Thomas Schmitz


Thomas H Schmitz has worked as an attorney since 1998 and advises German and international clients in various fields of IP law, in particular trademarks and designs, unfair competition and copyright. He is a highly experienced litigator with a focus on plagiarism and trademark infringement. He also advises on the development of his clients’ advertising and marketing strategies as well as product development. Mr Schmitz drafts and negotiates licences and cooperation agreements and advises on IP-intensive transactions.

During his studies at the Universities of Cologne and Lausanne Mr Schmitz specialised in IP law. He then focused further on this specialisation in different law firms and as the in-house counsel of a major telecommunications company. In addition, Mr Schmitz is also a lecturer at Hagen Law School and Maastricht University and regularly publishes on different subjects of IP law.

Recommendations for Mr Schmitz include the following:

  • “An outstanding lawyer with good technical knowledge”, WTR 2020
  • Recommended for IP – Trademark Law, Legal 500 Deutschland 2020
  • “Thomas Schmitz at Hoyng Rokh Monegier is a fabulous lawyer with remarkable technical knowledge. He thinks outside the box and comes up with ideas that reap great rewards.”, World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, 2019

Professional associations

  • AIDV
  • GRUR

Firm details

Steinstrasse 20
Dusseldorf 40212

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