Dr. Martin Wirtz
Attorney at Law (Germany)
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Jägerhofstraße 21
40479 Düsseldorf
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

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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.