Rainer Böhm

Rainer Böhm

Certified Intellectual Property Attorney

Rainer Böhm

Certified Intellectual Property Attorney

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.

Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers ranks Rainer Böhm as one of Germany’s best lawyers 2022 in the fields of Intellectual Property Law and Litigation. 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 rankings: “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“ (2018). “He tops up a hard-hitting trademark practice with extensive advertising, antitrust and copyright knowledge“ (2019). “A top-notch attorney and strategist“; “he is effective, practical and a pleasure to deal with“ (2020). “A gifted litigator”, “sharp strategic dealmaker” and “sound adviser in prosecution” (2021).

Since 2019, IAM Strategy 300 recognises Rainer Böhm as one of the “World’s Leading IP Strategists”: “As a litigator, Rainer Böhm has “won some brilliant injunctions for his clients”. “He is outstanding in terms of his depth of experience, superior oratorical skills and authoritative take on global patent strategy” (2019). “Flexing outstanding expertise in the IP, licensing, antitrust and litigation areas, Rainer Böhm stands out as a percipient all-round patent strategist. Having cultivated excellent connections internationally, he is ideally placed to solve complex cross-border problems” (2020).

Rainer Böhm speaks German and English.

Fields of Practice

  • Patent litigation
  • Soft IP litigation
  • IT law
  • Internet/multimedia law
  • Outsourcing
  • Know-how law
  • Advertising law
  • Competition law
  • Licensing law
  • Anti-trust law


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.

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


  • 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)
  • INTA Copyright Committee 2020-2021
  • MARQUES European Trade Mark Law and Practice Team

Publications & Presentations

Recent Case Law in German Trademark Law 2020

published by Eisenführ Speiser


Verwechslungsgefahr bei nur geringer, aber bei den fraglichen Waren besonders relevanter klanglicher Zeichenähnlichkeit

GRUR-Prax 2021, 136

further author: Nicole Dekker

Partial designs

AIPPI Study Question 2018, Further contributors: Sabine Kossak, Hanna Held, Mary-Rose McGuire, Jürgen Kroher, Björn Joachim, Jens Künzel

Patent Litigation in Germany, American Bar Association

Section of Litigation – Intellectual Property Litigation Committee, Spring 2013 newsletter

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

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