Specialist in intellectual property law Business lawyer (Univ. Bayreuth)
Swaantje Dirks was born on 09.03.1974 in Norden. She studied law at the University of Bayreuth, where she also passed the First State Examination in Law in 2001, with additional training in economics (specializing in finance and banking). She passed the Second State Examination in Law in Mainz in 2004. Swaantje Dirks joined the law firm Graf Praschma, Heß & Rottloff Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH in 2002 and was admitted to the bar in June 2004.
Swaantje Dirks is a member of the German Bar Association, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright, as well as the FBZ Fachberaterzentrum Rhein-Main GmbH and the FBZ Fachberaterzentrum Wiesbaden GmbH.
One focus of her work is banking and capital market law. In addition to providing regulatory and civil law support and advice to financial service providers, which includes, among other things, assistance with permit applications to BaFin or the FMA in Liechtenstein and Austria, as well as contract drafting, she places particular emphasis on the implementation of all appeals and proceedings against BaFin rulings (objections, preliminary legal protection, legal action). In addition, she also advises and represents tied agents in particular in all legal issues arising as well as in the drafting of contracts with business partners.
She also represents consumers with regard to problems in connection with consumer loans (early repayment penalties) or revocation cases.
A further focus of her work is in the field of intellectual property law, which, in addition to competition law, also includes trademark law and copyright law, as well as licensing law. In the field of competition law, Ms. Dirks particularly handles warnings as well as the assertion of claims for injunctive relief, information and damages or their defense.
In the field of trademark law, she takes over the support and preparation of applications for national and international trademarks as well as the representation before the respective competent authorities. Furthermore, Ms. Dirks covers representation in copyright disputes (cease and desist letters, music or film downloads, use of third-party photographs) on both sides.
Her working languages are German and English.