Dr. Benjamin Stillner

Lawyer | Partner
Specialist lawyer for intellectual property law  
Specialist lawyer for IT law

Office Stuttgart

Tel: +49 711 953 382 0
E-Mail: stillner@quack.legal



German, English



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Areas of practice

As a specialist attorney for intellectual property and IT law, Dr. Benjamin Stillner advises medium-sized companies and associations primarily in matters of competition, IT and contract law. In addition to the development of trademark and advertising strategies as well as comprehensive legal advice for Internet shop operators, litigation is a particular focus of his work: Dr. Stillner conducts more than 100 court cases per year throughout Germany, in which he mainly enforces or defends his clients' claims under competition law and industrial property rights. Decisions of the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) and the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in competition and trademark law are based on proceedings in which Dr. Stillner acted as counsel in the trial instances.

In addition, Dr. Stillner gives classes to associations and medium-sized companies throughout Germany in copyright, media and IT law.

Career and qualifications

Since 2021 Partner at BSB Quack Gutterer

Since 2012 specialist attorney for information technology law (IT law)

Since 2011 specialist attorney for intellectual property law

Since 2007 Attorney at Law in Stuttgart

Second state law examination in Constance in 2006

2006 Doctoral degree on trademark and insolvency law with Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Fezer (University of Constance)

First state law examination 2002 in Constance


Anmerkung zu OLG Koblenz, Urteil vom 03.02.2021 - 9 U 809/20 [Comment on OLG Koblenz, judgment of 03.02.2021 - 9 U 809/20 - Advertising for e-cigarettes], WRP 2021, 522

„Irreführung über Verbraucherrechte – Das Aus für die `Flucht in die Rechtsauffassung`“ [Misleading about consumer rights - The end of the so-called `escape into the legal opinion'], WRP 2015, 438

"Die internationale Zuständigkeit bei Verbraucherverbandsklagen" [The international jurisdiction in consumer association actions], VuR 2008, 41

"Die Marke und sonstige Kennzeichenrechte im Insolvenzverfahren" [The trademark and other trademark rights in insolvency proceedings], Nomos Verlag, 2006


German Bar Association (DAV)

German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law (GRUR)

Information Technology Working Group of the German Bar Association (davit