Dr. Jakob Guhn practices in the areas of trademark, design, unfair competition, and copyright law, having gained litigation experience in several hundred court proceedings for famous brands before German courts and the European Court of Justice. He regularly advises international brands on cross-border IP strategy and litigation matters. In particular, his practice focuses on contentious litigation matters, where he regularly appears in court. He also has broad experience advising international clients on antipiracy strategies as they relate to customs matters and trade fair surveillance and advising on marketing campaigns and product rollouts in the European market. In addition, he advises clients on transactions in the area of IP, license agreements, and protection of know-how.
Jakob represents, among others, a world renowned car manufacturer and brand for domestic appliances on an ongoing basis. Moreover, he currently litigates IP rights for a worldwide leading software company, a leading child seats manufacturer, clothing companies, a tool manufacturer, and a medical device manufacturer in the fields of trademark, design, and unfair competition.
Jakob has written and lectured on various IP topics, including IP litigation, provisions on border seizure proceedings, legal questions on product piracy, as well as domain law and competition law. He is a team member of the authors of the Commentary on Procedural Rules from the IP Perspective, Cepl/Voß 2015. He also is a member of the Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law (GRUR) and the German-Italian Law Association.
- Januar 2015
Co-Autor - Prozesskommentar zum Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz, ZPO mit spezieller Berücksichtigung des Marken-, Patent-, Gebrauchsmuster-, Design- und Lauterkeitsrechts sowie des UklaG
- Januar 2014
Richterliche Hinweise und ,,forum shopping” im einstweiligen Verfügungsverfahren, WRP 2014, 27
- Oktober 2013
Stiftung Warentest führt kostenpflichtige Werbelizenzen ein, Handelsblatt, 02.10.2013
Die Produktpiraterieverordnung, Studien zum Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und zum Urheberrecht, Band 56
- Februar 2007
Erste Analyse der Rechtsprechung zu .eu-Domains in ADR-Verfahren, K & R 2007, 69
- July 29, 2015Design Patents Awakening from their Beauty Sleep: An EU and US Overview
- University of Cologne (Certified IP Lawyer 2010 [Fachanwalt für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz]; Dr. jur. 2008; First State Examination 2003); Second State Examination (Appeal Court of Düsseldorf, 2005); Universities of La Sapienza, Rome (1999-2000) and Trier (1997-1999)
- Federal Republic of Germany
- German, English, and Italian