Prof. Dr. Ulf Vormbrock

Ulf Vormbrock studied law at the University of Münster, Germany, and worked as a research fellow at the University of San Diego, California for his doctoral thesis on the protection of technical drawings under US law.


Subsequently, he worked as a legal adviser for Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Cologne and then as head of the law department of the Verwertungsgesellschaft Bild-Kunst in Bonn.


In 1999 he became self-employed as a lawyer in Cologne and founded a media law firm with partners.


He has been working as a lawyer in Düsseldorf since 2003; he is qualified as a specialist lawyer for intellectual property and regularly holds lectures and seminars in this field. A list of publications/lectures can be found here.


In 2013 he was appointed professor at the Technical University of Cologne, where he is a lecturer in IT and media law.


He also works as an author and arbitrator for IT disputes; in 2014 he was appointed to the Preparatory Committee of the EU Unified Patent Court (UPC).


Languages: German, English


Secretary: Nicole Steinberg

Tel.:     +49 (0) 211 – 17 54 35 30
Fax.:    +49 (0) 211 – 17 54 35 55



*  Ulf Vormbrock is Of Counsel of QUANTUM Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. For this reason, contractual relationships are established exclusively between QUANTUM Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH and the respective client or between the client and Of Counsel Prof. Dr. Vormbrock in person. Thus, there is no existing reciprocal liability between QUANTUM Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH and Prof. Dr. Vormbrock.