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Marlen Annika Mittelstein, LL.M. (Essex)

Senior Associate

Marlen Annika Mittelstein, LL.M. (Essex)

Marlen Mittelstein focuses on trademark, design and unfair competition law and is a senior associate in our Hamburg office. She acts for clients from various sectors, especially in the area of wind energy, insurance, consumer products, food and beverages. From early on, Marlen was interested in international aspects of business and law. This empowers her to optimize trademark and design portfolios of national and international clients. Moreover, she has extensive experience in the enforcement of trademarks, designs and business names before offices and courts, be it as the representative for the owner of such IP right or a company defending itself against respective third-party attacks.

 Marlen's consultancy also includes the development of new trademarks. She was responsible for the re-branding of a well-known company from the wind energy sector and accompanied the launches of various product trademarks on a global level. Furthermore, she gives legal advice on new advertising strategies and represents clients in unfair competition law matters. Marlen concentrates on intellectual property law. She studied law at the University of Hamburg, Germany and the University of Essex, Great Britain. There, she focused on European Competition / Antitrust law and obtained a LL.M. degree in European Community law. She is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright (GRUR).

Education and admissions


  • University of Essex, 2003
  • Universität Hamburg, 2002

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