Prof. Dr. Thomas Sambuc, LL. M. (Yale)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Sambuc, LL. M. (Yale) was born in Berlin in 1951. After studying in Berlin, Tübingen and at Yale he was admitted to practice as a lawyer in 1980 and has been active in competition, trademark, design and copyright law since. He is the Honorary Chairman of the South West Chapter of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) and honorary professor at the University of Tübingen. Mr. Sambuc is the author of “Der UWG-Nachahmungsschutz” (C.H. Beck, Munich, 1996) as well as of more than 40 other publications, mainly on competition and trademark law. He is co-author of the standard commentary on the law of unfair competition Harte/Henning, UWG, 4th edition 2016. He is a member of the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA).

“Who’s Who Legal 2021” considers him as an authority on trademark law thanks to his decades of experience in the field”. The “Handelsblatt” ranking (in cooperation with Best Lawyers) counts him among Germany’s best lawyers and named him “Attorney of the year 2019” in IP law.

His working languages are German, English and French.


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Main practice areas

  • Unfair business practices
  • Trademark law
  • Design law
  • Copyright law

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