Dr. Patrick Baronikians

Certified Specialist for IP Law

Phone: +49 (0)89 – 45 09 18 - 33
Fax: +49 (0)89 – 45 09 18 - 38


Dr. Patrick Baronikians practises as certified specialist for Intellectual Property law, in particular in the field of trademark law (trademarks, company names, work titles, domains) and patent law. He also acts as a consultant and representative of clients in unfair competition and copyright matters. Amongst his clients are German and international media enterprises, but also for instance one of the world's leading furnishing groups.

After graduating from Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, he worked as a scientific assistant at the Max-Planck- Institute (MPI) for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in 1997 and 1998. In his graduation thesis he was concerned with German and English copyright and competition law matters.

Since 1997 Dr. Baronikians has been admitted as Rechtsanwalt to the bar. He started his professional career in a renowned Munich IP law firm before moving on to a nationwide media law firm. Since 1998 Dr. Baronikians has been cooperating with the patent attorneys of HSS in trademark and patent law matters; he joined our firm in 2006 and became a partner in 2007.

Dr. Baronikians publishes regularly, in particular in the field of trademark law, in professional journals such as GRUR, WRP, ZUM and in compendiums (e.g. ‘Handbook of the Music Industry’). His monograph „Der Schutz des Werktitels“ („The Protection of the Worktitle“) was published by Wolters Kluwer in the second edition in 2015.

Being an associate member of GRUR, INTA and ECTA Dr. Baronikians is well connected in the national and international IP network.

He speaks German and English.