Dr. Benjamin Koch
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Benjamin Koch is active in the fields of trademark law, design law, copyright and unfair competition law. He regularly advises and represents rights owners in the protection and enforcement of their often well-known trademarks and other IP rights. A further focus of his practice lies in the IP-related assistance in transactions, particularly with regard to mergers & acquisitions, carve-outs and the setting up of joint ventures.

Benjamin Koch studied at the universities of Frankfurt/Main, Keele (UK) and Trier. He started practicing as a lawyer in 2001 with Oppenhoff & Rädler, subsequently Linklaters. From 2005 until the end of 2008 he served as legal counsel for BMW AG and was in particular responsible for the enforcement of trademarks and design rights in relation to the brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce in Europe. In 2009 he moved to Baker & McKenzie developing the trademark/unfair competition practice in the Munich office, where he was a partner from 2011. In March 2017 he joined Lubberger Lehment and opened their Munich office.

Benjamin Koch is a certified IP lawyer (Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz). He is regularly recommended for trademark and unfair competition law by the legal magazine JUVE and for several years has been named in World Trademark Review (WTR 1000) as a leading individual in the field of anti-counterfeiting.

Biography

Since 2017
Partner of Lubberger Lehment
2009–2017
Rechtsanwalt with Baker & McKenzie, Munich, as partner Since 2011
2005–2008
Legal Counsel BMW AG, Munich
2001–2005
Rechtsanwalt with Oppenhoff & Rädler (subsequently Linklaters Oppenhoff & Rädler), Frankfurt and Munich
1999–2001
Trainee lawyer in Koblenz, German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer and Hale & Dorr, USA
1996–1999
Doctorate
1991–1996
Studies at the universities of Frankfurt am Main, Keele (UK) and Trier

Forums

  • Unfair Competition Committee, INTA
  • GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)

Publications

  • Alexa – wo bitte geht es hier zum BGH?, WRP 2018, 671 (together with Dr. Kai Schmidt-Hern) – Article on information duties in distance selling contracts
  • Commenting on Sec. 5a German Unfair Competition Act (misleading by ommission) and on the “Black List” in: Büscher, Dittmer, Schiwy, Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz, Urheberrecht, Medienrecht
  • Commenting on the entiry domain law in Beck-Online Großkommentar Zivilrecht
  • Commenting on the criminal sanctions in the Trademark Act, Copyright Act, Patent Act and Design Act in Momsen/Grützner, Wirtschaftsstrafrecht
  • Passt der IP-Oldtimer noch in die Garagen von heute? Zu den IP-rechtlichen Herausforderungen bei agilen Arbeitsmodellen, BB 2017, 387 ff. – Article on IP related topics in relation to agile working models
  • Anmerkung zu BFH – Pfändung einer Internet-Domain, GRUR-Prax 2017, 474 – Commenting on decision of Federal Tax Court in relation to pledging of domain
  • Entspricht die Bestimmung der angemessenen Vergütung nach §§ 54, 54a UrhG dem unionsrechtlichen Konzept des gerechten Ausgleichs? (together with J. Druschel), GRUR 2015, 957 ff. – Article on copyright levies and compliance with EU law
  • BGH, Elektronische Leseplätze II: Konsequenzen für Bibliotheken und Verlage, GRUR-Prax 2015, 524 – Commenting on decision of the Federal Supreme Court on copyright privilege for libraries
  • Die Auswirkungen der Amazon-Entscheidung des EuGH auf das deutsche System der urheberrechtlichen Abgaben auf Vervielfältigungsgeräte und Speichermedien (together with D. Krauspenhaar), GRURInt 2013, 1003 – Article on Amazon decision of ECJ and impact on German law on copyright levies
  • Hat das derzeitige System der Abgaben auf Vervielfältigungsgeräte und Speichermedien nach §§ 54ff. UrhG noch eine Zukunft? (together with D. Krauspenhaar) GRURInt 2012, 881 – Article on copyright levies and compliance with EU law
  • Ausgewählte Themen der IP-Compliance, CCZ 2010, 70 – Article on compliance relevant IP topics
  • Anmerkung zu EuGH Rs. Copad/Dior, EuZW 2009, 456 – Comment on decision of ECJ in the matter Copad vs. Dior
  • Immer wieder dringlich? (together with S. Vykydal), WRP 2005, 688 – Article on urgency requirement in preliminary injunction proceedings
  • Markenrechtliche Erschöpfung durch die EU-Osterweiterung?, WRP 2004, 1334 – Article on exhaustion doctrin and the extension of the EU
  • Eine erste Bewertung der Entscheidung “DocMorris” des EuGH, EuZW 2004, 50 – Comment on the DocMorris decision of the ECJ
  • Dissertation “Die Gewährleistungspflicht der Mitgliedstaaten zur Aufrechterhaltung des Binnenmarktes, 2003 – Doctor thesis on the obligation of the EU Member States to protect the Single Market against distortions

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»When things get rough, Benjamin Koch is the perfect partner. He has a profound knowledge of the law and consistently provides concise and helpful advice. The ace all-rounder keeps a cool ahead in even the most hectic of circumstances and conducts investigations thoroughly.«World Trademark Review

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