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Dr. Wolfgang Götz

Attorney-at-law (Germany), Partner


Dr. Wolfgang Götz is active as a counsel and litigator in all areas of intellectual property protection. The emphasis of his patent law activities is on court litigation for German and foreign companies in the sectors of telecommunications, automotive and plant engineering. The clients he advises in the areas of trademark law and unfair competition law include manufacturers from the fields of fashion, sports and furniture.

German, English, French, Spanish


  • Best Lawyers in Germany (2021 Edition)
  • "Pragmatic Strategist," Competitor - JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021
  • "First-class", "very experienced litigator", competitor - JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021
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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.

    More about patent and utility model law

  • Arts and applied arts

    Arts and applied arts

    Not only "fine arts" in the form of paintings or operas, but also the "small change" of applied art are copyrightable. Software, databases, photographs, advertising graphics and texts, design, music and other creative designs are protected by copyright. Thanks to modern technology and digital distribution channels, many works and performances are available on a massive scale. They are often copied or edited.

    More about copyright law

  • Designs


    The protection of products and product parts by registered and unregistered designs has been of increasing importance for many years. It is an effective instrument against counterfeits. This applies to national designs as well as to designs protected within the EU, to the acquisition of design protection as well as to the enforcement of design rights, out of court and before the courts.

    More about design patent law


  • 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.

    More about unfair competition law

  • Domain names and IT

    Domain names and IT

    We register, manage and defend your domain names in UDRP proceedings and in court. We also defend your brand and company trademarks against identical domain names and against abusive domain applications and uses. We can here not only rely on our distinctive expertise in trademark law, but also on the experience and know-how of an arbitrator of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in UDRP proceedings who has been acting for many years.

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1998 Doctor of Law
1997 Joined KLAKA
1995 Admission to the bar
1993 - 1997 Research associate at the Max Planck Institute for foreign and international patent law, copyright law and unfair competition law
1987 - 1992 Studies at the Universities of Munich and Lausanne


  • Dr. Wolfgang Götz: Die Neuvermessung des Lebenssachverhalts - Der Streitgegenstand im Unterlassungsprozess, GRUR 2008, 401 – 408.
  • Dr. Wolfgang Götz: Schaden und Bereicherung in der Verletzerkette, GRUR 2001, 295 – 303.
  • Dr. Wolfgang Götz: Die kollektive Wahrnehmung geistiger Eigentumsrechte in Spanien: Wettbewerbsrechtliche Aspekte und europäischer Kontext, Peter Lang, Frankfurt, 2000.
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Dr. Wolfgang Götz

Attorney-at-law (Germany), Partner