Thies Bösling

Thies Bösling

Boesling IP Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB

Recognized since 2022

Hamburg, Germany

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property Law

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Thies Bösling is an experienced IP attorney and founding partner of boesling IP, an intellectual property boutique law firm based in Hamburg, Germany.

Thies has a track-record of litigating numerous high-profile cases before the German and EU courts. His experience covers all aspects of enforcing intellectual property rights (including well-known trademarks) in national and cross-border litigation, developing and implementing strategies against counterfeiting and parallel imports, managing private investigations against intellectual property infringement, intellectual property portfolio management (including trademark clearance, filing, opposition and cancellation proceedings) as well as drafting and negotiating IP licensing and transfer agreements. Industry guides WTR 1000, The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers ™ consistently rank Thies as a leading trademark law practitioner in Germany. WTR 1000 named him a "star player" (2023) and a “true wizard of trademark law and litigation mastermind” (2022).

Thies is a member of the Leadership Development Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and a regular speaker at conferences on legislative developments and emerging IP law trends. He regularly publishes on IP issues in German and international handbooks and periodicals. Thies is a co-author of the widely recognized Commentary on the Community Trademark Regulation (Hasselblatt (ed), CH Beck Hart Nomos, 2nd ed 2018) and the author of numerous articles and case notes on contemporary IP, unfair competition and procedural law issues in German and US periodicals. Mr Bösling’s scholarly work has been cited by the German Federal Court of Justice and was recognized by the Judge John R Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing.

Thies studied law at the University of Hamburg, where he earned his doctorate in 2002. He graduated with an LLM in comparative law from California Western School of Law in 2004. Before starting boesling IP in 2015, he worked for a large international law firm and for leading German IP boutiques in Hamburg and Munich.

Contact & Links
  • Große Elbstraße 86
    Hamburg 22767
  • English
  • German

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Germany 2024 for work in:
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Recommended Individual (WTR 1000)
  • Recommended Lawyer (Legal500)

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