Harald von Herget
Specialist attorney for intellectual
property rights (Germany)
Arbitrator for domain name disputes under UDRP and ADR.eu
Not admitted to the bar in Switzerland
I have been a lawyer since 1995 and worked for the prestigious Munich business law firm Bub & Partner in my first year of practice. Since then, residential property law has been one of my professional fields. In 1997 I moved to TLG Treuhand Liegenschaftsgesellschaft mbH in Potsdam. Property law as well as contract management became my profession. Due to the internet boom, the demand for my legal services in domain name law increased. The latter developed into my special field and led to my specialisation in intellectual property law. I studied law at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and obtained a doctorate in law at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. I successfully passed both my state examinations in Munich. I gained theory and practice in teaching by teaching students of communication sciences and business start-ups as well as in the training of legal trainees. I continued my education in marketing management, certified (2013) and project management. Finally, I continuously train as a specialist lawyer in intellectual property law. I publish regularly and refer to selected publications. I am a member of the panel of the Czech Arbitration Court for UDRP and ADR.eu in Prague, the GRUR German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright, Bonn, the INTA International Trademark Association, New York, the Anwälte für Aufklärung e.V., Berlin and the German-Swiss Lawyers Association, Bonn. Furthermore, I am honorary chairman of the Hausner Foundation, Munich.
- Trademark law
German and international trademark law. Trademark applications, trademark renewals, trademark portfolio management; name finding and branding; trademark similarity searches, trademark protection, oppositions, nullity actions and infringement proceedings; anti-piracy, including border seizure.
- Design law
Protection of innovations, designs and models; national and international
- Domain name law
Arbitrator for domain disputes under UDRP e.g. for the TLD .com and ADR.eu for the TLD .eu at the Czech Arbitration Court in Prague. Domain lease agreements, representation in domain infringement proceedings.
Industrial rights and contract management of the entrepreneurial client; collision monitoring of industrial property rights and trademarks; ADVOCATING® Trademark; ADVOCATING® Audio (Title); ADVOCATING® General Terms and Conditions and Contracts.
- Copyright law
Rights of authors and publishers, rights of use of the general public and legal restrictions; artistic copyright; copyright contract law; copyright and licences; damages according to licence analogy.
- Contract law
General terms and conditions (GTC), service contracts; non-disclosure agreements; purchase agreements; know-how transfer agreements; licence and franchise agreements; contract law for digital content and services; distribution agreements. Legal drafting and review of contracts and terms and conditions.
- Media law
Right of expression, also on digital platforms; press and broadcasting law; right to one's own image.
- Author of the reference book "Rundfunk&Grundgesetz - Die Auswirkungen der Digitalisierung elektronischen Massenmedien auf den Rundfunkbegriff und die Folgen für die Rundfunkhoheit und Rundfunkordnung in Deutschland und Europa" (Dissertation) published by HERGET Verlag 2005 - ISBN 978-3-9810192-0-9
- Article: "The right to file an application in competition law after the 1994 amendment to the UWG" in: WiB 2/1996, pp. 59 - 66
- Essay: "Legal forms and contents of contracts in the online sector" in: DStR 33/1996, pp. 1288 - 1294
- Essay: "From Bohemia to Today - Czech Foundation System", DIE STIFTUNG, February 2013
Regular publications in online magazines such as anwalt.de, Domain-Recht Newsletter and in magazines (IHK, Wirtschaftswoche, Epoch Times, etc.) on current legal developments
German | mother tongue
English | excellent knowledge
French | basic knowledge