Swetlana Frese

Admitted to the Bar, Certified IP Lawyer
frese@grunecker.de     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English, Russian


Swetlana Frese advises on trademark, competition, and copyright matters.

She assists clients in developing and safeguarding trademarks and defending and enforcing them before the DPMA, the EUIPO, the German courts, and the General Court of the European Union (EGC) in Luxembourg.

She also represents her clients in complex trademark, unfair competition and copyright cases before German courts.

She focuses on providing strategic guidance and support to globally active companies in developing, maintaining, and expanding their global trademark portfolios, as well as enforcing their rights in infringement cases. Swetlana aids clients in efficiently resolving disputes out of court.

Her clientele includes large international corporations, as well as medium-sized companies from diverse industries.


  • Trademark Law
  • Trademark Infringement & Product Counterfeiting
  • Competition Law
  • Copyright Law

Key points

  • Food Products
  • Pharmaceuticals/Medical Products
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Automotive Industry
  • Technology Companies


  • Study of law at the University of Bayreuth with additional specialized language training in English and Russian, first state examination 2012
  • Legal clerkship at the Bamberg Higher Regional Court; second state examination 2014
  • Training as a mediator with a focus on business mediation, Munich Center for Dispute Resolution (MuCDR), 2013
  • Attorney-at- law with Grünecker, 2014-2020
  • Attorney-at- law at a law firm specializing in IP in Munich, 2020-2021
  • Attorney-at- law with Grünecker, since 2021
  • Certified in intellectual property law, 2024