Markus advises nationally and internationally operating companies in all aspects of intellectual property law, with focus on the registration side and the administration of all intellectual property rights. He not only takes care of the non-technical property rights (marks, registered designs), but also handles the registration of technical proprietary rights (patents, utility patents) at the national (DPMA) and international level (European Patent Office and PCT procedure). A further key activity of Markus is the provision of strategic advice to business enterprises in all application and registration procedures for obtaining worldwide protection of their intellectual property.
Markus has distinguished himself by numerous publications and lectures in his special field.
Markus studied at Munich University. He began his career working in a mixes patent and general law office, where he specialized in all aspects of industrial property law. After subsequently working for a time in a boutique specializing in industrial property law, he moved in 2000 to PricewaterhouseCoopers Veltins, the legal arm of the international accountancy and auditing firm. Markus joined Smith, Gambrell & Russell in January of 2017.