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Dr. Christoph Rempe

Certified Specialized Attorney in Information Technology (IT) Law

Location Bielefeld
T +49 521 96535 - 875
F +49 521 96535 - 113
Foreign language: English


About me

  • Born in 1984
  • Legal studies at the University of Münster
  • First Exam ("1. Staatsexamen") in 2008
  • Research associate at the Institute for Information, Telecommunication and Media Law, IP Research Center (Prof. Dr. Hoeren) at the University of Münster
  • Legal clerkship ("Refrendariat") at the Bielefeld District Court with stages, inter alia, at the Chamber for Copyright, the Federal Cartel Office and the company Miele
  • Doctor of Laws (Dr. jur.) 2011
  • Second (Bar) Exam ("2. Staatsexamen") in 2013 and with the firm since then
  • Certified Specialized Attorney in IT Law since 2016
  • Visiting lecturer at Bielefeld University's Faculty of Law since the 2016/2017 winter semester
  • Lecturer at the Deutsches Anwaltsinstitut e.V. (DAI)


IP rights & competition law

Competition law

  • Violations against competition regulations (warning, pre-liminary 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

Trade mark and designation law

  • Application of German trade marks, community trade marks and IR trade marks
  • Contract design (trade mark license and transfer agreements, delimitation agreements)
  • Trade mark and designation infringements (warning, preliminary injunction, action)

Patent and utility model law

  • R&D contracts

Know-how protection

  • Non-disclosure agreements (NDA)


  • 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)
  • Publishing

Freedom of press and speech

Cartel law

  • Application of intended mergers (merger control)
  • Representation in preliminary proceedings before cartel authorities
  • Civil antitrust law (compensation for damages, abuse of dominant market position, obstruction of competitors)
  • Distribution cartel law (supply provisions, exclusivity agreements, non-competition clauses)
  • Contract design

IT & data protection


  • Preparation, design and monitoring of IT projects
  • Creation of software, especially agile software development as well as traditional software development ("waterfall model") including preparation (letter of intent, memorandum of understanding)
  • Use of software and hardware on a temporary basis, in particular cloud computing (CC), application service providing (ASP), software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS)
  • License agreements
  • Software maintenance, hardware maintenance and other support services
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Software and hardware distribution: drafting and negotiation of general terms and conditions and framework agreements and distribution agreements
  • Tendering of IT services, EVB-IT (supplementary terms for the procurement of IT services)
  • Assertion and defense of claims in and out of court, e.g. in the event of software defects, licence infringements and liability issues (claims for damages)
  • Reversal of failed software projects
  • Defence against negative ratings and representations on the Internet, including enforcement by means of a preliminary injunction
  • E-Commerce (designing of online shops, both B2B and B2C)
  • App agreements, in particular drafting of terms of use
  • Law governing online platforms including social media (drafting of terms of use, defence against claims, etc.)
  • Law governing search engines (Google, Bing, Yandex, etc.)
  • Online marketing including SEO
  • Competition and liability law on the Internet

Data protection law

  • Assumption of the function of data protection officer
  • Data protection inventories & status reports
  • Advice on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz; BDSG) and other data protection laws
  • Data protection compliance
  • Preparation of custom data protection concepts
  • Data protection documentation and record of processing activities
  • Drafting and review of agreements on order processing
  • Pre-checking, testing, evaluation and privacy-related documentation of IT systems such as video surveillance
  • Data protection for websites and online shopts
  • Privacy statements and data protection in e-commerce
  • Advice on data protection risk management
  • Realization of data protection training and workshops
  • Advice on technical and organizational measures
  • Data protection in international dealings, international data transfer
  • Drafting of data protection and privacy provisions in works agreements
  • Communication with data protection supervisory authorities
  • Support with certification and audits
  • Advice on the avoidance of data breaches, hacking, phishing



  • Rückruf und Entfernung – Neue Ansprüche im gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht, zugl. Univ. Münster, Diss., Hamburg 2012Rezension: Heim, Sebastian, in: UFITA. Archiv für Urheber- und Medienrecht, 2013/II, S. 611

Contributions to books

  • Marktmachtmissbrauch durch Datenschutzverstöße, in: Taeger (Hrsg.), Smart World - Smart Law, Weltweite Netze mit regionaler Regulierung, Edewecht 2016, S. 187-198.
  • Smart Products in Haftung und Regress, in: Taeger (Hrsg.), Internet der Dinge – Digitalisierung von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, Edewecht 2015, S. 819-831
  • Onlineshops aus Sicht der Hersteller - Vom Vertriebsverbot bis zum Onlineshop as a Service, in: Taeger (Hrsg.), Big Data & Co - Neue Herausforderungen für das Informationsrecht, Edewecht 2014, S.625-636


Case discussions

  • Weiterverwendung einer Datenbank durch Metasuchmaschine,
    EuGH, Urt. v. 03.06.2021 – C-762/19, IWRZ 2021, S. 219.
  • Voraussetzungen des Zugriffs von Behörden auf Daten aus Vorratsdatenspeicherung,
    EuGH, Urt. v. 02.03.2021 – C-746/18, IWRZ 2021, S. 178
  • Beschränkungen des Online-Vertriebs,
    Kommentar zu BGH, B. v. 12.12.2017 – KVZ 41/17, K&R 2018, S. 181
  • OLG Hamburg, B. v. 13.5.2013, 5 W 41/13, MMR 2013, S. 534
  • BGH, B. v. 22.04.2010, Xa ZB 20/08 – Dynamische Dokumentengenerierung,
    MMR 2010, S. 552


  • Europäische Richtertagung zum Markenrecht, GRUR 2010, S. 986
  • Gruppe 38 – Symposium zum Marken- und Warenzeichenrecht, GRUR 2009, S. 831
  • J!Cast-Interview Kommerzielles WLAN Sharing vom 14.07.2009



  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik e.V. (DGRI)
  • Arbeitskreis Wettbewerbs- und Markenrecht Westfalen-Lippe e.V.
  • Verein zur Förderung der zivilrechtlichen Abteilung des ITM e. V.
  • Deutscher Anwaltverein (DAV)
  • Forum Junge Anwaltschaft (FJA)