Technology Law

We advise them on all legal issues related to new technologies.

Digitalization is now shaping all areas of economic activity and is constantly presenting companies with new challenges. Automation, artificial intelligence, changing information and communication channels, and the use of big data have long been part of the business world and at the same time drivers for innovative digital business models and e-commerce.

Technology law deals with the legal aspects of all these trends and developments. In addition to topics such as intellectual property, licensing structures, data protection and cybersecurity, compliance and liability issues are also playing an increasingly important role.

At KPMG Law, we have many years of legal expertise and deep industry knowledge related to new technologies and understand the unique challenges that companies and institutions face in doing so. Therefore, we are your reliable partner for advice on all legal issues in this field.

Consulting focus

  • Anti-Counterfeiting

    Product piracy is a massive problem for companies in all industries.
    With our many years of legal experience in combating product piracy and our integration into the international KPMG network, we are the ideal partner for you to enforce your claims anywhere in the world and to protect your products and their good reputation from plagiarists.

    Special knowledge and tools are required to detect counterfeit products offered on the Internet and to analyze such sales structures. With a combination of state-of-the-art, intelligent technology, legal expertise and international presence, we offer you the best conditions for a successful fight against product piracy.

  • Data protection law

    Data protection management systems are now indispensable in many companies due to the exponential growth in data volumes and processed data sets caused by ongoing digitization. We advise you on all data protection issues and support you in the design and implementation of suitable systems.

    Our multidisciplinary solutions include:

    • Risk analysis and minimization
    • Analysis and optimization of data protection management
    • Training in the handling of personal data
    • Expert opinion on individual data protection issues
    • Legal representation in data protection matters
  • IP Compliance and Risk Assessments

    Intellectual property is an immense asset for any company. Inadequate protection of one’s own intellectual property as well as overly careless handling of third party rights can pose significant risks of loss and liability.

    With our DIN-based IP Risk Monitor Tool, we analyze all IP-related processes and decisions of your company. From the results of this analysis, we then derive possibilities and concrete solutions for risk minimization and show you measures for compliance-compliant IP behavior.

  • IP Litigation

    A proactive approach is essential to protect and preserve IP assets. We represent you in all IP and competition law disputes, especially in court. Thanks to our extensive experience in litigation, whether on the merits or on an interim basis, we can always provide you with full and prompt support.

  • IP Portfolio Management

    Protecting and optimally managing your IP portfolio is a complex and time-consuming activity that requires the highest professional quality. We take on this task for you with our all-round service and in this way provide you with our many years of experience, our multidisciplinary knowledge, our excellent international network and state-of-the-art technology.

    Our services include:

    • Applications for intellectual property rights
    • Legal management of your IP portfolio, including deadline monitoring and fee payments
    • Monitoring of your IP portfolio as well as search services
    • Differentiated data analyses with clear recommendations for action
    • Reports available at any time in our modern client dashboard
  • IP Law

    Intellectual property (IP) comprises the intellectual property of companies, such as technical inventions, databases, brands or software, and is therefore one of the most important intangible assets. The importance of IP law will continue to grow in the future as these types of assets become more valuable. We use the latest technologies and our international network to provide the best solutions to protect your company’s intellectual property at all times.

  • IT Law

    IT projects are often complex and can extend over a long period of time. It is therefore all the more important that they are carried out in a legally compliant manner.

    With our many years of experience in drafting and advising on IT contracts, we have already successfully supported many IT awards and tenders. Complex IT and digitization projects in particular are an important focus of our consulting spectrum. Our expertise also includes state-of-the-art topics such as agile software development agreements and the use of artificial intelligence and blockchain technology, so that our clients are always best positioned for new business models in the areas of Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, e-business and platform models.

  • Patent monitoring

    The number of patent applications and grants is increasing worldwide. This is increasingly a challenge for companies, as they need to have a constantly updated overview of the patent-protected technological environment in which they operate, as well as information about the IP rights of their competitors.

