BRANDI lawyers.

Rebecca Vakilzadeh

Certified Specialized Attorney in Intellectual Property Law
Business Lawyer (Univ. of Bayreuth)
Business Mediator (MuCDR)

Location Hannover
T +49 511 899379 - 41
F +49 511 899379 - 77
Foreign language: English


About me

  • Born in 1988
  • Studied law with additional training in business and economics at the University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • First Exam ("1. Staatsexamen") in 2013
  • Legal clerkship ("Refrendariat") at the Bamberg Higher District Court
  • Additional training as business mediator (MuCDR)
  • Second (Bar) Exam ("2. Staatsexamen") in 2015
  • Attorney with the law firm of Schindhelm Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH in Osnabrück in the area of IP/IT, 2016 - 2017
  • Joined the firm in 2017
  • Certified Specialized Attorney in Intellectual Property Law since 2020


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

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

  • 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)

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
  • 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.)
  • Competition and liability law on the Internet

Data protection law

  • Advice on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz; BDSG) and other data protection laws
  • 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 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


Contributions to books

  • Ergänzender lauterkeitsrechtlicher Leistungsschutz, in: Hoeren, Moderecht (Handbuch), München, 2019


  • "Die neuen Bestpreisklauseln stärken Plattformanbieter", in: Wirtschaftswoche 2019


  • Verein clubfreier Golfspieler im DGV e.V.
  • RW Alumni (Recht und Wirtschaft in Bayreuth e.V.)