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
- 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
- EUROPEAN UNION: CJEU Clarifies Burden of Proof Questions in Non-Use Revocations, INTA Bulletin 9/2022
- EUROPEAN UNION: Community Design for Lego Building Blocks Intact, INTA Bulletin, 04/21
- GERMANY: Black Forest Ham may be Sliced and Packed Outside Black Forest, INTA Bulletin 04/21
- The end of copyright protection as we know it, avoided, World IP Review 09/2018
- Möhring/Nicolini, Commentary on Copyright Law, 4th Edition, Beck Verlag (BeckOK), Commentation on §§ 53 – 59, 60a – 60c UrhG
- Sustainable Brands, Eco-Labels and the new EU-Certification mark, Managing Intellectual Property, January 2017 (joint article Ulrike Grübler/Gabriele Engels)
- EU trademark reforms: rights of passage, World Intellectual Property Review, 02/2017
- Website blocking and anti-counterfeiting, World Trademark Review 6/7/2016
- Brexit: The immense impact on trademark and design law, World IP Review, 7/2016
- E-books: a sad tale of new territory for pirates, Trademarks & Brands Online 9/2015 (joint article Ulrike Grübler/Michael Schidler)
- Translation and Intellectual Property Rights, Studies on translation and multilingualism, European Commission, Report Germany (joint report Ulrike Grübler/Michael Schidler), 1/2014
- International Trademark Association (INTA)
- German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)