Hamburger Allee 4
60486 Frankfurt am Main

+49-69 97 98 85 354


Dr. Thomas C. Körber

  • Admitted to the German bar in 2004, joined Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein in 2014
  • Specialist lawyer for commercial legal protection with a focus on trademark and competition law, sports, chemistry, food, cosmetics, and medical law. Seminar leader at the GRUR for trademark, competition and sports law, Lecturer on industrial property protection law at various universities of applied sciences and arbitrator at the German Sports Arbitration Court of the DIS. Frequent speaker and author in leading expert magazines. Advice and litigation, frequently in complex, international and summary proceedings – for large- and medium-sized companies with special focus on the sports, chemistry, food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, real estate, media and textile industries. Representation before German and European courts and agencies including trademark, design, and patent offices, the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety and at regulatory authorities.
  • Professional experience: wide-range experience focussing on trademark, design, and competition law, sports, chemistry, food, cosmetics, and medical law at Klinkert PartGmbB law firm (2010–2014), Kaye Scholer LLP (2008–2010), and Mayer Brown LLP (2004–2008)
  • Legal clerkship in Frankfurt/Main, Speyer, Barcelona, London (2001–2003)
  • Studied at Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/Main
  • Specialist lawyer for the protection of industrial property rights (since 2010)

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  • Memberships: Scientific Society of Food Law Association, German Association for Commercial Legal Protection and Property Law, German-Spanish Bar Association, International Sports Lawyers Association
  • Lecturer on sports law at GRUR (legal exploitation of sports rights); arbitrator at the German Sports Arbitration Court of the DIS; Lecturer on sports law at Wesfälische Wilhelms University Münster; speaker at the European Handball Manager , Deutsche Sporthochschule; Lecturer on Strategic Management (MBA) at Leuphana University, Lüneburg, in the field of Corporate Law and Intellectual Property; Lecturer on European Competition Law, and European Commercial Law at Fresenius University of Applied Sciences; Coach of „Best Excellence“ (Founding initiative of newspaper ”Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung”) to support company start ups
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish
  • Awards:
    • JUVE: Dr. Thomas Körber (“fast, good, dedicated, competitor; IP”)
    • Chambers Europe 2012: Intellectual Property Germany “Up-and-coming individuals”
    • Chambers Europe 2012: Intellectual Property Germany “Thomas Körber is praised as “a very committed and creative lawyer with profound knowledge of IP law and good business sense.”
  • Credentials:
    • DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH, Bundesliga International GmbH – extrajudicial and judicial proceedings against German and international games retailers, companies producing merchandising articles, and domain owners for passing-off and unfair competition and freedom of expression disputes
    • Drafting of agreements for professional licensed football players with the German premier and second league and their clubs to transfer marketing rights
    • National and international marketing and exploitation of graphics identifications
    • Werner & Merz Group (owner of inter alia the popular trademarks FROSCH and Erdal Rex) in respect of industrial and private use
    • Erdal Rex GmbH, tana-Chemie GmbH, BNS Bergal, Nico & Soltaire Vertriebs GmbH – obtaining numerous landmark court decisions regarding CLP as well as the REACH Regulation on competition law matters as well as environmentally related advertising issues and the product labelling of detergents and other chemical products and materials
    • Representation of a leading sports goods manufacturer before the European Court of Justice, obtaining several German and European court decision including a landmark decision on the scope of protection of one-letter trademarks
    • Representation of globally leading beverage producers before the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, obtaining several rulings of general application on the permission to distribute the products in Germany)



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Hamburger Allee 4
60486 Frankfurt am Main
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80331 Munich
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22767 Hamburg
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10707 Berlin
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