Nora Keßler


Tel.: +49 (0) 69 972 65 60-35
Fax: +49 (0) 69 972 65 60-99
Languages: German, English, Italian

Legal Field

Nora Keßler advises companies in the fields of pharmaceuticals, medical technology, cosmetics and fashion as well as representing them in legal disputes over intellectual property, patents and in matters of unfair competition. Nora advises manufacturers at the conceptual phases of advertising, packaging designs and in cases of parallel imports. Due to her fluency in Italian, Nora regularly coordinates procedures in Italy and acts as the contact person in Germany for Italian companies regarding IP matters. Nora Keßler is a partner at the firm and is additionally a lecturer for patent law in the Pharmaceutical Business Administration Masters Program at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Nora Keßler is central contact for matters in Life Science and Luxury Goods.

  • Patent law matters particularly in the areas of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemistry, biochemistry and mechanics
  • Unfair trade matters with particular focus on matters with technical background as well as on pharmaceuticals, medical devices and food products
  • Drug and medical device law, including drug advertising and regulatory issues
  • Anti-piracy work
  • Advice and litigation regarding the protection of business secrets and know-how
  • Advising a global cosmetics company on patents and designs, social media, advertising and commercial law
  • Advising a world-leading manufacturer of stationery on trademarks, IP, social media, advertising and commercial law
  • Advising and legal representation of multinational manufacturers of medical devices in the fields of IP and competition law
  • Advising a German pharmaceutical company on digital marketing
  • Advising a multiple Grammy award winner and a Country and Bluegrass record label on trademark law
  • Advising and supporting a German company in Italy with their patent litigation in the field of precious metal paints for decoration
  • Legal representation of a leading Italian manufacturer of plastic products for the home and garden sector in Germany
  • Representation of a German provider of cashless payment products in matters of business secrets protection
  • Advising a US pharmaceutical company on IP
  • "Aktuelle patentrechtliche Rechtsprechung zu Medizinprodukten" 2016/2017 - together with Philipp Ess, MPR 5/2017, p. 145
  • "Aktuelle patentrechtliche Rechtsprechung zu Medizinprodukten" 2015/2016 - together with Philipp Ess, MPR 2016, p. 115
  • Comment von Urt. KG Berlin v. 12.06.2015 - 5 U 167/13 - Zur Behandlng von Entzündung und Schmerz, MPR 2016, p. 134
  • “Parallelimport von Medizinprodukten", GesundheitsRecht, August 20, 2016, p. 479
  • “Gefährliche Plagiate aus dem 3-D-Drucker“, DIE WELT, March 21, 2016, p. 11
  • "Aktuelle patentrechtliche Rechtsprechung zu Medizinprodukten", together with Philipp Ess, MPR 2015, p. 139
  • “Gefährliche 3D-Drucker – Plagiate bedrohen Hersteller von Medizintechnik“, FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, issue 155, July 8, 2015, p. 16
  • “Wettlauf gegen Produktpiraten“, PLATOW Recht, issue 48, April 29, 2015, p. 8
  • “Patentrecht und Produktpiraterie bei Medizinprodukten“, VDE MedTech Expertenbeiträge, December 2014, issue 2/2014
  • “Patents and linguistic subtleties – what does „unitary“ mean?“, International Law Office, Intellectual Property – Germany, December 1, 2014
  • Comment on BGH Urt. v. 18.04.2013 – I ZR 53/09 – Messgerät II – together with Dr. Thomas Jochheim, MPR 2014, p. 60-62
  • "Neues zum Parallelimport von Medizinprodukten”, MPJ – Medizinprodukte Journal, issue 2/2014, May 2014, p. 151 et. seq.
  • "Be careful what you wish for … in pre-trial proceedings for taking evidence", International Law Office, Intellectual Property – Germany, September 3, 2012
  • "Supreme Court distinguishes between pharmaceutical inventions and discoveries”, International Law Office, Intellectual Property – Germany, September 19, 2011
  • "Supreme Court rules in support of know-how licensors”, International Law Office, Intellectual Property – Germany, July 4, 2011
  • "Supreme Court rules on confidentiality in patent pre-trial discovery", International Law Office, Intellectual Property - Germany, September 20, 2010
  • "Supreme Court in Civil Matters rules on parallel import of medical devices", International Law Office, Intellectual Property - Germany, July 26, 2010
  • "Patent court required to consider EPO decisions", International Law Office, Intellectual Property - Germany, July 19, 2010
  • "Abwehr von Plagiaten in der Praxis" („Defending against copycats in practice"), in „Absatzwirtschaft" June 2006
  • "Zeitliche Beschränkung des ergänzenden Leistungsschutzes" („Time-limits for neighboring rights protection"), in „Absatzwirtschaft" August 2005
  • "Markenschutz für Einzelhändler" („Trademark protection for retailers") in „Absatzwirtschaft" June 2005
  • Partner of Klinkert (2013);
  • Certified intellectual property law expert (2011);
  • Associate at Klinkert  (2010);
  • Associate at Heymann & Partner (2007 until 2009);
  • Associate at Jones Day (2004 to 2007);
  • Admitted to the bar in 2004
  • Legal traineeship (Second State Exam, 2003);
  • Legal assistant at Jones Day (2000 until 2003)
  • University of Frankfurt; University of Milan (1997-1998), First State Exam (2000);
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  • WTR 1000 (2019)
    "Nora Keßler at Klinkert Rechtsanwälte is an enthusiastic, pragmatic lawyer with great IP knowledge who becomes a true business partner for clients."
  • JUVE (2018/2019)
    Ranked in Trademark and Competition Law
  • Chambers Global (2018)
    Ranked in IP - Foreign Expert for Italy
    • "Fluent Italian speaker, frequently handles crossborder German-Italian litigation cases. She has particular knowledge of the life sciences sector."
  • JUVE (2017/2018)
    Ranked in Trademark and Competition Law
  • Chambers Global (2017)
    Ranked in IP - Foreign Expert for Italy
    • "very dynamic and highly focused on the target"
  • Kanzleimonitor (2016/2017)
    Ranked in Intellectual Property Rights