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.
Boris represents German and international clients in patent infringement litigation and in contentious matters relating to trademarks and unfair competition law. His practice also encompasses product liability and insurance law. Boris acts for international insurers, industrial clients and retailers, representing them in disputes relating to product defects and consumer claims. He advises clients, particularly from the automotive and electronics sectors, on product recalls and recourse actions against suppliers of defective parts.
In addition, Boris has successfully defended clients against cartel damages claims brought by competitors and commercial customers.
Boris frequently represents clients in international arbitrations. He also acts as arbitrator in large commercial disputes.
Boris regularly writes articles for legal and commercial publications such as Betriebs-Berater and Handelsblatt.
Boris trained at the Frankfurt Court of Appeal, Germany.
The Best Lawyers in Germany 2019, Intellectual Property
The Legal 500 EMEA
The Legal 500 Deutschland
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)