Reinhart Lange’s practice focuses on intellectual property issues and litigation involving unfair competition. He has advised domestic and foreign clients on trademark issues and the administration of trademark portfolios, as well as unfair competition, passing off and license agreements. Reinhart has argued before German district courts, the German Federal Supreme Courts, the European General Court, the European Court of Justice, the European Trademark Office (appellate court) and the Bundespatentgericht.

Reinhart is a member of the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law and the European Communities Trade Mark Association.

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  • Representing Europe’s number one color cosmetics company in all aspects of intellectual property law.
  • Representing a leading Swiss chocolate producer in litigation versus a German candy producer about the design of a golden chocolate bear.
  • Advising a German dairy producer in the area of intellectual property law and managing the worldwide trademark portfolio.
  • Advising the leading German bank on intellectual property law.


  • Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Second State Examination, 1989
  • Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, First State Examination, 1986


  • Germany, 1989


  • English
  • German
  • Recognized in WTR 1000 Germany 2024. According to clients, “Reinhart Lange is both practical and strategic. He is thoughtful, organised and an effective communicator, and has the absolute confidence of a sophisticated client. He is a skilled handler of international portfolios. He is a pleasure to deal with.”
  • Recommended as one of the best lawyers for intellectual property law in Germany by Handelsblatt (Deutschlands beste Anwälte 2022) and Best Lawyers
  • Recognized in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa2019 for Germany – Intellectual Property: Trade Marks & Unfair Competition
  • Recognized in Chambers Europe 2019 in: Germany - Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Unfair Competition
  • Ranked in the 2013-2016 editions of Chambers Global for intellectual property trade mark and unfair competition practice
  • Recognized by Chambers Europe 2011-2016 for work in Germany in the field of intellectual property trade mark and unfair competition. According to clients, a "true expert in the area of trademarks. He is aware of the commercial realities of a client's business and provides decisive advice"
  • Recognized in the 2014-2016 editions of The Legal 500 Deutschland in the area of Intellectual Property – Trademark and Competition Law
  • Recognized in issue 30 of the German weekly business magazine Wirtschaftswoche as one of the 25 best IP-lawyers in Germany
  • Frequently recommended by JUVE as a leader in trademark and competition law; described by competitors as a "clever trademark attorney" who can be "recommended both personally and professionally" (JUVE Handbook 2008/2009, 2011/2012-2016/2017); also described by competitors as being an "excellent litigator" who is "skillful and experienced with an impressive client base"
  • Praised by Who's Who Legal Germany 2014 and 2015 as "very talented", advising domestic and foreign clients on trademark issues and the administration of trademark portfolios
  • Recommended by the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2014, the official research publication of the International Bar Association, as an expert for trademark law in Germany

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