Christian Zierhut – CEO of ANWALT AG

More than one decade of IP litigation experience


I am an IP attorney with over 14 years of experience advising clients on intellectual property issues. I am recognised as a Trademark Lawyer & Brand Protection Expert providing a full trademark, design right, copyright and patent advisory services to a broad range of businesses globally.

I have a diverse intellectual property practice focused on trade mark prosecution and trademark right infringement litigation, with special emphasis on clients in the fashion, sport and entertainment and car parts sectors. I am also an expert in complex unfair competition and copyright matters.

Not only fashion and luxury brands trust my services: Also professional sportsmen and sport agencies trust in my advice in trademark and copyright matters.  I did for example the contract drafting in connection with several world champion boxing fighters for their sponsors and TV broadcast events. I won several crucial trials for my clients amongst others a trademark infringement case for Germany’s Number 1 luxus & lifestyle magazine publisher against Axel Springer (Europe’s leading digital publisher).


I advise my clients on global anti-counterfeiting strategies, parallel import, including national and European-wide customs filings as well as related cross-border litigation. I act for several billion dollar fashion labels for many years in relation to all its counterfeit and IP matters.


My clients includes media companies, athlets, race drivers, fashion designers and apparel companies; I consult my clients in all questions concerning trade marks, including the development of trade mark strategies, the supervision and administration of trade mark portfolios, the drafting and negotiation of licence agreements and the extrajudicial and judicial enforcement of trade mark rights. I acted for many years on behalf of Christian Audigier’s worldwide clothing and merchandise company, including all its European trade mark and licence matters. Clients like Valentino Rossi, Techart Porsche, among others the fashion brand Earnest Sewn and the World Boxing Association rely on me – for over 10 years now.

Law is my passion (beside cars;)

If you are looking for an experienced and creative legal advisor, then we cordially invite you to form your own judgment. We are recognized as one of the Top Intellectual Property Boutique Law Firms in Germany. We are registered in Germany and regulated exclusively by the German Law Society. Our success is a result of our passion for trademarks, designs and patents and intimate focus on every client, regardless of size or status. ANWALT AG is the first stock corporation of advocates admitted in the year 2002 by the Munich bar association.