Dr. Hermann Waldhauser

Partner

Phone: +49 89 290 97 0

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Dr. Hermann Waldhauser works at our Munich office. He has specialised in media and technology law for many years starting with his work at the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law and has focused on this area of law ever since. As head of Heussen’s IT, IP and Telecommunications Practice Group he advises companies on all aspects of commercial law. He primarily deals with issues of production, distribution and marketing of intellectual property rights and related technical products including measures of protecting intellectual and industrial property rights. He has extensive experience in the sectors of film and television, radio, publishing, music, software and advertising as well as mobile and online-media. As a former member of the German national hockey team and author of the book "Die Fernsehrechte des Sportveranstalters" ("The Television Rights of Promoters of Sports Events") Dr. Waldhauser also covers legal aspects of marketing, particularly for sports events.

Curriculum vitae

Universities: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München

Seit 1999

Rechtsanwalt bei der Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (ehemals PricewaterhouseCoopers Veltins Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH), München

1998 - 1999

Rechtsanwalt bei Heisse Kursawe Eversheds, München

1995

dreimonatige Wahlstation bei der Kanzlei Lacher, Lovell-Taylor in New York

1993 - 1998

Stipendiat am Max-Planck-Institut für geistiges Eigentum, Wettbewerbs- und Steuerrecht

Statement of experience

  • Contract law, particularly production, licence and distribution agreements as well as general terms and conditions of business
  • Publishing and press law
  • Competition and antitrust law
  • Computer and internet law as well as E- & M-commerce
  • Information technology
  • Sports law
  • Company law

Publications

Veröffentlichungen:
2022 Dr. Hermann Waldhauser/Lennart Rümmler, LL.M. (Eur), „EuGH: Grundsatzurteil zur Haftung von Plattformbetreibern"; in: Deutscher Anwaltspiegel online, Ausgabe 17 - 18.08.2021, S. 11 ff.
2022 Dr. Hermann Waldhauser/Lennart Rümmler, LL.M. (Eur),"Kein rechtsfreier Raum - OLG Düsseldorf zeigt rechtliche Grenzen der Nutzung von Smart Contracts auf", in: Deutscher Anwaltspiegel online, Ausgabe2/19.01.2022, S. 11 ff.
2019 Dr. Hermann Waldhauser/Dr. Christina-Maria Leeb, „Kommunale Publikationen und das Gebot der Staatsferne der Presse", in: AnwZert ITR 8/2019 Anm. 2
2017 Dr. Hermann Waldhauser/Christina-Maria Leeb, "Update für das Urheberrecht - Neuerungen im Bereich von Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung durch das Urheberrechts-Wissensgesellschafts-Gesetz (Teil 3): Text und Data Mining", in: AnwZert ITR 23/2017 Anm. 3
2017 Dr. Hermann Waldhauser/Christina-Maria Leeb, "Update für das Urheberrecht - Neuerungen im Bereich von Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung durch das Urheberrechts-Wissensgesellschafts-Gesetz (Teil 2): Teilen eigener Publikationen", in: AnwZert ITR 22/2017 Anm. 3
2017 Dr. Hermann Waldhauser/Christina-Maria Leeb, "Update für das Urheberrecht - Neuerungen im Bereich von Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung durch das Urheberrechts-Wissensgesellschafts-Gesetz (Teil 1): Literaturbeschaffung", in: AnwZert ITR 20/2017 Anm. 2
2006 "WM 2006 – Hochkonjunktur für Gewinnspiele und Sportwetten", Business & Law München 2005/06
2005 Unternehmer-Handbuch, Verlag C.H. Beck, München 2005, Beitrag "Bedeutung gewerblicher Schutzrechte am Beispiel von Kennzeichenrechten und Patenten"
2004 Fachjournalist, Sept./Okt. 2004, Heft 14, 4. Jg., "Pressefreiheit und Persönlichkeitsrecht"
2003 Fachjournalist, 1. Quartal 2003, Heft 6, 3. Jg., "Neugestaltung Urheberrecht"
1998 Anmerkungen zum Beschluss des BGH zur Zentralvermarktung der Europacupspiele durch den DFB, ZUM 1998, S. 129 ff.
1997 Sportübertragungsrechte - Rechtsnatur, Schranken und kartellrechtliche Probleme aus deutscher Sicht, Mediaforum 1997, S. 56 ff.
Vorträge:
2008 Schutz vor Marken- und Produktpiraterie; PwC Veranstaltung: Talk am Abend, April 2008 (Stuttgart)
2008 "Die EM 2008 - Rechtsfragen rund um die Vermarktung aus Sicht des deutschen Rechts" - el§a (The European Law Students' Association) - Vortragsreihe zum Thema Sportrecht, Januar 2008
2005/06 "WM 2006 – Hochkonjunktur für Gewinnspiele und Sportwetten", Business & Law München 2005/06

 

     „EuGH: Grundsatzurteil zur Haftung von Plattformbetreibern; in: Deutscher Anwaltspiegel online, Ausgabe 17 - 18.08.2021, S. 11 ff.“

  • For many years, legal publisher JUVE has featured Dr. Hermann Waldhauser on its list of "frequently recommended lawyers" in the field of IT, IP and media laws. In fact, in its Handbook, JUVE quotes some of his clients as saying about him as follows: "Dependable, pragmatic and driven by results", "Clients are in good hands with him", "A fighter". At the same time, HEUSSEN was named Law Firm of the Year 2017 by JUVE in the legal arena of media and technology. 

  • In 2022, Heussen is again listed in both the Germany and EMEA editions of Legal500 in the areas of Information Technology and Outsourcing and Media: Entertainment, naming Dr Hermann Waldhauser, who heads the IT, IP & Media team at HEUSSEN: Quote: "Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH has a successful and broad IP, IT and media practice led by Hermann Waldhauser, which is based on three pillars: The production and marketing of intellectual and technical products; IT and data protection law, which is tackled both on a contentious level and in contracts and transactions; and e-commerce."

  • Meanwhile, in the fourth volume of "Chambers Europe 2017", HEUSSEN’s IT Law Practice Group has made the list this year too. Quote: "Clients appreciate the team's negotiation skills. The lawyers at HEUSSEN have strategic thinking at their disposal and are strong and capable in negotiations," they report. Notable practitioners: Hermann Waldhauser is the key contact for clients. 

  • In 2021/2022, Dr. Hermann Waldhauser has also been named TOP Lawyer by US publisher "Best Lawyers" in the category Technology Law for the ninth time straight and, for the forth time, in the category Information Technology as well. Additionally, Dr. Waldhauser was named the 2020 Technology “Lawyer of the Year” in Bayern.

Munich

HEUSSEN Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Brienner Straße 9 / Amiraplatz
80333 München
Deutschland (Germany)
  Location details

Foreign languages: German, English

Practice groups:
Distribution, Antitrust and Competition law
IT, IP & Media Law


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