Hanne Kirk has more than 20 years of working experience and is specialised in the field of IP. She holds a PhD on the legal protection of television show formats. She is currently deputy chairman of the Board of Appeal for Patents and Trademarks and part-time lecturer at the University of Aarhus. Hanne has previously worked as a High Court judge and as in-house counsel. She is the author of a number of publications and books on IP law and marketing law issues.