OUR MENTORS

Dr. Ilja Czernik

Counsel/Head of Focus Group AR-VR/AI at SKW Schwarz

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Ilja is Counsel/Head of Focus Group AR-VR/AI at top tier law firm SKW Schwarz being repeatedly awarded as Media Law Firm of the Year by institutions like Best Lawyers or JUVE and with a Media practice being ranked No 12 in the global ranking of Who’s Who Legal 100.

From the beginning of his practice Ilja had a special focus on the sports industry advising sport agencies, athletes, clubs and industries closing partnerships with the sport world. His main areas of work include in particular establishing sponsoring, licensing and distribution systems, IP protection and litigation as well as advertisement law also under regulatory aspects. Next to classical industries such as textile, consumer goods and medical products, among his clients you will find startups that are on the forefront of developing disruptive digital business models.

As of today Ilja has a publication record of more than 60 articles and has (co)written 5 books on IP enforcement. Inter alia he is co-author of one of Germany’s leading commentaries on copyright law.‍

Ilja is a passionate but lousy football and even worse golf player.

Involvement :

GO-TO-EXPERT, KICKSTARTER

Expertise :

LEGAL & IP

SPORTS :

GOLF, RACKET SPORTS, SOCCER