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Dr. Michael Nieder (Of Counsel)

Attorney-at-law (Germany), Certified IP Lawyer


Dr. Michael Nieder is a founding member of KLAKA and has extensive experience with infringement proceedings in the fields of patent law, trademark law and unfair competition law. Furthermore, Dr. Michael Nieder is specialised in providing legal advice in the field of food and drug law.

German, English


  • Best Lawyers in Germany (2021 Edition)
  • Recommended in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
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Key Areas

  • Patent and utility models

    Patent and utility models

    The powerfulness of our patent law team is based on a deep understanding of technical and economic contexts.  We can rely on many years of experience in out-of-court counseling and judicial enforcement of your claims before the specialized German courts. But we also support and represent you in and out-of-court in the case of claims against your company due to alleged infringement of intellectual property rights and develop strategies for effective defense together with you. We assist you in opposition, nullity or cancellation proceedings before the German and European Patent Offices and the Federal Patent Court as well as before the Federal Supreme Court.

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  • Trademarks


    Trademarks communicate the image of your products and are the voice of product marketing. Their value can quickly exceed the material value of a company. We support you in establishing and expanding your trademark portfolio, in monitoring it and in defending it vigorously. KLAKA helps with everything that makes up the "life" of a brand.

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  • Unfair competition

    Unfair competition

    The global market is characterised by free trade. The rules of this international economic exchange are expressed in unfair competition law. Comparative or misleading advertising, product imitation, the headhunting of personnel or price dumping may result in unfair competition proceedings. This affects all sectors, from the automotive industry to financial services, from retailers to the internet trade, or from the pharmaceuticals industry to the increasingly deregulated energy supply market.

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  • Food and drug

    Food and drug

    The manufacture and distribution of food and drugs in the European Union is subject to strict regulation. In addition to food and drug legislation and unfair competition law, numerous national and European standards regulate all phases of product development and distribution. This is particularly important in cases of health-related food advertising.

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1979 Founding member of KLAKA
1972 Joined the law firm Dr. Carl Schramm – Rainer Klaka – Walter Zwipf – Dr. Peter Schade, Munich
1972 Admission to the bar
1970 Doctor of Law
1969 - 1972 Assistant to the general counsel of the Carl Zeiss Foundation and the Carl Zeiss Company
1967 - 1969 Research assistant at the Institute for Procedural Law at the University of Munich
1961 - 1966 Studies at the universities of Goettingen and Frankfurt



  • Dr. Michael Nieder: Der Unterlassungsanspruch – Regelfolge der Patentverletzung? Oder: Der gestutzte Unterlassungskläger, Festschrift für Sabine Rojahn, 2020, S. 185 ff.
  • Dr. Michael Nieder: Zuständigkeit deutscher Patentstreitgerichte und Anwendbarkeit deutschen Rechts in Verfahren mit Auslandsbezug, GRUR 2020, 823 ff.
  • Dr. Michael Nieder: Die Ansprüche aus der Patentverletzung (Kap.1, Abschnitt I), Das Patentverletzungsverfahren (Kap. 1, Abschnitt J), in: Handbuch des Fachanwalts Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz, Carl Heymanns Verlag, 3. Auflage 2018.
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Dr. Michael Nieder (Of Counsel)

Attorney-at-law (Germany), Certified IP Lawyer