Competition law.

The Act Against Unfair Competition (Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb) is at the heart of competition law. Relevant topics in this area cover misleading, obstructive, comparative or defamatory advertising and protection against imitation. We support companies and agencies in the preliminary stages of designing and implementing advertising campaigns, competitions, promotions and other events. We also draft and negotiate contracts between the companies, agencies, service providers and artists involved.

In the event of a dispute, BROCK MÜLLER ZIEGENBEIN develops concepts for the enforcement of rights or defence against rights infringements, and where necessary represents clients in any related regulatory or legal proceedings.


Dr. Matthias Krisch

Secretary’s Office:
Ulrike Kopplow
Notary’s Office:
Heike Grüner, Nadine Sachau, Birgit Mielke, Silke Wohlert, Nadine Grewe, Miriam Ladewich
+49 431 97918-38

born 1965, university studies in Augsburg and Kiel, postgraduate judicial service training in the USA (inter alia), admitted as attorney in 1994, Certified Specialist for intellectual property law, notary since 2008

Specialisation: Notarial services – focusing on property law, trademark law, unfair competition law.

A major part of Dr Krisch’s notarial work involves property-related notarisations, family law agreements, succession arrangements and company formations, but also health care proxies and living wills. Dr Krisch is also available for notarisations in English.

In his capacity as a Certified Specialist for intellectual property law, Dr Krisch advises and represents companies on all legal matters relating to advertising, marketing, and the protection of designations, in particular trademarks. With respect to unfair competition law, he provides legal counsel to broadcasters, companies, and agencies in the design of advertising campaigns, competitions, and promotional and other events, including preparation of the related contracts. For many years, Dr Krisch has assisted in the development of trademarks and their registration with national and international trademark offices, and in addition, litigates trademark, designation, and competition-related cases.

Dr Krisch is chair of the Admissions Committee of the Bar Associations of Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for Certified Specialists for intellectual property law, and is a lecturer at the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel. Alongside all this, he is a member of the board at the Anwaltsverein im Landgerichtsbezirk Kiel e.V. [Attorneys’ association in the judicial district of the Kiel Regional Court].

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