Project Description

Dr. Oliver Stöckel

Dr. Oliver Stöckel

Certified Specialist for Intellectual Property Law
Partner in our Munich office

Widenmayerstraße 6
80538 München

T +49 / 89 / 22 33 11
F +49 / 89 / 21 21 59 59

ostoeckel@boetticher.com

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual property rights, particularly trademarks, patents, designs & copyrights
  • Competition law
  • License & distribution law
  • Litigation in these fields, including injunction proceedings
Expertise

The core of Oliver Stöckel’s expertise is intellectual property rights. Here he provides consulting and litigation representation services for both national and international clients. Particularly, he specializes in consultancy on conflicts of intellectual property rights, trademark office proceedings and in litigation involving infringement of trademarks, patents, designs and copyrights. In competition law, he provides consulting and legal representation for clients in all sorts of corporate disputes, being well versed in specific law like environmental and medical advertising law as well. Furthermore, Oliver Stöckel has extensive experience in preparing, reviewing, negotiating and implementing national as well as international license and distribution agreements, as he does in complex distribution structures and regulated industries such as healthcare and life sciences.

Qualifications

  • Legal studies at the Universities of Munich, Germany, and Manchester, UK
  • Doctoral thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition on the issue of strategies against trademark misuse
  • Admitted to the German bar in 2005
  • Certified Specialist for Intellectual Property Law
  • Lecturer at practical seminars on patents, trademarks and licenses in corporate transactions (sponsored by FORUM Institut für Management GmbH)
  • Lecturer for the Global IP Convention in India
Affiliations

Publications

Oliver Stöckel has (co-)authored articles in both national and international trade publications, including:

  • Co-author of “The Commercial Laws of Germany” in “Digest of Commercial Laws of the World”, Tinsley/Kinsella, West/Thomson Reuters, 2016;
  • Annotation on Federal Court of Justice decision (I ZR 23/14 – „Bounty”) of 21 October 2015 on the use of the design of a product as a trademark (“Markenmäßige Benutzung von Warenformmarken”) in German law journal Der IP-Rechts-Berater (IPRB), 2016, 30;
  • Annotation on European Court of Justice decision (C-147/14 – „Loutfi Management Propriété intellectuelle”) of 25 June 2015 on the relevance of non-European languages for the assessment of similarity of trademarks („Berücksichtigung außereuropäischer Sprachen bei der Prüfung der Zeichenähnlichkeit von Marken“), in German law journal Der IP-Rechts-Berater (IPRB), 2015, 272;
Publications, Cont'd
  • Annotation on Duesseldorf Higher Regional Court decision (I-15 U 92/14 – „Le Pliage“) of 11 December 2014 on the procedural irrelevance of consumer surveys as evidence in case of methodical flaws in the survey („Unbeachtlichkeit einer Verkehrsbefragung bei methodischen Mängeln“) in German law journal Der IP-Rechts-Berater (IPRB), 2015, 104;
  • Annotation on Federal Court of Justice decision (I ZR 107/10 – “H 15“) of 20 January 2014 on the non-protectability of trademarks acquired in bad faith („Bösgläubig erworbenen Marken fehlt stets von Anfang an der Schutz“), in German law journal Der IP-Rechts-Berater (IPRB), 2014, 105;
  • Annotation on Federal Court of Justice decision (I ZR 71/12 – „Aus Akten werden Fakten“) on the relevance of the perception of the public at the time of filing of a trademark application for the lack of distinctiveness (“Verkehrsverständnis zum Anmeldezeitpunkt für Fehlen jeglicher Unterscheidungskraft maßgeblich“), in German law journal Der IP-Rechts-Berater (IPRB), 2013, 272;
  • Co-author of “Chapter 15.04 – Trademarks” in “Business Transactions in Germany”, Campbell/Ruester, Newark, San Francisco, 2013;
  • Annotation on Cologne Higher Regional Court decision (Az. 6 U 209/12) of July 7, 2013 on design protection by competition law of the child highchair “Sit-Up” product series (“Wiederkehrende Merkmale einer Produktserie können wettbewerbliche Eigenart begründen”) in German law journal Der IP-Rechts-Berater (IPRB), 2013, 249;
  • Annotation on German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) decision (Az. I ZR 178/10) of February 9, 2012 on product information duties in case of missing product characteristics which are generally common (“Hinweispflicht bei Fehlen allgemein üblicher Eigenschaften”) in German law journal Der IP-Rechts-Berater (IPRB), 2012, 220;
  • Co-author of article on the in rem character of certain licenses (“Der dingliche Charakter von Lizenzen”) in German law journal Computer und Recht (CR), 2011, 553;
  • Annotation on German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) decision (Az. I ZR 42/07) of April 30, 2009 on use of the German stock market index “DAX” as reference for financial derivatives without a license (“Bezugnahme auf den Aktienindex “DAX” in Finanzderivaten zulässig”) in German law journal Der IP-Rechts-Berater (IPRB), 2010, 29.
  • Discussion of strategies against trademark misuse (“Strategien gegen Markenmissbrauch”), doctoral thesis, Cologne, 2007;
  • Annotation on decision by European Court of First Instance (CFI) on the “Bridge/Bainbridge” case (“Strengere Anforderungen an eine rechtserhaltende Markenbenutzung oder (nur) eine umfassende Absage an den Schutz von Defensivmarken?”) in European Law Reporter, 2006, 257;
  • Co-author of “The German Corporate Governance Code: Recent Developments”, German Tax & Business Law Newsletter, Vol. 58, 2004;
  • Author of “New Laws on Directors’ Liability for Shareholder Losses in Germany”, German Tax & Business Law Newsletter, Vol. 60, 2004.
Languages

German, English, French