Dr. Dorothee Altenburg
Certified Expert in IP
Why did you specialize in this field?
Intellectual property rights protect the cutting-edge developments that take place at the heart of companies. To me, therefore, IP is the most exciting legal field.
Dr. Dorothee Altenburg represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property law. She is particularly experienced in the area of trademark law. Operating in Germany as well as internationally, Dr. Altenburg devises legal strategies to establish and defend trademarks, design rights, and patents. She represents clients before the relevant authorities in Germany, in the European Union, and in WIPO proceedings. She conducts trademark registrations worldwide. She has substantial experience in drafting licensing agreements. She is acquainted with the litigation issues that arise in the environs of intellectual property and (unfair) competition law. She represents clients before customs authorities counterfeiting cases. She also coordinates EU-wide customs seizure proceedings against counterfeit products.

Dr. Altenburg further represents publishers, media companies, and artists in matters to do with copyright, publishing law, and personality rights. 



Intellectual Property Copyright Law Media & Entertainment Life Sciences & Healthcare

Awards / Recommendations

WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2020, Germany

Recommended lawyer (Bronze Tier)

“A go-to for all complex instructions, the bright, hardworking and commercially minded Altenburg is a trustworthy and excellent lawyer.”

Who’s Who Legal: Germany 2020

Recommended lawyer in the category “Trademarks”

Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2019

Nominated as one of the world's leading practitioners

JUVE Handbook: German Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020

Frequently recommended lawyer in the category “Trademark and Design Law / Competition Law”

Competitor about her: “knowledgeable and nice trademark lawyer”

India Business Law Journal 2019

Recommended lawyer for India-related matters

“Dr. Dorothee Altenburg has a solid grasp of Indian laws”

Who’s Who Legal

Recommended lawyer

Nomos: Kanzleien in Deutschland

Recommended lawyer

WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2019, Germany

Recommended lawyer (Bronze Tier)

“An efficient and personable practitioner, Altenburg uses her impressive interpersonal skills to get signatures on the bottom line with alacrity.”

Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2019

The Best Lawyers in Germany

Recommended lawyer in the category “Intellectual Property Law”

Who’s Who Legal: Germany 2019

Recommended lawyer in the category “Trademarks”

The Legal 500: Germany 2019

Named lawyer in the category “Intellectual Property: Trade Marks and Unfair Competition”

The Legal 500: Germany 2018

Recommended lawyer in the category “Intellectual Property: Trade Marks and Unfair Competition”

“The ‘technically excellent and efficient’ Dorothee Altenburg”

Who’s Who Legal: Germany 2018

Recommended lawyer in the category “Trademarks”

“A well-known figure in the market who receives praise from international sources for her invaluable trademark law experience”

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