Ilja Czernik is a certified IP and media lawyer specialized in sponsoring, licensing and distribution/franchise systems, IP protection and litigation, auctions, export and protection of cultural objects as well as advertisement law also under regulatory aspects.
He is a counsel at SKW Schwarz law firm, repeatedly awarded as media law firm of the year by several institutions.
Next to classical industries such as textile, consumer goods and medical products, Ilja advices also startups on the forefront of developing disruptive digital business models. From the beginning of his practice, Ilja also had a special focus on the sports industry advising sport agencies, athletes, clubs and industries closing partnerships with the sport world.
As of today Ilja has a publication record of more than 60 articles and has (co)written 5 books on IP enforcement and art Law. Moreover, he is co-author of one of Germany’s leading commentaries on copyright law and cultural asset protection.