BRANDI lawyers.

Frank Schembecker

Certified Specialized Attorney in Intellectual Property Law

Location Detmold
T +49 5231 9857 - 0
F +49 5231 9857 - 50
Foreign language: English


About me

  • Born in 1965
  • Legal studies at the Universities of Münster and Bonn
  • First Exam ("1. Staatsexamen") in 1991
  • Legal clerkship ("Refrendariat") at the Dortmund District Court and the Hamm Higher District Court
  • Second (Bar) Exam ("2. Staatsexamen") and bar admission in 1994
  • Lawyer with the law firm of Oppenhoff & Rädler, Cologne, 1994 - 1997
  • With our firm since 1997


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

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)

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
  • Agency agreements
  • Distributor contracts (including distribution cartel law)
  • Non-disclosure agreements

Proceedings and arbitration proceedings

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

Private construction law and regulations for architects

Private construction law

  • Project-based legal consulting
  • Contract design and review (standard price agreements, lump sum price agreements, GMP models, general contractor agreements, general take-over agreements, developer agreements)
  • Review and handling of additions
  • Preparation of letter templates in accordance with the VOB (German Construction Contract Procedures)
  • Enforcement of wage claims
  • Enforcement of/defense against warranty claims
  • Risk estimates and assessments including recommended actions
  • Support during extra-judicial disputes and negotiations
  • Conduction of proceedings

Regulations for architects and engineers

  • Contract design and review (architect contracts, engineer contracts, general planning contracts, project control agreements)
  • Clarification of the scope of services owed by the architect or engineer
  • Consulting during the preparation of the final invoice for fees
  • Enforcement of fee claims
  • Consulting and representation with regard to disputes under liability law

Plant construction

  • Contract design and review of plant construction agree-ments
  • Enforcement of remuneration claims
  • Enforcement of and defense against warranty claims

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


Contributions to books

  • Co-Autor der 3. Aufl. 2018 des Handbuch des Fachanwalts Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz (Erdmann, Rojahn und Sosnitza (Hrsg.)), Carl Heymanns Verlag


  • Die Neuregelungen zur Vertragsstrafe im UWG (GRUR-Prax 13/2021)
  • Urteilsbesprechung LG Hamburg: Gutschein über 50 Euro für erstmalige Faltenunterspritzung ist nicht zu beanstanden (GRUR-Prax 19/2011)
  • Urteilsbesprechung BPatG: Wortzeichen Fürst von Metternich ist für Weinführer und Tanzveranstaltungen schutzfähig (GRUR-Prax 16/2011)
  • Nutzung fremder Marken in der eigenen Werbung
    (Wirtschaft Regional Oktober 2010)
  • Neues zum Nachahmungsschutz (Inside Nr. 822, 27.03.2009)
  • Blutalkoholkonzentrationen im Rahmen der
    §§ 315c, 316, 20, 21 StGB, JuS 1993, 674


  • Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e.V. (GRUR)
  • Arbeitskreis Wettbewerbs- und Markenrecht Westfalen-Lippe e.V.