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Markus Mette has extensive experience in intellectual property law (IP) and information technology (IT) and has broad experience in trademark, competition, copyright and internet law.
He focuses on advising companies on issues of IP and IT law in connection with national and cross-border transactions, joint ventures, restructuring and insolvency. He has equal experience providing conceptual advice on trademark, advertising and license strategies. In addition, Markus Mette represents companies in court on matters relating to IT and IP law, especially in interim injunction proceedings. Markus Mette advises and represents major domestic and international companies, medium-sized businesses and start-up companies from various business sectors, in particular consumer goods, electronics, pharmaceuticals, as well as trade, ecommerce and other services.
In 2004, Markus Mette worked in the IP practice of the White & Case New York office.
Markus Mette acts as a visiting lecturer on trademark and domain name law at Hanover University (Germany).
Directors' personal liability for infringements of competition law by the company eased. Commentary on the decision of the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) of June 18, 2014 – I ZR 242/12, DB, Issue 32, pp. 1796–1797, 2014
Test winner advertising in TV spot must be easily verifiable. Commentary on the decision of the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt a. M. of May 28, 2013 – 6 U 266/12 (Regional Court of Frankfurt a. M.), GRUR Prax, pp. 321–322, 2013
No personal liability for infringements of competition law by a GmbH. Commentary on the decision of the Higher Regional Court of Berlin (KG) of November 13, 2012 – 5 U 30/12, GRUR Prax, p. 166, 2013
Considerable closeness pertaining to branch of trade between specialized trade and cash and carry - METRO/ROLLER's Metro. Commentary on the decision of the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) of March 22, 2012 - I ZR 55/10, GRUR Prax, p. 209, 2012
Following a transfer of business, a derived authorization by the original manufacturer is a prerequisite for bearing the title 'OEM supplier'. Commentary on the decision of the German Higher Regional Court of Schleswig of October 6, 2011 – 6 U 3/09, GRUR Prax, p. 44, 2012
Intellectual Property – Germany