Attornety at Law (Argentina)
Attornety at Law (Spain)
LL.M. in Intellectual Property (Spain)
As many in BALDER, Jens comes from a mixed background, born in Erlangen, city of Siemens headquarters’, and grown up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Before graduating from the Buenos Aires Universidad Católica Argentina, he already started working in one of the most well-known Argentinean IP firms, providing European clients IP with services throughout Latin America. After getting almost four years of experience in Intellectual Property, especially on trademarks in Latin America, Jens decided to return to Germany.
He was hired then as the trademark counsel of a reputed international organization based in Bonn, where he was in charge of the company’s trademark portfolio. In addition to handling trademark prosecution matters and opposition work worldwide, Jens also developed the company’s current brand protection strategy to combat infringements and counterfeits. Besides, he also got involved in domain name and copyright issues.
Looking forward to extend his IP knowledge, especially on patents, Jens moved to Alicante, Spain and became an LLM (Master of Law) by taking the Magister Lvcentinvs on Intellectual Property. While moving to Spain he joined one of the most well-known Spanish IP boutiques, with offices in Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Mexico. At that firm he started to get involved in patents and continued handling trademark matters in Latin America.
In 2012 Jens joined BALDER, convinced of the motivating environment this firm provides.
Jens has been active at INTA (International Trademark Association) since 2008: he has been a comtable topic moderator for Trademark Protection Strategies and he is currently member of several of its committees. He is also member of ASIPI and of its committees.
In his spare time Jens enjoys travelling and playing football. He admires the Argentinean and German football styles and cultures. He believes he finally found a perfect balance of both cultures in Spain.
“Doing my first internship I discovered Intellectual Property law. IP rights are the most important value of companies and their countries. This fact never surprised me as I always had big admiration for innovation. In this regard I would like to quote one of the most creative and inventive persons, Steve Jobs: From the earliest days at Apple, I realized that we thrived when we created intellectual property. If people copied or stole our software, we’d be out of business. If it weren’t protected, there’d be no incentive for us to make new software or product designs. If protection of intellectual property begins to disappear, creative companies will disappear or never get started. But there’s a simpler reason: It’s wrong to steal. It hurts other people. And it hurts your character”