Getting the Deal Through – Licensing 2020, Germany

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Lexology Getting the Deal Through: Licensing 2020 (published in January 2020; contributing editor: Fiona Nicolson, Claire Smith).

Preface - Licensing 2020, Twelfth edition

Lexology Getting the Deal Through is delighted to publish the twelfth edition of Licensing, which is available in print and online at

Lexology Getting the Deal Through provides international expert analysis in key areas of law, practice and regulation for corporate counsel, crossborder legal practitioners, and company directors and officers.

Throughout this edition, and following the unique Lexology Getting the Deal Through format, the same key questions are answered by leading practitioners in each of the jurisdictions featured.

Every effort has been made to cover all matters of concern to readers. However, specific legal advice should always be sought from experienced local advisers. 

Lexology Getting the Deal Through gratefully acknowledges the efforts of all the contributors to this volume, who were chosen for their recognised expertise. We also extend special thanks the contributing editors, Fiona Nicolson and Claire Smith of Bristows LLP, for their continued assistance with this volume.



Christof Karl
Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt) & German and European Patent Attorney, Partner; Attorney-at-Law admitted to practice in Germany and New York

Christof Karl