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Dr Ulrich Franz

Born in Hamburg in 1964, I’ve been happily married for over 20 years and have 3 wonderful children.

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Qualifications
  • Certified Specialist for intellectual property law
  • Certified Specialist for copyright and media law
Professional career
  • Lawyer at Hasche & Eschenlohr, Munich (1994 - 1996)
  • Lawyer and partner at Pünder Volhard Weber & Axster/Clifford Chance, Dusseldorf and Berlin (1996 - 2000)
  • Partner at Preu Bohlig & Partner, Berlin (2000 – 2004)
  • Partner at Franz & Schulkamp and Gabler & Franz, Berlin (2005 – 2017)
Education
  • Legal studies in Bonn and Munich (1984 – 1989)
  • Legal traineeship in Memmingen, Günzburg, Augsburg, München and Paris (1989 – 1992)
  • Private tutor for civil law, commercial law and corporate law, labour law and civil procedure law (1989 – 1993)
  • Research associate at the Institute for Civil Law and Civil Procedure at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich (1990 – 1993)
  • Doctorate awarded at the LMU Munich under Prof. Klaus J. Hopt (1995)
Secondary/voluntary work
  • Member of the Gemeinsames Juristisches Prüfungsamt (Joint Legal Examination Office) for the states of Berlin and Brandenburg (2002-2013)
  • Lecturer at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (University of Applied Sciences) Berlin (since 2013)
  • Master's degree course in Business Communication: commercial, media and contract law
  • Master's degree course in Industrial Sales and Innovation Management: Intellectual property law
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Law: Competition law
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Law: Civil procedure law
  • Member of the Fachanwaltsausschuss für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz (Law Committee for Intellectual Property) Berlin (since 2014)
  • Member of the Anwaltsgericht (bar court of Berlin) (since 2016)
Publications

Der Einwendungsdurchgriff gemäß § 9 Absatz 3 Verbraucherkreditgesetz, 1996
(Objections in connection with linked credit agreements pursuant to Section 9 (3) of the German Consumer Credit Act), 1996

Anmerkung zu OLG Rostock, DZWIR 1996, 425 ff.
(Note on a ruling of the Higher Regional Court of Rostock, DZWIR 1996, 425 et seq.)

Zur subjektiven Komponente der wirtschaftlichen Einheit bei drittfinanzierten Geschäften, FLF 1997, 17 ff.
(On the subjective component of economic unity in the case of third-party financed transactions, FLF 1997, 17 et seq.)

50 Jahre Stiftung Warentest, GRUR 2014, 1051 ff.
(50 years of Stiftung Warentest, GRUR 2014, 1051 et seq.)
Stiftung Warentest is a German consumer organisation and foundation involved in investigating and comparing goods and services in an unbiased manner

Vergleichender Warentest, WRP 2015, 1425 ff.
(Comparative product test, WRP 2015, 1425 et seq.)

Werbung mit Testergebnissen, WRP 2016, 439 ff.
(Advertising using test results, WRP 2016, 439 et seq.)

Die rechtliche Beurteilung von Bewertungsportalen, WRP 2016, 1195 ff.
(A legal assessment of rating portals, WRP 2016, 1195 et seq.)

Testwerbung – Inzidentprüfung des Warentests durch den Wettbewerbsrichter?, in: Festschrift für Karl-Heinz Fezer, 2016, S. 1013 ff.
(Test advertising - the incidental scrutiny of product testing by the competition judge?), in commemorative publication for Karl-Heinz Fezer, 2016, p. 1013 et seq.)

Kommentierung Vergleichende Produkttests, in: Fezer/Büscher/Obergfell, Lauterkeitsrecht, Kommentar zum Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb (UWG), 3. Aufl. 2016, Band 1, S 8
(Commentary on comparative product tests, in: Fezer/Büscher/Obergfell, Lauterkeitsrecht, Fair trading law, a commentary on the German Act against Unfair Competition), 3rd edition 2016, vol. 1, p. 8)

Bewertungsportale, ZWR 2017, 53 ff.
(Rating portals, ZWR 2017, 53 et seq.)

Anmerkung zum Urteil des BGH vom 04.04.2017 – VI ZR 123/16, AfP 2017, 316 – Haftung des Bewertungsportals für zu eigen gemachte Äußerungen Dritter
(Note on German Supreme Court, 04.04.2017 – VI ZR 123/16, AfP 2017, 316 et seq. (Liability of the evaluation portal for comments made by third parties))

Preisvergleichsportale aus wettbewerbsrechtlicher Sicht, WRP 2018, 20 ff
(Price comparison portals from a competition law perspective, WRP 2018, 20 et seq.)

Anmerkung zum Urteil des BGH vom 20.02.2018 – VI ZR 30/17, GRUR 2018, 636 - Ärztebewertung III
(Note on German Supreme Court, 20.02.2018 – VI ZR 30/17, GRUR 2018, 636 - Medical review III)

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