related matters.

Ongoing advice for Skoda Deutschland GmbH in advertising regulation matters.

Counselling and litigation in cases of unfair competition and product counterfeiting, especially in the field of preliminary injunctions, for a well-known Austrian company.

Advising a leading pharmaceutical company in various cases of trademark infringements (particularly illegal parallel-imports) and product piracy.

Ongoing advice in civil and criminal law matters for a world-wide leading pharmaceutical company on the field of fighting grey and black pharmaceutical markets.

Advising a namable financial institution in a number of IT outsourcing projects.

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