- Practice areas
- Areas of expertise
German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht; GRUR)
- Legal practice
Mr. Stein has been working as a lawyer since 1999. He has extensive experience in advising and representing national and international clients in court in the fields of intellectual property law, distribution law, trademark and licensing law and IT law. He advises companies on the conduct and defence of injunction and action proceedings in the field of trademark and competition law, as well as with regard to distribution and copyright law, and on the design of advertising campaigns and websites, and on the formulation of press releases.
Mr. Stein focuses on advising his clients on global anti-counterfeit strategies, parallel imports, including national and EU-wide customs declarations and related (cross-border) litigation as well as custom seizure proceedings.
Representative clients (excerpt):
- Constant advice and representation of various worldwide known fashion and lifestyle brands in the civil and criminal prosecution of product imitations and product manipulations (product piracy) as well as in various competition law matters.
- Constant advice on competition and trademark law and representation of a globally active luxury cosmetics manufacturer.
- Permanent trademark law advice and representation of an internationally renowned sports goods manufacturer.
- Competition law and trademark law advice and representation of a family-owned company which is one of the market leaders in German-speaking countries with the product ranges fittings, glass and metal construction.
- Education and career
Partner at FPS - IP/IT
2013 - 09/2019
Managing Partner Bear + Wolf (powered by Winterstein | Rechtsanwälte) – Head of IP/IT
1999 - 2012
Shearman & Sterling
Anti-Piracy Lawyer of the year in Germany
(November 2014 – 2015 Corporatre Intl. Magazine Award)
Trademark Firm of the year
(October 2014 – 2015 Corporate Intl. Magazine Legal Award)
Client Choice Award 2014 Intellectual Property (Markenrecht) Germany
(April 2014 – Client Choice)