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Dirk Smielick is a counsel of CMS Hasche Sigle and a bar-
certified IP lawyer.
CMS Hasche Sigle is a leading law firm whose IP practice
holds an important position as part of its full-service concept.
It helps both small and medium-sized enterprises and
international corporations to optimise their IP rights and assert
them successfully. More than 60 specialist IP lawyers provide
tailored advice that is results oriented and efficient. Thanks to
their experience from practice, teaching and research, they are
always familiar with the latest developments across all areas
of intellectual property. According to
Juve
, CMS Hasche Sigle
impresses with the size of its team and a track record that
includes many big-name IP cases.
Mr Smielick has extensive knowledge and experience of
all areas of IP law. His main focus includes litigation in cases
of patent and trademark infringement, as well as disputes
relating to unfair competition. In addition, he advises national
and international companies on a regular basis with regard
to research and development agreements and licensing
agreements in the area of technology transfer.
Mr Smielick is a member of the German Association for
Intellectual Property and Copyright Law. He is co-author
of the third and upcoming fourth editions of the German
lawyer’s handbook on IP law,
Münchener Anwaltshandbuch
Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz
, with chapters on European patent
law, international patent law and research and development
agreements. He also lectures as part of Wolters Kluwer
Deutschland GmbH’s training course for prospective
specialist IP lawyers.
CMS Hasche Sigle
Kranhaus 1
Im Zollhafen 18
Cologne
50678
Germany
T
+49 221 7716 180
F
+49 221 7716 183
Smielick, Dirk
CMS Hasche Sigle – Counsel
dirk.smielick@cms-hs.com | www.cms-hs.com
Winner – Intellectual Property, Germany
What clients said
“Dirk has deep and persuasive knowledge in this
area of law and is always − and almost instantly −
in a position to provide hands-on support without
taking too academic an approach.”
“His responsiveness has always been fantastic.
We were given quick, easy-to-understand feedback
and clear recommendations.”
“Dirk always keeps in mind the business and
economic aspects, which is essential for us.”
“He has an excellent understanding of the industry,
and an excellent knowledge of German and
international jurisdiction and court decisions.”