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Intellectual Property Lawyers

Ideas and innovation are the creative potential of a successful business. This intellectual potential becomes a measurable enterprise value when expressed in property rights (e.g. patents, utility patents and copyright) or monetised through licences. Legally watertight advertising campaigns, press materials that are beyond reproach and careful media usage also make a quantifiable contribution to business success.

What others say about us

"CMS has one of the best IP teams in the business."
 (Law firms in Germany)

"The team offers good know-how, experience, value for money and excellent client services."
 (Chambers Guide)

"Clients say that 'nothing compares with' CMS's practice."
 (Legal 500, 2013)

Experience and expertise whenever you need us

CMS assists both SMEs and international corporations to optimise their intellectual property rights and assert them effectively. More than 70 specialised IP lawyers provide tailored advice that is designed to achieve results. Thanks to their experience from practice, teaching and research, they are always familiar with the latest developments across all areas of intellectual property.

Unlike most other areas of law, intellectual property is repeatedly affected by new legislative proposals at a national and international level. Accordingly, our lawyers are widely represented in professional associations and expert committees that deal with these developments and provide expert comment.

Our expertise

CMS – presence in Europe

In European countries outside Germany, the international CMS network provides CMS with access to specialists to advise on your claims out-of-court and enforce them in court. We take over the coordination of parallel infringement cases in various countries.

Key markets and industries

Our experienced team successfully advises companies from every sector, including:

  • Automotive
  • Entertainment
  • TV
  • Internet and new media
  • Cosmetics industry
  • Retail
  • Engineering
  • Medical technology
  • Pharmaceuticals and food
  • Sport
  • Press and publishing
  • Advertising and marketing  
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Heike Blank
Dr. Heike Blank
Germany, Cologne
Heike Blank specialises in unfair competition, pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetics law and represents major German and international companies in court, in particular in the context of interim injunctions...
Alexander Bossel
Dr. Alexander von Bossel, LL.M. (The University of Edinburgh)
Germany, Cologne
Alexander von Bossel specialises in IP/IT litigation with a focus on representing international and German companies, many of whom DAX-listed, in unfair competition and trademark law cases. Another core...
Winfried Bullinger
Prof. Dr. Winfried Bullinger
Germany, Berlin
Winfried Bullinger is one of Germany’s leading copyright lawyers. He advises his clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, including media law and know-how protection and also represents...
Sebastian Cording
Dr. Sebastian Cording
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Informationstechnologierecht (Certified lawyer for IT law) | Fachanwalt für Urheber- und Medienrecht (Certified lawyer for copyright and media law)
Germany, Hamburg
With more than 20 years of experience, Sebastian Cording advises his clients on complex IT and technology projects. He specialises in IT outsourcing and the introduction of ERP systems, drafts and negotiates...
Markus Deck
Markus Deck, M.C.J. (University of Texas, Austin)
Rechtsanwalt | Head of Intellectual Property, CMS Germany
Germany, Duesseldorf
Markus Deck is an intellectual property expert with more than 25 years of experience and a particular focus on technology-related projects. He specialises in patent law and represents clients in litigation...
Ralf Dierck
Dr. Ralf Dierck
Germany, Munich
For more than 30 years, Ralf Dierck has been a trusted partner for major, globally operating companies, representing their interests on different panels and platforms. He advises and represents them in...
Florian Dietrich
Florian Dietrich
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Informationstechnologierecht (Certified lawyer for IT law) | Co-Head of TMC, CMS Germany
Germany, Cologne
Florian Dietrich is a digital business sector and IT law expert, advising leading digital platform providers on their innovative online business models. He also works with e-commerce and online marketing...
Julia Dönch
Julia Dönch, M.A.
Germany, Stuttgart
Julia Dönch specialises in IP law, advising companies on unfair competition matters, copyright and publishing law as well as on trademark applications, enforcement and defence. She has long standing...
Matthias Eck
Prof. Dr. Matthias Eck
Germany, Stuttgart
Matthias Eck advises German and international clients on all intellectual property and unfair competition law matters. He focuses on patent, trademark, copyright and competition law, advises on and negotiates...
Peter Endres
Peter Endres
Germany, Munich
With deep insight and expertise, Peter Endres advises his clients on all legal aspects of procurement, production and distribution and also represents them in court in this field. His distribution practice...