Dr. Friederike Manz, LL.M.

Dr. Friederike Manz, LL.M. (Berkeley)

Partner | Attorney at Law | Mediator

Specialist attorney for industrial property rights

Dr. Friederike Manz is a proven expert in trademark, competition and design law. She has more than 20 years of experience in the development and management of extensive intellectual property portfolios (including their defense before the German and European offices), in the enforcement of intellectual property rights in national and cross-border litigation proceedings, and in the negotiation of intellectual property-related license agreements. Another focus of her practice is comprehensive advice and representation in competition law matters. Finally, she is experienced in drafting and negotiating IT contracts, in particular software license agreements.
Clients served by Dr. Friederike Manz for many years include public cultural institutions, design and communication agencies, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises in the fields of music, events and software. Due to her mediation training, Friederike Manz always has the possibilities and opportunities of out-of-court conflict solutions in mind when providing legal advice, which often leads to surprising win-win solutions.


Trademark Law / Title Protection Law
Competition Law
Advertising and Social Media
Art & Design Law
Press Law / Personal Rights Law
Software / IT Law

  • 1983 – 1985 Philosophy studies, Tübingen
  • 1985 – 1994 Law studies and legal traineeship, Munich
  • 1994 – 1995 Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of California at Berkeley
  • 1996 – 1998 Research Assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law
  • 1999 – Doctorate in law, LMU Munich (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Gerhard Schricker)
  • 1999 – 2021 Attorney at law in two major international law firms and two medium-sized Munich patent and law firms
  • 2004 – 2006 Training as mediator
  • seit 2019  Certified specialist in intellectual property law
  • seit 2022  Partner at Straßer Ventroni Freytag, Munich

Die Haftung für Urheberrechtsverletzungen im Internet nach deutschem und amerikanischem Recht, München 2000 (Diss.)

Auswirkungen der Schuldrechtsreform auf das Urheber(vertrags)recht, ZUM 2002, 409 (Co-Author)

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