DLA Piper recruits expert in IP and IP litigation Dr Stefan Dittmer for Hamburg

DLA Piper is strengthening its German IP practice with the recruitment of partner Dr Stefan Dittmer (47). On 1 November 2012, at the latest, Dittmer will be reinforcing the team around counsel Dr Annemarie Bloss in the Intellectual Property and Technology (IPT) practice group at the Hamburg location.

For more than 15 years, Stefan Dittmer worked in the Berlin office of Baker & McKenzie where he was the partner in charge of the IP and Dispute Resolution practice. He advises companies in the technology, chemicals and media sectors as well as manufacturers of plant and consumer goods in all questions of brand, competition, design patent and copyright law and represents them in disputes involving IP law. His clients included leading producers of information technology and telecommunications devices, defence technology and aviation engineering.

"We are pleased to have recruited a recognized expert in IP litigation for DLA Piper in Hamburg in the person of Dr Stefan Dittmer. His experience will strengthen the expertise of DLA Piper in an area that is subject to particular demand in Hamburg and will further advance the strategic expansion of the Hamburg office," explains Dr Jan Geert Meents, Managing Partner of DLA Piper in Germany.

Dr Stefan Dittmer says: "DLA Piper has a highly respected IPT practice in Germany and an international network that offers the best possible conditions to continue developing the practical experience I have acquired to date. I am looking forward to the assignment of contributing to the further expansion of the IPT Group in Germany and to working together with my new colleagues."

The German Intellectual Property and Technology Group of DLA Piper provides comprehensive advice to national and international companies in legal aspects of information technology, data protection and telecommunications, in the fields of film and entertainment as well as sport and in the areas of copyright, trademark and competition law. With Stefan Dittmer, the IPT practice of DLA Piper in Germany includes seven partners, two counsels and 15 senior associates and associates at the Munich, Cologne, Hamburg and Frankfurt locations.