Harmsen Utescher
Attorney Rainer Kaase, LL.M.

Rainer Kaase, LL.M.


Practice Areas

German and International Trademark Law, Unfair Competition Law, Patent and Design Law, Pharmaceutical and Medical Products Law, Food and Cosmetics Law, Litigation in all IP matters


Attorney-at-law since 1989


Marburg University; University of Geneva, Switzerland; Diplôme de Droit Comparé (Strasbourg 1984); Cambridge University, England, Queens' College (LL.M. 1985)


German, English, French

Attorney Rainer Kaase, LL.M.



Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR) [German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law], Member of the Pharmaceutical and Food Law Committee; European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA), Committee Member; Bund für Lebensmittelrecht und Lebensmittelkunde (BLL) [Association for Food Law and Food Science], Member of the Law Committee; Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG); Bundesverband der Arzneimittelhersteller (BAH) [Federal Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers]; German-British Jurists' Association


Werbung für kosmetische Mittel [Advertising Cosmetics] (2016) (with J.P. Heidenreich, A. K. Marx, J.-C. Plate, A. Schilz); Fragen & Antworten: Kosmetikrecht [Questions & Answers: Cosmetics Law] (2014) (with J.P. Heidenreich); Pharmaceutical Trademarks 2013 – A Global Guide (World Trademark Review), Chapter “Europe” (with J.P. Heidenreich); (case notes on Pharma und Marke (PuM) [Pharma and Trademark] (www.pharmaundmarke.com); "Comparative Advertising for Generics in Germany and France after L‘Oréal v Bellure", Law Lore & Practice 2012 (PTMG), S. 10. (with L. Benard, O. Benito, R. Möller); Pharmaceutical Trademarks 2012 – A Global Guide (World Trademark Review), Chapter “Germany” (with R. Möller); "Does it matter if the judge laughs?” (Trademarks vs. Freedom of Art), Managing Intellectual Property 11/2010 (with M. Berger); "Glucosamin- and Chondroitinsulfat - always good for surprises“, Hamburg on 11.6.2009, Review of decision rendered by the Upper Regional Cort, ZLR 2009, 637 ff.