Rechtsanwalt (Attorney-at-Law), Fachanwalt für Urheber- und Medienrecht (Specialist lawyer for copyright and media law)


  • Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
  • 1999 – 2002 Inhouse lawyer at Kirch group, Munich
  • 2002 – 2012 Ashurst, Frankfurt and Munich
  • 2012 – 2014 Watson Farley & Williams, Bangkok (head of German Desk South East Asia) and Munich
  • Since 2015 Partner with ARQIS

Recommendations and Awards

  • „IP Star for Transactions“ (Managing IP 2022).

  • Awarded as “Best Lawyer 2023” (Intellectual Property Law, Conflict Resolution, Licensing Law) by Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt and mentioned as recommended lawyer for Litigation/Dispute Resolution (IP/Commercial) by Legal500.


  • Marcus Nothhelfer regularly publishes expert papers on intellectual property, commercial and competition law in books and highly regarded law journals, e.g.:

    • “Setting up a company with majority or 100 per cent foreign participation in Thailand”, contribution as a co-author for the ”Doing Business in Thailand” section of the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC) Handbook & Directory 2014

    • “Genuine only from Paula with the glasses?” (“Nur echt von Paula mit der Brille?”), Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel, issue no 17/2012, on recent case law concerning Design Right protection in Europe and Germany, August 2012

Interested in a consultation?

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