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Dr Martin Köhler

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Martin Köhler has been an attorney since 1998. He is specialized in patent infringement litigation and is regularly active in trademark and design rights enforcement as well as in unfair competition litigation. Outside court, his other work includes providing advice on licensing, research and development agreements as well as on employee invention matters. Martin regularly represents clients in the areas of electronics, telecoms, mechanical and chemical engineering, automotive technology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.


In addition to his legal studies at the Universities of Saarbrücken/Nancy and Trinity College Dublin he has completed a foundation degree (D.E.U.G.) and postgraduate studies (D.E.S.S.) in French law. Martin publishes regularly on intellectual property issues and is a speaker at conferences on patent law issues. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Hagen Law School.


German, French, English, Italian


•International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) •American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) •Association des Praticiens du Droit des Marques et des Modèles (APRAM) •European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) •German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) •Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) •Licensing Executives Society (LES) •Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP)


Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (Law, 1998), University of Saarbrücken (PhD, 2002), Universities of Saarbrücken/Nancy (Law, 1998), University of Toulouse (DESS, 1995), Trinity College Dublin (Law, 1991)

Germany: Intellectual property

Patent litigation

Within: Patent litigation

The ‘goal and practice-oriented advice’ and the ‘high-service level’ at HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER contribute to the ‘very good reputation’ of its patent law team, which is led by practice head Martin Köhler. The firm has broad technical expertise with a particular focus on electronics, telecoms, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, optical equipment manufacturing and the automotive sector. The European IP boutique merged with French patent firm Véron & Associés in March 2018, which further strengthened its international positioning. Klaus Haft represented Carl Zeiss in one of the most significant patent law disputes with Nikon, while Köhler and Mirko Weinert acted for Samsung in several infringement proceedings and parallel nullity and opposition proceedings against Fundamental Innovation Systems. A highlight in the telecoms sector was ‘excellent negotiator’ Kay Kasper’s representation of Telekom Deutschland. Tobias Hessel is noted for ‘his meticulous advice, which includes many neighbouring aspects, and his quick and reliable responses’. Christine Kanz, Christian Osterrieth and Stefan Richter are other key figures in the team.

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Trade marks and unfair competition

Within: Trade marks and unfair competition

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIERrightfully belongs to the league of IP firms with a very good reputation’. In the trade mark area, the firm predominantly advises industrial companies and clients in the food and drinks sector, pharmaceutical, media, entertainment and publishing industries. Practice head Martin Köhler’s team also includes experienced litigator Thomas Schmitz, who represented EOS in competition, trade mark and design law matters, often in injunction proceedings but also in principal proceedings on infringement cases. Schmitz also advises Hotel Adlon, GlaxoSmithKline and SIG on trade mark law.

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