Dr. Frederik Thiering

Dr. Frederik Thiering

„extremely bright and talented“

WTR 1000 2012

„hotly tipped up-and-comer“

WTR 1000 2013

„quick and creative“

JUVE Handbuch 2012/2013

"outstanding strategist who packs a punch’"

The Legal 500 EMEA 2018

Frederik Thiering advises and represents clients in the area of intellectual property and adjacent fields such as passing off and misleading advertising. His practice is focused on trademark law where it covers the whole spectrum. In particular, he represents his clients in litigation matters before the courts. Besides, he supports his clients in the introduction of new marks and their protection against attacks from third parties, provides advice in relation to their portfolio management, negotiates and drafts Prior Rights and License Agreements and represents his clients in registration, opposition and cancellation procedures before the trademark offices.

He studied the law at the University of Hamburg, made his traineeship at the Court of Appeals in Schleswig and was admitted to the bar in 2006. In 2010, he received his doctor’s degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich where his doctoral thesis “Reliance upon earlier third party trademarks” won the faculty Award.

Frederik Thiering is co-author of the Ströbele/Hacker/Thiering, a leading commentary on the German Trademarks Act, where he has, in particular, written the chapters on the limitations of trademark rights, the consequences of trademark infringements, cancellation and infringement proceedings before the ordinary courts and customs seizures. Besides, he has published numerous articles in legal journals, in particular on the judicial practice of the ECJ and BGH in trademark law, and used to be a lecturer for, inter alia, Intellectual Property, at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH).

Before joining HARTE-BAVENDAMM Rechtsanwälte in 2013 as a partner, he worked for seven years with the American law firm WHITE & CASE LLP.

Frederik Thiering is member of the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyrights (GRUR). He is fluent in German and English.