Dr. Frank Hagemann

Lawyer / Partner
Große Theaterstraße 31
20354 Hamburg

France, its culture, language and way of life have fascinated Dr Frank Hagemann since his youth. It was therefore a happy coincidence when the Hamburg-based law firm Seelig, which focuses on the French market, was looking for reinforcement in trademark law at the right time to enable him to combine his professional and private interests. Although his international work is wide-ranging, Dr Hagemann has always paid particular attention to maintaining and expanding his French network. ‘In many cases, the protection of intellectual property is often like a game of strategy. I love it!’ he says, further explaining his passion for the profession. Dr Hagemann is an IP specialist with broad experience in trademark law, design law and competition law. Patent and copyright disputes round off his expert knowledge. His activities involve the development and implementation of protection strategies for intellectual property and the drafting of contracts, as well as the effective enforcement of rights in court and defence against unjustified claims. Important sectors in this context are the luxury goods, pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries, but Hagemann also frequently advises start-ups. The joys of his private life are his wife and daughter, and he likes to relax in nature or by cooking.

  • Expertise
    • IP litigation

      Representing clients in infringement proceedings has always been a key area of expertise at FPS. For decades, notable rights holders have entrusted the judicial assertion of their rights to the experienced FPS lawyers. FPS is often involved in the investigation of infringement cases as well as the inspection and preservation of evidence in advance. We also support our clients in border seizure cases. Representation is provided in all areas of IP law before the relevant courts and agencies.

    • Media/press law

      Media law regulates the use, distribution and production of media content such as radio, television, print media and online media. Press law is a part of this and deals with framework conditions of the press, including freedom of the press, editorial independence, personal rights, media liability and the right of reply. FPS advises media companies on legal matters relating to freedom of expression, including advice on media content and legal representation in proceedings involving the right of reply, injunctive relief and compensation for damages. We possess industry knowledge and offer advice on typical media contracts, cross-media collaborations and freelance authors. We also support Internet platforms in the areas of copyright, consumer protection and data protection. In the event of online legal violations, we successfully cooperate with law enforcement agencies.

    Language skills

    German English French
  • Education
    since 1998Partner at FPS 
    since 1996Lawyer at FPS 
    1996Admission to practise law in Germany 
    1994Doctorate (Dr. iur.)
     Second state law exam
     Research assistant at the Chair of Civil Law, Civil Procedure Law and Labour Law of Prof. Dr. Manfred Wolf
     First state law exam
     Law studies in Kiel and Paris (France)
  • Memberships
  • Publications
    Dr. Frank Hagemann
    Wie schützt man eine Marke im Metaversum?
    FAZ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Nr. 291, , S. 16
  • What others say

    "Fast, reliable and competent in trade mark law" 
    (client, JUVE Handbook 2023/2024 | Trademark, Design and Competition Law)

    "Very experienced trade mark law specialist who is characterised by outstanding ideas and a very precise and stringent argumentation of the same. It is always a pleasure to read his briefs. Simply brilliant." 
    (client, The Legal 500 2023/2024 | Intellectual Property)

    "Competent and pragmatic, unagitated conduct of negotiations" 
    (competitor, JUVE Handbook 2022/2023 | Trademark, Design and Competition Law)

    "Always pragmatic"
    (competitor, JUVE Handbook 2020/2021 | Trademark, Design and Competition Law)

    "Very good in human and professional terms" 
    (competitor, JUVE Handbook 2020/2021 | Trademark, Design and Competition Law)

    "Always a good choice"
    (client, JUVE Handbook 2019/2020 | Trademark, Design and Competition Law)

    "Competent and pragmatic, good international network"
    (competitor, JUVE Handbook 2019/2020 | Trademark, Design and Competition Law)

    "Good, fast, client-orientated and a walking textbook" 
    (competitor, JUVE Handbook 2018/2019 | Trademark, Design and Competition Law) 


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