Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hildebrandt
Partner
Rechtsanwalt
\"SKW \"SKW \"SKW
Personal statement
Trademark law is particularly fun when an international dimension is involved, such as when one party is entitled to better rights in one country, and the other party in the other country.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hildebrandt focuses on trademark law. He advises and represents companies from the creation of brands to the enforcement of trademarks and has longstanding experience in the strategic development and management of trademark portfolios. He also advises and represents companies in matters pertaining to unfair competition law and copyright law. After graduating in music, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hildebrandt studied law at Freie Universität Berlin. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hildebrandt is the author of the handbook “Marken und andere Kennzeichen” [“Trademarks and other signs”] (Carl Heymanns Press), published in its 4th edition 2018, and of the compendium “Trademark Law in Europe”, Kluwer Law International, 3rd edition 2016.

News


Competences


Intellectual Property Copyright Law Unfair Competition / Advertising / Consumer Protection Automotive & Mobility

Other activities  


Honorary professor for Trademark Law at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Expert Committee for Competition Law and Trademark Law at GRUR

Working Group Trademark Law and Distribution Law at Trademark Association

Working Group Trademark at DPMA (ARMAD)

Correspondent of berichten industriële eigendom

Member of

  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Vereinigung von Fachleuten des gewerblichen Rechtsschutzes (VPP)
  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)

Awards / Recommendations

Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2019

Nominated as one of the world's leading practitioners

JUVE Handbook: German Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020

Leading individual in the category “Trademark Law”

Competitor about him: “nice, charismatic, smart,” “very profound knowledge in IP,” “unconventional”

JUVE Handbook: German Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020

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

Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2019

The Best Lawyers in Germany

Recommended lawyer in the category “Intellectual Property Law”

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

Recommended lawyer (Silver Tier)

“Hildebrandt is an exceptional lawyer who has what it takes to turn hopeless cases around. He’s one of the brightest minds in the business and someone with a very sophisticated practice.”

The Legal 500: Germany 2019

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

“Wonderfully combines his dogmatic strengths and his enormous knowledge with comprehensible advice for solutions that can be used in practice“

Who’s Who Legal: Germany 2019

Recommended lawyer in the category “Trademarks”

“Ulrich Hildebrandt is a distinguished name in the trademarks space who wins praise from sources for the breadth of his understanding on matters including enforcement and unfair competition.”

JUVE Handbook: German Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019

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

Quotes of competitors about him: “Excellent quality, outstanding professional in Trademark Law”

Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2018

Germany’s Best Lawyers
Recommended lawyer in the category “Intellectual Property”

WTR 1000: Germany 2018

Recommended lawyer in the category “Silver Tier ” in the practice area “Intellectual Property”
“The ‘energetic, exciting and ever-rising Hildebrandt is an outstanding and very responsive attorney with a deep knowledge of trademark law and fantastic rhetorical skills’ who has been busy representing Deutsche Bahn with regard to its valuable travel planning portal Qixxit.”

Who’s Who Legal: Germany 2018

Recommended lawyer in the category “Trademarks”

“‘An exceptional trademark lawyer’ according to one practitioner, who is immeasurably impressed by his ‘ability to find solutions, even for seemingly impossible tasks’”

The Legal 500: Germany 2018

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

JUVE Handbook: German Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018

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

Quote of client about him: “Highly competent in Trademark Law”
Quote of competitor about him: “Thinks further than most IP lawyers, frequently advances even unpopular views”

WTR 1000: Germany 2017

Experts’ Expert

Quote of competitor about him: “Has a fantastic spirit and enormous knowledge of the IP field, as shown in his several major publications. He is a brilliant strategist too”

Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers

Germany’s Best Lawyers

Recommended lawyer in the category “Intellectual Property”

Who’s Who Legal: Germany 2017

Recommended lawyer in the category “Trademarks”