Matters pertaining to copyright law are particularly – although not exclusively – relevant to media companies. Copyright issues are also becoming an increasingly important matter in the day-to-day business of other sectors – whether for advertising purposes, website design or the use of music. BROCK MÜLLER ZIEGENBEIN advises companies and creators from all sectors with respect to handling their own or third-party copyright – from the development of a business idea to drafting the necessary agreements and negotiating with copyright holders or rights distributors. Where necessary, this includes legal enforcement to protect a client’s own rights or to defend alleged third-party rights. In the wider sense, copyright and media law also include the extrajudicial and, where necessary, judicial representation of our clients’ interests in defending against damaging false statements of fact or unlawful abusive criticism, as is increasingly emerging on internet forums, for example. We also handle issues relating to negative media reporting.


Dr. Matthias Krisch

Secretary’s Office:
Ulrike Kopplow
Notary’s Office:
Heike Grüner, Nadine Sachau, May-Britt Hansen, Birgit Mielke, Silke Wohlert, Nadine Grewe
+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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