Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hildebrandt

Attorney (Rechtsanwalt)

Studies of church music and law
Attorney since 2000
Honorary professor at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

Author of "Marken und andere Kennzeichen" and "Trademark Law in Europe". Also publisher and co-author for Hildebrandt/Sosnitza, Kommentar Unionsmarkenverordnung, München 2021. Member of the specialised committee for competition and trademark law at GRUR, member of the study group trademark and distribution law at Markenverband and correpsondent of the Dutch magazine berichten industriële eigendom.

Father of five
Hobbies: Piano, climbing

Honors (selection): The Legal 500: Leading attorney for trademark law (Markenrecht) (2020, 2021) "Ulrich Hildebrandt is a Mastermind regarding trademark law. Not only does he know almost all the relevant decisions of the German and European courts and authorities, but he can also network them in a depth that is unparalleled." (2020); Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers: Germany's best Lawyers 2017 - 2024; WTR Global Leaders 2022; WTR 1000 (2021): “genius”; Experts’ Expert (2007) "Simply outstanding, Hildebrandt knows everything there is to know about trademarks.“ (2020); "Hildebrandt is an exceptional lawyer who has what it takes to turn hopeless cases around. He’s one of the brightest minds in the business and someone with a very sophisticated practice.“ (2019); "The energetic, exciting and ever-rising Hildebrandt is an outstanding and very responsive attorney with a deep knowledge of trademark law and fantastic rhetorical skills who has been busy representing Deutsche Bahn with regard to its valuable travel planning portal Qixxit.“ (2018); a competitor about him: "Has a fantastic spirit and enormous knowledge of the IP field, as shown in his several major publications. He is a brilliant strategist too“ (2017); JUVE Handbuch: Leading name for trademark law (Markenrecht) (2019 – 2022); Competitor about him: "creative and exceptional", "outstanding trademark lawyer", "extensive knowledge of trademark and competition law" (2022/2023); competitor about him: "an extraordinary & exceptionally good IP lawyer“, "very well-versed in trademark law", "tough opponent" (2020/2021); a competitor about him: "nice, charismatic, smart," "very profound knowledge in IP," "unconventional" (2019/2020); competitors about him: "outstanding quality, exceptional trademark lawyer" (2018/2019); Who's Who Legal: Germany 2017 - 2020, 2024; Who’s Who Legal: IP, 2023; "Ulrich Hildebrandt is a 'very experienced and good practitioner‘, highly praised by respondents for his adeptness in trademark enforcement proceedings and portfolio management.“ (2020); "Ulrich Hildebrandt is a distinguished name in the trademarks space who wins praise from sources for the breadth of his understanding on matters including enforcement and unfair competition.“ (2019); "'An exceptional trademark lawyer' according to one practitioner, who is immeasurably impressed by his 'ability to find solutions, even for seemingly impossible tasks‘“ (2018); Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2019 nominee for one of the world's leading attorneys; IP Stars: Trade mark star (2023)