Name: Rembert Niebel
Law firm: Baker McKenzie
Rembert Niebel was admitted to the German
Bar in 1997 and now works at Baker McKenzie
as a partner and head of the firm’s German intellectual property
practice group. He focuses on contentious and non-contentious
trademark law, product piracy, strategic trademark counselling
and trade secrets protection. His notable cases include litigating
trademark cases before the courts of the EU, representing a
prominent German software company in relation to its global
trademark portfolio and litigating business-critical trade secrets
matters before the courts in Germany.
Name: Michael Nieder
Law firm: Klaka Rechtsanwälte
Michael Nieder is a founding member of
Klaka Rechtsanwälte and has experience in
infringement, patents, trademarks, and unfair competition law.
He co-founded the firm in 1979 and has represented clients in a
variety of industries. He is a member of the German Association
for the Protection of Intellectual Property, and is on the board of
trustees for the German Anti-Counterfeiting Association.
Name: Axel Nordemann
Law firm: Boehmert & Boehmert
Axel Nordemann is a partner at Boehmert
& Boehmert in Berlin and studied law at the
Universities of Göttingen and Munich. Before joining the firm he
worked as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Munich.
He focuses his practice on trademark, copyright and competition
law and manages trademark portfolios. He often represents
trademark owners at the EUIPO and the European courts.
Name: Christian Osterrieth
Law firm: Hoyng Rokh Monegier
Christian Osterrieth has worked as an attorney
since 1984. Since 1986 he has practised
exclusively in the field of national, European and international
intellectual property law (technology, trademark and unfair
competition) and works in patent and trademark litigation as well
as licensing. Osterrieth represents major and global clients in many
technology-driven industries, including electronics, computer
hardware and software, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
His work is particularly focused on the development and
implementation of litigation strategies in multinational patent
Name: Jochen Pagenberg
Law firm: Bardehle Pagenberg
Position: Of counsel
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Jochen Pagenberg offers advice to clients in the
pharmaceutical, luxury goods, electronic and
software industries. He focuses his practice on patents, trademarks,
copyright, unfair competition, European anti-competition law,
licensing, and arbitration and mediation proceedings. He has
worked as an attorney for 30 years and presented cases before the
Federal Patent Court of Germany and the Federal Court of Justice.
He is a co-founder of Bardehle Pagenberg, which opened in 1979.
Pagenberg was admitted to the Munich Bar in 1973.
Name: Eugen Popp
Law firm: Meissner Bolte
Position: Patent and trademark attorney
Eugen Popp focuses his practice on patents, trademarks, design
prosecution, licensing and litigation. He has represented clients
in the mechanics, vehicle engineering, engine design, physics,
thermodynamics, machinery, and metallurgy industries. Popp is
a member LES and the German Association for the Protection of
Intellectual Property, and is a founding member and vice president
of the European Patent Litigators Association.
Name: Thomas Raab
Law firm: Taylor Wessing
Thomas Raab is a partner at Taylor Wessing. He is responsible
for the firm’s intellectual property business group and heads
the trademarks team. His practice focuses on trademarks and
designs, and he often helps brand owners with the development
of trademark strategies and in infringement, licensing, and antipiracy
matters. Raab has presented opposition and cancellation
proceedings at the Federal Patent Court of Germany, the boards of
appeal at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, and
various European courts.
Name: Raffaele Ranieri
Law firm: Notarbartolo & Gervasi
Position: Head of trademarks
Over the past 15 years, Raffaele Ranieri has acquired a vast
experience in IP-related matters. His practice embraces every
aspect of IP, with a strong focus on worldwide brand protection
and IP enforcement, including opposition proceedings, anticounterfeiting
matters, domain name dispute resolutions, court
cross-border litigations and out-of-court settlements. In addition,
he lectures on postgraduate IP courses at the Politecnico di
Milano. His areas of focus include the automotive, fashion, food
and beverage, luxury goods, media, video games, entertainment
and publishing industries.
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