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Dr. Gesa Simon

Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property Law

Gesa Simon is founding partner of our firm. She has been advising her clients for more than 25 years in all fields of intellectual property, unfair competition law and trademark law. Before joining Schmitt Teworte-Vey Simon & Schumacher, she worked in various law firms having a focus in intellectual property law and in an international law firm in Cologne. Gesa Simon is a certified specialist in Intellectual Property Law.US publishing house Best Lawyers®, in cooperation with German business newspaper Handelsblatt, recognized her in its ‘Best Lawyers’ ranking among the leading individuals in Germany specialising in intellectual property law.

Since 2019Partner at Schmitt Teworte-Vey Simon & Schumacher
2018–2019Greyhills Rechtsanwälte, Cologne
2006–2017Andörfer Rechtsanwälte, Cologne
1997–2006Kropp-Olbertz Schulte-Franzheim Seibert, Cologne
1992–1996Oppenhoff & Rädler, Cologne
1993Doctoral Thesis, Dr. jur
1991Second State Exam (Higher Regional Court Berlin)
1987First State Exam (Fribourg)
1982–1987Law Studies, University of Fribourg and Geneva (CH)

Doctoral Thesis on violation of privacy by degrading caricatures in Germany and France, Fribourg, 1993


German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law (GRUR)

European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)

Association of Practitioners of Trade Mark Law and Design Law (APRAM)

German Bar Association (DAV)

Cologne Bar Association (KAV)


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