Prof. Dr. Sandra Rinnert, LL.M. (Georgetown)

Prof. Dr. Rinnert studied law at Heidelberg University in Germany, at National University of Singapore and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She qualified as a Rechtsanwältin (German lawyer) in 2000 and then worked as a lawyer at the international law firm of Hogan Lovells LLP in Düsseldorf, Germany. There, she specialized in international matters of intellectual property, including combating counterfeited goods for multinationals(e.g. Shimano).

In 2007, Prof. Rinnert served as head of a regional customs office in Monchengladbach, Germany. Since 2000, she has been Head of Seminars at Euroforum (Informa plc) and Management Circle, which hold legal seminars for business professionals. Currently, Prof. Rinnert is employed with the Federal University of Applied Science in Münster, where she specializes in customs law with a special focus on intellectual property. In addition, she is also a lecturer at the Centre for Intellectual Property at the University of Düsseldorf for International Trademark Law.

Since 2012, Prof. Dr. Rinnert has been a board member (Treasurer) of the European Forum for International Trade (EFA).Since 2007 she has also been a board member of the Georgetown University European Law Alumni Advisory Board (ELAAB).

Prof. Dr. Rinnert has published in several high-regarded academic legal journals in Intellectual Property Law, International Trade and Customs Law, Civil Law and Law of Corporations.