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) and the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Georg-August University Goettingen).

  • Publications


    • Co-editor and co-author of “Fromm/Nordemann”, Copyright Law [“Fromm/Nordemann”, Urheberrecht]
    • Co-editor and co-author of trade mark law commentary [Markenrechtskommentars „Ingerl/Rohnke/Nordemann”]
    • 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
    • Georg-August University Goettingen: LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law
    • 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
    • The Legal 500 – Germany (2024) Anke Nordemann.Schiffel among the “Leading Names” in trade mark law. https://www.legal500.de
    • Who´s Who Legal (WWL) recommends Anke Nordemann-Schiffel as Thought Leader – Trademarks Germany. https://whoswholegal.com/anke-nordemann-schiffel
    • Best Lawyers® 2024 lists Anke Nordemann-Schiffel among the selected lawyers in the field of Intellectual Property Law. https://www.bestlawyers.com
    • WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2023 describes Anke Nordemann-Schiffel as “excellent lawyer with an in-depth knowledge of EU law. She has many years of experience and is a fantastic person to work with.” https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com
    • The JUVE Handbook 2023/2024 ranks her among the recommended lawyers in the category of trade mark and design law as well as competition law (“excellent legal advisor, great know-how and very practical”, client)
  • 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) 
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