Yvonne Draheim, LL.M. (Stellenbosch)

Yvonne Draheim, LL.M. (Stellenbosch)


Email yvonne.draheim@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 40 419 93 218

Fax +49 40 419 93 200

LanguagesEnglish, French, German

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

"Yvonne Draheim is very experienced and offers very valuable advice." (Client)

Legal 500 Germany, 2021

Yvonne Draheim focuses on intellectual property law. She has developed her practice to cover almost every type of contentious and advisory IP work in Germany, Europe and the US. Over the years, Yvonne has helped numerous renowned clients to prevent and resolve disputes in the areas of trademarks, unfair competition law, copyright, domain names and designs.

Given her diverse practice, Yvonne has assisted clients from various industry sectors including media, entertainment, food and beverages, energy, automotive, and agriculture. Her achievements have constantly been noticed by Best Lawyers Germany, JUVE and The Legal 500 Germany.

Besides her practical work, Yvonne also appreciates the more academic side of IP Law. She teaches Intellectual Property Law at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg (International Master Program as well as German students) and comments on a number of provisions of the German Trademark Act in a renowned German trademark law commentary. She studied law at the University of Hamburg and obtained her Master's degree at the University of Stellenbosch/South Africa in 1996.

Yvonne is a member of the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR) and the International Trademark Association (INTA). Appreciating the value of Community Investment, Yvonne is the partner in charge of the inter-schools debating competition "Debate It!" in Hamburg. The program aims at improving pupils' verbal, writing and reading skills as well as helping them to develop their knowledge of current affairs, critical thinking skills and confidence.

Awards and recognitions


Frequently mentioned lawyer for Intellectual Property Rights


Recommended as top lawyer for Intellectual Property Law and Media law
Best Lawyers™


Frequently recommended lawyer for trademark and unfair competition law
JUVE handbook


Recommended lawyer for trademark and unfair competition law
Legal 500 Germany


Recommended lawyer for Trademark and Competition Law
Legal 500 Germany

Education and admissions


LL.M., University of Stellenbosch, 1996

University of Hamburg, 1994


German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR)

International Trademark Association (INTA)

Related knowledge

3D Printing

Representative experience

Representing Caterpillar Inc. in portfolio management, constant legal representation and advice as well as trademark litigation.

Representing Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram in trademark and company name, in particular domain name matters.

Representing a worldwide leading international energy company in portfolio management, constant legal representation and advice.

Representing H&M in portfolio management, constant legal representation and advice in trademark, design and unfair competition litigation.

Representing Merck & Co. Inc. in IP litigation, namely representation and advice in global cross-border infringement proceedings regarding name rights.

Legal representation and advice of Philips in court proceedings, inter alia against Remington re protectability of three-headed shavers.

Representing ProSiebenSat.1 Group in portfolio management, constant legal representation and advice, trademark clearance and launches, trademark litigation.

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