Dr Arne Lambrecht

Arne Lambrecht
Dr Arne Lambrecht
pragmatic, quick and sound in judgement, specialist for complicated matters, especially in the HWG
JUVE 2015/2016
...the HWG expert...
Legal 500 Germany 2017
very strategic thinking, lots of detailed knowledge
JUVE 2020/2021
very good IP lawyer
JUVE 2020/2021
His counsel comes underpinned by a rare understanding of medicine advertising
WTR 1000 2021
Diligent and efficient, skilled in litigation and always responsive; and his advice is valuable and cost-effective
WTR 1000 2021
Highly qualified lawyer with rapid understanding and processing
Legal 500 Germany 2021
a go-to attorney for design, domain name and infringement matters in Germany
WTR 1000 2023
to the point, has great attention to detail and his legal expertise is first class
WTR 1000 2023
fast, super professional and hands-on, high level of service
JUVE 2023/2024
Really good at representing web platforms, collegial and professional
JUVE 2022/2023
super diligent, fast and precise, and has a deep understanding of the commercial drivers for a client.
WTR 1000 2024
few lawyers are as client oriented and pragmatic as he is
WTR 1000 2024

Arne Lambrecht advises on all legal aspects of intellectual property and information technology with a focus on trade mark law, unfair competition law and pharmaceutical advertising law and copyright law as well as the drafting and negotiation of contracts.

He regularly represents national and international companies in legal disputes before German and European courts as well as in trade mark matters before the EUIPO and the German Patent and Trademark Office and provides strategic advice on avoiding legal disputes, in particular on legally compliant advertising in the healthcare sector.

He also specialises in advising on the protection, exploitation, management and transfer of intellectual property rights, software, technologies and know-how. Arne has extensive experience in providing legal support and coordination in the areas of intellectual property and information technology in the context of corporate transactions and technology projects.

Short Biography
German, English
Professional Career

Since 2011: HARTE-BAVENDAMM Attorneys (Partner since 2013)

2009 – 2011: Hengeler Mueller, Düsseldorf

2008 – 2009: Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Menlo Park

2005 – 2008: Hengeler Mueller, Düsseldorf


2006: Dr. jur. (Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg)

2005: Second state examination (Hamburg)

2000: First state examination (Baden-Württemberg)

1995 – 2000: Law studies in Freiburg



  • The copyright protection of screen games, 2006


  • The case law of the lower courts on trade mark law since 2022, GRUR-RR 2024, 1
  • Note on BGH: Non-admission of the appeal on points of law is not a lack of reasoning on the part of the Federal Patent Court, GRUR-Prax 2023, 561
  • Note on GC: On the likelihood of confusion between "CARACTÈRE" and "SANRIO CHARACTERS", GRUR-Prax 2023, 161
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  • The case law of the lower courts on trade mark law since 2021, GRUR-RR 2023, 1
  • Note on Higher Regional Court of Cologne: Misleading advertising for traditional herbal medicinal product, GRUR-Prax 2022, 68
  • The case law of the lower courts on trade mark law since 2020, GRUR-RR 2022, 1
  • Note on BPatG: Word marks "OSATIS" and "OSIRIS" are capable of being confused, GRUR-Prax 2021, 520
  • Note on Regional Court Bonn: Non-serious submission after misleading book advertising, GRUR-Prax 2021, 239
  • Note on ECJ: Taxi hire via app is an information society service, GRUR-Prax 2021, 63
  • The case law of the lower courts on trade mark law since 2019, GRUR-RR 2021, 1
  • The escape to the Chamber for Commercial Matters in the case of orders, Festschrift for Henning Harte-Bavendamm, 2020, 501
  • Note on Regional Court Mannheim: No unfair obstruction through "fact check" on Facebook, GRUR-Prax 2020, 165
  • The case law of the courts of first instance on trade mark law since 2018, GRUR-RR 2019, 409 (with F. Thiering)
  • Note on BGH: Neutralisation only with clear meaning, GRUR-Prax 2019, 36
  • Note on ECJ: Pre-installed service on SIM card can be "unsolicited", GRUR-Prax 2018, 479
  • The case law of the courts of first instance on trade mark law in 2016, GRUR-RR 2017, 361 (with F. Thiering)
  • Enchanted: No trade mark protection for technical solutions - Rubik's Cube, GRUR-Prax 2017, 295 (with C. Elkemann)
  • Bots in breach of gambling rules and annex claims in the event of EU trade mark infringement, GRUR-Prax 2017, 91
  • Note on BGH: Anti-competitive obstruction through buddy-bot distribution (Buddy-Bots), GRUR-Prax 2017, 110
  • Note on BGH: Bookseller does not violate fixed book prices by paying commission to school support association (support association), GRUR-Prax 2017, 51
  • The case law of the courts of first instance on trade mark law since 2015, GRUR-RR 2016, 481 (with F. Thiering)
  • The case law of the courts of first instance on trade mark law in 2014, GRUR-RR 2015, 409 (with F. Thiering)
  • Note on Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf: ECJ referral on the unitary effect of the Community trade mark in infringement proceedings, GRUR-Prax 2015, 280
  • Note on BGH: Provider liability for AdWords advertising for marketplace offers, GRUR-Prax 2015, 146
  • Note on Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg: Truth of quotation in advertising with study results, GRUR-Prax 2015, 19
  • The case law of the courts of first instance on trade mark law since 2013, GRUR-RR 2014, 425 (with F. Thiering)
  • Note on Higher Regional Court of Cologne: No unfair imitation of a cantilever chair, GRUR-Prax 2014, 485

The Legal 500

  • Names of the next generation (2018, 2019, 2020)


  • Best Lawyers  - Intellectual Property (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)

WTR 1000

  • Bronze Band Germany (2021)
  • Silver Band Germany (2022, 2023, 2024)

IP Stars

  • Trade mark star (2021, 2022, 2023)
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