Benedikt Frank

Benedikt Frank


Certified Specialist for IP law

Field of activity

Design protection
Drug advertising law
IT law
Licensing and distribution
Patents and utility models
Pharmaceutical and medical law
Product piracy
Trade Secrets
Trademarks and other signs
Unfair competition law

Foreign Languages



Benedikt advises on all issues of intellectual property and copyright law, including technical IP rights.

The focus of his practice is on litigation before German courts in unfair competition, trade mark, design and copyright law. He has extensive litigation experience in these areas of law from numerous preliminary injunction and complaint proceedings before all relevant regional and higher regional courts. In these fields, he represents start-ups as well as medium-sized companies and global corporations.

Benedikt’s main activities in the area of unfair competition and advertising law include the strategic review of advertising appearances and campaigns. When assessing advertising campaigns with regard to their admissibility under competition law, his clients benefit from his extensive experience in unfair competition litigation, for example on misleading claims, comparative advertising or market conduct regulations.

In trade mark law, Benedikt has particular expertise in the protection and enforcement of non-traditional forms of trade marks such as colour marks and three-dimensional marks, which are subject to special legal requirements. Together with his clients, he develops individual strategies for the protection and enforcement of such marks. This also includes, for example, advising on demoscopic surveys on the distinctiveness of trade marks or coordinating complex trade mark disputes in multiple jurisdictions.

Benedikt also advises on contractual aspects of intellectual property law, for example on the drafting of licence, joint venture or research and development agreements. He is also regularly involved in reviewing the admissibility of general terms and conditions and defending such clauses against claims under the UKlaG.

Benedikt was admitted to the bar in 2012 and Certified Specialist for IP Law. His responsibility for the area of IP rights in the legal department of a leading European operator of DIY and garden centres as part of a secondment shapes his understanding of commercial corporate interests.

“Benedikt Frank scores with competences at the overlap areas of trademark and unfair competition law” (The Legal 500 Germany 2023).

 “Andreas Bock and Benedikt Frank are a harmonious team that responds very quickly.” (The Legal 500 Germany 2022)

 “Andreas Bock and Benedikt Frank are proven experts in unfair competition law.” (The Legal 500 EMEA 2021)


  • OLG Frankfurt, Urteil v. 15.09.2022, Az. 6 U 191/21: Keine Irreführung durch Hinweis auf Möglichkeit einer pandemiebedingten Reiseumbuchung - Entscheidungsbesprechung, in: GRUR-Prax 2022, 647
  • OLG München, Urteil v. 17.06.2021, Az. 29 U 22/20: Zeitraum der Umsetzung einer vertragsstrafebewehrten Unterlassungsverpflichtung - Anmerkung zum Urteil, in: GRUR-RR 2022, 283, 285 ff.
  • OLG Frankfurt, Beschluss v. 23.4.2020, Az. 6 W 42/20: Deutsche Gerichte international unzuständig für Unionsmarkenverletzung auf italienischsprachiger Internetseite - Entscheidungsbesprechung, in: GRUR-Prax 2020, 618
  • EuG, Urteil v. 16.10.2018, Az. T-548/17: Zeichenähnlichkeit von Tierabbildungen in zusammengesetzten Zeichen - Entscheidungsbesprechung, in: GRUR-Prax 2018, 550
  • BPatG, Beschluss v. 05.10.2017, Az. 30 W (pat) 23/15: Unwirksamkeit einer verfrüht erhobenen Einrede der Nichtbenutzung - Entscheidungsbesprechung, in: GRUR-Prax 2018, 282


  • German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law (GRUR)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • German Anti-Counterfeiting Association (APM)