In-Court and Out-of-Court Representation Lawyers

CMS is one of Germany’s leading law firms when it comes to acquiring and defending intellectual property rights. We represent our clients before the courts in all aspects of these matters. Our experts conduct lawsuits right up to the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof – BGH) and before European courts.

We find solutions that enable you to move forward

In international disputes, our lawyers advise on and coordinate legal action together with partner firms in the CMS organisation, as well as selected foreign attorneys.

We conduct arbitration proceedings and represent clients in mediation (Alternative Dispute Resolution – ADR).

Acting in good time helps to limit the damage

We possess extensive specialist knowledge of border seizure proceedings, e.g. at ports and airports. We can thus take effective steps to prevent infringing products from entering the country.

If rights are being breached, our lawyers are able to obtain temporary injunctions at short notice (e.g. at trade shows) through any German court. Depending on the particular circumstances, we can even obtain a court order and enforce it within 24 hours. This enables us to safeguard your rights effectively.

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Matthias Eck
Prof. Dr. Matthias Eck
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
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...
Dr. Jens Wagner
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Global Co-Head of Life Sciences & Healthcare Group, CMS
Germany, Hamburg
With long-standing experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and food supplements sectors, Jens Wagner provides comprehensive advisory and litigation services to life science companies....
Carsten Menebröcker
Dr. Carsten Menebröcker, LL.M. (NYU)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Global Co-Head of Intellectual Property Group, CMS
Germany, Cologne
Carsten Menebröcker specialises in enforcing intellectual property rights in and out of court, including cross-border litigation. He is an expert for trademark and competition law as well as design...
Michael Kraus
Dr. Michael Kraus
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Informationstechnologierecht (Certified lawyer for IT law)
Germany, Stuttgart
Michael Kraus represents and advises companies on all aspects of IT and data protection law. He specialises in IT and outsourcing contracts and in this context primarily advises companies in the...
Ole Jani
Dr. Ole Jani
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Berlin
Ole Jani provides copyright and media law advice to clients across the media, technology and communications sector, in particular those offering content via digital platforms and with a focus on...
Pietro Fringuelli
Dr. Pietro Graf Fringuelli
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
Pietro Graf Fringuelli is partner at CMS and global co-head of the CMS "Media and Sports group". His team was awarded in October 2017 by the Financial Times as the most innovative team (Driving Value)...
Dr. Malte Grützmacher, LL.M. (University of London)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Informationstechnologierecht (Certified lawyer for IT law)
Germany, Hamburg
With a focus on software copyright and licensing, Malte Grützmacher advises and represents German and international IT companies. He also advises software users on IT project and outsourcing agreements....
Prof. Dr. Winfried Bullinger
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
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...
Torsten Sill
Dr. Torsten Sill
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz (Certified lawyer for intellectual property law)
Germany, Hamburg
Torsten Sill specialises in all aspects of unfair competition, intellectual property as well as related purchasing and distribution matters. He has more than 20 years of experience advising his clients...
Andreas Heim
Dr. Andreas Heim
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Munich
Andreas Heim regularly advises clients on all aspects of commercial contracts and commercial litigation across a wide range of industry sectors including the automotive, consumer goods, child safety,...