Dr. Andreas Dustmann,

Dr. Andreas Dustmann, LL.M.

Dr. Andreas Dustmann,

Dr. Andreas Dustmann, LL.M.

Attorney at Law (Germany)


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Kurfürstendamm 185
10707 Berlin
Germany

T +49 (30) 23 60 76 70
F +49 (30) 23 60 76 721

Plaza Santisima Faz, 3 -1 / B
03002 Alicante
Spain

T +34 (965) 21 53 99
F +34 (965) 21 39 65




Andreas Dustmann studied law at the University of Heidelberg, Complutense University of Madrid, and University of Cologne. He obtained the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.) at the University of Edinburgh in 1995. In his doctorate work, Andreas Dustmann was concerned with the liability of internet service providers for online copyright infringement. From 1998 to 1999, he was a research fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. In 2001, Andreas Dustmann joined BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT and became a partner in 2007.

Andreas Dustmann acts on behalf of his clients including domestic and foreign undertakings in a wide range of intellectual property work. He is well known, among other things, for the legal representation of some US film studios in the fight against internet piracy. He has been a legal advisor for the construction of several video-on-demand portals and eCommerce platforms, and provides ongoing counsel to media companies, agencies, and dealers on legal issues of the internet. Another focus of his work is representation in court proceedings. For years he has represented clients in complex legal disputes, especially in the area of unfair competition, copyright, trademark, and design law. He is also increasingly active in patent litigation. Clients appreciate his ability to work towards solutions for cost-effective, amicable settlement.As a specialist in domain law and practice, Andreas Dustmann acts in domain name disputes both before the German courts and in arbitration before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Besides his litigation practice, he manages the trademark and design portfolios both for medium-sized and globally operating companies.The JUVE Handbook 2016/2017 has once again selected Andreas Dustmann as one of the specially recommended lawyers for trademark, unfair competition, and media law in the state of Brandenburg. He regularly writes on copyright and internet law topics and has been a lecturer on copyright law at the University of Potsdam since 2010.Andreas Dustmann is a co-author of the Praxishandbuch Geistiges Eigentum im Internet (Practical Handbook on Intellectual Property in the Internet, 2003), the Handbuch Kunstrecht (Handbook on Arts Law, 2nd edition 2012), and the Fromm/Nordemann Commentary on Copyright Law (11th edition, 2014).Since 2007, he has chaired the specialist lawyers’ committee on copyright and media law for the state of Brandenburg, and is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) and of UNION.

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Dr. Martin Wirtz, Rechtsanwalt bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Martin Wirtz

Dr. Martin Wirtz, Rechtsanwalt bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Martin Wirtz

Attorney at Law (Germany)


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Jägerhofstraße 21
40479 Dusseldorf
Germany

T +49 (211) 71 17 00
F +49 (211) 71 17 017

Kurfürstendamm 185
10707 Berlin
Germany

T +49 (30) 23 60 76 70
F +49 (30) 23 60 76 721




Martin Wirtz works in all fields of intellectual property matters, with a particular emphasis on trade mark, competition, and copyright law, including litigation. A further focus of his work is patent infringement proceedings. His clients include large and medium-sized firms as well as international companies and associations from a wide variety of different areas. His further field of activity includes contract drafting in the area of intellectual property, especially licensing. Martin Wirtz has been working exclusively in the field of intellectual property law since 1995 and has a considerable amount of scientific experience.

Martin Wirtz studied law and ancient and modern history at the universities of Passau, Freiburg and Cologne. After passing the first state examination, he did research on the law of the collecting society in Europe as part of a diploma course under the supervision of Professor Bill Cornish at the University of Cambridge. During his legal clerkship he worked for an international law firm in Paris. He completed his doctorate after passing the second state examination. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Cologne on the German and European control of collecting societies.Martin Wirtz regularly publishes articles dealing with trade mark and copyright law as well as competition law. Amongst others, he periodically writes articles for the Notices of German Patent Attorneys and is co-author of the Practice Handbook of Intellectual Property on the Internet (Beck Juristischer Verlag) as well as of the Commentary, Götting/Nordemann on the Law Against Unfair Competition.He is co-author of the renowned copyright reference work Fromm/Nordemann: Copyright Law (from 11th edition).The JUVE Handbook 2019/2020 lists him once more amongst the particularly recommended attorneys in the category “trade mark and competition law.” He is listed as a trademark and design expert in the 2020/21 edition of The Legal 500 Germany. Best Lawyers recognizes him in the area of intellectual property in the 2020/21 edition. He is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the German Society for Photography.Since the winter semester of 2007, he has lectured on intellectual property law at the University of Applied Sciences Schmalkalden.

