Dr. Ulrike Grübler

Fachanwältin für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz (Specialist Lawyer for Intellectual Property)

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Ulrike Grübler focuses on Intellectual Property with an emphasis on Trademark Law, Design Law and Copyright Law was well as Unfair Competition Law. She is an experienced IP litigator and has particular expertise in the development and enforcement of national and international brand strategies as well as the handling of brand portfolios.

Ulrike advises brand owners on the full lifecycle of their Intellectual Property rights. This includes strategic advice, availability searches as well as application, opposition and other official procedures before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) and the German Federal Patent Court (BPatG). A further focus of her work refers to the Licensing of Intellectual Property Rights and Anti-Counterfeiting.

A number of professional publications name Ulrike Grübler as recommended lawyer, inter alia Best Lawyers Germany 2020(2021/2022 (Recommended Lawyer for Intellectual Property) and .JUVE 2019/2020 (Recommended Lawyer for Trademark, Design and Unfair Competition Law). She is Specialist Lawyer for Intellectal Property Law (“Fachanwältin für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz”).


  • Trademark, Design and Unfair Competition Law
  • Brand Portfolio Management
  • Copyrights/Licensing


  • German
  • English


  • Best Lawyers Germany 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 (Handelsblatt): Recommended lawyer for Intellectual Property
  • JUVE 2019/2020: Frequently recommended lawyer for Trademark, Design and Unfair Competition Law
  • Legal 500 Deutschland 2019: “Expert for international Trademark strategies and Portfolio Management“
  • Euromoney Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2015:”Rising Star IP”

Education & Career

  • Studies of Law in Halle, Berlin and Edinburgh
  • 1998: B.A. Law – with distinction (Napier University Edinburgh)
  • 2004: 2nd State Examination in Law (Kammergericht Berlin)
  • Since 2005 Rechtsanwältin („Attorney at Law“) with focus on Trademark, Design, Copyright and Media Law
    • 2005 – 2011 Hogan Lovells
    • 2011 – 2015 Bird & Bird
    • 2015 – 2020 DLA Piper
  • 2008: Dr. jur.
  • 2020: Founding of ERLBURG


  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)