Dirk is a member of the Trademarks, Advertising & Design practice area and of the Technology, Media & Communications industry group. He primarily advises media and technology companies and consumer goods manufacturers on all issues pertaining to IP and copyright law.
One focus of his consultancy is on litigation in copyright, competition and trademark disputes. Moreover, Dirk advises clients on the drafting and conclusion of licensing agreements and on other IP-related transactions as well as on questions of press and media law. He also specialises in strategic counseling on advertising measures and trademark development.
|Since 2008||Partner, Taylor Wessing|
|2003 – 2008||Associate, Taylor Wessing|
|2001 – 2003||Legal clerkship, Berlin and London|
|1998 – 2001||Research Assistant to Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem, Federal Constitutional Court judge (ret.), University of Hamburg|
|2003||Second legal state examination, Hamburg|
|1998 – 2003||Doctoral studies and doctor’s degree, University of Hamburg|
|1998||First legal state examination, Freiburg im Breisgau|
|1995||Diploma in Legal Studies, University of Aberdeen|
|Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft e.V. (BVDW)
Deutsche Vereinigung für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e.V. (GRUR)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Media Law Resource Center (MLRC)
Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale – ALAI Deutschland e.V.