Andreas Bothe

Andreas Bothe


Email [email protected]​

Phone +49 40 419 93 187

Fax +49 40 419 93 200

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

A "grand fighter" and competitor. Good and fair trademark lawyer.

JUVE handbook, 2013–2016

Andreas Bothe has 25 years experience as an IP litigator. As an authority in intellectual property law he puts a particular emphasis on trademark as well as unfair competition law, copyrights, designs and domain names. As leading litigator in adversarial proceedings, Andreas is a fighter. However, often his open and direct approach and his pleasant manners help him to win trademark trials. He is renowned for his outstanding negotiating skills. You will not find a reference book in which he is not highly recommended.

He provides strategic advice on the development and protection of trademarks and company rights. In doing so, Andreas covers the trademark research up to the actual filing for trademark registration and the launching of your product. He and his team are there for you every step of the way, both at home and abroad.

Andreas also consults you extensively in all legal matters, e.g. the planning of advertising campaigns or the drafting of contracts. Given his diverse practice, Andreas has – nationally and internationally – assisted high profile clients from many industry sectors including technology, food and beverages, hospitality, fashion and luxury goods, financial institutions and pharmaceuticals.

The passion for IP rights led Andreas to join the German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright, where he has served as president on the executive board for the Northern region for years. Furthermore, Andreas is member of the Executive Board and of the Expert Group for Unfair Competition and Trademarks.

WTR 1000 (2019) names Germany group head Andreas Bothe as the go-to choice of Merck & Co. “Clients really appreciate his accessibility, responsiveness, cost-consciousness, down-to-earth attitude and overall hands-on approach. His advice always comes customised, taking into account the specific company’s intricacies, internal politics and preferences. It’s also really important that his team hasn’t changed much over the years.”

Awards and recognitions


Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Unfair Competition
Chambers Global


Included for Intellectual Property law
Edition Best Lawyers™ in Germany


Included for Media Law
Edition Best Lawyers™ in Germany


Recommended lawyer for Trademark and Competition Law
Legal 500 Germany


Leading individual for Trademark Law
Lgeal 500 Germany


Recommended lawyer for Trademark and Competition Law
Legal 500 Germany

Education and admissions


University of Münster


Member, Executive Board German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright

President, Northern District Group, German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright

Expert, Expert Group for Unfair Competition and Trademark Law

Court admissions


Representative experience

Acting for Philips in proceedings in Germany as part of the global dispute with Remington over designs protected by Philips' trademarks.

Representing the "Trial of the century" between the corresponding pharmaceutical companies Merck.

Representing a worldwide producer of medical devices in numerous trials concerning color and three-dimensional marks worldwide.

Representing Vorwerk on successful product launches and rebranding projects.

Representing Senvion on successful name changes, brand implementation and product launches.

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