Thomas Träger

Admitted to the Bar, Certified IP lawyer     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English


Thomas Träger specialises in trademark and competition law, with additional expertise in patent law. He represents clients in warning letter and infringement proceedings before German courts and in opposition and nullity proceedings before the DPMA, EUIPO, and the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

Thomas is also actively involved in contract and licence law, as well as distribution law and selective distribution agreements.

Thomas is a member of GRUR and INTA. Since 2018, he has been involved in INTA’s international committee work. He has been the lead author of comparative law articles on well-known trademarks and the rights-preserving use of 3D trademarks with word marks.

Thomas is married and enjoys mountain hiking and attending the theatre.


  • Studied law at the Westfälische Wilhelms University, 1994-1999
  • First state examination, 1999
  • Legal clerkship at the OLG Nuremberg, 1999-2001
  • Second state examination, 2001
  • Admitted to the Bar, 2002
  • Attorney at law firms specialising in intellectual property in Nuremberg, Munich and Stuttgart 2002-2022
  • Certified IP lawyer, 2008
  • Attorney-at-Law with Grünecker, since 2022


  • Trademark Infringement & Product Piracy
  • Trademark Law
  • Competition Law
  • Patent Infringement
  • Know-how & Trade Secrets
  • Designs
  • Copyright Law
  • Contracts & Antitrust Law
  • Licences & Technology Transfer

Key points

  • Mobile phones
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Industry 4.0
  • Software and Hardware
  • Beverages
  • Bicycles
  • Fashion
  • Illustrations
  • Watches


Community word mark “Parasail” for sailing clothing not descriptive
GRUR-Prax 2010, 266

Identification function of a root element of a serial sign, comment on IRONMAN ./. IRONTOWN
MittPatA 2010, 537

No likelihood of confusion between “TEDDY” and “Eddy’s Snackcompany”
GRUR-Prax 2018, 499

Specific determination of the level of attention of the public
GRUR-Prax 2021, 593