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Markenrechtsverletzung durch Modellbezeichnungen

Problemstellung Um ein bestimmtes Produkt zu individualisieren, sind Modellbezeichnungen weit verbreitet. Jeder kennt aus Prospekten und Katalogen, die regelmäßig in unseren Briefkästen landen, oder im Internet Bezeichnungen wie Ecktischgarnitur „Florenz“ oder Damenpullover „Sabine“. Solche Modellbezeichnungen sind meist einprägsamer als bloße Artikelnummern und daher gerade bei Verbraucherprodukten weit verbreitet, insbesondere für Möbel und Bekleidung. Für den […]


OLG Düsseldorf: Mehrfache Vertragsstrafe bei Verstößen auf unterschiedlichen Webseiten

Begeht ein Schuldner auf unterschiedlichen Webseiten ähnliche Verletzungshandlungen, kann jede Verletzungshandlung eine gesonderte Vertragsstrafe auslösen (OLG Düsseldorf, Urt. v. 29.08.2019, Az. I-2 U 44/18).  Sachverhalt Der Beklagte, ein Immobilienmakler, wurde wegen falscher Impressumsangaben abgemahnt und gab im Zuge dessen eine strafbewehrte Unterlassungserklärung ab, in der er sich verpflichtete, es zu unterlassen Telemedien auf Internetplattformen bzw. […]


OLG Hamm: Informationspflichten für Online-Händler über Inhalt und Umfang von Hersteller-Garantien

Das Oberlandesgericht Hamm hat kürzlich entschieden, dass ein Online-Händler in seinem Produktangebot auch dann über Inhalt und Umfang einer Garantie informieren muss, wenn er lediglich auf eine Betriebsanleitung des Herstellers verlinkt, in der eine Garantie erwähnt wird (OLG Hamm, Urt. v. 26.11.2019, Az. I-4 U 22/19). Sachverhalt Die Beklagte bot auf Amazon ein Taschenmesser eines […]


The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

bock legal partnership of lawyers’ insurance team specialises in contentious D&O and E&O liability matters as well as in lawyer, tax consultant, auditor and insolvency administrator liability. In addition

WTR 1000

Over two decades, bock legal has cemented its position as one of Frankfurt’s premier boutiques. “A strong firm which knows what it’s doing”, it regularly features in some of the most complex IP and unfair competition disputes on the market

The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Frankfurt-based bock legal partnership of lawyers focuses on contentious proceedings. The renowned design dispute practice stands out among its competitors, but is also a good choice for trade mark proceedings

Leaders League 2022

Germany – Best Law Firms for: Dispute resolution – Insurance Law:
„bock legal / Dirk Schmitz, Stefan Bank – Highly recommended“
Germany – Best Law Firms for: Intellectual Property – Trademark litigation:
“bock legal / Andreas Bock, Jan D. Müller-Broich – Highly recommended”

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Frankfurt-based boutique offering bock legal Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten impresses with a fully comprehensive advice spectrum in the IP arena. In trade mark law,

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

In the insurance sector, bock legal Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten focuses on dispute resolution pertaining to directors’ and officers’ liability insurance (D&O) and errors and omissions (E&O) liability. Stefan Bank and Dirk Schmitz

Leaders League 2021

Germany – Best Law Firms for: Dispute resolution – Claims and insurance litigation: „bock legal / Dirk Schmitz, Stefan Bank – Highly recommended“  Germany – Best Law Firms for: Trademark Litigation: “bock legal / Andreas Bock – Highly recommended”

World Trademark Review 2021

The nine-strong team of IP lawyers at bock legal tackles European trademark litigation head-on: this year it went out to bat for prestigious brands such as Ferrari and the Swatch Group in infringement cases, as well as undertaking anti-counterfeiting campaigns and border seizures for companies of a similar calibre. The group also provides value-additive monitoring and advisory services to players as varied as the European Central Bank and Gucci. The eponymous Andreas Bock has been litigating trademarks for the last 25 years across venues including the CJEU and has carved a special niche in the fashion industry. He handles cases “cost-effectively and successfully, even when facing significant pushback from the other side”. Jan Mueller-Broich is another polished litigator who is point person for the Swatch Group, having represented it in more than 100 trademark, design and unfair competition disputes. The reviews are golden: “Jan has extensive know-how and many years of practice in the trademark space. He is recognised for his outstanding efficiency and straightforward communication with his clients.”

The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

bock legal Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten primarily handles D&O and E&O insurance work, most notably in the banking sector. Acting as monitoring counsel as well as handling serial damage claims, brought by tax advisors and auditors, among others, are other areas of key expertise. Professional liability insurance expert Stefan Bank and recourse specialist Dirk Schmitz jointly head the practice.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Predominantly acting for telecommunications companies, bock legal Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten represents its clients in contentious proceedings against competitors as well as against consumer protection and competition associations. The team led by name partner Andreas Bock provides assistance with a wide range of IP matters with particular strengths in trade mark and design law but also patent law.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Frankfurt-based firm bock legal Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten stands out for its strong design law practice. The team led by Andreas Bock is one of the most experienced litigation practices in the market and predominately acts for watch and jewellery sector clients alongside clients from the automotive, fashion and luxury goods industries. Similarly, in trade mark law, clients frequently […]

The Legal 500 Europe 2019

Insurance litigation: „Noted for its ‘extremely high standards’, bock legal Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten acts for several well-known national and international insurance groups such as Gothaer, HDI-Gerling, Ergo and R + V, which the team regularly represents in contentious D&O and E&O proceedings. Stefan Bank, who provides ‘competent advice on liability matters and is pleasant to […]

The Legal 500 EMEA 2019

Trade marks and unfair competition – Design Law – „bock legal Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten’s IP experts are considered ‘clearly above average’ and combine ‘excellent advice’ with ‘broad industry expertise’. In addition to its strong product piracy practice and a competition law practice that is particularly active in mobile communications, the firm also has longstanding experience […]

Managing Intellectual Property: IP Handbook

GERMANY – TRADE MARK CONTENTIOUS “Frankfurt boutique Bock Legal is well-regarded for its expertise in trade marks and unfair competition.” “It has an impressive client base in the fashion industry, including Gucci, which it advises on trade marks and designs, and Versace. It is known for its experience in the automotive industry.”

FOCUS Special – Your Law 2019

FOCUS in cooperation with statista distinguish bock legal as “TOP Commercial Law Firm 2019” in the field of “Trademark Law”.

About us

We are a law firm that was founded in 1998 and is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, with many years of experience in consulting and litigation practice. We have 16 lawyers working for our main practice areas – intellectual property, professional liability and insurance law.



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