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Dr. Stefan Schohe, Patentanwalt bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Stefan Schohe

Dr. Stefan Schohe, Patentanwalt bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Stefan Schohe

German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney
Diplom-Physiker


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Pettenkoferstraße 22
80336 Munich
Germany

T +49 (89) 55 96 80
F +49 (89) 55 96 85 090




Apart from prosecution of intellectual property rights for German and foreign clients, a main part of his work is litigation, especially pre-litigation advice, representation of clients in court, and coordinating international patent litigation. He also takes a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution and is a trained mediator (CVM). His main technical fields are information technology, medical devices, lighting technology, and physical measurement technology.

Stefan Schohe joined the profession in 1992, having graduated with a Diploma in physics following studies at the University of Karlsruhe and Cambridge University, and obtained a PhD in theoretical and computational physics from the University of Würzburg.Apart from prosecution of intellectual property rights for German and foreign clients, a main part of his work is litigation, especially pre-litigation advice, representation of clients in court, and coordinating international patent litigation. He also takes a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution and is a trained mediator (CVM). His main technical fields are information technology, medical devices, lighting technology, and physical measurement technology.Stefan Schohe authored several articles in learned publications, especially in the field of computer-implemented inventions, and regularly talks and teaches on issues of intellectual property. He is co-editor of the intellectual property journal Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, chair of the High Technology Committee of LESI, chair of the IT Committee of LES Germany, and member of the Committee on the Protection of Computer Software of the German Chamber of Patent Attorneys.JUVE Handbuch 2017/2018, a survey of business law firms, names him as a frequently recommended patent attorney.

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Dr. Daniel Herrmann, Patentanwalt bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Daniel Herrmann

Dr. Daniel Herrmann, Patentanwalt bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Daniel Herrmann

German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney
Physiker


Contact



Feldbergstraße 35
60323 Frankfurt a. Main
Germany
T +49 (69) 74 34 62 0
F +49 (69) 74 34 62 162

Pettenkoferstraße 22
80336 Munich
Germany
T +49 (89) 55 96 80
F +49 (89) 55 96 85 090




Daniel Herrmann advises start-ups, SMEs and large corporations, both domestic and foreign, in the field of intellectual property rights, in particular patents and utility models. He focuses on the development and defence of patent portfolios with an emphasis on computer-implemented inventions („emerging technologies“), medical devices, optics, electronics and mechanical engineering. In this context, he regularly represents clients in filing, opposition and appeal procedures before the European Patent Office (EPO), the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (GPTO) and the Federal Patent Court in Germany. He also conducts patent infringement and nullity proceedings before the German courts and he performs searches and freedom-to-operate analyses.

One focus of his practice lies in the development of optimized national, european and international patent protection strategies for inventions of start-ups at the foundation of the enterprise and market expansion. In this context, he regularly advises start-ups within the scope of international entrepreneur networks and at business incubators in Germany, in particular in the Rhine-Main region.

Daniel Herrmann studied physics at the University of Mainz, the University of Würzburg and the University of Texas at Austin (USA), where he also obtained his Master’s degree. He obtained a PhD in physics in 2011 at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich. During his dissertation, he worked on the generation of ultrafast laser pulses and used them to resolve photo-induced charge processes in novel organic solar cells via ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy.

In 2012, he began his training as a German and European patent attorney in a Munich-based internationally operating US law firm. Daniel Herrmann joined BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT in 2015. He was admitted as a professional representative before the European Patent Office in 2015, and was admitted as a German patent attorney after his training in January 2016.

“The Legal 500 – Germany 2020” mentions Daniel Herrmann with praise for patent law, especially for applications and official proceedings.Daniel Herrmann has published several scientific papers and conference proceedings. He obtained awards from the German National Academic Foundation, the German Physical Society (DPG), and the Optical Society of America (OSA).

Daniel Herrmann is member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi) – selected by the epi board for the editorial committee, which is responsible the content of the “epi Information” journal, amongst other aspects – as well as the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI), the German Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP), the IP Union, and the German Physicists’ Association (DPG).

Daniel Herrmann is author of the handbook „Goal-oriented methodologies to pass the European Qualifying Examination (EQE)“ (C.H. Beck Verlag, 2017).

