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Dr Aliki Busse joins Maiwald as partner

Trademark, design and competition law specialist Dr Aliki Busse will, together with her team, join Maiwald GmbH as partner with effect from 1 January 2023.

“Maiwald’s expanding trademark department is delighted to welcome aboard Dr Aliki Busse, a hugely experienced and highly competent trademark and design lawyer. With her extensive expert knowledge and litigation experience Dr Busse is an ideal addition to our legal team” says Dr Marco Stief, partner and head of Maiwald’s legal department.  

With competence and enormous tactical and strategic skill, Dr Busse has been advising clients for more than 25 years on all matters relating to trademark, design, copyright and competition law.

Dr Busse taught at the Faculty for Design at the University of Munich and lectures in Germany and abroad on intellectual property protection issues. She is also a legal advisor to Aktion Plagiarius e.V., is a member of the Association of Female Lawyers, the German Lawyers Association (DAV) as well as the German Association for Industrial Property Protection and Copyright (GRUR), where she is on the latter’s Design Committee. Since 2018 Dr Busse has also been co-writer of Beck Verlag’s Online Commentary on design law.

During her law studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Dr Busse became interested in industrial property rights. Through her parents’ design and engineering company and their involvement in “Aktion Plagiarius” she became acquainted with the problems associated with intellectual property protection. After completing her studies, Dr Busse expanded her knowledge with a dissertation on intellectual property rights differences in Europe.

In 1995 Dr Busse joined a Munich office specializing in industrial property rights as attorney-at-law. There she widened her expertise in IP to include competition and media law. In 1997, Dr Busse set up her own practice, Busse & Partners.

“We look forward to working with Dr Busse and wish her every success in her new position”, says Susanna Heurung, partner and head of the trademark section, a part of Maiwald’s legal team.

Dr Marco Stief



LL.M. University of Chicago

Susanna Heurung



Certified Specialist Lawyer for Intellectual Property

Dr Aliki Busse



Specialist Lawyer for Intellectual Property and copyright law