Dr. Donata Störmer

Attorney at Law | Specialist Attorney for Copyright and Media Law

Donata has been working as a lawyer since 2011 and has been a specialist attorney for copyright and media law since 2018.

She advises national and international companies and start-ups on all aspects of trademark, design, copyright and unfair competition law. She counsels in particular on the protection of intellectual property and know-how. Her practice area also includes the management of international IP portfolios, advising on trademark and filing strategy, drafting and negotiating license and coexistence agreements, representing clients in proceedings before the German and European trademark Offices, the national and international, judicial and extrajudicial enforcement of intellectual property rights as well as defending clients against infringement claims.

Another focus of Donata’s work is the whole spectrum of media and entertainment law. In this area of law, she advises, among others, companies, institutions and individuals from the music, film, television, advertising and entertainment industries as well as from the areas of art and culture. In addition, Donata advises publishers, companies, celebrities and other high profile individuals on matters concerning press law, rights of privacy and publicity, including crisis communication and reputation management. Moreover, Donata’s practice includes the drafting and negotiation of complex contractual relationships in the field of media and entertainment law. Donata also advises companies and start-ups on data protection law.

Donata studied law with a focus on media law at the Georg-August Univesität in Göttingen and at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster. She completed her legal clerkship at the Berlin Court of Appeal with a stage in a law firm in New York. She then started working as an attorney at the law firm SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte in Berlin while completing her PhD in art law. From 2012 to 2015, Donata worked as an attorney at the international law firm Hogan Lovells in Hamburg and Tokyo. From 2015 to 2021, she worked as an attorney at IRLE MOSER Rechtsanwälte, last as a salary partner.

Key Aspects:

  • Trademark law
  • Copyright and media law
  • Press law
  • Unfair competition law
  • Design law
  • Data protection law
Working languages
  • German
  • English
  • Since 2021: Associated partner at clover law
  • 2015 - 2021: Attorney at law, last Salary Partner, at IRLE MOSER Rechtsanwälte, Berlin
  • Since 2018: Specialist attorney for copyright and media law
  • 2012 - 2015: Attorney at law at Hogan Lovells, Hamburg and Tokyo
  • 2011 - 2012: Attorney at law at SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte, Berlin
  • 2011 - 2012: PhD in art law under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoeren, Westfäische Wilhelms-Univeristät Münster
  • 2008 - 2009: Research assistant at the law firm Hogan & Hartson Raue (now Raue), Berlin
  • 2008 - 2010: Legal clerkship at the Berlin Court of Appeal with stages at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, at SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte and at the law firm Pryor Cashman in New York
  • 2006: Additional training in information, telecommunication and media law at the Institute for Information, Telecommunication and Media Law, Münster
  • 2003 - 2008: Studies of law at the Georg-August Universität in Göttingen and at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster with a focus on media law; Research assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoeren
  • On the duty to print an addendum in the case of lawful suspicious activity reporting (BVerfG v. 2.5.2018 - 1 BvR 666/17), IP-Rechtsberater 2018, 170-172
  • No interference with the post-mortem right of personality by reporting on illness (OLG Köln v. 30.11.2017 - 15 U 67/17), IP-Rechtsberater 2018, 152-153
  • Jurisdiction of national courts for actions for infringement of the personality rights of legal entities on the internet (Opinion of Advocate General Michal Bobek v. 13.07.2017 - Case C-194/16), IP-Rechtsberater, 2018, 101-102
  • On the requirements for a legal interest in a counterstatement in the case of an impression derived from the overall context of a press report (OLG Dresden v. 24.10.2017 - 4 W 558/17), IP-Rechtsberater 2018, 31-32
  • Note on LG Hamburg: Musical work is impermissibly impaired by association with politically right-wing lyrics, GRUR-Prax 2017, 263
  • Playing a song at an election campaign event (Note on the judgment of the OLG Jena on the judgment of 22 April 2015 - 2 U 738/14), GRUR-Prax 2016, 413
  • The copyright prohibition of distortion in dealing with original works of visual art, Dissertation, 2013, published by Peter Lang Verlag

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