Dr Jens Matthes heads Allen & Overy’s German team for brands, trademarks, company names, copyright, design, advertising and unfair competition law, trade secrets and commercial IP. Jens regularly litigates with an emphasis on interlocutory injunctive relief. He is a renowned specialist in these areas, as well as in transactional and commercial IP, including licensing, research and development, and monetising IP and data. Jens’s huge experience in managing and negotiating complex contracts and business projects on the one hand, and in litigating in court, very often cross-border, on the other hand, allows him to identify those aspects in a negotiation or in a dispute that really do matter to a client’s business. Correspondingly, Jens is particularly praised for his pragmatic and efficient approach, his responsiveness and his plain language and good communication skills. He is an expert in the field of IP and an experienced litigator in disputes concerning protective rights, advertising law, commercial contracts and trade secrets.

During his career, Jens has constantly been recommended as a leading adviser in his areas of expertise by all leading IP ranking publications. He is an active member of the International Trademark Association, MARQUES and the Licensing Executives Society, and he regularly publishes and speaks on topics in his field of expertise.