Yvonne Draheim, LL.M. (Stellenbosch)
Yvonne Draheim is a partner in the firm's Hamburg office and a member of the IPMT – IP, Media & Technology Practice Group which she joined in 1999. 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.
'Trademark and Unfair Competition Law': 'Yvonne Draheim is a solution-orientated lawyer who has a profound knowledge of the professional practice.'
Recommended as top lawyer for 'Intellectual Property Law' and 'Media', 2013: 'Lawyer of the Year, Media, Hamburg'
Areas of Focus
Representing caterpillar: portfolio management, constant legal representation and advice, trademark litigation.
Representing Facebook: trademark advice and representation in trademark matters, in particular domain name matters.
Representing a worldwide leading international energy company: portfolio management, constant legal representation and advice.
Representing E. & J. Gallo Winery: portfolio management, constant legal representation and advice.
Representing H&M: portfolio management, constant legal representation and advice.
Representing Merck & Co. Inc.: trademark litigation, namely representation and advice in international cross-border infringement proceedings regarding name rights.
Representing Philips: constant legal representation and advice, inter alia against Remington re protect ability of three-headed shavers, Custom Seizure matters.
Representing ProSiebenSat.1 Group: portfolio management, constant legal representation and advice, trademark clearance and launches, trademark litigation.
"Trademark and Unfair Competition Law": "Yvonne Draheim is a solution-orientated lawyer who has a profound knowledge of the professional practice."
Legal 500, Germany
Often recommended lawyer for Trademark, Design and Unfair Competition Law ("Tough, but a fair colleague", Competitor).
Recommended as top lawyer for "Intellectual Property Law" and "Media".
"Lawyer of the Year, Media, Hamburg"