BRANDI lawyers.

Dr. Hans-Jürgen Buchmüller


Location Gütersloh
T +49 5241 5358 - 0
F +49 5241 5358 - 40
Foreign language: English


About me

  • Born in 1958
  • Legal studies at the University of Münster
  • First Exam ("1. Staatsexamen") in 1984
  • Research associate at the Institute for Roman Law (Prof. Dr. Kupisch) at the University of Münster
  • Doctor of Laws (Dr. jur.) 1985
  • Second (Bar) Exam ("2. Staatsexamen") and bar admission in 1988
  • Joined the firm in 2002


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
  • 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)
  • Trademark infringements abroad
  • Rights to names, company signs, and titles of works

Design law

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

Know-how protection

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


  • Copyright infringements (warning, preliminary injunction, action)

Commercial and distribution law

National distribution

  • Agency agreements
  • Distributor contracts (including distribution cartel law)
  • Network marketing
  • Multi-level marketing

Proceedings and arbitration proceedings

  • Litigation in Germany and abroad
  • Enforcement of claims against foreign debtors
  • Proceedings for the preservation of evidence, in- and out-of-court

Tenancy law, real estate marketing and management

Brokerage law

  • Contract design
  • Assertion of and defense against claims for brokerage fees



  • Urheberrecht und Computersoftware. Zugleich ein Beitrag zum Werkbegriff der Werke der Wissenschaft und zur Stellung des Urhebers im Arbeitsrecht,
    Münster 1985


  • Deutscher Anwaltverein
  • Deutscher Juristentag
  • Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht
  • Arbeitskreis Wettbewerbs- und Markenrecht Westfalen-Lippe e.V.