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Andreas Bothe

Partner
Hamburg

Andreas Bothe

Andreas Bothe has a 25 years' experience as an IP litigator. As an authority in intellectual property law he puts a particular emphasis on trademarks 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. 

Since 1990, Andreas has been a lawyer in our Hamburg office. With great experience, he successfully leads his own team for trademark matters as a partner since 1996. He provides strategic advice on the development and protection of trademarks and company rights. In doing so, Andreas is covering 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. He led our German IP Practice Group.

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

Juve Handbuch, 2013/2014 and 2015/2016

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.

Representing Vorwerk.

Representing Senvion.

Education and admissions

Education

  • University of Münster

Memberships

  • 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

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Germany

Court admissions

  • Germany

 

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

since 2009

listed as highly recommended in "Intellectual Property"

Best Lawyers Germany

2013/2014 - 2015/2016

A 'grand fighter' a competitor. Juve Handbuch

Juve Handbuch

2015

Highly recommended lawyer for trademark and competition law

JUVE handbook

2014

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

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