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Andreas Bothe


Andreas Bothe
English, German
Practice Group
Intellectual Property

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.

Highly recommended lawyer for Trademark and Competition Law

JUVE handbook, 2013/2014

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.

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

  • Germany

2013 – 2016

A "grand fighter" (Competitor)

JUVE handbook

2009 – 2016

Recommended lawyer for Intellectual Property

Best Lawyers Germany


Recommended lawyer for Trademark and Competition Law

JUVE handbook


Andreas Bothe has an "open, direct and very pleasant manner".

Legal 500


Gold – Andreas Bothe is a highly effective litigator, but can also turn his hand to advice on licensing and portfolio development, as well as being a respected expert on unfair competition.

WTR 1000

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