Expertise

Lars is an experienced associate in the field of soft IP. He advises clients on all aspects of trade mark, design, copyright and competition law, representing clients in proceedings before the relevant offices or in court where appropriate.

He also specialises in media and advertising law, where he advises clients on their advertising design and, if necessary, takes legal action on behalf of clients against illegal advertising by competitors.

Lars also advises on issues of general commercial law, including online trading and data protection.

He has also experience in cross-border disputes, including judicial aid requests under the Hague Convention, as well as in specific legal requirements regarding medical devices, food and beverages 

Lars studied law at the University of Passau and the University of Western Australia. Having lived and worked for a substantial time in Perth (Australia), Marseille (France) and Brussels (Belgium), Lars does not only speak English and French business fluently, but also has a strong international mindset. 

  • Advising and representing a manufacturer of household appliances in a cross-border legal dispute against a competitor due to the competitor's misleading advertising statement on certain technical performances of vacuum cleaners.
  • Advising and representing a cosmetics and nutritional supplements manufacturer in a dispute concerning the use of a confusingly similar trademark.
  • Advising and representing a manufacturer of household appliances in a trademark infringement case.
  • Advising various companies and advertising agencies on the advertising of food, alcoholic beverages, sports betting and gambling, clothing, medical devices and automobiles.
  • Advising and representing various companies from the food, clothing, publishing and financial services sectors in trademark matters, including representation in opposition proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office.
Publications
  • "Missbräuchliche Bewertungen sind in Grenzen hinzunehmen", GRUR-Prax 2022 – forthcoming
  • "Bedeutung des schutzunfähigen Bestandteils eines Markenwortes", GRUR-Prax 2021, 556
  • "#allesaufdentisch oder alles in den Papierkorb? – Das Löschen von User-Beiträgen aus urheberrechtlicher Sicht", Intellectual Property – Das Online-Magazin für den gewerblichen Rechtsschutz 2021, 16
  • "Das künftige Urheberrechts-Diensteanbieter-Gesetz", Intellectual Property – Das Online-Magazin für den gewerblichen Rechtsschutz 2021, 8
  • "Die Auswirkungen eines Hard Brexit auf Medizinprodukte" (together with C. B. Fulda), Medizinproduktejournal 2019, 24
  • "Geschäftsgeheimnisse schützen – Praxistipps für die erfolgreiche Prozessführung", Intellectual Property – Das Online-Magazin für den gewerblichen Rechtsschutz 2021, 9
  • "'For the Game. For the World.' – and also for Human Rights? Analysing Human Rights Obligations of International Sports Associations", in A. Reinisch et al. (eds.), Select Proceedings of the European Society of International Law (2015), 323
  • "Der Verhältnismäßigkeitsgrundsatz im Recht der Auslandsinvestitionen unter Berücksichtigung der Änderungen durch den Lissabon-Vertrag", in M. Funk et al. (eds.), Verhältnismäßigkeit im Völkerrecht (2015), 145
  • "Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1830/2003" (together with H.-G. Dederer), in M. Herdegen and H.-G. Dederer (eds.), Internationales Biotechnologierecht – Gentechnik, Biopatente, Genetische Ressourcen (2014)
  • "Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1946/2003" (together with H.-G. Dederer), in M. Herdegen and H.-G. Dederer (eds.), Internationales Biotechnologierecht – Gentechnik, Biopatente, Genetische Ressourcen (2014)
  • "The Possible Future of Promoting and Protecting European Investments in Sub-Saharan Africa", Goettingen Journal of International Law (2013), 487
  • "Guaranteeing Socio-Economic Rights through Public-Private Partnerships between Host States and Foreign Investors – The Example of Ghana's Public Housing Project", in F Baetens and J.-G. M. Caiado (eds.), Frontiers of International Economic Law – Legal Tools to Confront Interdisciplinary Challenges (2014), 103
  • "The Use of Depleted Uranium Ammunition under Public International Law", Humanitäres Völkerrecht – Informationsschriften/Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (2012), 148
  • "Der Abschuss von Zivilflugzeugen als ultima ratio zur Abwehr von sogenannten Renegades aus völkerrechtlicher Sicht", Archiv des Völkerrechts (2012), 75