Tankred Thiem

Avv. Tankred Thiem


Areas of activity
Patents, trademarks, designs, unfair competition, license contracts and contract law in general, know-how, privacy, e-commerce, commercial law, labelling, advertising, all fields involving Italian-German relationships.


Education and Career
Tankred Thiem graduated in Law from Konstanz University, in Germany, in 2004. He was admitted to the German Bar in 2006 and, in that same year, joined LGV, where he now assists Italian and foreign clients. He was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2010. He has extensive experience in the enforcement of exclusive rights and has successfully developed and conducted brand building strategies and programs for combating counterfeiting practices, including court proceedings, consultancy on the registration of trademarks, opposition proceedings and assistance in tradeshows in Italy and abroad. Tankred heads the German Department at LGV and is specialized in cross-border litigation and parallel proceedings in Germany, Austria and Italy; moreover, on account of his technical abilities, he also assists clients in patent proceedings in India. He also provides advice with regards to the redaction of commercial contracts and licenses, and has advised clients on privacy matters, compliance with administrative obligations, CE-labelling, labelling in general, as well as with the compliance of obligations pursuant to the REACH Regulation. Tankred assists multinational corporate rights-holders of well-known trademarks and designs operating in the fashion, chemistry and automotive sectors as well as clients active in the production of software and online tools. Tankred is a member of the administrative board of the Italian association of German lawyers (DeutscherAnwaltverein) and a member of various associations operating in the field of intellectual property, such as GRUR, VPP, DIJV, INTA and EPLAW, for which he also participated in working groups focused on the procedural law of the future European Patent Court. Tankred regularly contributes to the German journal GRUR PRAX and has been called on as a speaker on numerous occasions in conferences and seminars. On behalf of the Hagen Law School he has followed the developments regarding the European Patent with unitary effect and the Unified Patent Court. As an Italian and English interpreter , he is admitted to the Court of Appeal of Dusseldorf, Germany.

Italian, English and German.
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