Dr. Thomas Jochheim

Dr. Thomas Jochheim


Tel.: +49 (0) 69 972 65 60-36
Fax: +49 (0) 69 972 65 60-99
Languages: German, English

Dr. Thomas J
ochheim, Associate, specializes on media law and (commercial) contract drafting and negotiation, including antitrust issues. He advises clients regarding conventional commercial law as well as in the areas of E-Commerce, Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data.

Based on his doctoral dissertation and graduate studies at the Universities of Marburg (pharmaceutical law) and Münster (intellectual property law) Dr. Thomas Jochheim has further gained detailed knowledge of pharmaceutical and trademark law.

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  • Copyright and unfair competition;
  • Trademark and pharmaceutical law.

Publications / Lectures

  • Liability of managing director for copyright infringement – no application of the competition law jurisdiction“ – together with Julia Vorländer, International Law Office, Intellectual Property – Germany, March 9, 2015;
  • "Privatkopien unveröffentlichter Werke”, IP Rechts-Berater issue 10/2014, p. 218-219;
  • "Illegal download of a cinematographic work in a different language version” - Oxford Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 2014, issue 6: 460-461;
  • "Copyright Protection of Characters in Germany” – IPR Info, issue 2/2014 S.18-20;
  • Comment on BGH Urt. v. 18.04.2013 – I ZR 53/09 – Messgerät II – together with Nora Keßler, MPR 2014, p. 60-62;
  • "Neue Grenzbeschlagnahme-Verordnung: Hilfe gegen Produktpiraten“ –Industrieanzeiger issue 6/2014, p. 38-40;
  • "Selbständiger Urheberrechtsschutz für eine literarische Figur“, IP Rechts-Berater issue 3/2014, p. 54-55;
  • "Court rules on illegal download of Russian-language version of movie”, International Law Office, Intellectual Property – Germany, January 20, 2014;
  • "Grenzbeschlagnahme – Mehr Sicherheit“, together with Dr. Thomas C. Körber, Markenartikel – Das Magazin für Markenführung, issue 1-2/2014, p. 82 et. seq.;
  • "Freckles on her nose - Pippi Longstocking at the Supreme Court”, International Law Office, Intellectual Property – Germany, September 23, 2013;
  • “Rauch ohne Feuer? Eine Analyse des BGH-Urteils Autocomplete-Funktion“, together with Dr. Thomas C. Körber, WRP, issue 8/2013, p. 1015 et seq.;
  • "Parallel Importation from a European perspective with an Australian contrast", lecture together with Gary Coveney at the 3rd IP Lawyers' Meeting "CBD @ B&P", Brisbane (2012);
  • "Community Trade Marks - Only advantages?", B&P IP Legal Update 11/2012;
  • "Parallel distribution of pharmaceuticals", doctorial dissertation, Marburg 2012;
  • "Domains in the agency business after the „grundke.de“- decision", together with Dr. Stefanie Hellmich, K&R 2007, p. 494 ff.

Membership / Appointments

  • German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law (GRUR).

Career / Education

  • Associate at Klinkert (2016);
  • Legal Counsel at Sky Deutschland AG (2015);
  • Associate at Klinkert (2013-2015);
  • Admitted to the bar (2013);
  • Legal clerkship at the Local Court of Frankfurt am Main with delegation to a law firm specialized in intellectual property law in Brisbane, Australia (Second State Exam, 2012);
  • PhD in the area of trademark and pharmaceutical law with Prof. Dr. Ralph Backhaus at the University of Marburg (2012);
  • Supplementary qualification in intellectual property law at the University of Muenster (2008-2009);
  • Supplementary qualification in pharmaceutical law at the University of Marburg (2006-2008);
  • Study of law at the University of Marburg (First State Exam, 2008).