Joseph Fesenmair is a partner specialising in IP, media and sports law in Bird & Bird’s Munich office, where he acts as co-head of our international media, entertainment and sport sector group. He brings deep experience in trademark, design, copyright and unfair competition law and is widely known for his expertise in sports and sponsorship. Joseph’s practice covers the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters in trademark, design rights, media and sports law. His extensive forensic work includes national and multi-jurisdictional IP litigation cases, including cases concerning infringement of community trademarks and community design rights. Offering strategic advice to prestigious German and international businesses, his work often involves the development and optimisation of registration and protection strategies for national and multinational trademark portfolios. Joseph also advises across the board on sports and media law including sponsorship and contracts, representing both sponsors and the recipients of sponsorships. Joseph is a member of the German Intellectual Property Rights Association, the International Trade Mark Association and the German Association for Sports Law. He has been appointed as an arbitrator at the German Court of Arbitration for Sports.