Portrait of Christian Thomas

Christian Thomas


  • Joined K&W in: 2005
  • Admitted as Attorney: 2005


  • Dr. iur.
  • Attorney at Law


  • German
  • English

Academic and professional career

Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Studies of Law

Munich Higher Regional Court
Junior Barrister

University of Salzburg
Iuris Doctor in Law

Special Fields at K&W

Legal, Trademark & Design

Trademark law, design law, competition law, copyrights, complaint proceedings, 
infringement proceedings, license and cooperation agreements and product piracy.


  • AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
  • The Family Entrepreneurs - BJU/ASU
  • Bar Association Munich
  • GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
  • INTA (International Trademark Association)
  • IPO (Intellectual Property Owners Association)
  • MARQUES (Association of European Trade Mark Owners)
  • Munich Association of Laywers


"Whatever the issue, prosecution, licensing or enforcement, Christian Thomas has the skill set and requisite experience to sort it out. He is as artful filing applications before the German Patent and Trademark Office as he is pleading in court."
(January 2018, World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000)

"Christian Thomas dispenses strong strategic counsel in a short timeframe and at a reasonable price. He has in-depth licensing, merchandising and anti-counterfeiting expertise."
(January 2017, World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000)

"Christian Thomas is one of the best German IP lawyers and is highly specialised in trademark and design law. He is responsive, quick and pragmatic, and his answers are always short and to the point."
(January 2015, World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000)

"Christian Thomas is excellent. He is very efficient and his advice is always right on point. In litigation he takes a very practical approach, which helps secure victory after victory for the client." 
(January 2014, World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000) 

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