Rebecca Ganz, Rebecca Vakilzadeh

Rebecca Vakilzadeh

  • Lawyer
  • Specialist Lawyer for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights


Office Hannover
T +49 511 899379 - 41
F +49 511 899379 - 77
E rebecca.vakilzadeh(at)
Languages: English, German

About me


  • Born in 1988
  • Studied law with additional training in business and economics at the University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • First state bar exam in 2013
  • Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Bamberg, Germany
  • Additional training as business mediator (MuCDR)
  • Second state bar exam in 2015
  • Attorney with law firm Schindhelm Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH in Osnabrück, Germany, in the area of IP/IT 2016 - 2017
  • Joined the firm in 2017
  • Specialist Lawyer for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 2020



Intellectual Property Rights, IT law

Competition law

  • Violations against competition regulations (warning, preliminary injunction, action)
  • Assessment of advertising material, web pages, online shops, advertising campaigns, contests, General Terms and Conditions etc. with regard to compliance with competition law
  • Price information
  • Labeling obligations
  • Law on the advertising of medicinal products
  • Protection against imitation
  • Competition in the public sector

Trade mark and designation law

  • Application of German trade marks, community trade marks and IR trade marks
  • Trade mark research, management and monitoring
  • Consulting on trade mark strategies
  • Contract design (trade mark license and transfer agreements, delimitation agreements)
  • Conduction of opposition and cancellation proceedings before authorities, the German Federal Patent Office and the General Court
  • Border seizure processes
  • Trade mark and designation infringements (warning, preliminary injunction, action)
  • Trade mark infringements abroad
  • Name rights, company names, title protection

Design law

  • Application of German and EU designs (formerly known as design patents)
  • Design infringements (warning, preliminary injunction, action)
  • Design license agreements

Patent and utility model law

  • Patent and utility model infringements (warning, preliminary injunction, action)
  • Cooperation with patent attorneys
  • Employee invention law
  • R&D contracts
  • Technology transfer agreement
  • Patent license agreements

Know-how protection

  • Non-disclosure agreements (NDA)
  • Know-how protection agreements


  • Copyright infringements (warning, preliminary injunction, action)
  • Contract design (copyright license agreements, music publisher agreements, orders for compositions, artist contracts, band take-over agreements, concert agreements etc.)
  • Related property rights (in particular image rights, databases, sound recordings)

IT law

  • Software agreements (purchase, lease, ASP, SaaS, software maintenance)
  • Application Service Providing (ASP)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Support for IT projects
  • Outsourcing
  • Domain rights
  • E-Commerce (online store design)
  • Internet liability
  • Media law

Data protection law

  • Design of data usage and data protection agreements (commissioned data processing, data protection statements, works agreements)


  • Verein clubfreier Golfspieler im DGV e.V.
  • RW Alumni (Recht und Wirtschaft in Bayreuth e.V.)