Christian Donle

Christian Donle

Preu Bohlig & Partner

Recognized since 2011

Berlin, Germany

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property Law

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Christian Donle is active as "classical" barrister and as counsel. He is committed in advising and representing mainly industrial enterprises and numerous medium-sized enterprises in all fields of industrial property (patent law, trademark law, registered designs), in copyright law and in anti-trust and competition law. He focuses on litigation, having rich experience in conducting numerous proceedings and interim injunctions all over Germany. Fighting product piracy on an international level is part of his regular work. One of his focal points also is the strategic consulting of enterprise involving drafting contracts. In addition, he delivers advice on commercial and company law including M&A of technology enterprises and on engineering law.

Christian Donle
is honorary professor at a university in Berlin where he gives lectures on the fields of patent law, trademark law, copyright and registered designs. He is a member of the specialist lawyers' committee of the Berlin Bar Association for Intellectual Property. He was involved in legislative procedures of the Bundestag as an expert and prepared comments on legislative procedures of the Bundestag for associations and public-law corporations. In his function as a member of various referee teams of AIPPI he worked out legislative propositions. For many years Christian Donle has been active member of the Board of GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Copyright and Intellectual Property) in Berlin. In addition, he is a member of the Committee for Registered Design of GRUR. He has published a number of trade publications and gives lectures on Intellectual Property and Procedural Law on a regular basis. Still, being set on practical work he never loses sight of what is feasible.

  • Grolmanstra├če 36
    Berlin 10623
  • English
  • German
Bar Admissions
  • Germany, German Federal Bar
  • AIPPI - Member
  • DGRI - Member
  • GRUR - Member, Board of the Berlin district
  • INTA - Member
  • Specialised Solicitors' Committee for Intellectual Property of the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers - Deputy member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Germany 2024 for work in:
  • Intellectual Property Law
Special Focus:
  • Copyright
  • Chambers Global 2022: „Clients find Christian Donle to be „very pleasant to work with and amazingly creative.“
  • iam Patent 1000: Christian Donle, about whom interviewees are nothing but positive: “What makes Christian special is the capability to explain difficult technical issues in a way that a trial court can understand and follow the arguments. Christian really gets to the heart of things and doesn’t get lost in complicated legalese. His pleadings in trials are also like that: to the point, precise and linguistically effective. For complex patent infringement litigation, he is an outstanding lawyer who is appreciated by the courts.”
  • IP Stars 2022: Christian Donle is named as "Patent Star 2022"
  • JUVE Handbook Wirtschaftskanzleien 2022/2023: listed in “Häufig empfohlene Anwälte Marken- und Wettbewerbsrecht“ and “Patentrecht“
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2022: listed in "Patentrecht: Streitbeilegung"

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