Our Team

We are united by our professional excellence and our love for the cause. And we like working together!

We are NORDEMANN

  • Dr. Thomas W. Boddien
  • Dr. Thomas W. Boddien

    Partner | Attorney at Law (Germany)

    Thomas W. Boddien has many years’ experience in the fields of trade mark law, competition law, data protection law and copyright law. His expertise in trade mark law includes the development of national and international trade mark strategies, the provision of comprehensive advice, guidance and representation in trade mark proceedings before the European Union Intellectual Property Office and the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, as well as the coordination of proceedings abroad. A further focus lies in the enforcement and defence of trade mark rights in judicial infringement proceedings. In addition, he advises and assists in the development and implementation of new business models and marketing measures, with particular regard to competition law and data protection law aspects. Among his clients are, for example, companies from the advertising and media industries, as well as the games, pharma, cosmetic and medical technology industries. Thomas also has clients in the fields of finance and insurance. Before studying law, he gained experience as a managing partner of a company in the IT sector, which he can draw on in the counsel he provides. 

    • Publications

      (Selection)

      • Co-author of “Fromm/Nordemann“, copyright 
      • Advertising with test results – Strict rules to avoid misleading statements [“Werben mit Testergebnissen – Strenge Regeln zum Vermeiden irreführender Aussagen], Healthcare Marketing 2014, 46 
      • Advertising with test results [“Die Werbung mit Testergebnissen“]Markenartikel 2012, 64
      • Direct Marketing: On Cold Calls and Opt Ins [“Direktmarketing: Von Cold Calls und Opt Ins]Markenartikel 2011, 48
      • Old music in a new guise. The protection of musical updates and the quasi-protection of public domain music recordings [“Alte Musik in neuem GewandDer Schutz musikalischer Updates und der Quasischutz gemeinfreier Musikaufnahmen“]doctoral dissertation, 2006
      • Note on the Decision Regional Court of Munich – GNU GPL, WCLR 2004
      • Protection for packaging design as a Community design, Order of the Court of Appeal of 19 November 2004 – 5 W 170/04 [“Schutz für Verpackungsgestaltung als Gemeinschaftsgeschmacksmuster”], ZUM 2005, 230 
    • Memberships
      • Member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR)
      • Member Licensing International (formerly: LIMA) 
    We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Czychowski
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Czychowski

    Partner | Attorney at Law (Germany) • Certified Information Technology Lawyer • Certified Copyright and Media Lawyer

    Christian Czychowski is an expert in all technology-based areas of contract law, whether that be IT law, patent law and licensing law or the technology-related parts of copyright law. A particular focus of Christian’s expertise has for some years been advising technology companies and IT service providers and guiding them in their implementation of M&A projects and R&D projects as well as with licensing issues. As a pioneer in data law, he also has extensive expertise in all issues concerning the handling of non-personal data. Christian also advises and supports leading research organisations, as well as higher education institutions in R&D cooperations and contracts. He also uses his related expertise not least to contribute as a member of the respective working group at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. In addition to law, Christian Czychowski also studied musicology. In light of that background, he also takes time to advise orchestras, musicians and artists, many of whom are of global renown. His affinity with science can be seen not least in the honorary professorship bestowed upon him by the Law Faculty at the University of Potsdam, as well as in the lectures he gives, including one of the first MOOCs on IT law at the Hasso Plattner Institute. 

    • Publications

      (Selection)

