Since her admission as a lawyer in 2015, Carina Höfer (née Hepp) has advised and represented national and international clients in all areas of intellectual property rights. The focus of her work lies in national and cross-border patent infringement litigation. She also advises in the field of trademark, design, and competition law.

During her law studies at the University of Munster she started focusing on intellectual property law. She also enrolled in a programme in Spanish law and legal Spanish, and worked in a law firm in Madrid. During her legal traineeship, she worked in the area of intellectual property for an international law firm in Düsseldorf, and at an international group in Munich, among others.

By obtaining a master’s degree (LL.M.) in intellectual property law at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf she has further developed her specialization in patent law, trademark and competition law.

Carina Höfer is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) and the Licensing Executives Society (LES).


Representative cases

  • Cross-border proceedings of a leading telecommunication company for violation of a variety of standard-essential patents.
  • Patent infringement litigation of a leading manufacturer of mobile phones.