Valentina Nieß, LLM

Rechtsanwältin (Lawyer), Associated Partner

Intellectual Property
Life Sciences

Valentina Nieß

Valentina Nieß advises clients on all questions of trademark, design, unfair competition and domain law. This encompasses advice on building and defending trademark and design portfolios as well as litigating IP and unfair competition law infringements, including in preliminary injunction proceedings. Valentina is a member of INTA’s Enforcement Committee, an editor of INTA’s Trade Dress publication, regularly publish articles on IP issues and has taught both unfair competition law as well as trademark and design law at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. She is admitted to both the Munich and the New York Bar.


  • $name
  • $name


  • World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) Diversity Issue 2022 50 Leading Women in IP
  • WTR 1000 - The world's leading trademark practitioners Recommended for trademarks and anti-counterfeiting
  • Managing IP Ranking Recommended for trademark law


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)


  • German-American Lawyer's Association e.V.
  • International Trademark Association (Enforcement Committee)
  • American Bar Association
  • Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group
  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)


  • Conformity to monographs of preparations and ginkgo extracts as "Novel Food"in: GRUR-Prax 2022, p. 418
  • "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