      • Co-editor and co-author of “Fromm/Nordemann”, Copyright Law [“Fromm/Nordemann”, Urheberrecht] 
      • Co-editor and co-author of “Bröcker/Czychowski/Schäfer: Handbook Intellectual Property in the Internet” [Bröcker/Czychowski/Schäfer: Handbuch Geistiges Eigentum im Internet”] 
      • Author of numerous chapters in the standard work Loewenheim: Manual of Copyright” [LoewenheimHandbuch des Urheberrechts] 
      • Co-author in the field of copyright contract law in “Munich Contract Handbook [Münchener Vertragshandbuch] 
      • Co-author in the field of information technology in the “Handbook for Computer Law” [Computerrechts-Handbuch] (ed. Taeger/Pohle/Kilian/Heussen)
      • Co-author in the field of intellectual property rights in the standard work “Munich Lawyers’ Handbook” [“Münchener Anwaltshandbuch”]
      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Christian CzychowskiThe development of case law of lower and higher courts in copyright law in 2018 [“Die Entwicklung der unter– und obergerichtlichen Rechtsprechung zum Urheberrecht im Jahr 2018”], GRUR-RR 2019, 193
      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Christian Czychowski, Current Legislation and jurisprudence of the highest courts in copyright law [“Aktuelle Gesetzgebung und höchstrichterliche Rechtsprechung im Urheberrecht”], NJW 2019, 725
      • The “Copyright Troll” – Important legal issues of open source licenses [“Der „UrheberrechtsTroll“ – Wichtige Rechtsfragen von Open Source-Lizenzen?”], GRUR-RR 2018, 1
      • The BGH and Computer Games: There are still open questions [“Der BGH und Computerspiele: Es verbleiben noch offene Fragen“], GRUR 2017, 362
      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Christian Czychowski, The development of case law of lower and higher courts in copyright law in 2016 [“Die Entwicklung der unter- und obergerichtlichen Rechtsprechung zum Urheberrecht im Jahr 2016”], GRUR-RR 2017, 169
      • Facilitated prosecution of cross-border copyright infringement [„Erleichterte Verfolgung grenzüberschreitender Rechtsverletzungen im Urheberrecht“], NJW 2016, 2302
      • No priority of banking secrecy over intellectual property protection – “Hot water” for infringers [Kein Vorrang des Bankgeheimnisses vor Schutz des geistigen Eigentums – „Heißes Wasser“ für Verletzer]EuZW 2015, 745
      • Christian Czychowski/ Jan Bernd Nordemann, Boundless Internet – unlimited liability? [Grenzenloses Internet – entgrenzte Haftung?], GRUR 2013, 986
      • The Copyright Act in the Information Society – An Overview and Outlook [„Das Gesetz zur Regelung des Urheberrechts in der Informationsgesellschaft – Ein Über- und ein Ausblick“], NJW 2003, 2409
      • Christian CzychowskiViktoria Kraetzig, Copyright as a censorship right? A critical evaluation of two current preliminary ruling proceedings of the CJEU, available on the Kluwer Copyright Blog at http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com 
    • Lectures
      • University of Potsdam: “Civil Law Basics of Media Business Law (Summer Semester 2019) 
      • University of Potsdam: “Copyright” (winter semester 2018/2019) 
      • University of Potsdam: “Media Business Law” (Summer Semester 2018) 
      • University of Potsdam: “Copyright” (winter semester 2015/2016) 
    • Awards
      • The US publisher “Best Lawyers” has named Christian Czychowski Lawyer of the Year 2020 in Intellectual Property Law in Berlin https://www.bestlawyers.com/lawyers/christian-czychowski/102036).
      • Handelsblatt ranks Christian Czychowski among the Lawyers of the Year in Intellectual Property Law 2019 and also among Germany’s best lawyers in IT Law and Intellectual Property Law.
      • In “The Legal 500 – Deutschland” (2019) Christian Czychowski is honored as a lawyer in trademark and competition law and is considered a “central contact person for questions concerning data protection law” in the entertainment sectorhttps://www.legal500.de/firms/13764/14765.
      • Wirtschaftswoche” listed Christian Czychowski in the ranking “WiWo Topkanzleien 2018″ as one of the top lawyers for IT lawhttps://www.wiwo.de/finanzen/steuern-recht/wiwo-top-kanzleien-die-top-anwaelte-fuer-den-bereich-it-recht/23099504-2.html.
      • The JUVE Handbook 2019/2020 ranks Christian Czychowski among the recommended lawyers in the categories trademark design law and competition law as well as media: contract and copyright law, p. 695, 876 
    • Memberships
      • Member of the Expert Committee for Copyright and Publishing Law of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright Law (GRUR)  
      • Member of the Specialist Lawyers’ Committee for IT Law at the Berlin Bar Association
      • Member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES)
      • Member of the German Bar Association
      • Member of the German Society for Law and Informatics (DGRI)
      • Member of the Advisory Board of the Open Innovation Platform “Innovationskraftwerk 
    We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
  • Renate Hellenthal, LL.M.
  • Renate Hellenthal, LL.M.

    Attorney at Law (Germany)

    Renate Hellenthal has been providing counsel and representation for more than a decade, primarily in the field of trade mark law. Her clients include start-ups as well as medium-sized companies, associations, foundations and internationally operating companies. Renate advises them from the initial research stage and represents them during the application process, in registration proceedings before the relevant offices and subsequently in the defence of the rights acquired.

    Expertise – Practices and industries:
    We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
  • Dr. Stanislaus Jaworski
  • Dr. Stanislaus Jaworski

    Partner | Attorney at Law (Germany)

    Stanislaus Jaworski’s work is focussed on the fields of copyright law, competition law and trade mark law as well as the law governing the protection of trade secrets. He is a very proficient litigation attorney. He has litigated numerous test cases, particularly in the areas of provider liability, copyright remuneration claims as well as in trade mark law and competition law. Stanislaus develops and implements comprehensive anti-piracy strategies and advises companies on the internal implementation of the German Act on the Protection of Trade Secrets. He speaks regularly at congresses and is frequently and repeatedly booked by companies and associations as a speaker and seminar leader. Stanislaus’ clients include, in particular, national and international media companies in the areas of film and sport, consumer goods manufacturers, federal authorities, as well as German and international associations. Stanislaus has a commercial background himself and therefore always maintains a business perspective when providing legal advice. 

