Joseph is a partner at Bird & Bird who specialises in sports law as well as in intellectual property and media law. He is based in our Munich office.
His expertise covers the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters relating to sports, trademark, design rights and media law. Joseph advises on all areas of sports and media law. His work includes issues concerning sponsorship and the drafting of contracts, representing both sponsors and the recipients of sponsorships.
In addition, his extensive forensic work includes national and multi-jurisdictional IP litigation cases, including those related to the infringement of community trademarks and community design rights. Joseph provides strategic advice to prestigious German and international businesses, especially concerning the development and optimisation of registration and protection strategies for national and international trademark portfolios.
Joseph is a member of the German Association for Sports Law, the German Intellectual Property Rights Association (GRUR) and the International Trade Mark association (INTA). He has also been appointed as arbitrator of the German Court of Arbitration for Sports (DIS) and he lectures at the Munich Business School in sports and media law.