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Dr. Andreas Torka
Partner, Industrial Property Rights Specialist

Dr. Andreas Torka’s main area of consultation is competition law, in particular, as far as it concerns advertising law and plant construction. He advises nationally as well as internationally active companies in the car industry, the energy supply and chemical sector as well as in fashion, on aspects of commercial law during the conception of new projects as well as the assertion and defence of claims before a court. Since he is also licensed to practise as a lawyer (Abogado) in Spain, Andreas Torka is heavily involved in German-Spanish legal transactions.

Practice areas
  • • Industrial property rights

  • • Competition law

  • • Private building and real estate law

  • • Plant construction

  • • Litigation

Vita
  • • 1987 Law studies at Heidelberg

  • • 1990 - 1995 Law studies at Mannheim

  • • 1995 - 1997 Research assistant at Mannheim University (Faculty for German and Foreign Public Law, International Law and European Law)

  • • 1998 PhD (Dr. iur.) at Mannheim University

  • • 2000 Admitted to the German Bar

  • • 2000 - 2002 Lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Cologne

  • • 2002 Licensed to practise as “Abogado” (Spanish lawyer) in Alicante

  • • 2002 - 2007 Lawyer in Alicante (Spain)

  • • since 2007 Lawyer at RITTERSHAUS law firm

  • • 2012 Industrial property rights specialist

  • • 2012 Partner of RITTERSHAUS law firm

Other activities and memberships
  • • Member of the Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht/GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)

  • •Member of the Deutsch-Spanische Juristenvereinigung (German-Spanish Lawyers’ Association)

  • • Member of the LES Licensing Executives Society

  • • Member of Exfields e.V., Cologne

  • • Sworn translator of documents for the Spanish language in Baden-Württemberg

Publications
  • • "Vertragsstrafen wegen identischer Verstöße gegen Unterlassungserklärungen in Vertragshändlernetzen", RAW 2017, 108 - 114

  • • "Werbemaßnahmen in der Automobilbranche", RAW 2016, 97

  • • "Einberechnung von Kfz-Überführungskosten in den Verkaufsendpreis", RAW 2016, 156 (Koautor)

  • • "Lieber zuviel als zu wenig: Preisangaben in der Automobilwerbung", Autohaus 2012, 30

  • • "Die Pkw-Energieverbrauchskennzeichnungsverordnung: Rechtsprechung und Reform", WRP 2012, 419

  • • "Neue Regeln zur Kennzeichnung", inside 02/12 - Das Wohn-Markt-Magazin

  • • "Neue Vorgaben für Finanzierungswerbung durch § 6a PAngV", WRP 2011, 1247

  • • "Küche – alles, was Recht ist", Zeitschrift: küche & bad forum 8-9/2011

  • • "Die Serienmarke nach der BAINBRIDGE-Rechtsprechung", WRP 2009, 545 (Koautor)

  • • "Wettbewerbsrechtliche Fallstricke bei der Werbegestaltung", econo 11/08

  • • "Mechanismen der Internationalen Zusammenarbeit auf dem Gebiet nicht navigatorischer Wassernutzungen", 1999

Besides:

Due to my personal background, I adore everything to do with Spain – the cuisine, the literature as well as other cultural aspects. Time and again I enjoy travelling through Spain and France whether it is on a bicycle as I used to in the past or by car, which is what I tend to do these days.