Trademark law.

Industrial property rights and a company’s name are often decisive for a company’s value. The extensive consultancy services we offer in this area encompass trademarks, company names, titles and other identifiers as well as registered designs. We assist with trademark registration within German and international jurisdictions.

In the event of a dispute, BROCK MÜLLER ZIEGENBEIN develops concepts for the enforcement of rights or to defend against rights infringements and represents clients in any related legal proceedings and processes connected with the national and international trademark offices.


Dr. Matthias Krisch

Secretary’s Office:
Ulrike Kopplow
Notary’s Office:
Heike Grüner, Nadine Sachau, Birgit Mielke, Silke Wohlert, Nadine Grewe, Nike Rummer, Barbara Domek
+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.

For many years Dr Krisch was a member of the board of directors of the Kiel Lawyers Association (2009-2023), lastly as deputy chairman. He was also chairman of the Admissions Committee for Certified Specialists for Intellectual Property Law of the Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Bar Associations (2010-2022). He is a member of the program advisory board of Radio Schleswig-Holstein (R.SH).

Dr Krisch is a lecturer at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel.

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