    • Publications

      (Selection)

      • Enforcement of copyright law against specifically infringing internet services [“Durchsetzung des Urheberrechts gegenüber gezielt urheberrechtsverletzenden Internetdiensten”], GRUR-Prax 2019, 56
      • Julian Waiblinger/ Stanislaus Jaworski, Games Piracy – Website Blocking as a Means of Law Enforcement [“Games-Piraterie – Website-Sperren als Mittel der Rechtsdurchsetzung”], MMR Supplement, 2019, 7
      • Stanislaus Jaworski/ Jan Bernd Nordemann, Aider-and-abettor Liability of intermediaries for rights infringements on the Internet [“Gehilfenhaftung von Intermediären bei Rechtsverletzungen im Internet”], GRUR 2017, 567 
      • The liability of credit card companies for copyright infringement by third parties [“Die Haftung von Kreditkartenunternehmen für Urheberrechtsverletzungen Dritter”]doctoral dissertation, 2016
      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Stanislaus Jaworski, BVK successful against Check24 in test case on questioning and consulting duties, VersicherungsVermittlung (07/08 2016), p. 264 
    • Lectures
      • University of Potsdam: “Unfair Competition Law” (winter semester 2018/2019) 
    • Memberships
      • Member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)  
    We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
  • Dr. Stefanie Jehle
  • Dr. Stefanie Jehle

    Attorney at Law (Germany) • Graduate in Business Administration

    Stefanie Jehle’s areas of focus are trade mark law, copyright law and IT law. She advises clients on researching and applying for trade marks and represents them in registration proceedings before the trade mark offices, as well as the subsequent defence and enforcement of trade mark rights. Stefanie also advises her clients in the field of competition law and the law governing trade secrets. Her clients include national and international companies, corporations and associations as well as start-ups. Moreover, Stefanie has experience in providing legal advice and guidance to IT service providers and supports them in the implementation of IT projects in all IT law and contract law matters. Due to her second degree in business administration, she always takes into account what is economically feasible.

    • Publications

      (Selection)

      • 3D trade marks – unloved stepchild of trademark law? [“Die Warenformmarke – ungeliebtes Stiefkind des Markenrechts?“], WRP 2014, 1279 
      • The concept of consumer on the Internet: Differences and similarities between jurisprudence and communication science [“Das Verbraucherleitbild im Internet: Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten zwischen Rechtsprechung und Kommunikationswissenschaft“], 2012 
      • Brand management in small and medium-sized enterprises [“Markenführung in kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen“], 2011  
      • Trust and Law on the Internet – the example of pre-contractual information duties and the payment procedure PayPal [“Vertrauen und Recht im Internet – am Beispiel vorvertraglicher Informationspflichten und des Bezahlverfahrens PayPal“]doctoral dissertation2010
      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Stefanie Jehle, “VG Media/Google: German press publishers’ right declared unenforceable by the CJEU for formal reasons – but it will soon be re-born”, available on the Kluwer Copyright Blog at http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com
      • Margarete von OppenStefanie Schubert (now Jehle), Peculiarities of the assessment of company names in associations [“Besonderheiten bei der Beurteilung von Unternehmenskennzeichen im Verbandswesen – Anmerkung zur Entscheidung des OLG Köln – 6 U 55/07 – vom 15.08.2007“]JurPC Web-Dok. 17/2008
      • Stefanie Schubert (now Jehle), The concept of undertakings in eBay sales – a plea for a lifelike approach [“Zur Unternehmereigenschaft bei eBay-Verkaufen – ein Verlädoyer für eine lebensnahe Ansatz“]JurPC Web-Dok. 194/2007
      • Stefanie Schubert (now Jehle), The empirical consumer understanding of top-level domains [“Das empirische Verbraucherverständnis über Top-Level-Domains“]JurPC Web-Dok. 62/2007
      • Stefanie Schubert (now Jehle), The Introduction of Describing Top-Level Domains using the Example of Regional and City Domains and their Evaluation in Light of Trademark, Name and Competition Law [“Die Einführung sprechender Top-Level-Domains am Beispiel regionaler und Städte-Domains und ihre Beurteilung im Lichte des Marken-, Namens– und Wettbewerbsrechts”]JurPC Web-Dok112/2006
      • Stefanie Schubert (now Jehle), The attentive and circumspect average consumer’s understanding of meta-tags [“Das Verständnis des aufmerksamen und verständigen Durchschnittsverbrauchers über Meta-Tags“]JurPC Web-Dok. 86/2006
      • Stefanie Schubert (now Jehle), Quo vadis – Top-Level-Domain?, JurPC Web-Dok. 62/2006 
    • Awards
      • Award winner for her doctoral dissertation “Trust and Law on the Internet – the example of pre-contractual information obligations and the payment procedure PayPal” at the Technical University (TU) Chemnitz (2011) 
    We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
  • Dr. Julian Klagge
  • Dr. Julian Klagge

