Axel Dreyer lawyer

Axel Dreyer, LL.M.

Lawyer, partner, Certified specialist lawyer for intellectual property

Consulting Focus
Intellectual Property, IT law, copyright and media law

Axel Dreyer is a partner at Schürmann Rosenthal Dreyer Attorneys. He represents and advises clients, including well-known national and international companies, in all areas of intellectual property law and related legal fields. Axel Dreyer specialises in the judicial and extrajudicial enforcement of IP rights and the defence of claims of intellectual property rights. In addition, he consults on intellectual property strategies. Axel Dreyer also represents clients in preliminary injunction proceedings, such as designing licensing agreements for large industrial and consumer fairs.

Axel Dreyer is also solely responsible for pioneering new methods in patent law (BGH GRUR 2011, 701 – occlusion) and trademark law (BGH GRUR 2011 1142 – PROTI I;. Justice, GRUR Int, 2013, 1138 – Rintisch / OHIM). He has also led the way for several competition law procedures.

In addition to his work at the Schürmann Rosenthal Dreyer, Axel Dreyer lectures in Intellectual Property and IT Law at the College of Economics and Management (FOM) in Essen and Düsseldorf.

Vita

  • Lecturer for Intellectual Property and IT Law at the College of Economics and Management (FOM) in Essen and Düsseldorf
  • Several years of experience as a lawyer for a respected patent law firm in Essen, focusing on Industrial Property Rights; processed procedures in the areas of patent law, trademark law, design law, competition law, copyright law; drafted and negotiated agreements in the aforementioned fields; litigation in trademark proceedings before the European Court of Justice
  • Studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg, Münster and Düsseldorf; LL.M. Intellectual Property at the University of Düsseldorf

Publications

  • Das Abwerben von Mitarbeitern aus wettbewerbsrechtlicher Sicht, PuR 7+8/2015, 164
  • Die Pflicht zur Benutzung einer Marke, ISM Jahrbuch Accounting, Taxation & Law, Dortmund/Münster 2013, 501
  • Unterlassung, Auskunft und Schadensersatz bei Patentverletzungen, ISM Jahrbuch Accounting, Taxation & Law, Dortmund/Münster 2012, 309
  • Forschungs- und Entwicklungsverträge, ISM Jahrbuch Accounting, Taxation & Law, Dortmund/Münster 2011, 407
  • Markenstrategie und internationaler Markenschutz, ISM Jahrbuch Accounting, Taxation & Law, Dortmund/Münster 2010, 315

Lectures

  • Product Liability and Product Safety, for the United Industrial Association (Vereinigte Industrieverbände e.V.), Düren, 18 June 2015
  • The Poaching of Employees from a Competitive Perspective, for the Working Committee on Legal Affairs Entrepreneurs North Rhein-Westphalia (Arbeitsrechtsausschuss Unternehmer NRW), and the County Confederation of Business Associations North Rhein-Westphalia (Landesvereinigung der Unternehmensverbände NRW e.V), 9 June 2015
  • Protection of Intellectual Property – Basis for SMEs, at the Association of Bergischer Entrepreneurs, (Vereinigung Bergischer Unternehmerverbände e. V.) Wuppertal, 3 April 2014
  • The Protection of Innovation through Industrial Property Rights, at the Business Association Westfalen Mitte (Unternehmensverband Westfalen Mitte e.V.), 16 May 2013
  • Social Media – A Legal Framework, at the Metal North Rhein-Westphalia Metal Working Group Online (Metall NRW/Gesamtmetall – Arbeitskreis Onliner), 26 October 2012
  • The Protection of Innovation through Industrial Property Rights, at the Business Association Westfalen Mitte (Unternehmensverband Westfalen Mitte e.V.), 10 May 2012
  • The Protection of Innovation through Industrial Property Rights, at the Business Association Westfalen Mitte (Unternehmensverband Westfalen Mitte e.V.), 10 May 2011
  • The Protection of Innovation through Industrial Property Rights, at the Business Association Westfalen Mitte (Unternehmensverband Westfalen Mitte e.V.), 16 June 2010
  • Employee Invention Law and Copyright Law, for the County Confederation of Business Associations North Rhein-Westphalia (Unternehmer NRW Landesvereinigung der Unternehmensverbände NRW e.V.), 10 June 2010
  • The Enforcement of IP Rights in Practice, at the Economic Forum of the University of Duisburg Essen and the Ruhr Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Wirtschaftsforum Spezial der Universität Duisburg Essen und der Ruhr IHK), 28 October 2008
  • Mine remains mine – How to Protect Patents Against Misuse by Third Parties, at the Fraunofer Institute for Energy, Processes and Products (Fraunhofer Institut Umsicht), 13 March 2008
  • The Fight Against Piracy, at Innoexperience e.V., 15 January 2008

Memberships

  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
  • DAVIT Working Group IT Law in the German Association of Lawyers (DAVIT Arbeitsgemeinschaft IT-Recht im DAV)
  • Düsseldorf Association of Lawyers (Düsseldorfer Anwaltverein)
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Contact

office@srd-rechtsanwaelte.de

Berlin

+49 (0)30 21 30 028-0

Düsseldorf

+49 (0)211 41 55 868-0

München

+49 (0)89 61 42 412-70

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