Partner, Location Head
Industries Information Tech & Telecommunications
Dr Detlef Mäder specialises in competition and trademark law as well as in the other related areas of intellectual property rights (i.e. design rights, rights against product piracy) and telecommunications law. Dr Detlef Mäder has comprehensive litigation experience throughout Germany in patent, trademark, unfair competition and copyright disputes. He also advises his clients on contractual drafting issues such as licence matters.
Dr Detlef Mäder studied law in Freiburg, Germany, from 1989 to 1994 and completed his first bar examination in 1994. He worked as a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute in Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg and at the University of Cologne from 1994 to 1996. During this time, he completed his dissertation and was awarded his doctor's degree (Dr. jur). from the University of Freiburg in 1996. He was admitted to the bar in 1998 and joined Luther’s predecessor law firm in 1996. He is head of the Cologne office.
Dr. Detlef Mäder advises numerous nationally active companies - especially those in retail, prestigious marketing agencies, and their customers - in issues regarding the configuration and protection of marketing measures as well as in disputes over intellectual property rights. Dr. Mäder also provides assistance to national and international clients with their demands for trademark and design rights or their defense thereof. He also helps to maintain and care for major trademark portfolios worldwide.