    Attorney at Law (Germany)

    Julian Klagge primarily provides advice on all matters of copyright law, trade mark law and competition law. In particular, he supports his clients in the development of trade mark strategies, advises and represents them in the trade mark application process and in the subsequent enforcement and defence of all trade mark rights before the European Union Intellectual Property Office and the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, as well as in judicial infringement proceedings. Julian also advises on design law, media law and data protection law matters. His national and international clients include pharmaceutical manufacturers, companies from the film and entertainment industry, publishers and public institutions. 

    • Publications

      (Selection)

      • Normative coherence of German Unfair Competition Law [“Normative Kohärenz des deutschen Lauterkeitsrechts“]doctoral dissertation2016 
      • Julian Klagge/ Christian Czychowski, How Does Europe Deal With The Question Of How To Transfer Rights From The Author To The Exploiter? The European Perspective On The Work Made For Hire Doctrine, les Nouvelles Sep. 2014, p. 178 
    • Memberships
      • Member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR) 
    We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
  • Viktoria Kraetzig
  • Viktoria Kraetzig

    Attorney at Law (Germany)

    Viktoria Kraetzig advises clients in the fields of copyright law, art law, trade mark law, IT law and competition law. Her clients include national and international companies and associations, from start-ups to globally active groups. Another focus of her work is in providing advice in legal matters, press law and personality law matters. Viktoria’s especially strong experience in this field is founded on the fact that she was in-house counsel for a renowned newspaper publisher prior to becoming an attorney at law.

    • Publications

      (Selection)

      • Christian Czychowski/ Viktoria Kraetzig, Copyright as a ‘censorship right’? A critical evaluation of two current preliminary ruling proceedings of the CJEU, available on the Kluwer Copyright Blog at http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com 
      • Keep calm and carry on, available at https://einspruch.faz.net
      • Copyright as censorship law, available at https://einspruch.faz.net
      • Misleading through overlabelling?, available at https://einspruch.faz.net
      • Copyright as a weapon, available at https://einspruch.faz.net
      • Abuse of rights with open cards, available at https://einspruch.faz.net
      • Data protection – Caution, camera!, available at https://einspruch.faz.net
      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Viktoria Kraetzig, Linking to illegal content can constitute a copyright infringement – CJEU Sanoma interpreted by a German Court, available at http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com
      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Viktoria Kraetzig, The German Federal Supreme Court changes its concept of parody following CJEU Deckmyn v. VrijheidsfondsVandersteen, available at http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com 
    • Lectures
      • University of Potsdam: Lecturer for “Media Business Law” (summer semester 2019) 
    • Memberships
      • Member of the Working Group of the German Publishers’ Judicial Advisers (AGVJ)
      • Member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR) 
    We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
  • Dr. Anke Nordemann-Schiffel, maître en droit
  • Dr. Anke Nordemann-Schiffel, maître en droit

    Partner | Attorney at Law (Germany) • Certified Copyright and Media Lawyer • Certified Industrial Property Rights Lawyer

    Anke Nordemann-Schiffel is an expert in the fields of copyright law, trade mark law, press law and competition law, as well as in international law. She has many years of experience in cross-border disputes and in the co-ordination of international judicial and administrative proceedings in trade mark law, competition law and copyright law. Another focus of Anke’s work is providing strategic advice to holders of international trade mark portfolios in a wide variety of different industries, such as pharmaceuticals and media. She advises trade mark proprietors from the application process onwards and represents them before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the European Union Intellectual Property Office as well as in infringement proceedings before the German and European courts. She advises start-ups as well as traditional companies on the implementation of new product developments and marketing strategies, as well as, for example, film producers, scientific publishers and fiction publishers in matters related to copyright and licensing contracts. Anke‘s further area of specialisation is in providing comprehensive advice on issues regarding rights of personality. She lectures at, among other places, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Humboldt University, Berlin). 

