Erik Schäfer

Bleichstraße 14
D-40211 Düsseldorf

Phone +49 211 90490-0
Fax +49 211 90490-49

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Attorney-at-law
Partner since 2002

Career

  • Studied law in Freiburg, Dijon, and London, 1st state examination 1983
  • Completed his legal internship in Frankfurt/Main (2nd state examination 1987), followed by several months work-related stays in Mexico D.F. and in London
  • Consultant at the International Arbitration Court of the ICC (Paris), counsel EMI patent department, 1988 to 1992
  • Attorney-at-law in Dresden 1993 to 1997
  • With COHAUSZ & FLORACK since 1997

Memberships

GRUR, CEA, CEPANI, CARAT, LES, MARQUES, Member Board of Trustees DIAC

(Dubai), ICC Commission on International Arbitration, Club Español de

Arbitraje (past chair German & Austrian Regional Chapter)

Arbitration panel

DIS (German Institution of Arbitration), Düsseldorf Chamber of Commerce and Industry, ASA

(Switzerland), VIAC (Austria), CAC (Argentina), KLRCA (Kuala Lumpur),

SIAC (IP Panel, Singapore), HKIAC (IP Panel, Hong Kong), ICC

(Database), WIPO (Database)



Special areas of expertise

  • Intellectual property and related areas (copyright law, designs & models, trademarks & names, unfair competition, technology transfer, licensing; project, research and development contracts)
  • Contract law (general/[IT-] project contracts/JV/marketing, distribution)
  • International commercial and private law
  • Arbitration and mediation

Expertises

  • Contracts
  • Alternative dispute resolution and arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Employee inventor right
  • Trademarks
  • Designs
  • Copyright law
  • Unfair competition law

 

Detailed profile

Erik Schäfer studied law at the university of Freiburg, with study visits in Dijon and London. He passed his second state examination (bar examination) in 1987. After working as counsel at the Secretariat of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, he worked as an in-house counsel in a patent department starting 1992. In 1993 he joined the Dresden office of a Hamburg based law firm of attorneys at law and patent attorneys. He joined COHAUSZ & FLORACK in 1997 and was made a partner in 2002. Erik Schäfer represents clients before all German Small Claims-, District- and Courts of Appeal (Higher Regional Courts), the German Federal Patent Court, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) as well as the European General Court and the ECJ. Since 1994 he has been party counsel or arbitrator in national and international arbitration proceedings.

Erik Schäfer advises clients in the fields of intellectual property and related areas (copyright law, trademarks and names, unfair competition law, technology transfer, licensing, research and development contracts) as well as in contract law (general/project contracts/marketing), international commercial and private law and as party counsel in court. Erik Schäfer is a trained mediator (WIPO, DAA, INTA).

Mr. Schäfer chairs the Task Force on IT & Arbitration and co-chaired the Task Force on Expertise Proceedings of the ICC Commission on Arbitration. He was member of the eDisclosure Task Force and chaired the Austrian German Section of the CEA. He is member of GRUR, LES, MARQUES, ASA, CEA, IBA, ICCA, and DIS. He is a trained mediator.

Erik Schäfer speaks and writes German, English, Spanish and French. He has conducted arbitration proceedings as chairman or sole arbitrator in these languages.

Publications

Erik Schäfer, Ulrike Alice Ulrich, Dr. Reinhard Fischer
World Trademark Review Yearbook 2019/20 - Germany

The IP Media Group
, World Trademark Review Yearbook 2019/20


Erik Schäfer
"Fremde Federn" - sicherer Schutz

creativ verpacken 2/8017


Erik Schäfer, Dr. Reinhard Fischer
German Chapter
Anti-Counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2018, a supplement to Intellectual Asset Management, published by Globe Business Media Group - IP Division


Erik Schäfer
IT & Schiedsverfahren

ICC Germany-Magazin 2/2017


Erik Schäfer
Rechtlich fit für den Wettkampf

creativ verpacken 6/2017


Erik Schäfer
Was macht die Kunst?

creativ verpacken 4/2017


Erik Schäfer, Ulrike Alice Ulrich, Dr. Reinhard Fischer
World Trademark Review Yearbook 2017/18 - Germany

The IP Media Group
, World Trademark Review Yearbook 2017/18 

Erik Schäfer, Dr. Reinhard Fischer
Know-how schützen

ICC Germany-Magazin 2/2016

Erik Schäfer
Einer für alle ? Verträge in der Kreativwirtschaft

creativ verpacken 8/2016


Erik Schäfer
"Die Gedanken sind frei" - die Ideen oft nicht

creativ verpacken 4/2016


Erik Schäfer
Erfolg durch E-Commerce

creativ verpacken 1/2016
 


Erik Schäfer, Ulrike Alice Ulrich, Dr. Reinhard Fischer
World Trademark Review Yearbook 2016/17 - Germany

The IP Media Group
, World Trademark Review Yearbook 2016/17 


Herman Verbist, Erik Schäfer & Christophe Imhoos
ICC Arbitration in Practice

2. Auflage (2015), New York: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Hardcover, ISBN: 9789041131713


Gottfried Schüll, Erik Schäfer, Ulrike Alice Ulrich, Mathias Karlhuber
Business Brief Germany

