Horst Christian Becker, DEA
Born in 1960, chartered attorney since 1991. As Rechtsanwalt (attorney-at-law) he is a member of the chamber of attorneys at Munich Oberlandesgericht (appellate court).
He took his legal training, inter alia, with the international board of arbitration at the federal chamber for economy in Vienna, and in the division of franchise counselling with Ernst & Young in London.
He teaches at the University of Strasbourg III (Robert Schumann), at the Centre d'Études Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI), and at the Centre d'Études Internationales de la Franchise (CETIF). He holds seminars on the law of trademarks with Beck-Seminare.
His publications include:
In addition, he is co-editor of the special edition "Publicité" (advertising) of the Gazette du Palais, one of France's most important legal journals.
Main areas of specialisation: Franchising and the law of marketing and sales, protection of industrial property, the laws of competition and of intellectual property and copyright, company law, arbitration.
Languages: German, French, English, some Spanish and Italian
Memberships: GRUR German association for the protection of industrial property and the law of intellectual property and copyright, DFV German Franchise Union, DID German Institution for Arbitration.