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Dr. Isabel Kainer-Pfuhl, LL.M.

Fax +49.(0)69.945.196.499

Isabel Kainer-Pfuhl is an associate in the firm’s Frankfurt office, advising on intellectual property litigation. She focuses on patent, trademark and unfair competition litigation. Ms. Kainer-Pfuhl is also experienced in pharmaceutical and medical devices law. She represents national and international clients from several industries, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and luxury goods. Her advice covers the full spectrum of IP law, particularly:

  • patent and trademark litigation, including infringement, nullity, cancellation and opposition proceedings;
  • preliminary injunction proceedings;
  • protection and enforcement of IP rights;
  • prevention and combating of product counterfeiting, including custom seizure proceedings; and
  • drafting and negotiating license, distribution and sponsoring agreement

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates in July 2015, Ms. Kainer-Pfuhl worked in the IP department of another leading international law firm in Frankfurt for several years.

She studied law at the University of Bayreuth/Germany. During her legal traineeship, she spent several months in other leading international law firms with a focus on IP litigation. She received her Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Auckland/New Zealand. Being a member of the DFG Graduate School “Intellectual Property and the Public Domain”, she obtained a doctorate degree in the fields of IP and sports law.

Additional Information

  • Business mediator (CVM), 2008