Dr. Benjamin Stillner

Dr. Benjamin Stillner

Lawyer | Partner
Specialist lawyer for intellectual property law
Specialist lawyer for IT law

Dr. Benjamin Stillner

Lawyer | Partner
Specialist lawyer for intellectual property law
Specialist lawyer for IT law

Office

Stuttgart
Tel: +49 711 953 382 35
E-Mail: stillner[at]dornkamp.de

Focus

  • Intellectual property law (in particular competition law and trademark law)
  • E-commerce and consumer protection law
  • Copyright and media law
  • IT law (software contract law and data protection)
  • Litigation

Languages

German German, English English

Assistant

Silke Lang

Expertise

As a specialist lawyer for intellectual property and IT law, I advise medium-sized companies and associations primarily on competition, IT, media and contract law issues, including the drafting and review of general terms and conditions.

In my advice, I attach great importance to honest and fair dealings, not only with you as a client, but also with opposing parties and colleagues. In practice, it often happens that clients keep looking for a lawyer until they have found one who confirms their opinion. This is not helpful. If a matter has no prospect of success, I say so, just as, conversely, you can be sure that there is a well-founded, legal review behind a specific recommendation. We know what we are doing!

Competition law, in particular, requires the development of complex litigation strategies for asserting and defending claims due to its procedural peculiarities. In addition to providing comprehensive legal advice to the retail trade (e-commerce and stationary trade), litigation is a particular focus: I conduct more than 120 court proceedings per year throughout Germany, in which I mainly pursue competition law claims, defend industrial property rights, defend against alleged third-party claims and enforce claims under the law of expression on behalf of our clients.
Decisions of the Federal Court of Justice and the European Court of Justice are based on proceedings in which we acted as counsel in the factual instances.

In trade mark and design law, I specialise in the enforcement and defence of intellectual property rights. The procedural peculiarities in intellectual property law are both a stumbling block and an opportunity. Depending on which side you are on as a client,
I will develop the right (litigation) strategy for you together with my team.

Another focus of my advisory practice is copyright and media law, with particular reference to copyright contract law (licensing and cooperation agreements) and the law of expression (protection of personality and freedom of the press). In these areas, as well as in sales, copyright, media, competition and IT law, I train associations, educational institutions, publishing houses and medium-sized companies nationwide.

Vita

  • First state law examination in Constance in 2002
  • 2006 Doctorate in Trademark and Insolvency Law with Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Fezer (University of Constance)
  • Second state law examination 2006 in Constance
  • Since 2007 Attorney at Law in Stuttgart
  • Since 2011 Specialist lawyer for intellectual property law
  • Since 2012 Specialist lawyer for information technology law (IT law)
  • Since 2021 Partner at DORNKAMP (formerly BSB Quack Gutterer)

Memberships

  • Member of the German Bar Association (DAV)
  • Member of the German Association for Intellectual and Copyright Law (GRUR)
  • Member of the Information Technology Working Group of the German Bar Association (davit)

Profile on LinkedIn

LinkedIn

Interview & TV appearance from Dr. Benjamin Stillner

    BENJAMIN STILLNER SWR „FALSCHER HERKUNFTSANGABEN – WENN DEUTSCHES OBST UND GEMÜSE AUS DEM AUSLAND KOMMT“

    SWR „Marktcheck“, Sendung vom 18.05.2018

    BENJAMIN STILLNER SWR „´HANDGEMACHTE´ SUPERMARKTPRODUKTE – WIE VIEL HANDARBEIT STECKT WIRKLICH DRIN?“

    SWR „Marktcheck“, Sendung vom 25.09.2018

    BENJAMIN STILLNER SWR „KABELFERNSEHEN – WENN DIE KÜNDIGUNG VERWEIGERT WIRD“

    SWR „Marktcheck“, Sendung vom 26.06.2014

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