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Dr. Kristina Kotoff

Associate – Patents/Trade Marks

German Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark & Design Attorney

Diploma in Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University; PhD in the field of Molecular Biology, University of Münster



Kristina studied human medicine and biology at the Lomonosov Moscow State University and received her diploma in 2000. In 2005, she was awarded her Ph.D. degree from the University of Münster for her work in molecular biology at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Münster.


Thereafter, she worked on elucidation of inflammatory processes and autoimmune diseases research projects at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Münster and at the Institute for Physiological Chemistry und Pathobiochemistry in Münster.


Kristina joined the Freiburg office of Maucher Jenkins in 2019, having previously worked for another IP firm in Munich. In 2010, Kristina was admitted to practice as a German Patent Attorney and as a European Trademark and Design Attorney.


Her practical activities focus on the drafting of national, European and international patent applications in the fields of molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, pharmacy, immunology, medical technology, protein chemistry, biochemistry and biotechnology as well as chemistry. Her work also includes managing and conducting proceedings leading to the grant of patents as well as filing of trademark and design applications.

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