Dr. Philipp Mels

Dr. Philipp Mels

Lawyer, Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property Rights, Partner

T +49 211 60035-180


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Philipp Mels advises primarily in the fields of IP/IT law, data protection law and competition law. He joined Orth Kluth in 2001 and was appointed as Partner in 2002. Prior to that, he had worked in the Düsseldorf office of formerly Andersen Luther. In addition to his practice as a lawyer, he has been lecturing as a visiting lecturer for copyright law at the University of Applied Sciences in Dortmund since 2015 and since 2017 as a visiting lecturer for IT law at the University for Design and Informatics in Düsseldorf.

Philipp Mels studied law at the Universities of Cologne and Montpellier. He received his Doctorate in Law from the University of Cologne in 2002. Philipp Mels is a Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property Rights (Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz).


"Frequently Recommended Lawyer (Commercial Law)", Legal 500 Germany 2019

"Philipp Mels also excels in advising on intellectual property and competition law.", Legal 500 Germany 2015

"Philipp Mels is considered an 'outstanding lawyer' who is 'highly recommended for any kind of IP issue'.", Legal 500 Germany 2012/2013