Dr. Elvira Bertram, LL.M.(EUI)

Admitted to the Bar; Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC)

ebertram@grunecker.de     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English


Elvira Bertram has been working as a lawyer in intellectual property since 1999. She mainly advises and represents domestic and foreign clients in patent infringement proceedings, also with cross-border implications.

She specialises in advising and representing clients in proceedings for transfer patent rights due to misappropriation. The technical focus of these proceedings includes solar technology, semiconductor technology, medical technology and mechanical engineering.

Elvira Bertram is also active in design proceedings, both before the German infringement courts and in cancellation proceedings before the EUIPO and the German Patent and Trademark Office. The main areas of design include furniture, furnishings and jewellery, toys, sporting goods and medical devices.

Elvira’s penchant for working in cross-border proceedings and with international issues has already been reflected in her academic career: she earned a master’s degree at the European University Institute of the EU, Florence, and a diploma in European Patent Litigation at the CEIPI, Strasbourg.

Her favourite pastimes are her daughters, books and the mountains.


  • Patent Law
  • Design Law
  • Competition Law

Key points

  • Solar Technology
  • Semiconductor Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Furniture
  • Toys and Sporting goods


  • Studied law at the University of Würzburg from 1989-1993 (scholarship from the Free State of Bavaria); first state examination, 1993
  • Legal clerkship at the District Court of Würzburg, 1994-1997
  • Second state examination, 1997
  • Doctorate at the University of Würzburg (doctoral scholarship from the Hanns Seidel Foundation), Dissertation in the field of European law, 1996
  • Research assistant at the Institute for European Law, Public International Law and European Economic Law at the University of Würzburg, 1994-1996 and 1998-1999
  • LL.M. at the European University Institute of the EU (DAAD scholarship), Florence, thesis in European Antitrust Law, 1998
  • Diploma in “European Patent Litigation” at the CEIPI, Strasbourg, 2023

Publications & Lectures

The Relationship between German and Community Law
Frankfurt, 1997

Towards Liberalisation of the European Electricity Market
Frankfurt, 1999

Lectures in the field of the UPC

Awards & Rankings

Leading Attorney-at-law in her field, Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers, edition 2024