BRANDI lawyers.

Dr. Laura Schulte

Lawyer

Location Bielefeld
T +49 521 96535 - 883
F +49 521 96535 - 113
E laura.schulte@brandi.net
Foreign language: English

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About me

  • Born in 1988
  • Legal studies at Bielefeld University
  • Specialized language studies in English law, 2011
  • First Exam ("1. Staatsexamen") in 2014
  • Research assistant at the Chair for Public Law, Political Science, and Constitutional History under Prof. Dr. Christoph Gusy, University of Bielefeld, 2014 - 2019
  • Research stay at the Queen Mary School of Law (London), 2015
  • Doctor of Laws (Dr. jur.) 2017
  • Legal clerkship ("Refrendariat") in Bielefeld and Bonn, including postings at the Federal Office for Information Security
  • Second (Bar) Exam ("2. Staatsexamen") in 2019
  • Joined the firm in 2020
  • Member of RiT – Institut des Rechts intelligenter Techniksysteme at the Bielefeld University since 2021
  • Visiting lecturer at the Bielefeld University since 2022

Competence

Compliance

  • IT compliance
  • IP compliance
  • Data protection compliance

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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

  • Technology transfer agreement

Know-how protection

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

Copyright

  • 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 & data protection

IT-Law

  • 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
  • Procurement of IT services

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

Publications

Monographs

  • Vom quantitativen zum qualitativen Datenschutz – Leitbildwandel im Datenschutzrecht, Berlin 2018 (Duncker & Humblot); zugl. Bielefeld, Univ., Diss., 2017

Contributions to books

  • §§ 1 (BSI), 2 (Begriffsbestimmungen), 3 (Aufgaben des Bundesamtes), 7 (Warnungen), 8a (Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik Kritischer Infrastrukturen), § 8b (Zentrale Stelle für die Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik Kritischer Infrastrukturen), § 8d (Anwendungsbereich), § 8f (Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik bei Unternehmen im besonderen öffentlichen Interesse), Art. 6 (Evaluierung), in: Ritter (Hrsg.), Die Weiterentwicklung des IT-Sicherheitsgesetzes – Kommentar zum IT-Sicherheitsgesetz 2.0, Frankfurt a.M. 2021
  • Marketingeinwilligungen in Online-Kontexten – Aktuelle Rechtsprechung und deren praktische Umsetzung, in: Taeger, Im Fokus der Rechtsentwicklung – Die Digitalisierung der Welt, Tagungsband Herbstakademie 2021, Edewecht 2021, S. 393 - 405 (mit Johanna Schmale)
  • Rechtlicher Rahmen der kooperativen Bestimmung von Schutzzielen und Schutzniveaus in den KRITIS Ernährung und Gesundheit, in: Jahrbuch der Öffentlichen Sicherheit 2020/2021, Baden-Baden 2021, S. 374 - 400 (mit Prof. Dr. Christoph Gusy)
  • Rechtliche Absicherung des Datentransfers - insbesondere internationaler Datenübermittlungen, in: Pachinger (Hrsg.), Datenschutz - Recht und Praxis, Wien 2019, S. 335 - 362 (mit Dr. Sebastian Meyer, LL.M.)
  • Datenschutz durch Transparenz im Kontext der DS-GVO, in: Dix / Kloepfer / Schoch u.a. (Hrsg.), Informationsfreiheit und Informationsrecht - Jahrbuch 2017, Berlin 2018, S. 1 - 16 (mit Prof. Dr. Christoph Gusy)
  • Polizeiliche und justizielle Zusammenarbeit, in: Weidenfeld / Wessel (Hrsg.), Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2016, Baden-Baden 2016, S. 275 - 280 (mit Prof. Dr. Christoph Gusy)
  • Polizeiliche und justizielle Zusammenarbeit, in: Weidenfeld / Wessel (Hrsg.), Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2015, Baden-Baden 2015, S. 215 - 220 (mit Prof. Dr. Christoph Gusy)
  • Polizeiliche und justizielle Zusammenarbeit, in: Weidenfeld / Wessel (Hrsg.), Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2014, Baden-Baden 2014, S. 229 - 234 (mit Prof. Dr. Christoph Gusy)

Essays

Case discussions

  • Kommentar zu BGH, Urt. vom 20.02.2020, I ZR 193/18 (Kundenbewertungssysteme auf Online-Handelsplattformen, in: jusIT2020, S. 143 - 145 (mit Dr. Sebastian Meyer)
  • Kommentar zu OLG Düsseldorf, Beschl. vom 19.01.2017, I-20 U 40/16 (zur datenschutzrechtlichen Haftung bei Verwendung des „Like-Buttons“ und der Verbandsklagebefugnis im Datenschutzrecht), in: K&R 2017, S. 198 - 199

Lectures

  • IT-Recht Aktuell – ein Rechtsprechungsüberblick“ in Hamm als Online-Seminar der Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamm am 9. Juni 2021 (gemeinsam mit Dr. Sebastian Meyer und Dr. Christoph Rempe)
  • Datenschutz im Unternehmen – Ausgangsbedingungen und rechtliche Herausforderungen“ in Bielefeld auf dem BRANDI-Datenschutzrechtstag am 7. Mai 2021
  • „Internationale Datentransfers“ auf der PinG-Jahrestagung in Berlin am 30. Januar 2019
  • „Datenschutz durch Transparenz im Kontext der DS-GVO“, auf der Konferenz "Privatheit und Informationsgesellschaft" in Koblenz am 27. Juni 2017
  • „Die Zukunft des allgemeinen Datenschutzrechts“, auf dem Workshop zur DS-GVO im Bielefelder Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung am 6. und 7. Februar 2017

Memberships

  • Deutscher Anwaltsverein (DAV)