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


    • Co-author of “Fromm/Nordemann“, copyright 
    • Co-author of trade mark law commentary [Markenrechtskommentars „Ingerl/Rohnke/Nordemann”]
    • European Union Trade Marks after Brexit, Markenartikel  08/2021
    • The UWG Reform, Markenartikel  03/2021
    • 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) 
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