Dr. Katharina von Bassewitz

Dr. Katharina von Bassewitz

LL.M. (London)

Senior Associate

Focus Areas

  • press and personality law
  • competition and trademark law
  • copyright and design law


Katharina von Bassewitz’s practice focuses on press and personality law, competition and trademarks, and copyright and design. In particular, she litigates proceedings in court for media companies in the areas of press, competition, and copyright and advises them out of court, e.g., for drafting their editorial content and business measures, as well as regarding questions of drafting licensing agreements.

Dr. von Bassewitz has been a member of the bar since 2006; initially, she worked in Hamburg in the IP/media/technology practice of the international law firm Lovells, prior to coming to KNPZ Rechtsanwälte in 2008.

After spending a year in Rome, Dr. von Bassewitz studied at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, and completed her clerkship in Munich and Speyer. During her clerkship, she also worked as a research assistant at the law firm of Wessing (now TaylorWessing) in Munich. As the recipient of a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service, Ms. von Bassewitz earned the title of Master of Laws (LL.M.) at King’s College London with an emphasis on international trademark and competition law, inter alia. She obtained her doctorate (earning the law faculty prize of Ludwig-Maximilians University), and then worked from 2003 to 2006 as a research assistant and scholarship holder in Munich, at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law. As part of her work at the Max Planck Institute, Ms. von Bassewitz was also seconded to the Federal Ministry of Justice, where she contributed to the implementation of the so-called “second basket” of the amendment to the German Copyright Act.

Katharina von Bassewitz is a member of the team authoring the juris practice report for competitive and intellectual property rights.

previous attorney next attorney