Anselm Brandi-Dohrn heads the IP/IT desk of vonBoetticher’s Berlin office. He advises, in and out of court, businesses in IP and IT matters, notably in patent and trademark licensing negotiations, software distribution, outsourcing, technology transfer and in unfair competition.
Anselm has acquired a strong reputation for his expertise in IP and IT law and has published extensively in the area of intellectual property law, IT law and international commercial law, in German and in English. He represents numerous enterprises, which are world leaders in their area. Anselm has been awarded by Best Lawyers in 2016, 2018 and 2020 as “Lawyer of the Year” in Information Technology Law and is praised as “experienced, highly competent” by competitors (JUVE 2019/2020).
Anselm has chaired the German think tank for IT law German Association of Law and Informatics (DGRI e.V.) for several years and teaches IT law at the prestigious Hasso-Plattner-Institute for Software Systems Engineering (Potsdam University). He is Secretary General of IFCLA and member of the expert committee on intellectual property law of the Berlin bar.
Anselm received degrees in law at the Universities of Cologne, Germany (distinction, 1992), and Aix-en-Provence, France (distinction, 1990). He was admitted to the bar in 1995 and was appointed Specialized Intellectual Property Lawyer (in 2007) and Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) (in 2011) for his scientific and practical expertise.