The law firm of Dr. Waltemathe in Hamburg, Germany, expert lawyer for IP Law, is highly specialized and focused on

  • licensing disputes, in particular international licensing litigation in German courts,
  • concerning German & EU software law, copyright law, patent law, trademark law, or competition/antitrust law,
  • representation in German court proceedings or warning letters,
  • drafting, reviewing and negotiating license contracts under German & EU law.

The German boutique law firm offers long standing experience, personalized high quality counseling and cost transparency.

Specialist attorney Dr. Waltemathe has been active in the field of licensing and franchise law for 20 years. He advises and represents national and international clients nationwide in license agreement negotiations and in license disputes. In particular, he represents clients in cease-and-desist proceedings and lawsuits. The firm mainly supports clients from the health care sector, the software sector, but also from the automotive sector. These are mainly medium-sized and large companies. However, law firms and start-ups are also advised. For Further information on Dr. Waltemathe and his law firm please visit

In the area of German & EU licensing law, and in particular in the area of rights of use for software, new conflict potential has arisen in the course of increasing digitalization. For example, the question arises as to whether or to what extent license models must be adapted to the automation of business processes (keyword “indirect use”). This can affect SAP or Oracle programs, for example. Another example is compulsory licensing of patents or intellectual property protected by copyright (FRAND). Furthermore, in the course of the expansion of online content, the danger arises that (actually or supposedly) protected content on websites infringes rights holders. The law firm supports and represents you in all these disputes. In the context of cease-and-desist proceedings, in court proceedings seeking injunctive relief and damages (if necessary, before arbitration courts); above all due to breach of agreement. Or in out-of-court dispute resolution or (re-)negotiations or contract adjustments.