SCHAFHAUS LAW OFFICE

Support For Intelligent People

Stefan Schafhaus

About

Mr. Schafhaus studied mechanical engineering at the University Aachen, Germany, and law at the University Bonn, Germany. During his legal clerkship he i.a. worked at the Regional Court and the Higher Court of Appeals at Düsseldorf, Germany, where he was educated by two later Presiding Judges at the German Federal Supreme Court. In 1991 he was admitted to bar as German attorney at law and started his own law office working in cooperation with the well known IP boutique Rospatt Osten Pross in Düsseldorf. In 1997 he joined the international law office KAU Rechtsanwälte/Attorneys in Düsseldorf as cooperation partner. In 2013 he moved his office to Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

He consults and supports his clients, mainly small and medium-sized enterprises in all aspects of their national and international business and represents them in negotiations as well as in litigation. He is admitted to appear before all German district, regional and higher courts of appeal, the German Federal Supreme Court (in IP nullity proceedings), the European Courts, the German Patent and Trademark  Office, the European Patent Office and the European Office of Harmonization. He also represents his clients in national and international arbitration proceedings. Nevertheless, as his clients are merchants, he has a strong focus on finding amicable commercial solutions of disputes in order to save time and money.

Languages of the office are German, English, French and Dutch.