    • Publications

      (Selection)

      • Co-editor and co-author of “Fromm/Nordemann”, Copyright Law [“Fromm/Nordemann”, Urheberrecht]
      • Co-author of the standard work “Nordemann: Competition Law – Trademark Law” [NordemannWettbewerbsrecht – Markenrecht]
      • Author of the standard work “Loewenheim: Manual of Copyright” [“LoewenheimHandbuch des Urheberrechts]
      • Author in “Bröcker/Czychowski/Schäfer: Handbook of Intellectual Property on the Internet [Bröcker/Czychowski/Schäfer: Handbuch Geistiges Eigentum im Internet]
      • Author of the standard work “Munich Contract Handbook [Münchener Vertragshandbuch], publishing contracts
      • On the scope of protection of abstract colour marks [“Zum Schutzumfang abstrakter Farbmarken”]Honorary Publication Fezer for the 70th birthday, 2016, p. 481
      • Quo Vadis product form brand? [Quo Vadis Produktformmarke?]Honorary Publication Paul Ströbele on the occasion of his 75th birthday, 2019, p. 309 ff.
      • Note on CJEU decision “Glen Buchenbach”, Journal for the entire food law (ZLR) [Zeitschrift für das gesamte Lebensmittelrecht (ZLR)]issue 5/2018
      • Christian Donle/ Hanna Karin Held/ Anke Nordemann-Schiffel/ Jan Bernd Nordemann, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) – Reports of the German National Group for the meeting of the Executive Committee of AIPPI to be held in Seoul, Korea, from October 20 to 24, 2012, GRUR-Int. 2012, 995
      • Franco-German product liability in the area of conflict between contract and tort: aspects of international private law, doctoral dissertation, 2000 
    • Lectures
      • Humboldt Universität zu Berlin: Franco-German joint seminar as part of the BerMüPa Programme 
      • Humboldt University of Berlin: LL.M. in “Intellectual Property and Media Law”, Competition Law 
      • DeutscheAnwaltAkademie [GermanLawyerAcademy], specialist lawyer for copyright and media law, international copyright law 
    • Awards
      • In the JUVE Handbook 2019/2020 Anke Nordemann-Schiffel is one of the recommended lawyers in trademark and competition law and is described as a “very good trademark lawyer, even in complex litigation”, p. 695.  
      • “WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2019” describes Anke Nordemann-Schiffel as “bright, sharp and extremely capable in the coordination of multi-jurisdictional cases – she’s one of the most experienced litigators around, especially when it comes to the pharmaceutical industry. https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/directories/wtr1000/rankings/germany  
      • “The Legal 500 – Germany” (2019) pays tribute to her in the field of entertainment and copyright disputes. https://www.legal500.de/firms/13764/14765#LocalReferenceWorkArea20
      • “Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2019” recommends Anke Nordemann-Schiffel as Global Leader Trademarks 2019 and National Leader Germany  Trademarks. https://whoswholegal.com/anke-nordemann-schiffel 
    • Memberships
      • Member of the Executive Committee and Deputy Secretary General of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR)
      • Member of the Expert Committee on Intellectual Property Law at the Federal Bar Association (BRAK)
      • Member of the Specialist Lawyers’ Committee for Intellectual Property Law at the Bar Association of the State of Brandenburg
      • Member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) 
    We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
  • Prof. Dr. Axel Nordemann
  • Prof. Dr. Axel Nordemann

    Partner | Attorney at Law (Germany)

    Axel Nordemann’s areas of focus are trade mark law, copyright law and competition law.  His national and international clients come from a wide range of different industries: publishing houses, radio broadcasters, pharmaceutical manufacturers, advertising companies, toy manufacturers, software providers, cosmetics manufacturers and many others entrust him with the protection and enforcement of their trade mark rights. Axel has many years of experience in the management of global trade mark portfolios. He advises trade mark proprietors from the application process onwards and represents them before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the European Union Intellectual Property Office and the German and European courts. Axel is also an expert in the field of copyright law. He advises, in particular, national and international media companies and publishers in all matters in this area. In addition, he provides advice in cases of product imitation in the area of intersection between copyright law, design law, competition law and trade mark law. 

    • Publications

      (Selection)

