In 1996 and 1997, after completing his first state examination, Jens Michael Künzel studied at the University of East Anglia, where he was awarded an LLM with distinction in common law.
In 1998 and 1999 Mr Künzel began focusing on industrial property rights during his legal clerkship, which included several months at Krieger Mes & Graf v der Groeben and the civil chamber of the Dusseldorf District Court (competent in copyright and competition law).
In March 2000 Mr Künzel started his professional career at Krieger Mes & Graf v der Groeben, where he has been a partner since 2006.
Mr Künzel has acted for large and medium-sized national and international companies in all matters relating to IP rights, particularly patent and design infringement and unfair competition litigation. His IP experience extends to many diverse technological fields, including mechanical engineering (particularly packaging and printing machines), telecoms, medical devices, adhesives and tape technology and chemistry.
Mr Künzel also has considerable experience enforcing design rights and trademarks. For instance, since 2001 he has been acting for a prominent German manufacturer of luxury sanitary fittings in connection with design infringement and counterfeiting.
Besides his litigation work, Mr Künzel regularly advises clients on IP infringement matters and the drafting of licence agreements.