Dr. Jürgen Apel

Dr. Jürgen Apel is an attorney specialising in the legal protection of intellectual property rights.

Dr. Apel specialises in the conduct of cases and advising national and international companies in the interface area of law and technology. He advises companies in the areas of information technology, protection of intellectual property and anti-trust law and public procurement law.His clients include brand manufacturers, trading houses and publishers as well as major energy suppliers, manufacturers from the fields of mechanical engineering and plant manufacturing as well as the automotive industry. A key area of his activity includes the legal constitution of internet platforms and advising mobile media projects.

Key areas

  • Legal protection of intellectual property rights
  • Trademark law
  • Utility model and registered design law
  • Competition and anti-trust law
  • Copyright law
  • IT law
  • Public procurement law

Dr. Jürgen Apel

Of counsel

Stockholmer Allee 53
44269 Dortmund
Telefon: +49 (0)231 / 286598-40
Telefax: +49 (0)231 / 286598-11

Curriculum vitae

Before founding AWPR, Dr. Apel was among other things a partner at Sozietät Buse Heberer Fromm, Apel Höch and a partner and singular-licenced HRC attorney at Sozietät Rinsche & Speckmann in Hamm.

Year of birth: 1949
Languages: German, English, French
Degree courses: Universities of Freiburg, Geneva and Münster


  • Head of the Technical Institute for the Legal Protection of Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright and Media Law at the DAI – Deutsches Anwaltsinstitut e. V.
  • Chairman of the Competition and Trademark Law Working Group Westphalia Lippe e. V.
  • Deputy Chairman of the Technical Committee on the Legal Protection of Intellectual Property Rights of the Chamber of Legal Attorneys Hamm
  • GRUR – German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property e.V.
  • Competition and Trademark Law Working Group Westphalia Lippe e.V.
  • DAI – German Institute of Attorneys e. V.
  • DAV – German Association of Attorneys e.V.
  • LIMA Representative in Germany
  • Experience Exchange Group Information and Communication Technology of the Chamber of Trade and Industry for Dortmund
  • Lecturer at the Westfälisch-Lippischen Sparkassenakademie in Münster