Valentina Nieß, LL.M.

Rechtsanwältin (Lawyer)
Practice Group: Intellectual Property

Valentina Nieß specializes in Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition Law and advises German as well as international clients on all questions of tradamark, design, unfair competition and domain law. This encompasses advice on building trademark and design portfolios, litigating IP and unfair competition law infringements, including preliminary injunction actions, fighting counterfeiting activities, i.a. by means of border seizure measures, and reviewing and advising on advertising campaigns.


  • Trademark
  • Copyright law
  • Competition law
  • Media law
  • Litigation


  • Legal studies at the University of Münster and Köln
  • Postgraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (USA)
  • Internship with an international law firm in Shanghai (China)
  • Experience with an American law firm in Munich
  • With Noerr since 2011
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers and admitted to the New York Bar (USA)


  • WTR 1000 - The world's leading trademark practitioners Recommended for trademarks and anti-counterfeiting
  • IP Stars Ranking Recommended for trademark law and named "Rising Star"


  • German-American Lawyer's Association e.V.
  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
  • International Trademark Association (Trademark Offices Practices Committee)

Selected Publications

  • "Protection of economic interest in practice" (2019, Springer Verlag), chapter "Protection strategies against product piracy and industrial espionage"
  • Registration of the Three-Dimensional Shape of Consumer Products as Trademarks in the EU [IP Corner], in: IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, 10/2016, p. 118 et seq.
  • Recht und Praxis: Adidas und K-Swiss - Streifen sind nicht gleich Streifen, in:, 15.04.2016
  • Herkunftshinweis trotz beschreibenden Anklangs, in: GRUR-Prax 2015, p. 58 et seq.
  • Kennzeichenschutz durch Hinterlegung im Trademark Clearinghouse und parallele Domainüberwachung, in: juris, K&R 2013, issue 7-8, supplement 4, pp. 3-6
  • Alles neu macht die ICANN – die neuen Top Level Domains bescheren Markeninhabern neue Risiken und neue Rechtsschutzmöglichkeiten, in: GRUR Int 2013, pp. 322 et seq.
  • Anmerkung zu EuGH-Vorlage zur Neuregelung des Glücksspielrechts – Digibet (with Christian Mayer), in: GRUR 2013, pp. 530 et seq.
  • Neue Top Level Domains: Bereit für .brand?, in: NJW 11/2011, p. 14