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Dr. Michael Kummermehr

Lawyer | Partner
Solicitor (England & Wales)


Intellectual Property


U.S. Desk

T +49 30 88 060 910
F +49 30 88 060 919

Areas of expertise


IT and media

IP, Trademark and Competition Law

Commercial and Distribution Law

Litigation and Dispute Resolution







Negotiation of the Global Partner Agreements for data platforms for AI 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

Ongoing comprehensive legal representation of various companies regarding contractual law disputes, especially damage claims

Legal advice and legal representation of various Tech-, Media- and E-Commerce companies with regard to civil law and competition law matters

Ongoing legal advice of a leading German Re-Commerce-company regarding competition law questions



Legal 500: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, "Recommended counsel, Berlin"

Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, Best Lawyers Germany, conflict resolution

Thomson Reuters Stand-Out Lawyer 2024

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, “Frequently recommended counsel” ("excellent litigator, very assertive" ; "always available, outstanding lawyer"-competitor)

Professional background and education


Since 2017

Hyazinth, Partner


Wegnerpartner, Partner


Yahoo! Europe, Ltd., London, Legal Counsel


WilmerHale Berlin, Washington D.C., Counsel


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 Zivilprozess Kroiß (Hrsg.), 4. Auflage, Nomos Verlag Baden-Baden, 2022 (and all previous editions)

IT-Recht in: FormularBibliothek Contract Drafting, Dombek / Kroiß, 4th edition, Nomos Verlag Baden-Baden, 2022 (and all previous editions)

Co-author of “Urhebervertragsrecht” (Contractual copyright law), published by Prof. Dr. Christian Berger and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Wündisch, LL.M.; Baden-Baden, 3rd edition 2021 (and all previous editions)

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

“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

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

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

„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

„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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