Dr. Philipp Wehler

Partner

Dr. Philipp Wehler

Partner

Dr. Philipp Wehler

Dr. Philipp Wehler advises our clients from all business segments, in particular industrial firms, retail and professional services firms in trademark and unfair competition law, litigation and arbitration, licensing and other commercial agreements and sports law. His practice focuses on strategic advice regarding marketing and distribution concepts as well as product and trademark clearance. He advises and represents companies both in court and out-of-court, in particular with regard to defending and enforcing trademark and other intellectual property rights. In addition, Dr Wehler advises his clients relating to commercial disputes, in particular product liability cases, and represents them in court proceedings. Among his clients are small and medium enterprises as well as large corporations, industry associations and professional athletes.

  • Intellectual Property (IP) and Copyright Law
  • Competition/Antitrust Law
  • Sports Law
  • Product Liability Law
  • Distribution Law
  • Trademark clearances
  • Drafting license and other commercial agreements
  • Advising / representing clients in product liability cases
  • M&A deals, in particular regarding IP and commercial aspects
  • Compliance and Internal Investigations
  • Advising Krüger Group on an asset deal, purchasing the trademarks ‚Maximuscle‘ and ‚Maxinutrition‘ from GlaxoSmithKline
  • Advising a leading retail company and clients from industry and retail in relation to launching new products, in particular conducting trademark clearance and marketing campaign assessments
  • Advising a leading sports agency in trademark and unfair competition matters
  • Advising and representing a leading industrial company regarding product liability claims from consumers
  • Advising a system catering company on franchise and licensing agreements for Asia
  • Advising top tier professional football players on the global exploitation of their image rights
  • Providing IP advice to Ströer during the acquisition of t-online.de and Interactive Media
  • Providing IP advice to United Internet/Warburg Pincus during the acquisition of  Strato
  • Providing IP advice to REWE Group during the acquisition of Coop
  • Undergraduate legal studies in Passau and Bonn
  • Dissertation (Dr. jur.) in Copyright Law in Cologne, at Max-Planck-Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich and the University of Cambridge (UK)
  • Teaching assistant at University of Cologne in IP Law
  • Junior and Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Cologne, Duesseldorf and Munich
  • Client secondment at a leading retail company
  • Business Certificate at Columbia School of Business/Emeritus Institute of Management
  • „Qualität wird sich durchsetzen“, Interview im “kicker” Ausgabe vom 7. Januar 2021, S. 27
  • „Take back control im Strafraum“, Interview mit “ZEIT Online”, online seit 16.02.2021
  • Anmerkungen zum Urteil des BGH vom 28.3.2019 zur Pflicht der Angabe der Füllmenge nach Gewicht bei in Kaffeekapseln angebotenem Kaffeepulver, Zeitschrift für Vertriebsrecht 3/2019, zusammen mit Dr. Martin Fröhlich
  • „Datenschutz-Compliance im Sport“, Football Business Ausgabe 15 / Juni 2019, verfügbar zum kostenlosen Download unter https://lnkd.in/dgJzHeB
  • Gewinnspiele als Mittel der Absatzförderung, GWR 2016, 433, zusammen mit Dr. Martin Fröhlich
  • Gibt es nur einen «FC»? Anmerkungen zum Urteil des Landgerichts Köln vom 9. August 2016; 33 O 250/15, Causa Sport 2016, 354, zusammen mit Dr. Martin Fröhlich
  • “eSports and Antitrust Law” in der Zeitschrift “Football & eSports – Special Issue of the Fussball Business Magazine”
  • “Often recommended: Dr. Philipp Wehler (“only good experiences, excellent cooperation”; “excellent lawyer, pragmatic advisor”, client; “highly qualified & committed”, competitor; IP/Compliance).”
    Juve Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021
  • “Often recommended: Dr. Philipp Wehler (“good negotiator”, competitor; “pragmatic, excellent service, top expert in competition law”, client; IP/Compliance)”
    Juve Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020
  • “recommended Philipp Wehler, formerly at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, strengthens the IP practice”
