Hannes Gerbaulet


Patent Attorney | European Patent Attorney | European Trademark and Design Attorney

Hannes Gerbaulet is a German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney and is admitted to practice before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the German Federal Patent Court, the European Patent Office, the European Union Intellectual Property Office, the European Unified Patent Court, and the World Intellectual Property Organization.


Patent law, in particular application, opposition and appeal proceedings before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the Federal Patent Court and the European Patent Office as well as nullity actions before the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Court of Justice as well as infringement proceedings, inter alia in the fields of mechanical engineering (e.g. vehicle technology, materials handling technology, applied thermodynamics, air conditioning technology and ventilation technology), optics (e.g. photo optics, laser systems, endoscopes), medical technology (e.g. operating theatres, medical work equipment), electrical engineering (e.g. electrical vehicle drives, control technology, measuring technology, automation technology, electrical drive technology) and food technology, process engineering and product protection in the pharmaceutical sector;

Trade mark law, with a focus on trade mark application proceedings, trade mark oppositions and trade mark ownership proceedings and trade mark litigation, and trade mark strategy;

Design law, in particular application proceedings and litigation;

Licensing and development agreements;

Employee invention law.


Hannes Gerbaulet speaks German and English.


Studied mechanical engineering at the Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH Aachen University); graduated as Dipl.-Ing.; studied business administration at the FernUniversität Hagen, basic studies.

Worked at Thyssen AG in Duisburg in the area of mechanical plant maintenance.

Started working in intellectual property law at the patent attorney firm Richter & Werdermann in Hamburg.

Admitted as a German Patent Attorney and as a European Patent Attorney.

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