Dr. Dorothee Altenburg,

Partner

Certified Expert for Intellectual Property

Dr. Dorothee Altenburg advises and represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property law, in particular in the buildup of national and international trademark strategies as well as the exploitation and defence of trademarks, design rights and patents. Besides searches of trademarks and designs as well as their prosecution before the Offices of Germany, the EU and WIPO, Dorothee Altenburg administers and monitors trademark registrations and –portfolios worldwide. She has significant experience in the conception of license- and co-existence agreements as well as in litigation matters before German Courts in IP and unfair competition matters. In order to ensure effective enforcement of IP rights, Dr. Altenburg collaborates with Customs authorities and coordinates EU-wide customs seizure proceedings against counterfeit products.

A further focus of her work lies in the advice and representation of publishers, media companies and artists in the fields of copyright and publishing law as well as personality rights.

Listed lawyer for trademarks at Who's Who Legal.

Admitted to the bar 1994

Previous Positions

  • since 1998 Lawyer with SKW Schwarz Rechtsnwälte
  • 1994 to 1998 Lawyer in a Munich based IP law firm
  • 1991 to 1994 Research Associate at the Max-Planck-Institut for Intellectual Property and
  • 1991 to 1993 Doctoral thesis with Prof. Gerhard Schricker (Copyright Law)

Publications

24. June 2016
Impact of Brexit on EU trade marks and Community designs. On: Lexology, www.lexology.com (Date: 24.06.2016)
A narrow majority of 51.9% voted to leave the European Union in the UK European Union membership referendum. Read more on Lexology

03. May 2016
Commercial Video trailer featuring iconic works of art of Salvador Dalí together with Berlin sites held as copyright infringement. On: Lexology, www.lexology.com (Date: 03.05.2016)

03. May 2016
Commercial Video trailer featuring iconic works of art of Salvador Dalí together with Berlin sites held as copyright infringement. On: Lexology, www.lexology.com (Date: 03.05.2016)
read more on Lexology

01. November 2012
"Transit of Counterfeit Goods in the EU: What’s the Effect of Philips and Nokia?" In: INTA Bulletin Vol. 67, No. 19

01. September 2011
Trademark protection for slogans in Europe. In: 15. INTA Bulletin Vol. 66, No. 16

15. November 2010
"Decorative Use of a Mark in Germany Under the EC Trademarks Directive”, in: INTA Bulletin Vol. 65, No. 20

16. December 2009
Altenburg, Dorothee / von Wallwitz, Sebastian / Schicker, Stefan: Intellectual Property & Antitrust 2010 – Germany. In: Getting the Deal Through, Ausgabe 2010, Law Business Research, London
Artikel

01. January 1995
"Die neuere Entwicklung des Urheberpersönlichkeitsrechts in Deutschland und Frankreich", 1995

Articles

18. January 2017
Impact of Brexit on EU trademarks and EU designs
In June 2016, the British voted to leave the European Union and, with a narrow majority of 51.9%, decided to do so. read more

10. October 2016
Sentencing of Düsseldorf art consultant Helge Achenbach for fraud largely confirmed by the Federal Court of Justice
As announced by the Press Office on September 27, 2016, the Federal Court of Justice, by order of April 28, 2016 (Case 4 StR 317/15), largely confirmed the sentencing of art consultant Helge Achenbach by the previous instance on March 16, 2015. read more

24. June 2016
Impact of Brexit on EU trade marks and Community designs
A narrow majority of 51.9% voted to leave the European Union in the UK European Union membership referendum. At present, uncertainty exists about the specific leave scenarios, in particular, whether the UK might become an EEA or EFTA member. read more

03. May 2016
Commercial Video trailer featuring iconic works of art of Salvador Dalí together with Berlin sites held as copyright infringement
On January 21, 2016, the German Federal Supreme Court has rejected a complaint against the refusal of leave to appeal by the Munich Appeal Court confirming on December 11, 2014 a copyright infringement, as before the Munich District Court, by Dali Berlin Ausstellungsbetriebs-GmbH. read more

Lectures

02. March 2016
SKW Schwarz Update Unionszollkodex, München/Germany

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Memberships

  • GRUR (Vereinigung Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht; German Industrial Property and Copyright Law Association)
  • INTA (International Trademark Association), Committee Member
  • AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats)
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