World IP Review Annual 2015
 


Erik Schäfer, Ulrike Alice Ulrich, Dr. Reinhard Fischer
World Trademark Review Yearbook 2014/15 - Germany

The IP Media Group
, World Trademark Review Yearbook 2014/15 


Erik Schäfer
Sprechende Marken
creativ verpacken 4/2014


Erik Schäfer
Arbitration of Intellectual Law Disputes in Germany
in Prof. Dr. Karl Heinz Böckstiegel, Dr. Stefan Kröll, Dr. Patricia Naciemento
Arbitration in Germany, 1. Aufl. 2007 und 2. Aufl. 2014


Erik Schäfer
Arbitration of Intellectual Law Disputes in Germany
in Prof. Dr. Karl Heinz Böckstiegel, Dr. Stefan Kröll, Dr. Patricia Naciemento
Arbitration in Germany, 1. Aufl. 2007 und 2. Aufl. 2014


Gottfried Schüll, Erik Schäfer, Ulrike Alice Ulrich, Mathias Karlhuber
Business Brief Germany

World Intellectual Property Review Annual 2014
 


Erik Schäfer und Holger Kummer
Mediation Baubegleitung - Frühe Streitschlichtung

Beratende Ingenieure 9/10 2013
 


Gottfried Schüll, Erik Schäfer, Ulrike Alice Ulrich, Mathias Karlhuber
Business Brief Germany

World of IP Review 2013 Annual
 


Erik Schäfer
Quick and ‘Dirty’ Alternatives to Mediation

in p. 31-36 IBA e-Book Mediation Techniques (Ed.
Patricia Barkley) 2010 


Erik Schäfer
Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit in IT/IP-Prozessen

in Kilian/Heussen (Ed.) “Computerrechtshandbuch”, (Looseblatt) N°28/2010
 


Erik Schäfer, Nazim Söylemezoglu
Intangible assets and the Accounting Modernisation Act

IAM Magazine - International Report, 21 Jan 2009
 


Erik Schäfer, Patricia Nacimiento
Institutionelle Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit in Lateinamerika

in Paschke/Graf/Olbrisch (Hrsg.) „Hamburger Handbuch des Exportrechts“, Hamburg 2009
 


Erik Schäfer
Using Information Technology Efficiently in Internacional Arbitration

in A. W. Rovine (Ed.) “The Fordham Papers 2008”, Leiden 2009
 


Erik Schäfer
Die Mediation im gewerblichen Rechtsschutz

11/2008
 


Erik Schäfer
Elección y nombramiento de los árbitros. Desde el punto de vista de las partes

Revista Peruana de Arbitraje 6/2008, p. 89-99
 


Erik Schäfer
Using Information Technology Efficiently in International Arbitration

Presentation 06/2008
 


Erik Schäfer
Schiedsgerichtbarkeit und Mediation

01/2008
 


Erik Schäfer
Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation

Using Information Technology Efficiently in International Arbitrat
ion
The Fordham Papers 2008
 


Erik Schäfer
Arbitration of Intellectual Property Law Disputes in Germany

in Prof. Dr. Karl Heinz Böckstiegel, Dr. Stefan Kröll, Dr. Patricia Nacimiento (Editors) „Arbitration in Germany“ 2007
 


Erik Schäfer
Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit und Mediation
in Torggler (Ed.) „Praxishandbuch Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit“, Wien 2007, 9-36


Erik Schäfer
Die Behandlung von Streitigkeiten über gewerbliche Schutzrechte in internationalen Schiedsverfahren vor dem Hintergrund divergierender Rechtsordnungen

DIS-Materials XII (2006), p. 85-103
 


Erik Schäfer
Zusammenarbeit zwischen Experten und Juristen bei unterschiedlichen Fach- und Denkstrukturen II

in "Der Experte im Verfahren – Erkenntnisse aus nationalen und internationalen Verfahren vor Schiedsgerichten und staatlichen Gerichten", Hrsg. Fritz Nicklisch, München 2006
 


Erik Schäfer, Verbist, Imhoos
ICC Arbitration in Practice

Stämpfli Verlag AG, August 2004, ISBN: 90-411-2308-3
 


Erik Schäfer
The Use of Arbitration and Mediation for protecting Intellectual Property Rights: A German Perspective

TMR Vol. 94 May-June 2004 N° 3, p. 695-723
 


Erik Schäfer
The Use of Arbitration and Mediation for Protecting Intellectual Property Rights: A German Perspective

The Trademark Reporter Vol. 94 May-June, 2004 


Erik Schäfer, Verbist, Imhoos
ICC Arbitration in Practice

Kluwer Law International, 2004
 


Erik Schäfer
Inhaber- und Verwertungsrechte an den Ergebnissen von Entwicklungs-/ Forschungskooperationen und Aufträgen

in "Forschungs- und Entwicklungsverträge in Wissenschaft und Technik, Hrsg. Fritz Nicklisch, München 2004, p. 59-67
 


Erik Schäfer
Videoconferencing in Arbitration

ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin, Vol. 14/No. 1 – Spring 2003, p. 35-45
 

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