Thomas Manderla

Dr. Thomas Manderla

Partner
Rechtsanwalt | Head of Intellectual Property Group, CMS Germany

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

Thomas Manderla represents medium-sized companies and groups in and out of court on intellectual property law, with a particular focus on trademark, design and competition law. He also drafts licensing, development and distribution agreements and negotiates them on behalf of his clients. His practice furthermore includes advising on legal issues relating to advertising and marketing. Thomas has special food, fashion, cosmetics, retail, automotive and IT sector expertise.

He joined one of the firms that later merged to CMS in 1990 and became a partner in 1993. He has authored numerous articles on trademark and competition as well as distribution law and is published by C.H. Beck, Germany’s leading legal publishing house.

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Education

  • 1986: Admitted as a lawyer and PhD

  • 1985: Second state examination in law

  • 1984: Worked with Carrol, Burdick & McDonough in San Francisco

  • 1982: First state examination in law

  • Law studies in Cologne

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Memberships

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

  • German-American Lawyers‘ Association

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Publications

  • Muenchener Anwaltshandbuch Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz, 5. Auflage 2017, § 23 Unzumutbare Belaestigung (§ 7 UWG), Verlag C.H.Beck

  • Distribution Law Manual, 4th ed. 2016, Chapter 5, The Authorised Dealer Agreement - Conclusion, Contents and Implementation, Verlag C.H. Beck

  • Beck on-line forms for litigation (intellectual property law/trade mark law), co-author: Dr Antje Gruneberg

  • Community Trade Mark Regulation, A Commentary, 2015, Art. 29-35, C.H. Beck · Hart · Nomos, co-author: Dr Antje Gruneberg

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