Astrid Gérard, LL.M.
Language skills
English, Spanish, French

Leopoldstraße 11a

80802 München

T +49. (0)89. 38 38 70 – 0
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Astrid Gérard, LL.M.

Attorney at law, Partner | Munich

Astrid Gérard specialises in advising and litigating on all aspects of trademark law, design law, unfair competition law, copyright law, and marketing related issues. This includes litigation before the German courts and EU courts, proceedings before the Federal Patent Court and the Office of the European Union for Intellectual Property, as well as administrative domain name proceedings. Astrid Gérard also has extensive experience in managing trademark and design portfolios and drafting commercial IP agreements. She handles trademark clearing projects and clears and protects designs for products.

Astrid Gérard is a regular speaker on Trademark and Unfair Competition and an active member of different INTA Committees in the past and present.

Areas of expertise
Unfair competitionRight of PublicityTrademarks and other commercial designationsDesign ProtectionCopyrightPress law

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität of Munich | University College London (Master in International Business Law) | legal traineeship in Munich, Madrid und Washington, D.C.


International Trademark Association (INTA): Since 2022 member of the Right of Publicity Committee, previously member of the INTA Copyright Committee and the INTA Counterfeitung Committee | Association of European Trademark Owners (MARQUES) | Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP)


Forfeiture of Claims for Infringement of the Right to a Corporate Mark or Trademark – HEITEC III (PBP Newsletter of March 29, 2023)

Co-author of the “Collection of Forms on Intellectual Property including Copyright” of Beck-Verlag (Chapter: Trademark Law), 6th edition 2021

Opinion on the judgment of the European Court of Justice of February 23, 2022, on the likelihood of confusion between the trademarks “Cody’s” and “CODE-X” (T-198/21) (PBP Newsletter of March 17, 2022)

Opinion on the judgment of the German Federal Court of Justice of July 22, 2021, on the calculation of the expiry of the five-year period for the declaration of revocation of an EU trademark (Case No. I ZR 212/17 -Bewässerungsspritze II) (PBP Newsletter of November 15, 2021)

Opinion on the judgment of the Federal Court of Justice of July 29, 2021, on the relationship between the protection of geographical indications as collective marks under the Trademark Act and the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin under the Regulation on Quality Schemes for Agricultural Products and Foodstuffs (Case No. I ZR 163/19 – Hohenloher Landschwein) (PBP Newsletter of November 15, 2021)

Statement on the ruling of the Federal Court of Justice of April 15, 2021 on misleading advertising (Ref.: I ZR 134/20 – Advertising with test seals). (PBP Newsletter of July 15, 2021)

ICLG: Trademarks 2021, Chapter 12, Germany, available at the following link:

Cigarettes and cognac: ECJ on the use of a trademark in the course of trade (Ref: C-772/18). (PBP Newsletter of July 2, 2020).

Entry into force of further amendments to the Trademarks Act on 01.05.2020, (PBP Newsletter of 19 March 2020).

ICLG: Trademarks 2020, Chapter 16, Germany, available at the following link:

An (un)digestible decision? Commentary on the decision of the BGH of 17.05.2018 – I ZR 252/16 – Bekömmliches Bier. (PBP Newsletter of November 1, 2018).

Getting the deal through – Trademarks in 28 jurisdictions worldwide 2013.

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