Philippe Heinzke

Philippe Heinzke, LL.M.


CMS Hasche Sigle
Breite Straße 3
40213 Duesseldorf
Languages German, English

Philippe Heinzke specialises in IP, IT and data protection law, with a focus on copyright and licensing. He also prepares and negotiates IT project and outsourcing agreements. His data protection practice concentrates on international data transfer between affiliate companies. Philippe furthermore advises on IT compliance matters, in particular on all aspects of open source compliance.

After co-founding and working for a number of software development and e-commerce start-ups, Philippe joined CMS in 2013 and in 2015, was seconded to Hewlett Packard Enterprises, working on IT outsourcing projects. His trainee lawyer period focused on IP and IT law and included placements at the Ministry of Economics and Technology and Deutsche Telekom AG. He was made counsel in 2019.

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  • 2016: Training course in IT Law

  • 2014: LL.M in Media Law

  • 2013: Second state examination in law and admitted as a qualified German lawyer

  • 2012: Degree (Diplom Sozialwirt) in business studies, business psychology and sociology

  • 2010: First state examination in law

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  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)

  • Licensing Executives Society (LES) - Deutsche Landesgruppe e.V. (German member society of LESI)

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  • Der Schutz von Geschaeftsmodellen, Legal Management of Innovation, 2018, pp. 136 - 144, co-authors: Markus Deck and Paetrick Sakowski

  • Kein Anspruch auf Schadensersatz bei GPL-Verletzung, GRUR-Prax, issue 18/2017

  • Abwägung beim Recht auf Vergessenwerden, GRUR-Prax, issue 15/2017

  • Beweislast beim Recht auf Vergessenwerden, GRUR-Prax, issue 09/2017

  • Open-Source-Compliance, CCZ, issue 2/2017, pp. 56 - 62

  • Softwarelizenzierung mit Creative-Commons-Lizenzen?, CR issue 3/2017, pp. 148 -154

  • Unterscheidungskraft durch ungewoehnliche Verkuerzung, GRUR-Prax, issue 21/2016

  • Die Richtlinie zum Schutz von Geschaeftsgeheimnissen, CCZ, issue 4/2016

  • Juristische Fallstricke beim Open-Source-Einsatz im Unternehmen, iX Magazin für professionelle Informationstechnik, iX Special 2016 - Open Source im Unternehmen

  • Vergiss mich: Das Recht auf Loeschung von Suchergebnissen, GRUR-Prax, issue 06/2015, co-author: Jan Freialdenhoven

  • Tell-a-Friend – Ist Online-Empfehlungswerbung noch empfehlenswert?, Kultur & Recht, edition 12/2014

  • Eingesammelt und ausgewertet – was man beim Social-Media Monitoring beachten muss, iX Magazin für professionelle Informationstechnik, issue 06/2014

  • E-Mail Weiterempfehlungen als Werbung? Warum die aktuelle Rechtsprechung des BGH nicht ueberrascht., IP-Update, issue 03/2014

  • Author in the CMS Hasche Sigle blog

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Lectures list

  • Open Source Compliance, Computerfutures, Düsseldorf, 18/01/2018

  • Herausforderungen durch Digitalisierung, Commercial Roadshow, Duesseldorf, 17/11/2016

  • Open Source – Freie Software für alle?, Compliance Roadshow, Duesseldorf, 02/11/2016

  • Know-how-Schutz: Neuerungen. Risiken. Loesungen., Know-how-Schutz im Unternehmen, Duesseldorf, 07/09/2016

  • Datenkrake Internet – Warum Sie das Netz (nicht) vergisst, IP-Tea 1/2015, Duesseldorf

  • Big Data – bigger legal problems?, Bitkom BigData Summit 2014, Hanau

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Chin­a's courts pass con­tro­ver­sial rul­ings on open-source li­cen­cing
In a re­cent de­cision that could have leg­al im­plic­a­tions on the use of open-source soft­ware in China, the Beijing In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Court (BIPC) used a con­tro­ver­sial test to de­term­ine wheth­er soft­ware de­veloper YouZi in­fringed on copy­right or simply ex­ploited.
Open Source Com­pli­ance
Open source com­pli­ance fail­ures can pose a ser­i­ous threat to af­fected com­pan­ies. Here is an over­view. After the first open source li­cense was en­forced by a Ger­man court in 2004, there is no longer any doubt about their valid­ity.