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At PAVIS, we are experts in our respective fields and work hard every day to protect your IP portfolio. Take advantage of our long-standing experience and place your IP rights in our safe hands.

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A strong team for your IP rights

We will not rest until you are satisfied. Whether we are processing your orders, programming new interfaces or responding to specific enquiries: We work as a team to provide you with the best service and results. Client satisfaction and reduction of your administrative burden are key.


Thomas Gruber von PAVIS

Thomas Gruber


Thomas Gruber joined PAVIS in 2017 and was appointed managing director in 2018, heading up marketing and sales, patents, trademarks, recordals as well as HR. Previously, Thomas was responsible for strategic reorientation as CSO and member of the management team of “Wer liefert was”, the leading B2B market place in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With a degree in business management and an MBA, Thomas has 14 years of management experience in marketing and sales. His career included positions at various cable network operators and the Handelsblatt publishing group.

Sven Schielke


Sven Schielke ist Managing Director and CFO of PAVIS GmbH since July 2023. He is mainly responsible for Finance and Payments. Bevor PAVIS he was the CFO of the german subsidiary of a Banco Santander Group payments company, COO of a FinTech, General Representative of a major german Bank, Head of Payments with a leading german Real Estate Bank and a Director with KPMG. Sven is holding a Masters Degree in Business Studies from Munich LMU University, is a Financial Risk Manager (FRM / Global Association of Risk Professionals) and a Qualified Banker (HypoVereinsbank).

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Florian Oberhage von PAVIS

Florian Oberhage


Florian Oberhage has been heading the PAVIS patent section since 2009. He is responsible for handling and processing instructions for patent annuity payments and client account management. Following his commercial training as industrial clerical officer (German Chamber of Commerce degree) at Siemens AG, he studied business administration at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich whilst working at Infineon Technologies. Florian was head of customer services at Dormando and at Euro Product Services AG before joining PAVIS.

Stella Ita von PAVIS

Stella Ita

Trademarks and recordals

Stella Ita has been heading up the trademark and recordals department at PAVIS since 2014. She has a diploma in law and was previously employed at the legal department of IG Metall, a German trade union. Stella began her working life as a trained actor appearing at theatres in Austria, Germany and Switzerland until 2007. After studying law at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich she completed her state examinations and worked as a junior lawyer at the Higher Regional Court Munich I.

Torsten Kraus von PAVIS GmbH

Torsten Kraus

Business Development

Torsten Kraus is responsible for new and potential clients. He has been working in IP for 10 years and has a total of 15 years experience in marketing and sales. After studying law at Bonn University, Torsten initially worked as a consultant before joining VR Netze GmbH as key account manager. In 2008 he moved to IPAN GmbH, first as senior consultant and finally from 2014 to 2017 as regional director sales in the German speaking market.

Werner Geißler von PAVIS

Werner Geißler


Werner Geissler joined in 2018 to oversee software strategy, data and IT processes at PAVIS. He has 17 years’ experience in IP Management at Brandstock Services AG., serving as CIO before his move. Previously, he was technical director at Interface GmbH in Nuremberg and was also involved in the EU DAMASCOS project. He started his career as a programmer and systems analyst for businesses in the fields of trading and pharma.

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