Mathis Breuer


Mathis Breuer has been working as an attorney since 2013. He advises and represents national and international clients in various fields of intellectual property law, in particular in the areas of trademarks, unfair competition, design and copyright. Mathis has significant litigation experience for clients from various sectors, such as consumer goods and electronics, cosmetics, life science and telecommunication.

He publishes regularly on different subjects of intellectual property law.

Mathis studied law at the University of Düsseldorf where he began specializing in intellectual property law.

Following his studies, he continued his specialization working for an international law firm with a strong focus on intellectual property law.

During his legal clerkship he worked inter alia for a specialist district court division for intellectual property matters, a leading international law firm and the operating subsidiary of a large sports federation.

After having completed his second State Exam, Mathis intensified his knowledge of intellectual property law working for another leading international law firm.

Mathis’ regular work for major Korean clients has lead to a particular focus on this jurisdiction, bringing him to join a renowned IP law firm in Seoul for a secondment in summer 2019.

    • Comprehensive counseling and representation of a global market leader in consumer electronics in trademark and unfair competition matters
    • Representation of the world market leader for cosmetics, including the representation in an extensive multinational trademark dispute
    • Counseling and representation of a global pharmaceutical originator company on matters relating to the advertising of drugs, unfair competition and trademarks, particularly in an extensive multinational dispute with regards to single colour trademark infringement claims
    • Representation of one of the world´s leading automobile manufacturers in an international trademark dispute concerning a model designation
    • Comprehensive counseling and representation of a major German pharmaceutical and cosmetics company in all matters of unfair competition, pharmaceutical advertising and cosmetics law
    • Counseling and representation of a major German confectionary company in trademark and unfair competition matters
    • JDWA (Association of Young Business Lawyers in Düsseldorf) – Founding Member of the Board
    • International Trademark Association (INTA)
    • Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)
    • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
    • Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP)
    • Licensing Executives Society Germany (LES)
    • Breuer (2020), Anm. zu VG Frankfurt a.M.: Restaurant als Lebensmittelunternehmen im Sinne des § 40 Ia LFG, Beschluss vom 4.9.2020 – 5 L 2067/20.F, BeckRS 2020, 22578, GRUR-Prax 2020, 498
    • Breuer (2020), Anm. zu VGH Mannheim: Prüfung der Unionsrechts- und Verfassungsmäßigkeit entscheidungserheblicher Norm kann im Eilverfahren geboten sein, Beschluss von 12.02.2020 – 9 S 2637/19 (VG Stuttgart), BeckRS 2020, 2902, GRUR-Prax 2020, 197
    • Breuer (2019), Anm. zu EuG: Warenvergleich nach Einschränkung des Verzeichnisses und Benutzungseinrede im Widerspruchsverfahren, Urteil vom 19.3.2019 – T-133/18, BeckRS 2019, 3633, GRUR-Prax 2019, 207
    • Breuer (2019), Anm. zu LG Düsseldorf: Mustervergleich zwischen Oberflächenstrukturen von Fußballschuhen, Urteil vom 22.2.2018 – 14c O 50/17, BeckRS 2018, 31998, GRUR-Prax 2019, S. 62
    • Breuer (2018), Anm. zu EuG: Zeichenvergleich mit Marke, die denselben Begriff in zwei ähnlichen Schreibweisen schützt, Urteil vom 26.6.2018 – T-556/17, BeckRS 2018, 13075 – STAROPILSEN; STAROPLZEN/STAROPRAMEN, GRUR-Prax 2018, S. 399
    • Schmitz/Breuer (2017), Chapter Germany in “The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Copyright 2018, 4th Edition”
    • Breuer (2017), Anm. zu BPatG: „McDonald’s” und „” sind verwechslungsfähig, Beschluss vom 31.5.2017 – 28 W (pat) 508/15, BeckRS 2017, 122184, GRUR-Prax 2017, S. 463
    • Breuer (2017), Anm. zu EuG: Antrag „die Eintragung der Marke anzuordnen”, ist unzulässig, Beschluss vom 17.5.2017 – T-164/16, BeckRS 2017, 111864 – THE TRAVEL EPISODES, GRUR-Prax 2017, S. 302
    • Schmitz/Breuer (2016), Chapter Germany in “The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Copyright 2017, 3rd Edition”
    • Breuer (2016), Anm. zu BPatG: Fehlende Unterscheidungskraft der Wort-/Bildmarke „Unser Brot”, Beschluss vom 19.7.2016 – 24 W (pat) 516/16, BeckRS 2016, 14774, GRUR-Prax 2016, S. 439
    • Schmitz/Breuer (2015), Chapter Germany in “The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Copyright 2016, 2nd Edition”
    • Hahn/Breuer (2015), Anm. zu LG Düsseldorf: Ausstellen auf internationaler Leitmesse im Inland, Urteil vom 28.1.2015 – 2a O 250/14, BeckRS 2015, 05511, GRUR-Prax 2015, S. 187
    • Managing Intellectual Property – IP Stars (Trade Mark, Germany):
      Rising Star 2020
      Rising Star 2019
      Rising Star 2018


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