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Johannes Trapp

JOHANNES TRAPP

PARTNER
PATENTANWALT
EUROPEAN PATENT ATTORNEY
EUROPEAN TRADEMARK AND DESIGN ATTORNEY

Main activities

Advising international and domestic clients on obtaining, defending and revoking patents, utility models, trademarks and designs, as well as enforcement thereof
Handling inventions and drafting patent applications, particularly in the fields of mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, medical technology, physics, telecommunication, software (e.g. control methods and algorithms; Blockchain) and electrical engineering
Examination, opposition and appeal proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the German Federal Patent Court and the European Patent Office, supervision of examination, opposition and appeal proceedings abroad
Conducting proceedings before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) with regard to Community trademarks and Community designs protected within the EU territory
Licensing agreements, FTO opinions and Employee Invention Law

Education and professional experience

2005 - 2011
Studies in physics at the Technical University of Munich with a focus on laser physics and quantum information; Master thesis on waveguides based on Surface Plasmon Polaritons for near infrared light
 
Extracurricular participation in the entrepreneurial qualification program Manage&More of the UnternehmerTUM. Executing innovation projects for the business partners of the UnternehmerTUM and developing an independent business idea up to the creation of a start-up
2011 - 2012
Research associate at the chair of Nobel Laureate Prof. Dr. T. W. Hänsch at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich. Responsible for the design and the fabrication of plasmonic waveguides using micro- and nanofabrication techniques and designing and constructing an optical test setup for the plasmonic waveguides
2012 - 2014
Patent attorney trainee at the patent law firm Prinz & Partner in Munich; law studies (Law for Patent Attorneys) at Hagen University
2015
Education at the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Patent Court and the District Court in Munich; passing the German patent bar exam with distinction and admission to the bar
2016
Passing the European Qualifying Examination and publication of the exam in the compendium of the European Patent Office as the sample solution; Registration as a professional representative at the European Patent Office (EPO) as well as at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
2018
Partner of the patent law firm Prinz & Partner in Munich
2021
Partner of the patent law firm FLACH | BAUER | STAHL

Experience in the IP field since 2011

Admissions:
German Patent Attorney
Professional representative before the European Patent Office (EPO)
Professional representative before the European Union Intellectual Property Office in Alicante/Spain (EUIPO)

Languages:
German, English; basic knowledge of Spanish and French