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Dr Rembert Niebel

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Baker McKenzie's Intellectual Property Practice Group in Germany

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Partner

Career

Dr. Rembert Niebel is head of the Germany Intellectual Property Practice Group. He is listed as a frequently recommended lawyer in the area of trademark law in JUVE Handbook of Law. According to Chambers Europe, "Market observers appreciate his in-depth trademark expertise, which includes registration, counseling and infringement proceedings."

Languages

  • English
  • German

Member

  • Law Society of Frankfurt ("Frankfurter Juristische Gesellschaft e.V.") - Director
  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property & Copyright (GRUR) - Member
  • International Trademark Association (INTA) - Member

Education

  • University of Jena (Dr. iur.) (1996)
  • Columbia University (LL.M.) (1994)
  • University of Augsburg (Referendar Exam) (1993)


Germany: Intellectual property

Trade marks and unfair competition

Within: Trade marks and unfair competition

Baker McKenzie was able to gain various new mandates in the trade mark area, particularly with regards to portfolio management. Recent prosecution highlights of the practice led by Michael Fammler and Rembert Niebel include the representation of Hasbro for the trade mark MONOPOLY in opposition proceedings at the European Union Intellectual Property Office against the trade mark FAIRNOPOLY and sports shoes manufacturer K-Swiss in high-profile cancellation proceedings against a German figurative mark allegedly registered in bad faith, which shows five parallel stripes on a sports shoe. At the level of strategic advice the team advised several clients in the context of rebrandings and international positionings. Another client was Calvin Klein regarding a new enforcement programme for the combatting of the online distribution of counterfeit products. Also noteworthy is a matter in the technology sector regarding the protection of trade and business secrets. Benjamin Koch left for Lubberger Lehment.

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