Sebastian Clotten, LL.M.

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+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English, French


Sebastian Clotten specialises in trademark, design, and competition law. He assists clients with trademark clearance and defends and enforces their trademark rights before the DPMA, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), German courts, and European courts in Luxembourg. Additionally, he offers comprehensive guidance on competition law matters.

Sebastian’s practice focuses on providing strategic advice to German and international companies on the enforcement of their rights in the event of an infringement. In doing so, he regularly serves his client’s interests by finding efficient in and out of court conflict solutions.

Sebastian also has extensive expertise in the area of protection against unlawful imitations under the German Act on Unfair Competition.

His clientele comprises national and international companies across various industries, notably software, financial services, clothing, food, and pet food.


  • Trademark Law
  • Trademark Infringement & Product Piracy
  • Designs
  • Competition Law

Key points

  • Software,
  • Financial services
  • Clothing
  • Nutrition and pet food


  • University of Freiburg im Breisgau
  • UNIL Lausanne
  • University of Cologne
  • Stellenbosch University, South Africa: LL.M. 2002

Awards & Rankings

Leading Attorney in his field, Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers, edition 2024