    Legal 500 Germany 2018
  • Corporate lawyers recommend Dr. Philipp Wehler in intellectual property law.
    Kanzleimonitor 2020/2021
  • Corporate lawyers recommend Dr. Philipp Wehler in intellectual property law.
    Kanzleimonitor 2019/2020
  • Dr. Philipp Wehler is listed as Best Lawyer of Germany for Intellectual Property Law (for 2021).
    Best Lawyers / Handelsblatt (The Best Lawyers Germany)
  • Intellectual Property (IP) and Copyright Law
  • Competition/Antitrust Law
  • Sports Law
  • Product Liability Law
  • Distribution Law
  • Trademark clearances
  • Drafting license and other commercial agreements
  • Advising / representing clients in product liability cases
  • M&A deals, in particular regarding IP and commercial aspects
  • Compliance and Internal Investigations
  • Advising Krüger Group on an asset deal, purchasing the trademarks ‚Maximuscle‘ and ‚Maxinutrition‘ from GlaxoSmithKline
  • Advising a leading retail company and clients from industry and retail in relation to launching new products, in particular conducting trademark clearance and marketing campaign assessments
  • Advising a leading sports agency in trademark and unfair competition matters
  • Advising and representing a leading industrial company regarding product liability claims from consumers
  • Advising a system catering company on franchise and licensing agreements for Asia
  • Advising top tier professional football players on the global exploitation of their image rights
  • Providing IP advice to Ströer during the acquisition of t-online.de and Interactive Media
  • Providing IP advice to United Internet/Warburg Pincus during the acquisition of  Strato
  • Providing IP advice to REWE Group during the acquisition of Coop
  • Undergraduate legal studies in Passau and Bonn
  • Dissertation (Dr. jur.) in Copyright Law in Cologne, at Max-Planck-Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich and the University of Cambridge (UK)
  • Teaching assistant at University of Cologne in IP Law
  • Junior and Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Cologne, Duesseldorf and Munich
  • Client secondment at a leading retail company
  • Business Certificate at Columbia School of Business/Emeritus Institute of Management
  • „Qualität wird sich durchsetzen“, Interview im “kicker” Ausgabe vom 7. Januar 2021, S. 27
  • „Take back control im Strafraum“, Interview mit “ZEIT Online”, online seit 16.02.2021
  • Anmerkungen zum Urteil des BGH vom 28.3.2019 zur Pflicht der Angabe der Füllmenge nach Gewicht bei in Kaffeekapseln angebotenem Kaffeepulver, Zeitschrift für Vertriebsrecht 3/2019, zusammen mit Dr. Martin Fröhlich
  • „Datenschutz-Compliance im Sport“, Football Business Ausgabe 15 / Juni 2019, verfügbar zum kostenlosen Download unter https://lnkd.in/dgJzHeB
  • Gewinnspiele als Mittel der Absatzförderung, GWR 2016, 433, zusammen mit Dr. Martin Fröhlich
  • Gibt es nur einen «FC»? Anmerkungen zum Urteil des Landgerichts Köln vom 9. August 2016; 33 O 250/15, Causa Sport 2016, 354, zusammen mit Dr. Martin Fröhlich
  • “eSports and Antitrust Law” in der Zeitschrift “Football & eSports – Special Issue of the Fussball Business Magazine”
  • “Often recommended: Dr. Philipp Wehler (“only good experiences, excellent cooperation”; “excellent lawyer, pragmatic advisor”, client; “highly qualified & committed”, competitor; IP/Compliance).”
    Juve Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021
  • “Often recommended: Dr. Philipp Wehler (“good negotiator”, competitor; “pragmatic, excellent service, top expert in competition law”, client; IP/Compliance)”
    Juve Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020
  • “recommended Philipp Wehler, formerly at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, strengthens the IP practice”
    Legal 500 Germany 2018
  • Corporate lawyers recommend Dr. Philipp Wehler in intellectual property law.
    Kanzleimonitor 2020/2021
  • Corporate lawyers recommend Dr. Philipp Wehler in intellectual property law.
    Kanzleimonitor 2019/2020
  • Dr. Philipp Wehler is listed as Best Lawyer of Germany for Intellectual Property Law (for 2021).
    Best Lawyers / Handelsblatt (The Best Lawyers Germany)