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.
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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.