Jens Petry is a partner in our International Dispute Resolution and Litigation practices based in our Frankfurt office. Jens’ practice is focused on national and international dispute resolution. He regularly represents clients in front of civil courts and international arbitral tribunals in complex matters with high values. His priorities are in the areas of commercial and corporate litigation, cartel damage litigation and intellectual property (IP). In IP, Jens’ practice includes litigation in the fields of patent, trademark, design and copyright infringement and competition law. Furthermore, he advises clients on their global anti-counterfeiting programs and represents them as damaged parties in criminal and customs procedures.

    In more than 400 disputes, Jens has enforced clients’ rights in various courts in Germany, including courts of appeal and the Federal Supreme Court, as well as in international arbitrations. He has extensive experience in the fields of medical devices, luxury goods and domestic appliances. Jens is a member of the German Association for Industrial Property and Copyright Law (GRUR), as well as of the International Trademark Association (INTA).

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    • Representing a global producer of medical devices in a LCIA arbitration involving a damage claim of more than €350 million.
    • Representing a Saudi Arabian food distributor in an ICC arbitration involving a damage claim of US$68 million.
    • Representing a major airline in a €2 billion cartel damages litigation case.
    • Representing the claimant in cartel damage litigation concerning a farina cartel involving a damage claim of more than €140 million.
    • Representing the claimant in cartel damage litigation concerning the sugar cartel involving a damage claim of more than €30 million.
    • Advising an international manufacturer for the wind energy industry in a product liability dispute involving a €100 million damages claim.
    • Representing an investor from the United Arabic Emirates in a complex shareholder dispute in various civil court cases, including urgency proceedings, and criminal investigations with a total claim for damages exceeding €18 million.
    • Representing a German manufacturer of welding torches in a cross-border patent infringement litigation case involving a US$10 million damages claim.
    • Representing a branch-leading manufacturer of equipment for processing reactive resin in a complex employee invention litigation case involving 15 patents and more than 500 claimed infringements.
    • Representing a well-known German manufacturer of cosmetic products in patent invalidity proceedings against a multinational company.
    • Representing a German manufacturer of kitchen appliances in patent infringement cases against foreign competitors exhibiting infringing products at trade fairs, including seizures and destruction of the infringing products.
    • Advising one of the fastest growing Chinese companies in the field of electronic mobility on its global brand protection strategy.
    • Representing an international publishing house in a complex global trademark dispute and related settlement negotiations.
    • Representing a well-known brand owner in multinational criminal investigations against a professional network of organized crime and coordinating undercover investigations in cooperation with EUROPOL in several European countries and China.
    • Coordination of the global anti-counterfeiting program for a world-leading producer of color cosmetics.
    • Ongoing coordination of IP enforcement measures in Germany, including online and retail market monitoring, border seizures, and civil and criminal actions, for Swiss-based multinational manufacturers of luxury goods.


    • OLG Frankfurt, Second State Examination, 2005
    • Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, First State Examination, 2002


    • Germany, 2005


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    • German

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    • Co-author, Trademark Litigation 2017, A Global Guide – Germany, World Trademark Review, January 2017.
    • Author, “Schutzland oder Ursprungsland – Wer bestimmt den Urheber nach der Revidierten Berner Übereinkunft? ”, GRUR, June 2014.
    • Co-author, “IP Infringements at Trade Fairs in Germany,” February 2014.

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