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We advise you in trademark law, competition law, copyright
and media law as well as IT and data protection law

Boden | Attorneys-at-law
Your strong Partner for the Protection of your rights

The protection of intellectual property rights is of great importance for ensuring the success of a company. It is not only intellectual property that needs to be protected in order to secure competitive advantages. Topics such as data protection and contract law also play a fundamental role. Our lawyers advise you individually on various aspects of industrial property rights.

Whether you have questions regarding trademark or design protection, competition law, IT or copyright law: Reap the benefits of a personal point of contact who will deal with your legal matters in a preventive manner and provide you with reliable support and advice in the event of legal challenges!

our Philosophy:
solution-oriented consulting and transparency

We attach great importance to competence, commitment and experience. We ensure the provision of comprehensive advice with our consistent specialisation and continuous further training. In doing so, we focus on personal contact and, thanks to our direct communications, are here for you when you need us. We develop solutions in line with requirements and a full level of commitment. You can also rely on aspects such as cost transparency and a cross-border service.

With our locations in Düsseldorf, Bielefeld and Bremen we are available not only regionally, but also operate on a national and international level at the same time.

We uphold your rights and support you in the strategic planning of your intellectual property.

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The Consultancy fields of boden attorneys-at-law

Specialisation is the key to the provision of optimum support. Our specialist lawyers have acquired specific expertise and many years of experience in their specialist fields. If you have any questions on the following topics, you have come to the right place:

  • Trademark Rights
  • Design Rights
  • Competition Law
  • Data Protection Legislation
  • Copyright and Media Law
  • IT Law
  • Contract Law
  • Mediation

In order to clarify the main areas of focus of our law firm, we go into the subject areas in more detail below.


Your Rights in the best hands

Trust is the basis for a successful partnership. We would like to introduce ourselves so that you know who you are dealing with:

Martin Boden, LL.M.

Specialist Lawyer for Intellectual Property Rights, Copyright and Media Law in Düsseldorf

Martin Boden, LL.M. is a specialist lawyer for intellectual property rights, copyright and media law. He is also a certified data protection officer and data protection auditor. His Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property and Media Law makes Martin Boden an expert on the laws governing the press and right of expression in particular. Due to his special expertise as a data protection officer and data protection auditor, he is your competent advisor with regard to the implementation of the European General Data Protection Regulation.

In the field of competition law, Martin Boden advises advertising agencies and in particular companies from the field of e-commerce, especially in the drafting and review of national and international contracts for both suppliers and customers. He is also the author of numerous specialist publications and a public speaker.

Inga Höfener, LL.M.

Specialist Lawyer for Intellectual Property Rights, Mediator, in Bielefeld

Inga Höfener, LL.M. is a founding partner of the law firm Boden Attorneys-at-Law and a specialist lawyer for intellectual property rights. As part of her Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property and Media Law at the Humboldt University of Berlin, she extended her comprehensive know-how, particularly in her special field of trademark law. Furthermore, she is a certified mediator and accompanies conflicting parties in out-of-court dispute resolution. From the initial idea to the implementation of a comprehensive concept to protect your trademark or design, Inga Höfener, LL.M. is your specialist for all non-technical property rights. She is your point of contact for all questions concerning the registration, defence, enforcement and exploitation of trademarks and designs.

Attorney-at-Law Inga Höfener has an extensive international network of trademark and design specialists at her disposal, so that the internationalisation of your intellectual property rights is in experienced hands. For international clients and attorneys-at-law, she offers expert support with trademark and design applications, the processing of official complaints as well as the handling of opposition and cancellation proceedings before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) and the Office of the European Union for Intellectual Property (EUIPO).

Daniel Elgert

Specialist Lawyer for IT Law, Copyright and Media Law, in Bielefeld

Attorney-at-law Daniel Elgert is a specialist lawyer for information technology law as well as copyright and media law. During his studies at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster he completed additional training in information, telecommunication and media law. He also extended his knowledge of this field during his legal clerkship. Attorney-at-law Daniel Elgert is an experienced expert on questions and problems associated with laws governing information technologies and the media. He is your point of contact for e-commerce, online and mobile business, copyright law, data protection, software law, general terms and conditions and other questions concerning media and information technology.

As a result of his specialisation, his professional repertoire also covers press and personal rights as well as advertising and competition law. For Attorney-at-Law Daniel Elgert, an economically sensible solution always has priority over winning a dispute about theories. He does not shy away from legal disputes, but also looks for ways to avoid them together with you so that the development of your business is not impeded unnecessarily.

Jan-Tilman Uhe

Jan-Tilman Uhe

Specialist in Intellectual Property Law

Attorney-at-Law Jan-Tilman Uhe is a specialist lawyer for intellectual property law and, as a specialist for competition law as well, an excellent consultant when it comes to legal hurdles in the field of e-commerce. Attorney-at-Law Jan-Tilman Uhe reviews virtual sales channels for legal weaknesses and creates needs-based terms and conditions in accordance with current legal requirements. The wide variety of mandatory requirements means that it is easy to fall into the trap of competition law warnings. If you have received an official warning, Attorney-at-Law Jan-Tilman Uhe checks its legality and works out an appropriate defence strategy together with you.

Even if your competitors do not comply with the law, he will take the necessary measures for you – out of court in the form of a warning letter or in court in legal proceedings – and support you in the assertion of your claims. The transparent clarification of methods, prospects of success and risks is equally a matter of course for Attorney-at-Law Jan-Tilman Uhe, as is the development of economic and interest-based solutions.


Our Network

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Specialisation in specific fields is associated with limitations on the consulting that can be provided. If you have any legal questions that lie beyond the limits of our expertise, you can take advantage of our worldwide network of specialist lawyers. We want to ensure that you receive the best possible service and therefore work exclusively with colleagues with whom we are acquainted personally and hold in high regard. Among other things, we are connected worldwide to trustworthy patent attorneys and lawyers who specialise in IP law via our network of the International Trademark Association (INTA).


Appointment representation

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In addition, we take over the representation of external lawyers in out-of-court disputes, at court hearings in Germany and in official proceedings before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) and the Office of the European Union for Intellectual Property (EUIPO).



Do you have questions about competition law? We are at your disposal. Whether you have received a warning letter or have to comply with legal requirements of the KosmetikVO – we are there for you!

Office Düsseldorf
Hansaallee 201
40549 Düsseldorf
0211-30 26 34-0
Office Bielefeld
Niederwall 59
33602 Bielefeld
0521 9687417-0
Office Bremen
Am Deich 76
28199 Bremen
0421 69999-59