Philip Schmitz


+49 40 81 95 14 810
Borselstraße 20
22765 Hamburg


Philip Schmitz is active in the areas of trademark, design, copyright and unfair competition law. He advises national and international clients and represents them in litigation proceedings. His focuses are the combatting of product piracy and advising on IP law in corporate transactions. Further, he advises in the field of ecommerce.

Philip Schmitz studied law at the University of Hamburg. After completing his legal clerkship at international law firms, a competition chamber of the Hamburg Regional Court and the Chamber of Foreign Trade in Hong Kong, he worked as a lawyer for Baker & McKenzie from 2015. He joined Lubberger Lehment in 2018. In 2022, he was appointed Associated Partner and became an equity partner in 2023.


Since 2023
Partner of Lubberger Lehment
Associated Partner of Lubberger Lehment
Senior Associate in the firm Lubberger Lehment
Associate in the firm Lubberger Lehment
Associate at Baker & McKenzie in Munich
Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, with focus on intellectual property law
Research assistant at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Hamburg
Study of law at Universität Hamburg


  • GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
  • INTA: Legislation and Regulation Committee


  • Nachweis rechtserhaltender Benutzung im Widerspruchsverfahren,
    BPatG, 2. Juli 2018, 25 W (pat) 513/16, GRUR-Prax 2018, 432
  • Eintragungshindernis “wertbestimmende Form” erfasst nicht Schuhsohlenfarbe, EuGH, 12. Juni 2018, C-163/16 –
    Louboutin/Van Haren, GRUR-Prax 2018, 301
  • Zur Einordnung von Autofelgen als Bauelemente nach der “Reparaturklausel” in der GGV
    Urteilsanmerkung zu EuGH, Urt. vom 20.12.2017 –
    C-397/16 und C-435/16 GRUR 2018, 290 ff. (zusammen mit J. Druschel und P. Engert)
  • No tea for two? European Court of Justice confirms the essential function of an EU collective mark is not to distinguish goods according to geographical origin
    Urteilsanmerkung zu EuGH, Urt. v. 20.09.2017 – C-673/15 bis C-676/15
    EIPR 2018, 199 ff. (zusammen mit B. Clark und A. Zalewska)