dr. michael best

Partner | Rechtsanwalt (Attorney at law)

Dr. Michael Best studied law in Mainz, Germany and in Dijon, France. He became first involved in Intellectual Property (IP) as a scientific assistant at the University of Mainz in 1987 where he also wrote a doctoral thesis in trademark and unfair competition law.

He then worked as an auditing assistant at a large German auditing firm for two years before he joined the trademark department of the chemical and pharmaceutical company Hoechst AG as in-house counsel in 1992. He became deputy head of that department in 1997.

Michael Best co-founded BEST Rechtsanwälte, previously known as the law firm Freitag & Best, together with Dr. Robert Freitag and has worked as counsel to clients worldwide in all aspects of trademark, unfair competition, copyright and domain matters since 1999.

Michael Best is a member of the German Bar Association (DAV), the German-American Lawyers' Association (DAJV) and various IP organizations, including the International Trademark Association (INTA) and currently a member of INTA’s Design Rights Subcommittee, the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA), the Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG), and the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR).

TEL: +49 69 8700 200 -30 | FAX: +49 69 8700 200 -40 | Mail: ip@best-ip.eu