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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  • 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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  • The Best Lawyers in Germany 2019, Intellectual Property
  • Acritas Stars 2019, listed among independently rated lawyers
  • The Legal 500 EMEA
  • The Legal 500 Deutschland
  • JUVE Handbook
  • IAM Patent 1000 


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


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

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

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McDermott International Legal Highlights - December 2015

August 3, 2015

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

McDermott International Legal Highlights - August 2015

December 8, 2014

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

October 2014

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

October 6, 2014

ECJ Decision: Brand Protection for Original Store Design Possible

July 30, 2014

Apple Flag Ship Store Design Registered as Trademark

April 18, 2014

Higher Regional Court Hamm Preserves Insight Into Antitrust Leniency

January 2014

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