Dr. jur., Lawyer, LL.M.

Dr. Karin Grau Kuntz


Plant variety protection, patent law, antitrust issues related to intellectual property rights, as well as trademark and copyright law

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Working languages

Portuguese, German, English


Law studies at the Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil

Training stations: German-Brazilian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, São Paulo

Scholarship holder of the Max Planck Society, Munich

LL.M. studies at the Faculty of Law of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich - topic of the final thesis "The family name as a trademark under consideration of German, French and Brazilian law".

Doctorate at the Faculty of Law of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, dissertation on "Copyright Law in the Mercosul Countries".

Postdoctoral researcher at the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Brazil
(Research work - patent law in the pharmaceutical field - will be completed by the end of 2022)

Professional memberships

GRUR, ABPI (Associação Brasileira de Propriedade Intelectual), IBPI - Instituto Brasileiro de Propriedade Intelectual (akademische Koordination)

Dr. Karin Grau-Kuntz studied law in São Paulo, Brazil, with a focus on business law. She further pursued her studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Munich, where she obtained an LL.M. degree. She did her doctorate in copyright law under the supervision of Prof. Schricker at Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law (now Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition).

Since 2012, she has focused her practice in Germany and Brazil on plant variety protection law, patent law, and antitrust issues related to intellectual property rights.