Degree in Law from the University of Bremen
Legal Clerkship at the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court
WTR 2020: "Straight forward and solution oriented, Nilgen is a lawyer with whom you can openly discuss alternative solutions."
WTR 2021: Recommended Lawyer (bronze band)
WTR 2023: "Nilgen is a multi-talented practitioner, with skills in managing portfolios, handling infringement disputes and organising customs seizures." (Recommended Lawyer - Bronze)
JUVE 2023/2024: "great IP lawyer, always to the point, great as a competitor as well as an adversary, competitor"
Oliver Nilgen advises and represents national and international clients in the entire spectrum of trademark, competition, copyright, media and design law as well as in commercial, corporate and contract law.
Oliver Nilgen has been involved for many years, among other things, as a member of the design team at MARQUES, a European interest group for trademark owners, and in the GRUR design committee. Within the scope of his committee activities, he has been intensively involved, among other things, with the proposals of the European Commission on the upcoming design law reform.
Due to his many years of experience, his commitment and his in-depth knowledge, Mr. Nilgen is a sought-after expert and the contact person for clients for all questions of trademark and design law.
His activities include strategic trademark counseling, contract negotiations and representation of trademark owners in all proceedings before the Offices and the European Court of Justice. The focus of his forensic practice ranges from short-term, pragmatic out-of-court advice to the judicial enforcement of complex trademark and design infringements, including measures of interim relief. In addition, he assists numerous clients in border seizure cases.
Oliver Nilgen was admitted to the bar in 2007 and joined Meissner Bolte in 2008.
“The decline in trademark protection due to lack of use in Germany and the EU and well-known trademarks”
Virtual “study visit” on the subject of intellectual property - by IRZ
EuGH-Vorlage zur Information über Art der Preisberechnung bei verbrauchsabhängiger Preisgestaltung
Published in German languageOpen publication
No private copying exception without right to fair compensation for broadcasting organisations
This article was first published on Lexis+ UK on 17/07/2023
Court of Justice rules that the broadcasting state principle also applies to satellite package provider
This article was first published by LexisPSL on 12 June 2023
Staatlich genehmigte Gesellschaft der Autoren, Komponisten und Musikverleger Reg Gen nbH (AKM) v Canal+ Luxembourg Sàrl Case C-290/21
GRUR-Prax 2023, 333: LG München I, Keine privilegierte Zeichennutzung durch "M4 Optik" für Fahrzeugteile
GRUR-Prax 2023, 313: BGH, Vermeidbare Herkunftstäuschung bei Produktverpackungen
Podcast: Talking MARQUES
Pharmaceutical Trademarks: A Global Guide 2020/2021
Chapter „Germany" (co-author), World Trademark ReviewOpen publication
Author of the chapter „Copyright in Germany“
published in Getting the Deal ThroughOpen publication
GRUR-Prax 2018, 330: Review of Decision of the German Federal Patent Court (BPatG), Letter „M“ not descriptive for sports cars
In German languageOpen publication
GRUR-Prax 2018, 119: Review of Decision of the Court of Justice, January 24, 2018 in case C-634/16 P - EUIPO/European Food SA - FITNESS
In German languageOpen publication
Uphill battle for protection of 3D confectionary marks
published in World Trademark Review, issue December 2017 / January 2018, edited by IP Media GroupOpen publication
Unfair competition remains tough to call for design cases
published in World Trademark Review, issue June/July 2017, edited by IP Media GroupOpen publication
Kommerzielle Teilhabeoptionen an Olympia – Zur Reichweite des Schutzes olympischer Bezeichnungen und Embleme
MarkenR 2016 Heft 9, 440-445 (with Armin Hans) [„commercial participation in the Olympic Games – the scope of protection of olympic designations and emblem
Pharmaceutical Trademarks: A Global Guide 2017/2018
Chapter „Germany“ (Co-Author), World Trademark Review
Co-Author Unfair Trading Practices, Chapter „Germany“, The Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business
Wolters Kluwer, Special Issue 2016
Abmahnungen im Internet
Hrsg. Sitter/Solmecke, Co-author of the chapters "Direktmarketing durch unverlangte Werbung", "Haftung von Marketplacehändlern für Angebote bei Amazon" and "Streaming", Deubner Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Für’n Apple und’n i(Pad)?
published in Read Me! Customer Magazine of KOMMA Werbeagentur, isue 06, 2014
Think before you post
published in IPPro The Internet, Conference Special 2014
A German perspective on pharmaceutical protection
published in World Trademark Review, issue February/March 2014, edited by IP Media GroupOpen publication