Head of Intellectual Property – FIFA

Daniel Zohny

After law school and bar exam in Germany, Daniel obtained his Masters in Law in IP at Cardozo Law School in New York in 2006, later passed the NY bar and worked there for almost five years in a private practice. He eventually returned to Europe and in 2013 joined FIFA in Zurich, where he is now Head of IP. Daniel currently leads a department of nine specialized IP professionals and oversees all aspects of conceptualization, registration, maintenance and enforcement of FIFA’s IP, including the implementation of FIFA’s enforcement programs for the FIFA World Cup™ tournaments both online and onsite in the relevant host country during the event. In addition to all matters involving IP, he is responsible for FIFA’s ticketing enforcement efforts. Daniel has been active in the International Trademark Association (INTA) for years and in 2020 joined its Board of Directors.