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Johannes Zindel

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Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB


Johannes Zindel, Partner, is perceived for his experience as counsel and litigator in the areas of unfair competition, antitrust law, media and press law, public procurement and the laws on food and pharmaceuticals. He commenced his legal career as an assistant professor at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz. In 1980 he became partner at Gaedertz Rechtsanwälte, one of the leading German law firms in competition and antitrust law at that time. At Gaedertz, he first led the IP practice group, and was appointed Managing Partner in 1995. In his more than 40-years of practice, Johannes Zindel has litigated multiple cases over unfair competition, trademarks and other IP-rights throughout all court instances up to the highest national and international courts. He has represented clients suffering from trademark piracy and cyber-squatting, inside and outside courts to enforce their rights. Johannes Zindel leads the firm's antitrust and public procurement practice groups and is further the firm's central contact for trademarks, domains and designs.


Founding partner of Klinkert (2010); Partner at Jones Day (2001-2009); Gaedertz Rechtsanwälte, as associate (1977), after 1980 as partner.


German, English.


GRUR; Study-Federation Antitrust Law; Study-Federation Food Law.


Assistant professor at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz 1975; Admission to the bar (1976).

Germany: Media


Within: Entertainment

Clients primarily benefit from Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB’s media law expertise with regard to contractual and transactional matters and copyright disputes. In recent highlights the team advised software company RealNetworks on copyright and unfair competition aspects of the development of innovative entertainment products and campaigns; continued to assist Refinery29 with copyright, media and competition law matters in connection with the European roll-out and the Europe-wide coordination of the subject eCommerce; and is also involved in three proceedings on the ancillary copyright for publishers as representative for 1&1 Mail & Media. Under the lead of Hermann Schlindwein the firm additionally has niche expertise in providing media law advice to the sports industry, such as assisting the German Football League (DFL) in the context of the tender of audiovisual and audio media rights. Practice head Piet Bubenzer and Johannes Zindelalways act proactively and find practical solutions even under time pressure’.

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