    Our technology-supported analysis of worldwide patent databases always keeps you up to date with regard to new patents and thus minimizes the risk of property right infringements.

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Philipp Glock on the use of generative AI in the current issue of Juve Rechtsmarkt

ChatGPT has ushered in a new information age. The same applies to law firms: If you want to keep up, you have to stay on the ball. The 11/2023 issue of Juve Rechtsmarkt features an overview of the use of generative AI in law firms, quoting Philipp Glock and reintroducing the KPMG Law Reallabor.  

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The AI Act is coming: EU wants to get a grip on AI risks

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Digital Services Act: Amazon achieves partial success before the ECJ

For the time being, Amazon is not required to disclose an advertising directory with detailed information on advertising activities. This was decided by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CFI). Amazon had applied for a suspension of enforcement of obligations arising from its classification as a very large online platform under the Digital […]

14.09.2023 | KPMG Law Insights

Podcast series “KPMG Law on air”: Generative AI

Generative AI only entered the world of work a few months ago and it is already clear that it will significantly change many job profiles. Technical progress is much faster than its regulation. EU legislators have also been overtaken by technological developments. For more than two years, the EU Commission had been working on an […]


Börsen-Zeitung guest article: Start-up founders underestimate data protection as a success factor

Innovations and marketing are usually the main focus for company founders. Data management and data protection often get short shrift, but they are crucial, says Jyn Schultze-Melling in Börsen-Zeitung (paywall).

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The Digital Services Act – what does it mean for companies?

The Digital Services Act (DSA) is a key component of the EU’s digital strategy and came into force on November 16, 2022. As a regulation, the DSA applies directly without the need for transposition into national law. Providers of intermediary services still have time until February 17, 2024, to implement the requirements. Online platforms within […]

18.07.2023 | KPMG Law Insights

Data loss with MOVEit Transfer: This is how companies should act now

Hackers have apparently exploited a security hole in the MOVEit Transfer” software used to access data and demand payments. Numerous companies could be affected. The manufacturer of the software has provided updates in the meantime. But updating the software is not enough. Data protection law requires companies to take further measures, in particular to provide […]

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Why AI compliance is part of every due diligence process

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already in use in most companies. Not only applications like ChatGPT and other Generative AI tools are used to write texts, presentations and concepts. AI also automates processes and analyzes data. It can revolutionize business models and accelerate growth. That’s why it’s important for potential corporate buyers and investors to consider […]

31.05.2023 | KPMG Law Insights

Podcast series “KPMG Law on air”: The EU’s digital strategy

The EU’s digital strategy aims to make Europe the frontrunner in a data-driven society. Among other things, a “single market for data” is to be created. At least that’s how the EU Commission plans it. It remains to be seen whether the goal will be achieved, or whether the new regulations will tend to slow […]

09.05.2023 | KPMG Law Insights

ECJ on Data Protection: No Materiality Threshold for Damages

A breach of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) alone is not sufficient to give rise to a claim for compensation for non-material damage. In the opinion of the ECJ, damage must actually have occurred to the person concerned. However, this damage need not exceed a “materiality threshold.” In its judgment of May 4, 2023 […]

KPMG Law on air: Podcast episodes on technology law

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Compliance with KPMG Law and OneTrust

KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH and OneTrust Technology Limited have formed a strategic alliance to support companies in their compliance with data protection and other compliance regulations.

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Intellectual Property

The increasing importance of intellectual property for companies is reflected in our regular newsletter on IP law.

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Your contact persons

Dr. Anna-Kristine Wipper

Head of Technology Law

Klingelhöferstraße 18
10785 Berlin

tel: +49 30 530199731

Francois Heynike, LL.M. (Stellenbosch)

Head of Technology Law

THE SQUAIRE Am Flughafen
60549 Frankfurt am Main

tel: +49-69-951195770

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