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Stefan Schreiber

Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz (Certified lawyer for intellectual property law)

CMS Hasche Sigle
Augustusplatz 9
04109 Leipzig
Languages German, English, French

Stefan Schreiber is a competition, trademark and copyright law expert, providing litigation and advisory services (including expert opinions). His work often concerns e-commerce matters and he specialises in sports law with a focus on football. He advises companies on their advertising campaigns and websites as well as on the labelling and authorisation of chemicals or the product compliance of toys. Stefan’s practice also covers IT law, with a focus on software development and licensing as well as SaaS (software as a service) agreements. His clients include listed and medium-sized companies but also start-ups and public authorities. Stefan provides legal advice within the CMS equIP programme.

Stefan joined CMS in 2013.

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Relevant experience

  • International project management of IP due diligence (planned acquisition of a company owning global trademarks and domains), involving the IP teams of CMS in the UK, France, Italy and Spain
  • Representation of an internationally operating internet platform provider regarding the claim to refrain from violating personality rights in the context of liability for interference of the host provider for comments left on the platform by anonymous third parties
  • Advising a professional football club on various sports law matters, including the strategic positioning in the context of the UEFA Financial Fair Play and licensing regulations, contract negotiations for a transfer deal and sponsoring agreements
  • Advising SüdBG on the takeover of EPSa-Elektronik and Präzisionsbau Saalfeld GmbH
  • Advising Schlemmer Holding (automotive supplier) on the launch of the group’s global website and own internet portal for job applications, including the project management and coordination of CMS teams in Brazil, Morocco and Romania as well as World Law Group partner firms in the USA and Singapore
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Memberships & Roles

  • Deutsche Vereinigung für Sportrecht e.V. – Konstanzer Arbeitskreis für Deutsches und Internationales Sportrecht (German Association for Sports Law)
  • German Bar Association
  • Leipzig Bar Association
  • Start-up mentor at SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator
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Lectures list

  • „The new digital law of obligations and sales law – effects on digital health apps and necessary measures”, webinar held at Spitzenverband Digitale Gesundheitsversorgung, 16 March 2022
  • "eHealth and data protection", Munich, 11 March 2020
  • "Legal aspects in marketing and online communication", Nord-Ostdeutsche Sparkassenakademie, Halle, 9 March 2020
  • "eHealth startups and cooperation with health insurance companies", Leipzig, 27 February 2020
  • "Promoting a digital health application", Nuremberg, 24 February 2020
  • "Know-how protection: Recent developments. Risks. Solutions. Protection of inventions and know-how under the new Act on the Protection of Secrets", Leipzig, 27 March 2019
  • "Data protection and IT security – recent news on data protection after introduction of the GDPR, measures to improve data security", Cluster IT Mitteldeutschland e. V., Halle, 19 March 2019
  • "Legal aspects of marketing and online communication", Nord-Ostdeutsche Sparkassenakademie, Halle, 11 March 2019
  • "Data protection and IT-security", Cluster IT Mitteldeutschland, Leipzig, 4 Dezember 2018
  • "News about online marketing taking into account the new GDPR and outlook to the ePrivacy Regulation", annual data protection congress 2018, Potsdam, 7 November 2018
  • "Recent developments in online marketing after introduction of the GDPR", business breakfast Leipzig, CMS Hasche Sigle, 30 October 2018
  • "Know-how protection", Biosaxony Business Breakfast, BIO CITY Leipzig, 28 September 2018
  • "Workshop: Online Advertising and Data Protection", SpinLab, Leipzig, 29 March 2018
  • "Connected cars – data protection challenges of networked driving", Experts Forum Automotive Law (EAR) organised by Wettbewerbszentrale, Frankfurt am Main, 20 February 2018
  • "Legal essentials for founders", SpinLab, Leipzig, 15 January 2018
  • "Group coaching in intellectual property and data protection", Social Impact Lab, Leipzig, 16 November 2017
  • "IP and IT - Watch out when buying an enterprise" - Intellectual Property Discussion - IP rights as a business asset | Maikowski & Ninnemann Patentanwälte Partnerschaft mbB, Steigenberger Hotel Leipzig, 19 June 2017
  • "IP rights and IP protection on collaborative platforms", Landesentwicklungsgesellschaft Thüringen mbH, 5th Forum Industry 4.0, Ilmenau Technical University, 15 June 2017
  • "Data protection law and IP - online presence law", SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator, Leipzig, 23 May 2017
  • "Legal and contractual pitfalls for Startups", Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ, Leipzig, 17 March 2017
  • "Interconnection and digitalisation – know-how protection, IT security, data protection", CMS Mittelstandstag, Intec-Messe, Leipzig, 8 March 2017
  • Moderation of roadshow on the protection of know-how: "Know-how protection: Novelties. Risks. Solutions.", CMS Leipzig, 7 September 2016
  • "Recent developments in German data protection law", Industrie- und Handelskammer, Halle, 25 April 2016
  • "Legal essentials for founders", SpinLab, Leipzig, 17 March 2016
  • "Risks of data protection and competition law", SpinLab, Leipzig, 14 April 2015
  • "IT-security in enterprises - with legal certainty to information security", Chamber of Commerce, Halle, 26 October 2015
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  • Currently working on PhD thesis on sports law/EU law (UEFA Financial Fair Play)
  • 2012: Second state examination in law
  • 2010 - 2012: Trainee lawyer in Leipzig including placement at DFL Sports Enterprises in Frankfurt
  • 2010: First state examination in law with a focus on international and EU law
  • 2005 - 2010: Law studies at the University of Leipzig and Université de Rouen, France
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