Sebastian Fischoeder

Sebastian Fischoeder, LL.M.

Senior Counsel Germany


Sebastian is an experienced brand attorney with a particular focus on litigation concerning colour and other non-traditional trademarks

Sebastian is a senior counsel in our Trademarks and Designs Practice Group, based in Düsseldorf.

As an experienced and dedicated brand lawyer, Sebastian deals with all aspects of non-technical German and European intellectual property law, copyright law, unfair competition and licensing. His work focuses on trade mark, design and unfair competition advice and litigation. He represents national and international brand owners in a multitude of disputes concerning non-traditional trademarks, including high profile litigation on colour per se trademarks.

As Vice Chair of its Designs Team, Sebastian is an active member of MARQUES. He also is a member of the German Association for Commercial Property Rights and Copyright Law (GRUR) and of the German-Irish Lawyers’ Association.

Sebastian is a regular speaker at seminars on trademarks and designs. He also publishes articles on the consequences of bad faith warning letters in unfair competition and copyright law, comment on BGH judgment of 31.05.2012, I ZR 106/10 – Ferienluxuswohnung, K&R 2013, 194-196 and Non-distinctive use of trademarks – Rights of the proprietor, GRUR 2004, 185-191). Sebastian wrote the chapters on design law in Handbuch Markenrecht und Designschutz (in German), Stöckel(editor), for both the 2nd  edition in 2006 and the 3rd edition in 2013. 

Sebastian joined our Düsseldorf office in 2002. He completed his studies with a focus on intellectual property and European competition law at Trinity College, Dublin (LL.M.). 

Sebastian is a board member of two charitable organisations, Förderung Krebsforschung NRW e.V. and KrebsStiftung NRW.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. the “extremely knowledgeable” Fischoeder is an “excellent lawyer” who effectively pursues highly complex lines of arguments

    WTR 1000 2019
  2. "rising star to watch for soft IP"
    "singled out for his expertise in non-conventional trade marks"
    “Rising Star Germany 2018 Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS”

    Managing Intellectual Property 2018
  3. "The “extremely knowledgeable” Sebastian Fischoeder has become a beacon for brand owners wanting to secure their non-traditional marks: “he steers clients safely through highly complex disputes.”

    WTR 1000 2018