Tamás Gödölle graduated from the law faculty of Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. He studied commercial and international private law for one year at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany and continued with postgraduate legal studies at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London (1990–1991). As a corporate, commercial and intellectual property lawyer, he has been practising in Hungary advising and representing national and multinational clients for over 24 years. Dr Gödölle has been a partner at Bogsch & Partners since 1996, where he specialises in trademark, copyright, antitrust, unfair competition and advertising matters, as well as franchise, distributor and licence contracts. He also has extensive experience in information technology, privacy, data protection, and life science and media law issues. He is a member of the Budapest Bar, the Hungarian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright (MIE), both the Hungarian and the International League of Competition Law (LIDC), ECTA, INTA, AIPPI, ITechLaw and GRUR. As well as speaking Hungarian, he is fluent in English and German.