Julian N. Modi

Senior Manager

  • Legal protection of industrial property rights
    (trademark, patent or design patents)
  • Copyright and competition law
  • IT law | internet law
  • Media law and press law
  • General civil and business law
  • Data privacy law
Phone +49 821 57058-0
Fax +49 821 57058-153
E-mail julian.modi@sonntag-partner.de


Lawyer, LL.M., IT law specialist, copyright and media law specialist
Studied law at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main (first state law examination 2003), law internship in Frankfurt am Main. (second state law examination 2005); admitted to the bar (in 2006); postgraduate studies at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf in the field of information law (Master of Laws (LL.M.) in 2008); IT law specialist (since 2010), copyright and media law specialist (since 2012); research associate at the research center for medical products law at the University of Augsburg (Prof. Dr. U.M. Gassner), currently working on his doctorate in medical products law with reference to IT law; lecturer IT law and data protection law at Ulm Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK); lecturer in data protection law at IHK Hochrhein-Bodensee in Konstanz and IHK Bodensee-Oberschwaben-Weingarten.

main practice areas.

  • Advising and representing in court holders of property rights, in particular in elaborating property rights strategies and prosecuting infringements of rights
  • Structuring and negotiating contracts in IT law, providing legal advice to support projects
  • Advising on how to design advertising initiatives and internet presence
  • Enforcing and defending claims under trademark, copyright and competition law (warning notices before court proceedings are initiated, injunctions and legal actions)

publications talks.

  • Sonderinformation: Änderung der Internationalen Lieferbedingungen (Incoterms®2020) ab dem 01.01.2020
  • Sonderinformation: EuGH nimmt Webseitenbetreiber bei der Nutzung des "Gefällt mir" - Buttons in die Pflicht
  • Sonderinformation: Das Gesetz zum Schutz von Geschäftsgeheinmnissen (GeschGehG)
  • gemeinsam mit Gassner, Ponader, Ruf, Journal of Laboratory Medicine, Legal aspects of storage and transmission,of laboratory results; 2018; 42(6): 243–249
  • Anmerkung zu OLG Jena:“Energieversorger darf nicht für Netzdienstleistungen aus einer Hand werben“, GRUR-Prax 2018, 409
  • Anmerkung zu BGH: „Pflichtangaben zum Energieverbrauch in Immobilienanzeige“, GRUR-Prax 2018, 157


  • Member of the Deutsches Anwaltverein (DAV) [German bar association]
  • Member of the Young Attorneys FORUM
  • Member of the Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e.V. (GRUR) [German association for industrial and property rights and copyright]
  • Member of the IT law working group in the DAV
  • Member of the Intellectual Property and Media working work in the DAV


  • Guest-Lecture at Hochschule Augsburg, IT law

working languages.

  • German, English