      • Co-editor and co-author of “Fromm/Nordemann”, Copyright Law [“Fromm/Nordemann”, Urheberrecht]
      • Co-editor and co-author of the commentary on the Act against Unfair Competition Law “Götting/Nordemann 
      • Co-author of the standard work “European Union Trade Mark Regulation
      • Author of numerous chapters in the standard work Loewenheim: Manual of Copyright” [LoewenheimHandbuch des Urheberrechts]
      • Co-author of the standard work “Nordemann: Competition Law – Trademark Law” [“NordemannWettbewerbsrecht – Markenrecht]
      • Co-author in the field of intellectual property rights in the standard work “Munich Lawyers’ Handbook [Münchener Anwaltshandbuch]
      • Co-author of the “Handbook of Commercial Criminal Law” [Handbuch Wirtschaftsstrafrecht(ed. Achenbach/Ransiek/Rönnau)
      • Wilhelm Nordemann/ Axel Nordemann, “Der Geburtstagszug, Ein Geschenk für Designer?“ [“The Birthday Train – A Gift for Designers?”]Honorary Publication Fezer for his 70th Birthday, 2016, p. 777 
    • Lectures
      • University of Konstanz: “Copyright” (summer semester 2019) 
      • University of Konstanz: “Competition and Intellectual Property Law: Copyright and Related Rights” (Summer Semester 2018) 
    • Awards
      • The JUVE Handbook 2019/2020 ranks him among the recommended lawyers in the category trademark and design law as well as competition law, p. 695. 
      • Best Lawyers 2019 lists Axel Nordemann among the selected lawyers in the field of Intellectual Property Law. https://www.bestlawyers.com/lawyers/axel-nordemann/102034
      • “Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders 2019” ranks Axel Nordemann among the selected lawyers in the area of trademarks. https://res.cloudinary.com/kreatio/image/upload/v1560157785/WWL_Germany_2019_-_Directory_h8alyv.pdf
      • “WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2019” highlights his practical approach to portfolio management and praises him as “highly responsive”. https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/directories/wtr1000/rankings/germany
      • “The Legal 500 – Germany” (2019) pays tribute to Axel Nordemann by name in the area of competition and trademark law. https://www.legal500.de/firms/13764/14765#LocalReferenceWorkArea20
      • The WIPR (World Intellectual Property Review) classifies Axel Nordemann as one of the 2018 leaders in the field of patents and trademarks. https://www.worldipreview.com/listing/leaders?geographyid=711&expertiseid=12758%2C11363%2C12759 
    • Memberships
      • Member of the International Trademark Association (Chair of the Copyright Committee 2018-19; Inaugural Vice-Chair of the Copyright Committee 2016-17; Co-Chair of the Academic Committee 2014-15; Co-Chair of the Adjunct Professors Special Interest Group 2010-13) 
      • Member of the CSUSA (Board of Trustees 2010-2012)
      • Member of the Association littéraire et artistique internationale (ALAI)
      • Member of the Expert Committee for Competition and Trademark Law of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
    We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
  • Prof. Dr. Jan Bernd Nordemann, LL.M.
  • Prof. Dr. Jan Bernd Nordemann, LL.M.

    Partner | Attorney at Law (Germany) • Certified Copyright and Media Lawyer • Certified Industrial Property Rights Lawyer

    As one of Germany’s leading copyright lawyers, Jan Bernd Nordemann represents national and international clients before the courts, provides expert legal opinions on copyright issues and drafts and negotiates copyright agreements. He also provides policy consultancy in relation to the development of copyright law, advises associations and political parties. In addition, Jan has been engaged on a number of occasions as an expert witness on German law in US court proceedings. He also has extensive expertise in anti-trust law. In this field, Jan primarily works at the interface with intellectual property law, in particular as regards the anti-trust law compliance of license agreements, R&D contracts, distribution agreements and self-regulation by media associations. Another focus of his work is competition law. He has been representing companies in competition law proceedings in court for many years. Jan is also an expert in trade mark law and has many years’ experience in this field. He advises both German and international companies on all issues regarding trade mark law. 

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    • Publications

      (Selection)

