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Dr. Michael Kummermehr

Lawyer | Partner
Solicitor (England & Wales)


Intellectual Property


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Areas of expertise


IT, Telecoms, media

IP, Trademark and Competition Law

Commercial and Distribution Law

Litigation and Dispute Resolution







Negotiation of the Global Partner Agreements for MapR Technologies (data platform for AI and analysis)

Ongoing trademark advice for Germany’s leading Digital Industry and Health IT Trade Association

Competiton advice for Germany’s gaming machine business

Ongoing extensive litigation, trademark, competition and copyright advice for leading international software vendors

Advice for overseas SaaS-providers in connection with cross-border data protection and privacy issues

Strategic and legal advice for the management of celebrities

Conducting arbitration and mediation procedures (ICC, DIS, CEAC, Ad Hoc) in connection with technology law disputes

Participation in the drafting committee creating the legal concept of Germany‘s nationwide bottle deposit systems

Advising non-profit CONRAD (Contraception Research and Development) regarding the licensing of IPR relating to Tenofovir in development countries in Africa



Legal 500, 2021 "Recommended counsel, Berlin"

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021 “Frequently recommended counsel” ("always available, outstanding lawyer")

Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers 2020/2021, Best Lawyers Germany, conflict resolution

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020 “Frequently recommended counsel” ("excellent litigator, very assertive" - competitor)

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019 “Frequently recommended counsel”

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018 “Frequently recommended counsel”

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2016/2017 “Frequently recommended counsel”

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2015/2016 “Frequently recommended counsel”

Legal 500, 2016 “Recommended counsel, Berlin”

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2014/2015 “Frequently recommended counsel”

Legal 500, 2015 “Recommended counsel, Berlin”

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2013/2014 “Frequently recommended counsel”

JUVE Directory 2012/2013 “Frequently recommended counsel”

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2011/2012 “Frequently recommended counsel”

Professional background and education


Since 2017

Hyazinth, Partner


Wegnerpartner, Partner


Yahoo! Europe, Ltd., London, Legal Counsel


WilmerHale Berlin, Washington D.C., Counsel


Wilmer Cutler Pickering Berlin, Associate


University of Bonn, Dr. jur.


University of Bonn, postgrad legal studies


Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen


OLG Zweibrücken (Pfalz), Assessorexamen (German equivalent to Bar Exam)


University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, European Law and Languages


University of Mannheim, Legal studies

Published works (selection)


IT-Recht in: FormularBibliothek Vertragsgestaltung, Dombek/Kroiß (Hrsg.), 3. Auflage, Nomos Verlag Baden-Baden, 2017 (im Erscheinen)

IT-Recht in: FormularBibliothek Zivilprozess (co-authored with Pauline Blank and Dr. Martin Diesbach)

Remark to Hanseatisches OLG Hamburg: Press Archives NJ 2015, p. 474 (co-authored with Christof Peter)

Co-author of “Urhebervertragsrecht” (Contractual copyright law), published by Prof. Dr. Christian Berger and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Wündisch, LL.M.; Baden-Baden, second edition 2015

“Presseveröffentlichungen von SMS” (Press releases of electronic text messages) in: ZUM 2014, 116 (co-authored with Christof Peter)

Co-author of Umweltverträglicher Konsum durch rechtliche Steuerung (Sustainable consume by legal governance) Documentation of the symposium at Landesvertretung Sachsen-Anhalt in Berlin on November 27, 2012

Rezension, „Nordemann: Wettbewerbs- und Markenrecht“ NJ 2012, 513

„IT-Law“in: FormularBibliothek Vertragsgestaltung, Dombek/Kroiß (Editor), second edition, Nomos Verlag Baden-Baden, 2012

“Zur englischen Sprache vor deutschen Gerichten” (English language before German courts) Neue Justiz, May 2011

“IT-Law” in: FormularBibliothek Zivilprozess, Kroiß (Editor), second edition, Nomos Verlag Baden-Baden, 2010

Anmerkung zu BGH, Urteil vom 22. Januar 2009I ZR 30/07 – Beta Layout, ZUM 2009, p. 565

„IT-Recht“in: FormularBibliothek Vertragsgestaltung, Dombek/Kroiß (Editors), Nomos Verlag Baden-Baden, 2007

„BGH zur Verlinkung von Online AGB“, 9/2006“BGH zur Verlinkung von Online AGB”, 9/2006

“Dutch Court Upholds Creative Commons License” in Global Intellectual Property Asset Management Report Vol. 8 No. 5, 2006

„EDV-Recht“in: FormularBibliothek Prozessführung, Kroiß (Hrsg.), Nomos Verlag Baden-Baden, 2005

„Umweltökonomie zwischen Recht und Politik“ co-editor, Nomos Verlag Baden-Baden, 2004



The Law Society of England and Wales

Dispute Resolution Board, GreenTec Awards

Jury GreenTecAwards

Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik

International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)

Armenian General Benevolent Union Germany Advisory Board

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