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Dr. Marie Teworte-Vey

Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property Law

Marie Teworte-Vey is a founding partner of the firm and was admitted to the bar in 2007. Before founding Schmitt, Teworte-Vey, Simon & Schumacher, she worked for CBH Attorneys at Law for more than 11 years. Her practice focuses on trademark and competition law as well as design and copyright law. She advises and represents national and international companies in litigation, trademark application and other official proceedings at both German and EU level. In addition, she is involved in the drafting of coexistence agreements and the review of advertising measures. A further focus of her work is press law. She has successfully completed the training course for Certified Specialists in Intellectual Property Law. Marie Teworte-Vey is a former scholarship holder of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. She is a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Cologne Bar Association. She is also a member of the advisory board of the Corporate Law Clinic e.V. of the University of Cologne. In Kanzleimonitor 2019/2020 she is recommended as an attorney in the field of intellectual property law.In the JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2021/2022 she is named as a lawyer often recommended ("excellent trademark lawyer", "precise and responsive, speaks faster than I can think", clients).

since 2019Lawyer | Partner at Schmitt, Teworte-Vey, Simon & Schumacher
2008 - 2019CBH Rechtsanwälte, Cologne
2011Doctoral Thesis Dr. jur.
2007Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court Cologne
2005 - 2007Legal Clerkship at Higher Regional Court Cologne, practical training in New York at Cardozo Law School and in Hamburg at White&Case
2003 - 2006Academic Assistant at the Institute für Intellectual Property Right and Copyright Law at Cologne University
2003First State Exam, Cologne
1998 - 2003Law Studies, Cologne University (internship in Tokio)

Trademark Law Modernisation Act, IP-Kompakt 3/19, 2-3

BGH – keine-vorwerk-vertretung, IP-Kompakt 2/19, 6-8

OLG Nürnberg – CurryWoschdHaus, IP-Kompakt 12/18, 12-13

EuG – Wajos, IP-Kompakt 11/18, 9-10

BGH – #darferdas?, IP-Kompakt 9/18, 10-11

BGH – ORTLIEB, , IP-Kompakt 8/18, 8-10

BGH – Resistograph, IP-Kompakt 4/18, 6-9

BGH – Aquaflam, IP-Kompakt 3/18, 7-9

Was bedeutet der Brexit für Unionsmarken?, IP-Kompakt 11/17, 7-8

BGH – Mart-Stam-Stuhl, IP-Kompakt 8/17, 12-15

LG München I –, IP-Kompakt 7/17, 16-18

BGH – MICRO COTTON, 5/17, 10-13

BGH – PUC, IP-Kompakt 4/17, 8-11

EuGH – Simba Toys, IP-Kompakt 3/17, 9-10

OLG Köln – Open-LIMS, IP-Kompakt 2/17, 9-11

BGH – Rechtsberatung durch Entwicklungsingenieur, IP-Kompakt 10/16, 16-18

BGH – mt-perfect, IP-Kompakt 9/16, 12-14

BGH – OUI, IP-Kompakt 8/16, 7-9

EuGH – Ford/Wheeltrims, IP-Kompakt 6/16, 5-7

BGH – Fünf-Streifen-Schuh, IP-Kompakt 5/16, 8-11

BGH – Fressnapf, IP-Kompakt 4/16, 12-15

EuGH – SUN FRESH/SUNNY FRESH, IP-Kompakt 8/!5, 7-11

EuGH – Rosa dels Vents, IP-Kompakt 4/15, 8-9

Unfair competition and sales promotion, vol. 29 of the publication series Intellectual Property and Competition, 2011

Status and scope of the transparency requirement in the new Unfair Competition Act (together with Sibille Steingass), WRP 2005, 676-687


Speaker at the workshop "Trademark Law in Practice" at the University of Bayreuth, February 2018


German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)

Cologne Bar Association (KAV)

German Bar Association (DAV)


German, English


Trademark Assistant

Karen Bobzien

Carmen Czosseck

Stephanie Mottl

Sandra Naskret

Begüm Özkubat

Tatjana Wolf