Dr. JakobGuhn

Partner

Düsseldorf + 49.211.5406.5500

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.

Experience

  • Reifen-Müller acquired by Hankook TireJones Day advised Reifen-Müller on the sale of the company, one of Germany's largest and independent tire wholesalers and retailers, to Hankook Tire.
  • Riverside invests in Impeo Software GmbHJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in Impeo Software GmbH (Impeo), an add-on for its Fadata platform.
  • RPM acquires leading Dutch coatings company, SPS GroupJones Day advised RPM International Inc. in its acquisition of SPS Group, a Dutch decorative and specialty coatings company.
  • Essilor acquires MyOptique GroupJones Day advised Essilor International S.A., a company listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange, on the acquisition of MyOptique Group Limited ("MyOptique").
  • Gimv acquires stake in JoolzJones Day represented Gimv N.V. in connection with its acquisition of a 40% stake in the Amsterdam-based company Joolz, a unique fast growing premium pushchair brand with leading positions in various markets, next to the founder Emile Kuenen and the managing director Stan Vermeulen.
  • RPC Group acquires Global Closure Systems for €650 million (US$715.8 million)Jones Day advised RPC Group PLC in its €650 million ($715.8 million) acquisition of GCS Group, a leading global manufacturer and provider of closures and dispensing systems.
  • Mahle acquires thermal division from Delphi Automotive for $727 millionJones Day advised Mahle GmbH in the acquisition of the thermal division of automotive supplier Delphi PLC for $727 million.
  • XIO Group acquires COMPO EXPERT business from Triton PartnersJones Day advised XIO Group on the fund's inaugural investment in the secondary leveraged buyout from Triton Partners of the COMPO EXPERT business, a leading supplier of specialty fertilizer products for professional applications.
  • Additional Publications

    • 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
    • 2009
      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

    Speaking Engagements

    • July 29, 2015
      Design Patents Awakening from their Beauty Sleep: An EU and US Overview
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