      • Co-editor and co-author of “Fromm/Nordemann”, Copyright Law [“Fromm/Nordemann”, Urheberrecht]
      • Co-author of the antitrust law commentary “Loewenheim/Meessen/Riesenkampff/Kersting/Meyer-Lindemann
      • Co-author of the standard work Nordemann: Competition Law – Trademark Law” [“NordemannWettbewerbsrecht – Markenrecht]
      • Author of numerous chapters in the standard work Loewenheim: Manual of Copyright” [“LoewenheimHandbuch des Urheberrechts]
      • Co-author in the field of copyright contract law in “Munich Contract Handbook” [Münchner Vertragshandbuch]
      • Co-author in “Bröcker/Czychowski/Schäfer: Handbook Intellectual Property on the Internet” [Bröcker/Czychowski/Schäfer: Handbuch Geistiges Eigentum im Internet”]
      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Christian CzychowskiThe development of case law of lower and higher courts in copyright law in 2018 [“Die Entwicklung der unter– und obergerichtlichen Rechtsprechung zum Urheberrecht im Jahr 2018”], GRUR-RR 2019, 193
      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Christian CzychowskiCurrent Legislation and Jurisprudence of the Highest Courts in Copyright Law [“Aktuelle Gesetzgebung und höchstrichterliche Rechtsprechung im Urheberrecht”], NJW 2019, 725
      • The liability of general access providers for website blocking [Die Haftung allgemeiner Zugangsprovider auf Website-Sperren“], GRUR 2018, 1016
      • The CJEU judgments GS Media, Filmspeler and ThePirateBay: a new European liability concept in copyright law for communication to the public [„EuGH-Urteile GS Media, Filmspeler und ThePirateBay: ein neues europäisches Haftungskonzept im Urheberrecht für die öffentliche Wiedergabe“], GRUR Int. 2018, 526
      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Julian Waiblinger, Legislation and jurisprudence of the highest courts in copyright law in 2017 [„Gesetzgebung und höchstrichterliche Rechtsprechung im Urheberrecht 2017“], NJW 2018, 756
      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Julian Waiblinger, The development of case law of lower and higher courts in copyright law in 2017 [“Die Entwicklung der unter- und obergerichtlichen Rechtsprechung zum Urheberrecht im Jahr 2017”]GRUR-RR 2018, 177
      • Stanislaus Jaworski/ Jan Bernd Nordemann, Aiderand-abettor liability of intermediaries for rights infringements on the Internet [„Gehilfenhaftung von Intermediären bei Rechtsverletzungen im Internet], GRUR 2017, 567
      • Education and Science without Market Economy [Bildung und Wissenschaft ohne Marktwirtschaft], NJW 2017, 1586
      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Julian WaiblingerAdvertising on websites with copyright infringing offers on the internet [“Werbung auf Websites mit urheberrechtswidrigen Internetangeboten], MMR 2017, 211
      • AIPPI: No copyright protection for AI works without human input, but related rights remain, available on the Kluwer Copyright Blog at http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com
      • Jan Bernd NordemannStefanie Jehle, “VG Media/Google: German press publishers’ right declared unenforceable by the CJEU for formal reasons – but it will soon be re-born”, available on the Kluwer Copyright Blog at http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com 
    • Lectures
      • Humboldt University of Berlin: “Copyright infringements: Internet and Liability” (Summer Semester 2019) 
      • Humboldt University of Berlin: “Introduction to Copyright Law (winter semester 2018/2019)
      • Humboldt University of Berlin: “Copyright infringements: Internet and Liability” (Summer Semester 2018)
      • Humboldt University of Berlin: “Introduction to Copyright Law (winter semester 2017/2018)
      • Humboldt University of Berlin: “Unfair Competition Law” (Summer Semester 2017) 
    • Awards
      • The JUVE Handbook 2019/2020 again calls Jan Bernd Nordemann “one of the leading copyright lawyers in Germany”; he has also been repeatedly counted by the JUVE Handbook as one of the frequently recommended lawyers in trademark, contract and competition law, pp. 329, 695, 876, 879.
      • Wirtschaftswoche” (23.10.2019/No. 44, p. 106 f.) ranks him among the best lawyers for copyright law in Germany in 2019.
      • Best Lawyers International 2019 names Nordemann as a recommended lawyer for IP, entertainment and media, copyright and litigation.
      • Awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in the category “Entertainment” (Berlin) in 2016.
      • Legal 500 Deutschland 2018/2019 awards him special recognition in advising on copyright issues in press and publishing law and entertainment as well as trademark and competition law.
      • According to the World Trademark Review 1000 (2019) he is one of the most important trademark attorneys in Germany.
      • According to the Kanzleimonitor 2015/2016, Nordemann receives the most personal recommendations from legal departments in the category “Intellectual Property”. 
    • Memberships
      • Legal Director of the Erich Pommer Institute for Media Law, Media Economics and Media Research in Potsdam (EPI) 
      • Member of the EPI Supervisory Board for the Babelsberg Film University Konrad Wolf 
      • Chairman of the Standing Committee “Copyright” of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
      • Member of the Committee for Copyright and Publishing Law of GRUR
      • Deputy Chairman of the GRUR Antitrust Law Committee
      • Arbitrator of the German Media Arbitration Court (DMS) in Leipzig 
    We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
  • Luisa Siesmayer, LL.M.
  • Luisa Siesmayer, LL.M.

    Attorney at Law (Germany)

    Luisa Siesmayer’s practice focuses on copyright law, trade mark law, licensing contract law and IT law, including providing advice in complex legal disputes. She has many years of experience providing legal advice and guidance to IT service providers and supporting them in the implementation of IT projects. In addition, she advises companies on the establishment of online shops and on all matters regarding the subject of e-commerce. Luisa also supports companies in particular on the construction of licensing agreements, as well as on the internal implementation of the German Act on the Protection of Trade Secrets.  Another part of her legal practice covers data law and all issues concerning the handling of non-personal data. Luisa advises local, national and international companies and associations, while her clients range from start-ups to globally operating corporations.

    • Publications
      • Co-author in the field of information technology in the Handbook for Computer Law“ [“Computerrechts-Handbuch“] (ed. Taeger/Pohle/Kilian/Heussen) 
    • Memberships
      • Member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)  
    We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
  • Dr. Julian Waiblinger
  • Dr. Julian Waiblinger

    Partner | Attorney at Law (Germany) • Certified Copyright and Media Lawyer

    Julian Waiblinger advises in the fields of copyright law, information technology law, trade mark law, competition law and antitrust law. His main practice areas cover representation in infringement proceedings and advice on copyright contract law. He provides comprehensive advice and guidance on matters concerning the liability of providers and develops strategies against internet piracy. In antitrust law, he advises on issues relating to the prohibition of cartels, the admissibility of license agreements, R&D contracts and distribution agreements. Julian’s clients include international and national companies and associations in the areas of film, sports, games, software as well as publishing houses, web portals, media agencies and companies from the pharma & life science sector. In trade mark law, he also has many years of experience in the registration and enforcement of trade marks and the management of national and international trademark portfolios.

