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Legal 500 Germany, 2022
"Yvonne Draheim (Hamburg) is one of Germany's most recognised litigation giants."
Yvonne Draheim focuses on intellectual property law. She has developed her practice to cover almost every type of contentious and advisory IP work in Germany, Europe and the US. Over the years, Yvonne has helped numerous renowned clients to prevent and resolve disputes in the areas of trademarks, unfair competition law, copyright, domain names and designs.
Given her diverse practice, Yvonne has assisted clients from various industry sectors including media, entertainment, food and beverages, energy, automotive, and agriculture. Her achievements have constantly been noticed by Best Lawyers Germany, JUVE and The Legal 500 Germany.
Besides her practical work, Yvonne also appreciates the more academic side of IP Law. She teaches Intellectual Property Law at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg (International Master Program as well as German students) and comments on a number of provisions of the German Trademark Act in a renowned German trademark law commentary. She studied law at the University of Hamburg and obtained her Master's degree at the University of Stellenbosch/South Africa in 1996.
Yvonne is a member of the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR) and the International Trademark Association (INTA). Appreciating the value of Community Investment, Yvonne is the partner in charge of the inter-schools debating competition "Debate It!" in Hamburg. The program aims at improving pupils' verbal, writing and reading skills as well as helping them to develop their knowledge of current affairs, critical thinking skills and confidence.
Legal 500 Germany, 2016
"Andreas Bothe and Yvonne Draheim are praised as 'proactive experts at the highest level'."
Representing Caterpillar Inc. in portfolio management, constant legal representation and advice as well as trademark litigation.
Representing Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram in trademark and company name, in particular domain name matters.
Representing H&M in portfolio management, constant legal representation and advice in trademark, design and unfair competition litigation.
Legal representation and advice of Philips in court proceedings, inter alia against Remington re protectability of three-headed shavers.
- LL.M., University of Stellenbosch, 1996
- University of Hamburg, 1994
- German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR)
- International Trademark Association (INTA)