Dr. Renate Kropp
With Cöster & Partners since 1997; partner since 2004.
Lawyer specializing in industrial property rights protection
Studied jurisprudence at Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Erlangen-Nuremberg University). Scientific assistant at the Chair for Civil Law, Commercial and Business Law, Copyright and Industrial Property Rights Protection, International Private Law and Comparative Law (Prof. Dr. Winfried Veelken) of Universität Erlangen; legal traineeship with Oberlandesgericht Nürnberg (Nuremberg Higher Regional Court) and with a law firm at Toronto/Canada. Doctor’s degree in antitrust law awarded in 2003.
Member of “Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e.V.” (German Association for Industrial Property Rights Protection and Copyright, reg. ass.); member of a*jfe (association of former students of the Faculty of Law of University Erlangen); member of XING; lecturer with Industrie- und Handelskammer Nürnberg (Nuremberg Chamber of Industry and Commerce) and with Industrie- und Handelskammer Regensburg (Regensburg Chamber of Industry and Commerce) as well as with Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm (Nuremberg Institute of Technology).
Since the beginning of her legal career, Dr. Kropp’s focus of activity has been the field of industrial property rights protection, in particular Trade Mark Law, Competition Law and Copyright Law. Here she has been able to gain additional experience in the competition law aspects of the laws relating to medical preparations, to cosmetics and to food production and distribution. Commercial and Contract Law as well as Internet Law are further fields in which Dr. Kropp is experienced.