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Dr. Michael Hartig, Patentanwalt BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Michael Hartig

Dr. Michael Hartig, Patentanwalt BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Michael Hartig

German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney
Diplom-Physiker


Contact


Pettenkoferstraße 22
80336 Munich
Germany

T +49 (89) 55 96 80
F +49 (89) 55 96 85 090

10 Avenue Kléber
75116 Paris
France

T +33 (1) 5603 6591
F +33 (1) 5603 6594




Michael Hartig works in various fields of intellectual property, but mainly in patent prosecution. This includes preparing patent applications, conducting all filing and examination proceedings at the patent offices for German and foreign clients, and the creating and managing of corresponding patent portfolios. His technical field of practice includes electronics, semiconductor physics, laser technology, medical technology, software, and universal physical applications.

Michael Hartig studied physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich. After finishing his diploma he investigated measurements of ultrafast electron scattering processes in semiconductor quantum wells using pulsed laser systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he earned his PhD.

He started his education as a patent attorney in 1998. Since 2003, he has been a registered German and European patent attorney and a partner at BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT.

Michael Hartig is an instructor of the German Chamber of Patent Attorneys where he teaches patent attorney candidates.

He is a member of the Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP), the International Association of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and the German Physical Society (DPG). In June 2020 he was elected to the Council of the “Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi)”, the professional association of all European patent attorneys.

Dr. Sebastian Engels,

Dr. Sebastian Engels

Dr. Sebastian Engels,

Dr. Sebastian Engels

Attorney at Law (Germany)


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Kurfürstendamm 185
10707 Berlin
Germany

T +49 (30) 23 60 76 70
F +49 (30) 23 60 76 721




Sebastian Engels advises clients in all aspects of trade mark, copyright, and unfair competition law. He works with German and international clients to develop IP strategies both in Germany and abroad. As a special focus of his expertise he is advising and representing E-Commerce and IT-providers amongst others with regard to consumer protection regulations, transactional matters, data protection law, and domain name law. Sebastian Engels represents clients in all types of intellectual property disputes, including trade mark, trade dress, copyright, and unfair competition matters.

He has successfully handled cases throughout the litigation process before courts, the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (GPTO).

Sebastian Engels studied law at the University of Constance (Germany) and the University of Cork (Ireland), specializing in competition law and intellectual property. During his legal clerkship in Berlin he gained practical experience working for the competition department of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and a major German film production company. His doctoral thesis focused on the admissibility of territorial IP licensing within the European Single Market.

Since joining BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT in 2011, Sebastian Engels handles all aspects of intellectual property and unfair competition law.

He is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR).

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Dr. Rudolf Böckenholt, Rechtsanwalt bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Rudolf Böckenholt, LL.M.

Dr. Rudolf Böckenholt, Rechtsanwalt bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Rudolf Böckenholt, LL.M.

Attorney at Law (Germany)
Certified IP Lawyer


Contact



Hollerallee 32
28209 Bremen
Germany

T +49 (421) 340 90
F +49 (421) 349 17 68




Rudolf Böckenholt focuses on trade mark and unfair competition matters. His work in developing intellectual property portfolios is accompanied by enforcing such rights, be it in infringement proceedings, border seizure matters, or in permanent market monitoring and investigations. He predominantly consults medium-sized and large international clients in the areas of media, consumer products, food and pharma. Rudolf Böckenholt often advises in cases where IP rights overlap or intersect, and in neighboring pharma and food law. He is also active in contentious matters concerning technical property rights, with a focus on mechanical engineering.

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Rudolf Böckenholt studied law and English law at the University of Münster with a focus on intellectual property law. Subsequently, he obtained a Magister Legum (LL.M.) in international intellectual property law after study visits at the School of Law, University of Exeter (UK), the Technical University of Dresden and the German Patent and Trademark Office. His doctoral dissertation at the University of Münster concerns the distinction between copyright and trademark law.

Rudolf Böckenholt has been with BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT since 2001. He was admitted to the bar in 2005 and became a certified IP Lawyer in 2008.

Since 2009, he regularly contributes to the peer-reviewed law journal GRUR-Prax, discussing recent German and European Supreme Court decisions. He is the author of commentaries on trademark and competition law, in particular in the Münchener Anwaltshandbuch – Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz, including the 6th edition published in 2022, and in the English-language commentary on the EU Trademark Regulation. Currently, he authors a chapter about protection and enforcement of names and trade marks around Real Estate objects and projects in the Attorneys’ Handbook on Real Estate Management, published in 2021.

The JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms has ranked him among the recommended attorneys in the category of trademark and competition law for years, and considers him to be a “very clever mind” and a “smart strategist”. In LEGAL 500 (Germany and EMEA), he is included as a consultant who, “due to his vast experience, manages to pursue the most efficient strategy for the client” and “achieves excellent results through his realistic assessments”. Handelsblatt has ranked him among “Germany’s Best Lawyers” in the field of intellectual property since 2017, Best Lawyers since 2018. He is regularly included in the “Kanzleimonitor”, an empirical study of the German Association of Corporate Lawyers (BUJ).

He is an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA), Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG), the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the Scientific Society for Food Law (WGfL) and a number of other professional organizations in intellectual property.

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Gross Peter, Attorney at Law at BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Peter Gross, LL.M. (Aberdeen)

Gross Peter, Attorney at Law at BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Peter Gross, LL.M. (Aberdeen)

Attorney at Law (Germany)
Certified IP Lawyer


Contact



Pettenkoferstraße 22
80336 Munich
Germany

T +49 (89) 55 96 80
F +49 (89) 55 96 85 090




Peter Gross has focused his activities on the development of trade mark strategies, and he is very experienced in the defense and enforcement of intellectual property rights within Germany and abroad.The owners of large trade mark portfolios as well as companies who are at the early stages of setting up their trade mark and IP rights find him to be a competent legal advisor.

Furthermore, he conducts infringement proceedings in patent, trade mark, competition and design law matters. He also has a great deal of experience in the field of sales and distribution of me-too products.

His clients value the fact that he not only focuses on the legal issues, but that he also focuses on developing a clear and practical approach with regard to how legal problems can be settled as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible. He never loses sight of the economic consequences of a proposed solution in infringement proceedings, so it is not uncommon that preference is given to a pragmatic approach instead of a lengthy judicial dispute.

After having completed his studies in law at the University of Regensburg, he spent one year at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, on a postgraduate course as an ERASMUS scholar where he obtained his Masters of Law (LL.M.) degree. In addition, he worked as a research associate from 1998 to 2003 at the University of the German Federal Armed Forces, Munich, at the Institute for Comparative Business Law, Technology Law, and Procurement Law.

Peter Gross began his legal career in 2001 in a patent law firm where he built up and expanded the legal side of the practice. After being partner there for five years, he joined the Munich office of BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT.

He is co-author of the practice handbook “Intellectual Property in the Food Industry”. Peter Gross is recommended in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook 2015 and in “WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2019”. He is also repeatedly recognized as a “Best Lawyer” 2023 by the trade publisher Best Lawyers.

Peter Gross is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the International Trademark Association (INTA), the German Bar Association (DAV), the German-Turkish Lawyers Association, and the Munich Bar Association.

Dr. Martin Schäfer, Rechtsanwalt bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Martin Schaefer

Dr. Martin Schäfer, Rechtsanwalt bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Martin Schäfer

Attorney at Law (Germany)


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Kurfürstendamm 185
10707 Berlin
Germany

T +49 (30) 23 60 76 70
F +49 (30) 23 60 76 721




Martin Schaefer works primarily in the field of intellectual property, including copyright contract law. He is especially active in the fields of music, literature, visual arts, science, software, and games). Music industry matters and collective and individual administration of rights form a key part of his work. This includes, in particular, the law concerning collecting societies (e.g. in GEMA and ZPÜ matters) and agencies. He also frequently advises on matters involving provider liability, privacy law (data protection), electronic media law, and trade mark law.

His client base includes numerous companies as well as associations from the media and music industry. He supports them in setting up IP strategies and represents them before courts and the arbitration board for copyright disputes. He also advises them on the protection of their interests in copyright policy and on the development of forward-looking industry projects related to intellectual property law.Martin Schaefer is a member of the advisory board of the German Music Archive at the German National Library, an elected member of the board of ALAI Germany and an elected member of GRUR’s Copyright Committee. He is co-chairman of the International Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA, a lecturer at MIPLC and a senior trustee of the Karl Foerster Foundation.Martin Schaefer is also co-author of the copyright commentary “Fromm/Nordemann”, “Wandtke/Bullinger: Praxiskommentar zum Urheberrecht” and “Moser/Scheuermann: Handbuch der Musikwirtschaft”. He is also the author or co-author of various monographs and numerous articles, especially on copyright issues.The JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2021/22 (JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2021/22) lists him as a renowned attorney for copyright advice, showing his skill in both political and strategic issues. Dr. Martin Schaefer is also highlighted as a “leading attorney” for the legal field of intellectual property in the Kanzleimonitor 2021/22 and the trade magazine WirtschaftsWoche names him “TOP Anwalt 2021” (TOP attorney 2021) in the copyright law category in its current ranking.

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