Dr. Thomas Jochheim


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

Legal Field

Dr. Thomas Jochheim, Associate, specializes in the field of industrial property law, in particular trademark and unfair competition law as well as media and copyright law. A further area of his expertise is commercial and contract law.

As a graduate of the pharma law postgraduate study at the Marburg University he has received his doctoral degree on the topic “Parallel distribution of pharmaceuticals” and represents companies from the sectors of pharma, medical devices and the process industry in disputes relating to parallel importation, product piracy and any other legal infringements.

Out of court, his consultancy focus lies in drafting and negotiating contracts, in particular regarding e-commerce, licensing, digitalization, R&D and IoT.

Dr. Thomas Jochheim is co-author of the Law Handbook on Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (C.H. Beck) and gives talks on the legal challenges of digitalization (inter alia the HANNOVER Fair 2017).

  • Counsel on legal aspects of the entertainment and media industry (music, film/television, press/print, photo, advertisement & promotion, e-commerce, sports, etc.) on issues relating to copyright and media law, publishing, press-, personality- and celebrity and merchandising
  • Advising and Litigation in the fields of trademark law, particularly for medical devices, luxury goods, precious metals and in the service sector
  • Advice in contract matters with regards to e-commerce, licensing, digitalization, R&D and IoT
  • Unfair trade matters with particular focus on matters of medical devices and building materials
  • Anti-piracy work, in particular border seizure, house search and monitoring sales platforms such as Ebay, Aliexpress and Quoka
  • Advice and litigation regarding the protection of business secrets and know-how
  • Advising the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) in matters of copyright licensing and contracts
  • Counsel to a well-known music streaming-service in the field of media and copyright law
  • Representation of 1&1 Mail & Media at the German copyright tribunal in arbitration against the collection society VG Media in disputes over press publisher rights
  • Representation of companies of the Heraeus-Group in litigation over unfair competition in the areas of medical devices and over protection of trade secrets and know-how as well as in antitrust law
  • Advising and representation of several manufacturer of gold bars in tackling piracy and counterfeiting
  • Advising a German pharmaceutical company regarding development and implementation of a novel marketing concept
  • Representation of one of the world’s leading companies in the area of wound care in several trademark and unfair competition disputes
  •  „Zur Weiterverwendung von „Likes“ beim Wechsel eines gastronomischen Franchise-Systems“, IP-Rechtsberater 2018, p. 271(together with Sören Förster)
  • Datenspeicherung und -übermittlung bei Arztbewertungsportal im Internet – Jameda, Urteilsbesprechung, MMR 2018, 456, (together with Christoph Palzer)
  • Comment on OLG Frankfurt Urt. v. 28.09.2017 – 6 U 183/16 – Fehlerhafte Zweckbestimmung eines Medizinprodukts, MPR 2018, S. 36
  • „Die Kommerzialisierung bei Jameda hat Grenzen“, Interview Mitteilungsblatt der Kassenärztlichen Vereinigung Schleswig-Holstein 03/2018, S.11
  • „Was bedeutet das Jameda-Urteil für andere Ärzte“, Interview Ärztenachrichtendienst (ÄND), 20.02.2018
  • „Haftung in der Industrie 4.0", CHEManager 23-24/2017, p.6

  • „Werbung mit Designpreis bedarf keiner Fundstellenangabe”, IP Rechts-Berater Heft 12/2017,together with Maren Wahler

  • „Projektmanagement bei Kooperationen in der Industrie 4.0", lecture together with Dr. David Jahn at the 34.Projektmanagement-Forum (PM-Forum), Nuremberg

  • „Forschung und Entwicklung sowie Kooperationen“, together with Dr. David Jahn, in Faber / Sassenberg (Hrsg.) Rechtshandbuch Industrie 4.0 und Internet of Things: Praxisfragen und Perspektiven der digitalen Zukunft (2017)

  • „Kooperationen im Zeitalter von Industrie 4.0", lecture together with Dr. David Jahn at the Forum Industrie 4.0 meets the industrial Internet, HANNOVER Fair (2017)

  • „Keine erneute Konformitätsbewertung beim Parallelimport von Medizinprodukten – Anmerkung zu EuGH Urt. V. 24.11.2016 – C-662/15, GesR 3/2017, p.162-163“

  • „Die Ruhe vor dem Sturm - Wie hat man länger etwas von seinem Produkt?“, lecture together with Nora Keßler, House of Pharma (2016)

  • „Originäre Unterscheidungskraft des Unternehmenskennzeichens „KI“, togehther with Dr. Julia Vorländer, IP Rechts-Berater Heft 12/2016, p. 271-272

  • “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.

  • 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)

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