    • Publications

      (Selection)

      • Co-editor and co-author of “Fromm/Nordemann“, Copyright Law [“Fromm/Nordemann”, Urheberrecht]
      • Julian Waiblinger/ Stanislaus Jaworski, Games Piracy – Website Blocking as a Means of Law Enforcement [“Games-Piraterie – Website-Sperren als Mittel der Rechtsdurchsetzung”], MMR Supplement, 2019, 7
      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Julian Waiblinger, Legislation and jurisprudence of the highest courts in copyright law in 2017 [“Gesetzgebung und höchstrichterliche Rechtsprechung im Urheberrecht 2017“], NJW 2018, 756
      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Julian Waiblinger, The development of case law of lower and higher courts in copyright law in 2017 [“Die Entwicklung der unter- und obergerichtlichen Rechtsprechung zum Urheberrecht im Jahr 2017”], GRUR-RR 2018, 177 
      • Julian WaiblingerJette Nordemann, Kisses on a cruise liner – justified under the “works in public places” exception?, available on the Kluwer Copyright Blog at http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com/author/jwaiblinger1/
      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Julian Waiblinger, Advertising on websites with copyright infringing offers on the internet [“Werbung auf Websites mit urheberrechtswidrigen Internetangeboten”], MMR 2017, 211
      • Heinz Goddar/ Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Julian Waiblinger, Patent Settlements and Drug Discount Agreements in Light of European and German Antitrust Law, Competition and Patent Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector: An International Perspective, 2016
      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Julian Waiblinger, Legislation and jurisprudence of the highest courts in copyright [“Gesetzgebung und höchstrichterliche Rechtsprechung im Urheberrecht“], NJW 2016, 772
      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Julian Waiblinger, The development of case law of lower and higher courts in copyright law in 2015 [“Die Entwicklung der unter- und obergerichtlichen Rechtsprechung zum Urheberrecht im Jahr 2015”], GRUR-RR 2016, 177
      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Julian Waiblinger, Cartels and boycotts against infringers of intellectual property rights? – Antitrust law limits of self-regulation [“Kartelle und Boykotte gegen Schutzrechtsverletzer? – Kartellrechtliche Grenzen der Selbstregulierung“], GRUR 2015, 1070
      • “Plagiarism” in science, doctoral dissertation, 2012 
    • Lectures
      • University of Potsdam: Lecturer at the University of Potsdam, Digital Media Law and Management LL.M / MBA 
      • Lectureship at the University of Potsdam: “Copyright” (summer semester 2019) 
      • Lecturer for copyright law for the GermanLawyerAcademy [DeutscheAnwaltAkademie] 
    • Memberships
      • Member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR) 
      • Member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) 
      • Member of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V. [competition law association]  
      • Member of the German Bar Association (DAV) 
    We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
  • Olaf Wolters
  • Olaf Wolters

    Of Counsel | Attorney at Law (Germany)

    Olaf Wolters is General Counsel of idealo internet GmbH and Of Counsel for NORDEMANN. He is active in media and copyright law, in particular he advises on license agreements, copyright law as well as industrial property law. Furthermore, Olaf is dedicated to press and publishing law as well as media regulation and supervision. He advises companies from Germany and abroad on the establishment and expansion of digital business models and investment projects in digital industries. In addition, he prosecutes copyright and personal rights violations on behalf of clients on the internet, assesses the value of license portfolios for investors and supports rightsholders and users in license negotiations. He also focuses on conducting test cases against infringers and their supporters on the internet.

    • Publications

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      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Olaf Wolters, Google, the neighboring right for press publishers and antitrust law [„Google, das Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger und das Kartellrecht“], ZUM 2016, 846 
      • Jan Bernd Nordemann/ Olaf Wolters, Serious changes for cease-and-desist letters in copyright lawThe amendment of Section 97a UrhG [Schwerwiegende Regeländerungen bei urheberrechtlichen Abmahnungen: Neufassung des § 97a UrhG“], ZUM 2014, 25 
      • Note on Administrative Court Berlin, judgment of 9 November 2011 – 27 A 64/07, ZUM 2012, 430 
    • Lectures

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      • University of Paderborn: “Fundamentals of Media Law” (Winter Semester 2019/2020) 
    • Awards
      • General Counsel at idealo internet GmbH 
      • Managing Director of the Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU) [Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware e.V. (BIU)] from 2005 to 2011 
    We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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