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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.


Gudrun Skupch von PAVIS

Gudrun Skupch


After gaining her degree in mechanical engineering at the School of Engineering in Wismar, Gudrun Skupch studied special engineering in intellectual property at the Humboldt University Berlin. She was admitted as a patent engineer in 1993 and as a patent attorney in 2004. In her long career in intellectual property, Gudrun also worked at the Patent Office of the German Democratic Republic in East Berlin. She joined PAVIS eG in 1995 and became a director of the cooperative in 2004.
Gudrun Skupch has been a managing director of PAVIS GmbH since its establishment in 2016.

Thomas Gruber von PAVIS

Thomas Gruber

CEO designate

Thomas Gruber joined PAVIS in 2017 and was appointed managing director in 2018, heading up marketing and sales, patents, trademarks, recordals, data and processes 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.

Michael Jung von PAVIS

Michael Jung


Michael Jung has been managing director at PAVIS since July 2018 and is responsible for finance, agent management and law as well as payment procedures and IT. Previously he was director for corporate control at the Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall building society. Michael started his career at the German Stock Exchange, Deutsche Börse AG in strategic planning and stayed in the group for another 14 years in various roles, including head of “Sales and Acquisition Center” and director of Scoach in Zurich. Michael studied business engineering at the Technical University Karlsruhe.

Divisional heads, here to help

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 offer (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.

Cornelia Woll von PAVIS

Cornelia Woll

Sales and marketing

Cornelia Woll has been acting as first point of contact for new business prospects since 2017. She advises new clients and also oversees marketing. After finishing her degree in cultural and business studies at the University Passau she worked as a festival manager in Cuba. She then spent several years working in Spain, including in a position at Robert Bosch España. Before joining PAVIS, Cornelia was working in sales for SIG Combibloc and Germans Boada S.A..

Werner Geißler von PAVIS

Werner Geißler

Data and IT processes

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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