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Dr. Julia Hugendubel, LL.M. (FGV Rio de Janeiro)

Senior Associate

CMS Hasche Sigle
Nymphenburger Straße 12
80335 Munich
Languages German, English, Portuguese

Julia Hugendubel advises and represents German and international clients in IT and IP law. She specialises in new technologies, with a focus on blockchain and crypto projects. As an expert she focuses on challenges arising from the increasing digitalisation and handles IT-specific legal issues as well as matters at the intersection of trademark, design, copyright and unfair competition law.

In 2015, Julia Hugendubel initially joined CMS as a trainee lawyer and has been working as an attorney at CMS since 2018.

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Memberships & Roles

  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
  • German-Brazilian Lawyers’ Association
  • Women in eDiscovery (Frankfurt chapter)
  • Copyright and media law working group of Cologne Bar Association
  • Author’s committee of IP-Rechtsberater (IPRB)
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  • Tokenization of Intellectual Property for IP Rights Management (Januar 2022) IPKat
  • Blockchain Technology and Intellectual Property – A Basic Introduction; Int.J.Cryp.Curr.Res. 1(1) (2021) 5-25, DOI: doi.org/10.51483/IJCCR.1.1.2021.5-25
  • Der EU Action Plan - IP und Blockchain (September 2021); https://www.cmshs-bloggt.de/rechtsthemen/eu-action-plan-ip/der-eu-action-plan-ip-und-blockchain/
  • Blockchain-basiertes (Micro-)Licensing von IP-Rechten, CMS UPDATE GEWERBLICHER RECHTSSCHUTZ & KARTELLRECHT 04/2021, zusammen mit Adrian Zarm
  • Blockchain-Anwendungen als Anti-Counterfeit-Maßnahme, IPRB 2021, 42-47, zusammen mit Adrian Zarm
  • Impact of the proposed EU Regulation on Markets in Crypto-assets for IP applications, publication date: January 26, 2021 (IPKat)
  • Blockchain Standard for IP Offices: The WIPO Blockchain Projects, publication date: December 7, 2020 (IPKat)
  • „Gekaufte“ Kundenbewertungen - Wettbewerbsrechtliche Analyse der Auswirkungen auf die Gesamtbewertung, IPRB 2020, 135-139, zusammen mit Adrian Zarm
  • Spirituosen, alkoholische Mischgetränke und destillierte Getränke ohne Alkohol, IP-Rechtsberater 2020, 40-45, zusammen mit Adrian Zarm
  • Revision der Anforderungen an die Positionsmarke, IPRB 2019, 207-212, zusammen mit Adrian Zarm
  • „Tätertypologien in der Wirtschaftskriminologie. Instrument sozialer Kontrolle“, in: Schriften zum Strafrecht und Strafprozessrecht, Peter Lang Verlag, Mai 2016
  • „Vom Recht auf Vergütung“, in: Wendepunkt, Nr. 31, des Verbands für Film- und Fernsehdramaturgie e.V., mit RAin Anne Ohlen, Feb. 2015
  • „Wichtige Grundsätze beim Datenschutz in der Jugendsozialarbeit – ein Überblick“, in: jugendsozialarbeit aktuell, Nr. 131, LAG KJS NRW, Feb. 2015
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Lectures list

  • Could a correct application of IPR online be improved through IPR data management and the use of new technologies such as Blockchain? (Dezember 2021) Präsentation vor dem EU-Parlament
  • Blockchain-Technologie – Anwendungsfelder im Urheber- und Medienrecht (September 2021) - Kölner AnwaltVerein e.V.
  • Regulatory licensing requirements for crypto projects in Europe and Germany (September 2021) – International Blockchain Stampede
  • Bigger than Bitcoin: Decoding blockchain applications for intellectual property“ (Juni 2021) im Rahmen des AIJA Academy Programs (Moderatorin und Speaker), AIJA Academy
  • Blockchain and Intellectual Property (27 January 2021) webinar
  • Protection of product shape: which way to go? (AIJA IP/TMT Commission's day on 3 November 2020)
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  • 2021: DLT Talent at Frankfurt School Blockchain Center
  • 2020 - 2021: LL.M. in Innovation & Technology (LL.M.), FGV, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2017: Second state examination in law
  • 2014 - 2017: Trainee lawyer at Cologne Higher Regional Court including placements at CMS in Cologne (Prof. Dr. Hasselblatt) and in Seattle, USA
  • 2012 - 2015: Research assistant at an IP boutique in Cologne whilst working on her PhD thesis
  • 2012 - 2015: PhD under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Hans Theile, LL.M.
  • 2012: First state examination in law
  • Law studies at the University of Konstanz
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IP Offices - Blockchain Applications for Intellectual Property Protection
Webinar Series Blockchain and IP
Trade mark protection for blockchain and other crypto projects
This article highlights the specific features and advantages of trade mark protection for blockchain and crypto projects, both for application in physical and in immersive, virtual reality environments...
Anti-coun­ter­feit­ing measures for product protection using blockchain technology
Webinar Series Blockchain and IP
The use of blockchain technology to protect trade secrets and secure evidence
Our new event series aims to present and inform you about current topics around blockchain and IP.   The first event will cover how blockchain applications can protect trade secrets and preserve evidence...
CMS advises Treasury Intelligence Solutions on the acquisition of Cashforce
Munich – Treasury Intelligence Solutions (TIS) acquires Cashforce, a Belgium-based FinTech start-up offering AI-based cash management and cash forecasting solutions. The acquisition of Cashforce is...
NFTs in der Welt des Sports
They’re currently a hot topic, not least due to the huge potential: non-fungible tokens (NFT). In this podcast, CMS Sports Group lawyers Dr Robert Budde and Phil­ipp Rohdenburg join up with Dr Julia Hugendubel, a lawyer in the CMS crypto team, to highlight the many possible applications of NFTs in sport. They discuss the statutory provisions in Germany and also cover other important aspects.