Examiner for the Second State Examination in Law (Business Law),
appointed by the Bavarian Ministry of Justice;
Asscociate professor for the training of junior lawyers at the Higher Regional Court of Nuremberg for Law of Civil Procedure;
Lecturer of the Nuremberg University of Applied Sciences;
Chairman of the examining committee „Industrial Property Law“ of the law societies of Nuremberg and Bamberg.
Studied Law at the University of Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg. Trainee lawyer in Hamburg and Washington D.C. Scientific assistant at the University of Hamburg from 1976 until 1980. Doctorate conferred in Cartel Administrative Law. Founded the law firm in 1980.
For many years Dr. Cöster has been active as an associate professor and lecturer for the further training of lawyers in the fields of Industrial Property Right and Procedural Law on a regular basis.
Member of „Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e.V.“ (German Association for Industrial Property Rights Protection and Copyright, reg. ass.); founding member of Rotary-Club Nürnberg-Neumarkt.
Dr. Cöster is an active member of a Protestant parish in the Nuremberg region.
Interests: Model railway H0 with computer-controlled guidance, tennis, cycling.