Overview


Dr. Boris Uphoff focuses his practice on intellectual property, commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He has litigation experience in all major German courts and assists clients in cross-border disputes.

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Results


  • Represented an automotive supplier with headquarters in the United States in a large series of patent litigations in Germany, France and Belgium
  • Represented a Scandinavian beverages company in the enforcement of one of its well-known trademarks
  • Defended several Japanese car and motorcycle manufacturers against product liability claims

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Recognitions


  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2020 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Intellectual Property Law
  • IAM Patent 1000, 2019: “Courtroom warrior Boris Uphoff instinctively knows how to play his technical hand when staring into the dealer’s face, having entered into the fray (…) in one of Germany’s biggest patent cases of recent years.
  • Acritas Stars 2019, listed among independently rated lawyers

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Community


  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • German Association for Intellectual Property Law
  • German Institution of Arbitration

Credentials


Education
University of Constance, Dr. jur. (PhD), 1996
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, Second State Exam, 1997
University of Mainz, First State Exam, 1995
University of Mainz, Scholar of Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung, 1991 – 1995

Admissions
Germany
Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property Law
England and Wales (Solicitor)

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Dr. Boris Uphoff

Insights & Events / Media

Shanghai, China / McDermott Event / November 12, 2019

Paris, France / McDermott Event / October 17, 2019

Special Report / 18. February 2019

Betriebs-Berater, Issue 50 / December 10, 2018

Brussels, Belgium / Speaking Engagements / October 23, 2018

Helsinki, Finland / McDermott Event / August 30, 2018

Special Report / January 2017

Tokyo, Japan / McDermott Event / January 25 - 26, 2017

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany) / August 16, 2016

Betriebs-Berater / August 3, 2015

“Nivea-Blue" Decision of the German Federal Supreme Court - Who Owns the ...

Special Report / January 7, 2015

Betriebs-Berater, Issue 50 / December 8, 2014

ECJ Decision: Consideration of Group-Internal Sales When Calculating Antitrust Fines

Betriebs-Berater online / October 2014

Apple Store Construction is Registered as a Three-Dimensional Brand - a Pioneer ...

Tokyo, Japan / Diversity Event / October 22, 2014

absatzwirtschaft.de / October 6, 2014

ECJ Decision: Brand Protection for Original Store Design Possible

Betriebs-Berater / September 15, 2014

ECJ: Representation of the Design of a Sales Area is Basically a ...

Betriebs-Berater / July 30, 2014

Apple Flag Ship Store Design Registered as Trademark

Der Betrieb, Issue 16 / April 18, 2014

Higher Regional Court Hamm Preserves Insight Into Antitrust Leniency

Betriebs-Berater / January 2014

Class Action-Like Lawsuits in Cartel Damages Cases Inadmissible if Plaintiff Lacks Funds ...

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Pharma Marketing Journal, Issue 2 / April, 2010

Freedom for Patient Information

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The European Lawyer / October, 2006

Monsters Inc

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Managing Intellectual Property / February, 2006

Germany: World Cup Ambush Marketing

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ICC United Kingdom Members Handbook, Vol. IX / 2006

Ambush Marketing

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Staufenbiehl Jura / October 8, 2005

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Absatzwirtschaft / October 5, 2005

Concept Protection of Agencies

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International News / February 1, 2005

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On the Subject / October 27, 2004

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European IP Bulletin, Issue 16

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IP Europe / October, 2003

Negotiating the Perils of European Patent Litigation

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