Daniel A. Deckers, LL.M.

Master of Laws (Intellectual Property)


Phone: +49 711 99 3 11-0
Fax: +49 711 99 3 11-200
E-mail: deckers@gleiss-grosse.com

Areas of Expertise

  • National and European Trademark Law
  • Competition Law
  • Patent Law
  • Licence Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements
  • Antitrust Law

Daniel has advised and represented clients in all areas of intellectual property law, focusing on trademark law, competition law and patent law, as well as in drafting licence and confidentiality agreements.

Representative cases

  • Advising a biotech company in matters of contract arrangement
  • Advising miscellaneous companies from the automotive sector in matters of licence and confidentiality agreements
  • Advising a leading company in the toy sector in matters of trademark and antitrust law
  • Advising a major manufacturer of medical products in matters of competition and antitrust law
  • Advising a leading company in the automotive sector in matters of employee invention law


Daniel studied law at the university of Mainz, with majors in German and European competition and antitrust law and German, European and International media law.

Daniel spent his legal clerkship in the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court district. During this clerkship Daniel stayed with the 7th Decision Division of the German Federal Cartel Office and worked for different law firms focusing on intellectual property law.

At the same time Daniel participated in the LL.M. program “IP Law” of the Center for Intellectual Property Law at the Law Faculty of the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf obtaining the degree Master of Laws.


  • „Zur Zeichenähnlichkeit zwischen Wort- und Bildmarken sowie dreidimensionalen Gestaltungen – Zugleich Besprechung von LG Köln, Urteil vom 18.12.2012 – 33 O 803/11 – GOLDBÄREN“ together with Eckart Haag, published in WRP 2013, 455-459

Professional Memberships

German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)


Daniel is fluent in both German and English.