Christoph Hoppe, LL.M.

Rechtsanwalt (German lawyer)
Fachanwalt (specialised lawyer) for IT law

  • Internet law and media law
  • IT law and EDP law
  • Trademark, domain and licence law
  • Copyright and competition law
  • Civil law, law of torts
  • Commercial and business law
  • Contract law, standard terms and conditions (AGB)
  • International and European law
  • Inheritance law

Languages: German, English, Spanish

 

Areas of focus

  • Consultancy services and representation in court and out of court in issues relating to internet and IT law; legal consultancy regarding the sale of goods and services via the internet.
  • Consultancy services and representation in court and out of court in issues relating to competition law, copyright law, trademark law and domain law.
  • Consultancy services and representation in court and out of court for companies in all questions relating to contract law, commercial law and other civil law and business law issues; compilation of contracts and standard terms and conditions (AGB).
  • Consultancy services and representation in court and out of court in issues relating to cross-border civil law and business law cases, in particular cross-border trade; representation at international arbitral tribunals and during proceedings of alternative dispute resolution.

Professional career

  • Studies at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, the Hochschule für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer, the Universität Hannover and the Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Law state exams in Düsseldorf and Koblenz
  • Optional training stage with the German Consulate General in Toronto
  • 1998 to 2000: lecturer with the Bundesaufsichtsamt für den Wertpapierhandel (German supervisory office for trade in securities) in Frankfurt a.M.
  • Graduation as a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in the area of legal informatics under the European Legal Informatics Study Programme (EULISP)
  • Since 2001, partner at the law firm Kreuzkamp & Partner
  • Since 2008, Fachanwalt (specialised lawyer) for IT law

Legal representation

  • All German Amtsgerichte (local courts), Landgerichte (regional courts) and Oberlandesgerichte (higher regional courts)
  • Bundespatentgericht (federal patent court), Bundesgerichtshof (federal court of justice) in proceedings where the Bundespatentgericht acted as the previous instance, Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (German trademark and patent office (Munich)
  • European trademark and designs office (Alicante), World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO, Geneva, responsible for international registrations of property rights), international arbitral tribunals

Memberships

  • Working group "information technology" within the Deutscher Anwaltsverein (association of German lawyers)
  • Deutscher Anwaltsverein
  • Düsseldorfer Anwaltverein
  • EULISP-Alumni Deutschland e.V. (EAD)