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Dr. Nils Rauer, MJI


Dr. Nils Rauer, MJI

As a partner in the Hogan Lovells Frankfurt office and head of the local IP, Media & Technology team, Nils Rauer concentrates on copyright and trademark as well as advertising and unfair competition law. His clients value him as a proven copyright expert both in terms of strategic advice and in litigious matters. Nils leads our global copyright group and as such is the primary contact for international and cross-border transfer and licensing of copyright protected content. Most recently, he has represented the Technische Universität Darmstadt in a landmark case before the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the digitizing and display of works.

Nils also regularly advises on the development and implementing of advertising campaigns. His particular focus lies on the automotive, consumer appliances and financial industries. Further, he advises well-known clients from the cosmetics sector. As an experienced litigator, Nils represents his client also in litigious disputes with competitors and consumer associations. A third cornerstone in Nils' knowledge is data protection law. He particularly advises on international data transfer, the development of Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) and cloud-based outsourcing projects.

The current JUVE Handbook lists Nils as an often recommended lawyer for unfair competition and trademark matters. His clients especially appreciate Nils' 'clear communication strict keeping of pledges' (Legal 500 Handbook 2015). Nils is a member of the copyright and publishing expert committee of GRUR and member of DGRI. He is lecturer at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz as well as referent at the Academy of German Book Trade.

Recommended lawyer for unfair competition and trademark matters

JUVE handbook 2015

Representative Experience

Representing Philips: Advice in competition law and litigation representative.

Representing Pierre Fabre Dermo-Kosmetik: Advice in competition law and litigation representative.

Representing Skoda Auto Deutschland: Advice in licences agreement matters and elaboration of advertising campaign.

Representing TU Darmstadt: copyright advice and representation in sample case to electronic reading stations.

Representing VG WORT: copyright and intellectual perception legal advice.

Education and admissions


  • University of Gießen
  • University of Warwick


  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
  • German Society for Law and computer science (DGRI)
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