BRANDI lawyers.

Dr. Daniel Wittig

Data Protection Officer (TÜV®) in acc. with GDPR and BDSG
Certified Specialized Attorney in information technology law (IT-Recht)

Location Paderborn
T +49 5251 7735 - 0
F +49 5251 7735 - 99
Foreign language: English


About me

  • Born in 1989
  • Legal studies at the Universities of Münster and Oslo
  • First Exam ("1. Staatsexamen") in 2015
  • Legal clerkship ("Refrendariat") at the Paderborn District Court
  • Second (Bar) Exam ("2. Staatsexamen") in 2017
  • Admitted to the bar and joined the firm in 2017
  • Visiting lecturer at the Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe since 2018
  • Data protection officer (TÜV ®) acc. to GDPR and BDSG-new, since 2019
  • Doctor of Laws (Dr. jur.) at the Westfälische Wilhelmsuniversität-Münster, 2020


IP rights & competition law

Trade mark and designation law

  • Application of German trade marks, community trade marks and IR trade marks
  • Trade mark research, management and monitoring
  • 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
  • Trade mark and designation infringements (warning, preliminary injunction, action)
  • Rights to names, company signs, and titles of works

Design law

  • Design infringements (warning, preliminary injunction, action)
  • Design license agreements

Patent and utility model law

  • Cooperation with patent attorneys
  • R&D contracts

Know-how protection

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


  • Copyright infringements (warning, preliminary injunction, action)
  • Related property rights (in particular image rights, databases, sound recordings)

Commercial and distribution law

National distribution

  • Delivery agreements
  • Purchase agreements
  • Delivery framework agreements
  • Order framework agreements
  • General Terms of Purchase and Sale
  • Warranty regulations
  • Guarantee agreements
  • Quality assurance agreements
  • Inco terms
  • Product liability law
  • Agency agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements

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



  • Die produzentenrechtlichen Verkehrssicherungspflichten von Softwareproduzenten, Baden Baden 2021, zugl.: Münster, Univ., Diss., 2020


  • Deutscher Anwaltverein (DAV)
  • Arbeitskreis Wettbewerbs- und Markenrecht Westfalen-Lippe e.V.