Dr. Marcus Schönknecht, LL.M. (Columbia) | Dusseldorf | Hogan Lovells

Dr. Marcus Schönknecht, LL.M. (Columbia)

Counsel Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology


English, German

Schoenknecht Marcus

Dr. Marcus Schönknecht, LL.M. (Columbia)
Schoenknecht Marcus
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Marcus Schönknecht is an experienced litigator and advisor, focusing on all aspects of counterfeiting and product piracy. Marcus works at the intersection of technical and aesthetic intellectual property. His knowledge and experience covers patents, designs, unfair competition law and trademarks.

Marcus' experience includes a wide range of industry sectors from toolmaking, steel production, wind energy, furniture, windows and doors production to medical devices, clothing and foodstuffs. An important part of Marcus' contentious work is obtaining preliminary injunctions in trade fair and other urgent matters. He also routinely deals with unfair competition matters, such as theft of trade secrets and misleading commercial practices. Marcus also gives opinions on infringements, design-arounds and validity on a regular basis.

Marcus' publications include "Determination of Patent Damages in Germany" (IIC, Volume 43 (2012), pages 309-332) and "Beweisbeschaffung in den USA zur Verwendung in deutschen Verfahren" (GRUR Int 2011, 1000-1009).

Representative experience

Representing a major German chemical company in a complex case of international industrial espionage and trade secrets misappropriation.

Defending an innovative producer of machines for railroad track construction and maintenance in complex unfair imitation and trade secrets case.

Representing a leading machines and handling company in patent case.

Representing a global producer of mobile phones in complex patent matters.

Representing and advising companies in the steel and engineering industries in employee inventions matters.


  • LL.M., Columbia University, 2011
  • Member, German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
  • Member, German-American Lawyers Association (DAJV)



Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation

Legal 500 EMEA

Intellectual Property: Trade marks and unfair competition

Legal 500 EMEA

Recommended lawyer for Trademark and Competition Law

Legal 500 Germany

Recommended lawyer for Patents: Dispute Settlement

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