Axel Nordemann focuses on trade mark, copyright, and competition law. In trade mark law, he advises German and international companies from a wide range of industries. Publishing houses, radio broadcasters, pharmaceutical companies, advertising agencies, toy manufacturers, exhibition companies, a German museum, several retailers, and more have engaged his services in the protection and assertion of their legal interests. He manages worldwide trade mark portfolios and represents trade mark owners at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the Office for the Harmonization of the Internal Market, as well as before German courts and the European Court of First Instance/European Court of Justice.
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In copyright law, Axel Nordemann mainly works for German and international media organizations and publishers. He advises his clients in matters of copyright contract drafting and copyright litigation. In addition, he often handles cases involving counterfeits on the interface between copyright, design patent, competition, and trade mark law.
Axel Nordemann studied law at the University of Göttingen and the University of Munich. Subsequently, he was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, Munich (now known as the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition). During this time, he wrote his doctoral thesis on the law of copyright in photography.
He is the author and co-editor of numerous publications in the fields of trade mark, copyright, and competition law. He is co-editor and co-author of the treatise Fromm/Nordemann: Copyright Law (2014, 11. edition) as well as of the new commentary on competition law Götting/Nordemann (2016, 3. edition). Among other things, he also is author of two examples of unfair competition in the commentary Fezer: Lauterkeitsrecht: UWG (2016, 2. edition).
In 1993 he joined BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT, and became a partner in 1996.
Axel Nordemann is a member of the Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA; Board of Trustees 2010-2012), and a member of the Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI). He is also a member of the Expert Committee for Competition and Trade Mark Law of the German Intellectual Property Association (GRUR).
Axel Nordemann is the Chair of the Copyright Committee of the International Trademark Association (2018-19; Vice-Chair 2016-17), and has been the Co-Chair INTA's Academic Committee (2014-15). He has been the Co-Chair of the INTA Annual Meeting 2018 in Seattle, and the INTA Conference on Overlapping IP Rights in Munich (2014). The JUVE Handbook 2017/2018 classes him as a recommended lawyer in both trade mark and competition law. Best Lawyers 2018 and Who’s Who Legal 2017 also mention him among the selected lawyers in the IP field.