Prof. Dr. Christian Osterrieth

Prof. Dr. Christian Osterrieth

Christian Osterrieth, attorney since 1984, practices since 1986 exclusively in the field of national, European and international Intellectual Property law (technology law, trademark law and unfair competition law) and is specialized in patent and trademark litigation as well as licensing.

Christian Osterrieth represents major and global clients from many technology-driven industries, including electronics, computer hard- and software, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. A particular focus of his work is the development and implementation of litigation strategies in multi-national patent litigation.

Christian Osterrieth studied at the University of Paris II (Université de Droit, d'Economie et des Sciences Sociales) after his second State Exam (French and international Intellectual Property law).

He is author and co-author of various books and articles on Intellectual Property law and is a frequent speaker at international conferences regarding patent law, trademark law and licensing. He especially takes part in the training for specialty lawyers in Intellectual Property Law.

From 2002 until 2004 he was President of LES Licensing Executives Society, Germany. Since 2012 he is Vice-President of LES International (LESI). He is a member of the patent committee of GRUR, the German Intellectual Property Association, chairman of the IP-Committee of the German Bar Association and member of the patent committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).

Christian Osterrieth is honorary professor for patent law at the University of Constance and lecturer at the University of Düsseldorf, and guest professor at the Universities of Strasbourg (CEIPI), France and Haifa, Israel.


The 
»impressive« Christian Osterrieth has specialised in intellectual property law for almost 30 years [...] (PATENTS, WHO'S WHO LEGAL Germany 2015)

[...] Christian Osterrieth is valued for his 'analytical capabilities and communication skills' [...] (THE LEGAL 500 EMEA 2014)

[...] Christian Osterrieth has a broad technology-based practice, frequently acting on patent and trademark litigation for electronics and pharmaceutical sector clients. Vastly experienced patent litigator [...] (CHAMBERS EUROPE 2009)

Recommended Lawyer. (JUVE GERMAN COMMERCIAL LAW FIRMS 2010)

Leading Individuals, Intellectual Property. (CHAMBERS EUROPE 2009)

The world's leading trade mark practicioners. (GUIDE TO THE WORLD'S LEADING TRADE MARK PRACTICIONERS 2009)

 

Prof. Dr. Christian Osterrieth
(Partner)

Steinstrasse 20
40212 Düsseldorf

Tel. 0211 - 550 220
Fax 0211 - 550 22 550
christian.osterrieth@rokh-ip.com

Publications

Assistant

Focus:
patent law
trademark law
licensing
employees invention law
unfair competition and advertising law

Memberships:
AIPPI, APRAM, ATRIP, EPLAW, GRUR, IPO, LES, TIPLO, VPP

Languages:
German, English, French

Admitted:
1984 Freiburg

Education:
1976 University of Konstanz
1979 1st State Exam Konstanz
1982 2nd State Exam Konstanz/Stuttgart
1982 University of Paris II
1986 Dr. jur., University of Konstanz