Dr. Thomas Richter, LL.M. (Boston)

Dr. Thomas Richter, LL.M. (Boston)

Senior Associate

Email thomas.richter@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 40 419 93 144

Fax +49 40 419 93 200

LanguagesEnglish, French, German

Practice groupIntellectual Property

Thomas Richter advises national and international clients on various aspects of trademark and unfair competition law. He primarily supports brand owners in the enforcement of their rights in court proceedings, before trademark offices and through customs actions. With his background in international law, he also advises on complex disputes involving several jurisdictions. His practice reaches from fighting knock-off products for clients in the consumer goods sector to assisting software companies in taking down infringing online content and recovering domain names.

Thomas studied law at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and at the Boston University School of Law, where he obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) with focus on intellectual property. While writing his PhD thesis on international intellectual property law, he worked as research and teaching assistant at Bucerius Law School. During his legal clerkship, Thomas worked at different international law firms in Hamburg and at a trademark chamber of the Hamburg District Court.

Education and admissions


Dr. iur., Bucerius Law School, 2016

Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, 2015

LL.M., Boston University, 2013

First State Exam in Law, Bucerius Law School, 2010

LL.B., Bucerius Law School, 2009

Representative experience

Advising Mozilla on improving online security and user experience, as well as on its worldwide brand enforcement.

Representing a leading toy manufacturer on strategic and contentious aspects of trademark and competition law, as well as non-contentious aspects of commercial law.

Advising a leading guitar manufacturer on its strategy in enforcing its IP rights in several famous guitar body shapes in Germany and other European countries.

Giving strategic, contentious, and portfolio advice in trademark matters to a globally active bank.

Advising a leading online payment service on trademark matters in Germany.

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