Margret Knitter, LL.M. – SKW Schwarz


Margret Knitter is a partner and the head of the Medical Cannabis group of the German law firm SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte. Additionally, she is the head of the IP practice of SKW Schwarz and a Certified Expert for IP.

Since the legalization of medical cannabis in Germany in 2017, Margret Knitter is active in this field. Margret advises her clients in all matters of intellectual property and competition law. This includes not only strategic advice, but also legal disputes. Her practice focuses on the development and defense of IP portfolios as well as advice on developing marketing campaigns, R&D and cooperation agreements, cross-border IP licensing and IP strategies. She advises on labelling obligations, packaging design and regulatory questions, in particular in the Life Sciences, Foodstuffs and Cannabis industries. She represents her clients’ vis-à-vis authorities, courts and the public prosecutor’s office.

She regularly holds lectures at seminars and conferences. She is the author of numerous professional articles and other publications regarding IP or advertisement law.


Margret Knitter is recognized as a leading lawyer in Who’s Who Legal 2020 in the category “Trademarks”. IP Stars ranked Margret among the Top 250 Women in IP and among the Trade Mark Stars 2020. The Legal 500 (2020) recommends her as “an excellent trademark and competition lawyer” with “large expertise” who “keeps constantly in touch with the latest trends (or ahead of them)”. WTR 1000 (2020) lists her as a recommended lawyer (Silver Tier) for Trademark Professionals.


Among Margret Knitter’s clients is Canopy Growth Corp., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of medical cannabis. She advises in medical cannabis and CBD related questions, from trademark protection to license agreements, advertisement law and regulatory questions.

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SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte Wittelsbacherplatz 1 80333 Munich


48.143316723719, 11.575612747988