Dr. Nicola Busch

Admitted to the Bar

busch@grunecker.de     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English


Nicola Busch has been advising German and international companies on intellectual property issues for more than twenty years, particularly in the areas of patent law, utility model and design law, as well as competition and advertising law.

She is specialized in patent law, focusing on mechanical engineering, plant engineering, electrical engineering, and information technology.

Nicola enforces her clients’ rights primarily before German courts and the Unified Patent Court but also handles legal disputes on an international level.

Additionally, Nicola provides strategic advice on intellectual property matters, focusing on product development in light of existing third-party property rights. She also conducts contract negotiations, particularly in research, development, and property rights licensing.

Outside of her legal practice, Nicola is the mother of two sons. In her leisure time, she enjoys playing golf and tennis and actively participates in cultural clubs.


  • Patent Law
  • Patent Infringement
  • Competition Law
  • Licenses & Technology Transfer
  • Contracts & Antitrust Law
  • Know-How & Business Secrets

Key points

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Plant and Electrical Engineering
  • Information Technology


  • Studied law at the University of Passau, first state examination in 1997
  • Legal clerkship at the District Court of Munich, second state examination in 1999
  • Admitted to the Bar, 1999
  • Doctorate at the University of Augsburg; comparative dissertation in London on German law and common law, 2001
  • Attorney at an international law firm specializing in intellectual property in Munich, 2001-2007
  • Attorney at the law firm Grünecker, since 2011

Awards & Rankings

Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers Award in intellectual property law, 2024 edition

Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers Award in intellectual property law, 2023 edition

Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers Award in intellectual property law, 2022 edition