Dr Constantin Rehaag > Dentons > Frankfurt, Germany > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 6
60313 FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Technology

Position

Dr. iur. Constantin Rehaag, M.A., is a partner in Dentons’ Frankfurt office and Co-Head of the IP/T practice group in Germany. He has more than 15 years’ experience in intellectual property, unfair competition and trade secrets’ law. He focuses on unfair competition and IP litigation, anti-counterfeiting and related criminal law matters, as well as trademark and design prosecution. His IP-litigation practice encompasses trademark, design, copyright and patent litigation. In view of the latter, he represents companies in patent infringement proceedings before the patent litigation chambers in cooperation with patent law firms. In particular in connection with unfair competition issues and in situations of crisis, Constantin advises and represents clients in privacy matters.

Numerous national and international groups and companies rely on his advice and proven litigation experience. His sector experience covers the following industries: pharma, e-commerce, entertainment, air transportation, luxury goods and fashion, automotive, toys, music and publishing, printing and office machinery.

Constantin is certified specialist lawyer for intellectual property law (“Fachanwalt für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz”) regularly publishes articles on intellectual property law as well as business secrets. He is a lecturer-in-law at the University of Passau as well as at the German Judicial Academy (Deutsche Richterakademie) where he provides advanced training to German judges and public prosecutors. He also gives courses at EUROJUST, the European prosecution service, where he trains public prosecutors from all Member States of the European Union. Constantin is a frequent speaker on litigation and business secret issues at patent and IP conferences.

Constantin was recently appointed to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) Observatory Legal Expert Group. The Group, comprised of 29 individuals, provides support to the European Commission, works on case law, and carries out studies related to legal matters such as trade secrets, copyrights and blocking orders, and other intellectual property topic.

Career

  • Partner, Dentons, Frankfurt, 2015 to date
  • Counsel, Dentons (formerly Salans), Frankfurt, 2011-2014
  • Associate, Salans, Frankfurt, 2010-2011
  • Associate, Mayer Brown LLP, 2005-2010

Memberships

  • Member, German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law (GRUR)
  • Member, German-British-Jurist’s-Association

Education

Specialist Lawyer for Intellectual Property Law, Germany, 2010

Admitted to the bar, Germany, 2005

Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, 2005, Dr. iur.

University of Freiburg, 2003-2005, Master of Arts, Political Science and Law

Legal clerkship, 2001-2003, Flensburg

University of Freiburg, 1997-2000, Political Science and Law

University of Wales, 1996-1997, Diploma in Legal studies

 

Lawyer Rankings

Deutschland > Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz > Markenrecht

Dentons‘ drei große Säulen sind die Prozesspraxis, vor allem grenzüberschreitende Mandate und einschließlich umfangreicher Grenzbeschlagnahme- und Produktpirateriebekämpfungsprogramme, die Markenportfolioverwaltung und die vertragsrechtliche Beratung, unter anderem zu Kooperations-, IT- und Projektverträgen. Transaktionsbegleitend ist man ebenfalls tätig. Die Sektorexpertise der Gruppe ist umfangreich mit besonderen Schwerpunkten auf Automotive, Fashion und Life Sciences. Das Team um Praxisgruppenleiter Constantin Rehaag in Frankfurt und Stefan Dittmer in Berlin ist zudem in der Mandatsarbeit an der Schnittstelle von IP und Strafverfolgung erfahren und kooperiert hierbei regelmäßig mit dem Team in Paris. Im April 2021 verstärkte sich das Berliner Büro mit Counsel Julia Wiencke (vormals bei Ernst & Young Law; Digitalisierung, Marken- und Titelschutzrecht) und das Frankfurter Büro mit Counsel Nadine Neumeier (vormals bei Baker McKenzie; IT, Datenschutz, E-Commerce). Jana Semrau-Brandt, ebenfalls in Berlin und spezialisiert auf IP, IT und Lizenzverträge, wurde im März 2021 zur Counsel ernannt.

Germany > Intellectual property > Trade marks

Dentons‘ strengths are litigation, including cross-border, border seizure and product piracy matters, trade mark portfolio management as well as contract law advice, including cooperation, IT and project-related issues. The team also assists with transactions and its industry focuses include the automotive, fashion and life sciences industries. Constantin Rehaag in Frankfurt and Stefan Dittmer in Berlin head the team, which also demonstrates know-how at the interface between IP and criminal law and regularly cooperates with the Paris team. In April 2021, the Berlin office was strengthened with counsel Julia Wiencke (formerly at Ernst & Young Law; digitisation, trade mark and title protection law) and the Frankfurt office with counsel Nadine Neumeier (formerly at Baker McKenzie; IT, data protection, e-commerce). Berlin-based Jana Semrau-Brandt specialises in IP, IT and licensing agreements and made counsel in March 2021.