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Barbara Niemann - Fadani
IA Director

Barbara is a multi-lingual lawyer with pluriennial experience in intellectual property, copyright and media law in Germany, Italy and the UK. She is admitted as a barrister in Germany since 1996 and thus also as a representative at all German and European Courts, as well as at EUIPO, WIPO and DPMA. Having lived in several European countries, she has a strong focus on international businesses and a profound understanding of the international aspects of brand protection, litigation and the commercialisation of intellectual property rights. Her primary focus is on EU matters, including proceedings at CJEU and on advising in contentious cases and infringement matters, as well as on rights clearances for film and media productions.

During her years in Milan, Barbara could gain significant experience in the fashion and design industry, as well as in film and media productions. She has kept her focus and interest on fashion, media and entertainment also during her practice in Germany and the UK. Her recent work included advising an independent German film production on production and cooperation agreements, assisting a US film production with the rights clearance for the use of works of art and music, defending a fashion and sports wear company against infringements of designs and creating their overall protection strategy, successfully defending an author against copyright infringement claims and assisting a health care company in a proceeding in front of The General Court of the European Union Barbara serves on the Professional Affairs and WIPO Link Committee of ECTA. She is member of the Intellectual Property and Media Section of the German Bar Association. In 2017 she was awarded as ‘Cross Border Brand Protection Lawyer of the Year in Germany’ by the magazine Corporate INTL

In her free time she loves films, golfing and skiing and ranting on her infamous Twitter account, which is not linked to Stobbs.

Favourite food?

Chocolate, Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe, Champagne.

Favourite music?

90's RnB.

Favourite book?

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut.

Favourite gadget?

My espresso machine.

Favourite film?

La Piscine, Brazil, Days of being Wild, The Royal Tenenbaums.

Choice of night out?

Cinema.

Choice of dress code?

The BNF uniform (black jeans, black loafers, white shirt, pearls, Prada bag, camel coat).

Choice of holiday?

City break.

What sound or noise do you love?

The noise at Bank Station (above the ground).

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Philosopher, Astrophysicist.

Favourite brand?

Prada for clothes, Illy for coffee, Garofalo for pasta.

 

 

  • Designs
  • Copyright
  • Disputes
  • Trade Marks
  • Media
  • Litigation
  • German law 
  • German litigation

 

Barbara is a multi-lingual lawyer with pluriennial experience in intellectual property, copyright and media law in Germany, Italy and the UK. She is admitted as a barrister in Germany since 1996 and thus also as a representative at all German and European Courts, as well as at EUIPO, WIPO and DPMA. Having lived in several European countries, she has a strong focus on international businesses and a profound understanding of the international aspects of brand protection, litigation and the commercialisation of intellectual property rights. Her primary focus is on EU matters, including proceedings at CJEU and on advising in contentious cases and infringement matters, as well as on rights clearances for film and media productions.

During her years in Milan, Barbara could gain significant experience in the fashion and design industry, as well as in film and media productions. She has kept her focus and interest on fashion, media and entertainment also during her practice in Germany and the UK. Her recent work included advising an independent German film production on production and cooperation agreements, assisting a US film production with the rights clearance for the use of works of art and music, defending a fashion and sports wear company against infringements of designs and creating their overall protection strategy, successfully defending an author against copyright infringement claims and assisting a health care company in a proceeding in front of The General Court of the European Union Barbara serves on the Professional Affairs and WIPO Link Committee of ECTA. She is member of the Intellectual Property and Media Section of the German Bar Association. In 2017 she was awarded as ‘Cross Border Brand Protection Lawyer of the Year in Germany’ by the magazine Corporate INTL

In her free time she loves films, golfing and skiing and ranting on her infamous Twitter account, which is not linked to Stobbs.

Favourite food?

Chocolate, Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe, Champagne.

Favourite music?

90's RnB.

Favourite book?

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut.

Favourite gadget?

My espresso machine.

Favourite film?

La Piscine, Brazil, Days of being Wild, The Royal Tenenbaums.

Choice of night out?

Cinema.

Choice of dress code?

The BNF uniform (black jeans, black loafers, white shirt, pearls, Prada bag, camel coat).

Choice of holiday?

City break.

What sound or noise do you love?

The noise at Bank Station (above the ground).

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Philosopher, Astrophysicist.

Favourite brand?

Prada for clothes, Illy for coffee, Garofalo for pasta.

 

 

BNFadani@iamstobbs.com
Munich
Linkedin
  • Designs
  • Copyright
  • Disputes
  • Trade Marks
  • Media
  • Litigation
  • German law 
  • German litigation

 

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