Even the longest way begins with the first step.

Christoph Jaeckel

(Cooperation Partner)

+49 89 69 39 21-0jaeckel@pruefer.eu

Professional career path

Christoph Jaeckel has been working as a freelance lawyer since March 2021 and supports Prüfer & Partner as a cooperation partner, in particular for intellectual property rights related to China . Before that, he first worked for a law firm specialized in trademark law in Berlin and later worked for six years in the area of trademark law and patent law in Shanghai, China. He studied law at the Free University of Berlin and completed his legal traineeship at Kammergericht Berlin.

German, English, Chinese

Specialst areas of activity


  • Filing and enforcement of trademarks
  • Advising on IP strategy (filing and enforcement) in China
  • Managing the enforcement of IP cases for German clients in China
  • Advising Chinese companies on all IP matters when entering the German market and when it comes to enforcing their IP in Germany.


  • Trademark law
  • Patent law

Publications and memberships

Publications and memberships

“Modeschutz – Gewerbliche Schutzrechte für Modeneuheiten und Modeunternehmen” Christoph Jaeckel, presentation, 13 October 2010, Hamburg,

“Strategie-Frage, Schutz des Designs vor Nachahmungen”, Christoph Jaeckel, China Contact 2009, p. 43-44,

“Rechtsschutz gegen unberechtigte Schutzrechtsverwarnungen”, Christoph Jaeckel (co-author), MarkenR 2008, p. 365-378,

“Die bösgläubige Markenanmeldung”, Christoph Jaeckel (co-author), MarkenR 2008, p. 296-309.

“Schutz geistigen Eigentums, geheim halten oder aktiv patentieren?” Christoph Jaeckel, ChinaContact 09/10 2019 S. 22-23

“Schneller Schutz mit Gebrauchsmustern” Christoph Jaeckel ChinaContact 11/12 2019 S. 44-46


DAV – German Bar Association
DCJV – German Chinese Lawyers Association
ECTA – European Communities Trade Mark Association
GRUR – German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
Chamber of Attorneys-at-Law Munich

Only through individual protection of intellectual property it is possible to secure the fruit of the innovativeness of future-oriented companies.

Thomas Peppmeier

M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney,
European Trademark & Design Attorney

+49 89 69 39 21-0peppmeier@pruefer.eu

Professional career

BIOGRAPHY: Mr. Peppmeier worked for Prüfer & Partner from November 2017 until February 2021, where he underwent the training to become a German and European Patent Attorney. Since March 2021, he has been registered as a patent attorney and supports Prüfer & Partner as a cooperation partner.
Before joining Prüfer & Partner he participated in the global graduate program for design and engineering of paper machines of the engineering company Voith GmbH. Additionally he gained practical experience at Robert Bosch GmbH and MTU Aero Engines AG in the field of production technology and CAD/CAM-Engineering.
During his studies of mechanical process engineering at TU Darmstadt, he was able to deepen his knowledge in the field of automotive technology, control engineering and process engineering. In both his bachelor and master thesis, Mr. Peppmeier discussed different aspects of kinetic energy storage systems.

German, English, Spanish

Specialist areas of activity


  • Elaboration of patent applications, conducting prior art searches, FTO-searches
  • Patent prosecution and opposition proceedings at the German Patent and Trademark Office and at the European Patent Office


  • mechanical engineering
  • control engineering
  • mechatronic systems
  • automotive technology
  • combustion engines
  • process engineering
  • paper machines
  • paper technology
  • CAD/CAM-engineering

Publications and memberships

Publications and memberships

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