Thies Bösling

Partner at boesling IP Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB

Thies Bösling is an experienced IP lawyer and founder of boesling IP, an IP litigation boutique based in Hamburg, Germany.

Mr Bösling has an extensive track record of litigating IP and unfair competition cases before the national courts, the EU General Court and the European Court of Justice (ECJ). He recently represented Hummel Holding A/S in proceedings before the ECJ on pan-European jurisdiction in trademark infringement matters.

His experience covers all aspects of enforcing IP rights (including well-known trademarks) in national and cross-border litigation, developing and implementing strategies against counterfeiting and parallel imports, managing private investigations against IP infringement, portfolio management (including trademark clearance, filing, opposition and cancellation proceedings), as well as drafting and negotiating licensing and IP transfer agreements.

Mr Bösling is a co-author of the widely recognised Commentary on the Community Trademark Regulation (Hasselblatt (ed), CH Beck Hart Nomos, 2nd ed 2018) and the author of numerous articles and case notes on contemporary IP, unfair competition and procedural law issues in German and US periodicals. Mr Bösling’s scholarly work has been cited by the German Federal Court of Justice and was honoured with the Judge John R Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing. He is also frequently invited to speak at IP conferences and to comment on current IP matters in the media.

Mr Bösling studied law at the University of Hamburg, where he earned his doctorate in 2002. He graduated with an LLM in comparative law from the California Western School of Law, San Diego, in 2004.

Professional associations

  • GRUR
  • INTA

Firm details

boesling IP Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB
Grosse Elbstrasse 86
Hamburg 22767

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