Christian Werkmeister advises on patent and utility model law in all technical fields. He is also active in competition, design, copyright, and trademark law, where he advises in particular at the interface with technical (including software-related) aspects, on the supplementary protection under competition law against passing off and on the protection of trade secrets.
Christian Werkmeister specializes in advising on and litigating intellectual property disputes as well as technical copyright law (software, product design). In advising clients and conducting proceedings, he pursues pragmatic solutions in order to achieve his clients' goals as effectively as possible from an economic point of view.
One focus is the conduct of patent infringement proceedings before German courts as well as strategic advice and coordination of internationally pending parallel patent litigation and nullity proceedings.
Another focus lies in the advisory and enforcement activities for the protection of product designs and service offerings.
His activities also include conducting vindication proceedings, negotiating and drafting cooperation, license, settlement, and confidentiality agreements, as well as border seizures and measures relating to trade fair matters.
Christian Werkmeister studied law at the University of Konstanz, Germany, and obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the Universidad Santo Tomás (USTA) in Bogotá, Colombia.
He was admitted to the German bar in 2013 and initially worked for more than three years as a lawyer at an international patent and law firm specializing in intellectual property in Munich.
Prior to joining WR in 2021, Christian Werkmeister worked for over four years as a lawyer and salary partner at a large German commercial law firm in Munich, where he mainly provided forensic services in the non-technical and technical areas as well as legal advice. Since 2017, Mr. Werkmeister has been qualified as a Licensed Specialist for Intellectual Property.