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Rainer Böhm

Attorney-at-Law, Certified Intellectual Property Attorney
Location: Hamburg
Tel +49 40 309744-0
Fax +49 40 309744-44
Assistant: Silke Post

Degree studies in Jurisprudence at the universities of Hamburg and Munich. Admitted to the bar since 1995, initially in the law firm of Haarmann, Hemmelrath & Partners, Düsseldorf, since 1997 at Eisenführ Speiser, Hamburg, Partner.

Rainer Böhm’s main fields of activity are trademark law and the law of marks and signs, IT law, Internet/multimedia law, outsourcing, patent law/know-how law, advertising law and competition law. He has special expertise in the field of licensing law, including anti-trust law. His activities in the patent law field mainly pertain to international litigation, especially in the USA and India.

Lecturer in Competition Law at the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA), lectures regularly for the American Bar Association.

Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers ranks Rainer Böhm as one of Germany’s best lawyers 2018 in the field of “Intellectual Property Law”. The specialist legal publisher JUVE mentions Rainer Böhm as „recommended” in its rankings for patents and trademarks and unfair competition (““absolute specialist, expert for highly complex cases”, client; “specialist for international licensing contracts”, competitor”). The magazine World Trademark Review lists Rainer Böhm as “recommended expert” in its current ranking: “Rainer Böhm at Eisenführ Speiser enters the WTR 1000 on a wave of praise for his “responsive, clear and profound counsel” and extensive experience in both prosecution and enforcement.”

Languages: German, English

Memberships: Hanseatic Bar Association Hamburg, Life Sciences Committee of the Licensing Executive Society, European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), International Bar Association, German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), European Patent Litigators Association (EPLIT)

Publications / Presentations

  • Rainer Böhm, Partial designs, AIPPI Study Question 2018, Further contributors: Sabine Kossak, Hanna Held, Mary-Rose McGuire, Jürgen Kroher, Björn Joachim, Jens Künzel
  • Volkmar Henke, Rainer Böhm, Patent Litigation in Germany, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation – Intellectual Property Litigation Committee, Spring 2013 newsletter
  • Marie Charlotte Reddemann, Rainer Böhm, Zustellung einer vor einem US-Gericht anhängigen Klage - Zustellung einer Klage aus dem Ausland, Anmerkung zu BverfG, 09.01.2013 - 2 BvR 2805/12, GRUR Int. 2013, 494 ff. Englische Fassung: No escape from being sued abroad. Marie Charlotte Reddemann; Rainer Böhm, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 2013 8: 566-566