We are lawyers who also work closely with other colleagues to offer you comprehensive advice. Our offices support businesses and private individuals right across Germany. We see ourselves as a law firm that is dedicated to serving each and every client individually and together developing constructive solutions to address the issues they are facing, calling on our expertise in other fields where necessary.


We will work to find solutions for you that we believe to be viable and, in particular, in your best interests. Our objective is to avoid disputes and arrive at cost-effective decisions. Should it nevertheless be necessary to conduct litigation, we will represent your interests consistently. We offer advice both on aspects of German law and in the event of international problems. We are authorised to represent you before both national courts and official agencies and at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and European Parliament, and will also represent you before arbitration tribunals. Where the issues we are addressing relate to different legal systems, such as the internationalisation of your property rights, we cooperate closely with foreign colleagues.



Hendrik Roloff (Radeberg)


Specialist in employment law

Employment law (individual employment law, collective employment law, church employment law), agricultural law (leasehold law, corporate succession, corporate transformation), tenancy law (business tenancy law, residential tenancy law)

Brief résumé:

  • Vocational training leading to Abitur 1989-1992
  • Studied transport management at the TU Berlin
  • Studied jurisprudence at the University of Potsdam
  • Lawyer since 2000
  • Specialist in employment law


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Agrarrecht Vereinigung für Agrar- und Umweltrecht e.V.

Honorary positions:

  • Legal chairman of the Landesverband Sächsischer Imker e.V.

Mario Nitschke (Werder bei Berlin)


Specialist in industrial property law

Patent and trademark law, competition law, design law, copyright law, support in application and infringement proceedings, development of patent and trademark strategies, drafting of applications in the mechanical engineering sector especially

Also in cooperation with patent lawyer Manfred Kietzmann

Brief résumé:

  • Pre-degree course at the Fachschule für Werbung und Gestaltung, Berlin Oberschöneweide, 1989 – 1990
  • Start of apprenticeship as toolmaker leading to Abitur 1989-1990
  • Abitur at grammar school 1992
  • Basic military service 1992-1993
  • Studied jurisprudence in Potsdam from 1993, continued training in painting and graphic design at Jürgen Gerhard, Hohen Neuendorf / Oranienburg
  • Periods abroad in London 1996 and 1997
  • Lawyer since 2000, working in industrial property law ever since
  • Specialist in industrial property law since 2010
  • Member of the Technical Committee on Industrial Property Rights of the State of Brandenburg, vice-chairman and chairman of the committee
  • General manager of Markenverband Havelland-Werder e.V. Since 2010


  • GRUR - Gesellschaft für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz [industrial property association]


  • Applicability of competition law on the activities of non-profit organisations, particularly with regard to soliciting for donations: paper (in German) in Fundraising aktuell online no. 151/152 of 27.07.2007
  • Commemorative publication: 100 years of recorded lawyership in Brandenburg; admissibility of the use of qualifying professional titles; (in German), Spezialisten-Werbung, 2011, p. 90
  • Legal aspects of the protection of geographical indications pursuant to Regulation (EU) 1151/2012 in food industry networks – global, regional, European; Härtel; Nomos Verlag 2017, p. 125

Examples of major proceedings:

  • Collaborated in the proceedings for cancelling the German “Post” trademark at the German Patent Court (BPatG)
  • Represented the defendant in “Post” trademark infringement proceedings at the regional court (LG), higher regional court (OLG) and Federal Court of Justice (BGH) (input)
  • “Markensalz”, “Markenjodsalz” Union trademark invalidity proceedings at the EUIPO
  • “Tafel” Union trademark invalidity proceedings at the EUIPO, court of the European Union / European Court of Justice
  • Handled the patent application process for a leading technology in the water control industry
  • Handled the patent application process for a leading technology in the energy conversion industry


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Radeberg bei Dresden

Phone 03528 45 29 80

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Werder bei Berlin

Phone 03327 73 15 44

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How to get to our offices in Werder and Radeberg:



Werder bei Berlin

Lawyer Mario Nitschke
Specialist in industrial property law
Brandenburger Straße 143
14542 Werder
Tel: 03327 73 15 44
Fax: 03327 73 15 47
VAT ID no.: DE 21 31 75323

Radeberg bei Dresden

Lawyer Hendrik Roloff
Specialist in employment law
Pillnitzer Straße 6
01454 Radeberg
Tel: 03528 45 29 80
Fax: 03528 45 29 88

The lawyers are licensed to practise under the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany and are members of the bar asociations set out below.

Competent professional associations / supervisory authorities:


Brandenburgische Rechtsanwaltskammer
Grillendamm 2, 14776 Brandenburg an der Havel
Telefon 03381/2533-0, Telefax 03381/2533-23


Rechtsanwaltskammer Sachsen
Glacisstr. 6, 01099 Dresden
Telefon 0351/31 85 90, Telefax 0351/3 36 08 99

The following codes of professional practice apply: Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO), Berufsordnung (BORA), Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO), Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG), professional regulations applicable to lawyers in the European Union (CCBE). Codes of professional practice

Professional indemnity insurance

Lawyer Mario Nitschke
AIG Europe S.A. – Direktion für Deutschland, Neue Mainzer Straße 46 – 50, 60311 Frankfurt am Main. Scope: Europe-wide for law firms and offices established or maintained in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Lawyer Hendrik Roloff
AIG Europe S.A. – Direktion für Deutschland, Neue Mainzer Straße 46 – 50, 60311 Frankfurt am Main.
Scope: Europe-wide for law firms and offices established or maintained in the Federal Republic of Germany.



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