Media / Technology / IT

Protection for your ideas. Under all circumstances.

SCHMITZ KNOTH advises companies and individuals in relation to copyright and competition law. Our lawyers protect and defend your intellectual property. We also provide advice in relation to your plans for (international) distribution and marketing.


Our lawyers at SCHMITZ KNOTH protect and defend your ideas, advise you on innovative distribution and marketing solution and accompany you in both advisory and litigious capacities.

We cover the entire spectrum of intellectual property rights at SCHMITZ KNOTH, including but not limited to: Copyright, registered protective rights, design rights, and German and European Trade Marks. In relation to trade mark registration, we offer research services and advise on the development of marketing strategies for your brand.

Our commitment to IP is flanked by our competition law practice. We advise both companies and individuals and have special expertise in cases relating to the distribution of pharmaceuticals, insurance distribution, and non-food discount retailers. We defend your distribution and marketing activities and attack infringements of the law of competition on your behalf. Fast, forceful, and relentless.

Services offered range from the enforcement of and defence against injunctions, through claims for disclosure and damages, to legal advice relating to confiscations at national borders. 

Dr. Michael Wüllrich

My clients value my experience spanning more than 40 years, my legal competence, and my confident demeanour.

Michael Wüllrich

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Dr. Claus Recktenwald

Despite all specialisation, I remain a specialist lawyer in human matters.

Claus Recktenwald

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Dr. Guido Plassmeier

I seek to present my clients with a practical solution, not with additional concerns.

Guido Plassmeier

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Dr. Thomas Marquardt

Wichtig ist mir, durch persönliche, fundierte Beratung bzw. integre, Interessen wahrnehmende Verhandlungsführung für die Mandanten ausgewogene und zukunftsorientierte Lösungen aufzuzeigen und herbeizuführen.

Thomas Marquardt

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We offer legal advice and to represent our clients in front of the German district courts (Amts- and Landgerichte) and the German Courts of Appeal.


Our Firm

SCHMITZ KNOTH provides more than mere legal advice; we understand our task to be your personal advisor, always aiming to create excellent solutions based on common values. Our lawyers always treat clients individually. We act forcefully, but always with far sight, sensibility, and skill.



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