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Dr. Geert Johann Seelig

Certified Specialist in intellectual property law

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Gänsemarkt 45
20354 Hamburg

Phone +49 40 18067 16807
Fax +49 40 18067 110

Languages: German, English, French
Curriculum vitae

Geert Johann Seelig was born in 1968. Following his studies in Heidelberg and Freiburg, Germany, he received his doctorate in copyright law in 1996 and was admitted to the bar in 1997. He then worked for four years as in-house counsel for Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH in the branding and patent department, which he also managed. He joined Luther in 2006 and since then has been providing advice in the area of intellectual property law focusing on trademark rights, competition law, copyright law and patent law.

Areas of Practice

Geert Johann Seelig advises national and international companies concerning the development and implementation of industrial property right matters. In addition to advising clients in internationally orientated trademark application proceedings, he also has extensive experience in litigation matters, particularly in matters regarding trademark rights, competition law, patent and copyright law. Geert Johann Seelig also has experience in combating branding piracy as well as health care law, design protection law, licensing and franchise agreements.

  • Continuing advice to an online streaming service regarding Germany in relation to copyright, media and competition law (handling launch and current presence on German market)
  • Continuing advice to one of Germany’s largest privately owned PRand Social Media agencies on copyright and advertising law
  • Representing an international tobacco company concerning unfair competition issues, advertising law, trademark application proceedings and litigation matters regarding trademark rights
  • Enforcement of patents of an electrotechnical company through legal proceedings
  • Implementing a globally orientated trademark strategy for a global active chemical company
  • Advising an internationally active breweryon trademark, advertising, press/media law issues
  • Advising a large German insurance company regarding competition and trademark issues as well as litigation proceedings
  • Defending an international tyre manufacturer in competition and copyright law litigation proceedings
  • Advising an international navigation software developer and appliance manufacturer in cross-border litigation matters