Dr. Timo Ehmann

Dr. Timo Ehmann – Partner

Professional career

2006 – 2008 PhD student and scholarship holder at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law (now: Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition); 2005 – 2009 Worked for HML-Rechtsanwälte; 2009 – 2011 Worked at Steinpichler Rechtsanwälte; 2011 – 2013 Worked at SFVD Rechtsanwälte; 2013 – 2018 Partner at Weitnauer Rechtsanwälte; 2019 Foundation ehmann.legal; 2020 Foundation of Ehmann & Ehmann PartG mbB.


Studies at the Universities of Heidelberg and Fribourg; Legal clerkship in Frankenthal and Barcelona, since 2020 specialist lawyer for IT law


Dr. Timo Ehmann advises IT companies on their operational business. This includes advising start-ups, in particular SaaS providers, FinTechs and online marketplaces on the definition and design of business models. As part of his consulting, he drafts customer contracts for IT companies, in particular software license agreements, software as a service and cloud computing contracts as well as complex IT cooperation agreements. In addition, Dr. Ehmann advises on data protection issues and designs data protection models for IT cooperation. Furthermore, he drafts sales partner contracts for resellers, commercial agents and buyers for the structuring of national and international sales.

IT Law

Data protection law

General Terms and Conditions

Consumer protection law

IT project contracts (work/service contract law)

Competition Law, Name Law, Trademark Law


Right to electronic signatures

Financial Supervision

Other activities and publications

Co-author on Beck’sches Formularbuch IT-Recht, (ed. Weitnauer/ Mueller-Stöfen), 4th ed. Munich 2020, commentary on the EU standard contractual clauses, in the original: Mitarbeit am Beck’schen Formularbuch IT-Recht, (Hrsg. Weitnauer/ Mueller-Stöfen), 4. Aufl. München 2020, Kommentierung der EU-Standardvertragsklauseln

10 things every founder needs to know about general terms and conditions!, german-startups, 2019, in the original: 10 Dinge, die jeder Gründer über Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen wissen muss!, deutsche-startups, 2019

Necessity of a Bafin license for online marketplaces, deutsche-startups, May 2015, in the original: Erforderlichkeit einer Bafin-Lizenz für Online-Marktplätze, deutsche-startups, Mai 2015

Implementation of the Consumer Rights Directive – Part2: The new right of withdrawal, GWR 2014, 211, in the original: Umsetzung der Verbraucherrechterichtlinie – Teil2: Das neue Widerrufsrecht, GWR 2014, 211

Implementation of the Consumer Rights Directive – Part 1: The new “general part” of consumer protection law, GWR 2014, 163, in the original: Umsetzung der Verbraucherrechterichtlinie – Teil 1: Der neue „allgemeine Teil“ des Verbraucherschutzrechts, GWR 2014, 163

Big Data on an uncertain basis, K&R 6/2014, in the original: Big Data auf unsicherer Grundlage, K&R 6/2014

The end of the metasearch engine?, Gründerszene from 26.03.2014, in the original: Das Ende der Metasuchmaschine?, Gründerszene vom 26.03.2014

Comment on ECJ C 202/12 – Interference of metasearch engines in databases, ZUM 2014, 300, in the original: Anm. zu EuGH C 202/12 – Eingriff von Metasuchmaschinen in Datenbanken, ZUM 2014, 300

How to apply for a patent, Venture Capital Magazine, October 2013, in the original: Patent anmelden – so geht´s, Venture Capital Magazin, Oktober 2013

Fines for the use of Facebook Like buttons, Lead Digital 2012, in the original: Bußgelder wegen der Verwendung von Facebook Like-Buttons, Lead Digital 2012

SEO – which texts to use, Lead Digital 2012, in the original: SEO – welche Texte man verwenden darf, Lead Digital 2012

Do I need a Bafin license for my business?, Deutsche-Startups on 27.07.2012, in the original: Brauche ich für mein Business eine Bafin-Lizenz?, Deutsche-Startups am 27.07.2012

Federal Trojan – on a narrow ridge towards Orwell, Telemedicus, 20.10.2011., in the original: Bundestrojaner – auf schmalem Grat in Richtung Orwell, Telemedicus vom 20.10.2011

Freedom of Competition and Investment Protection for Databases (C.H. Beck, Munich 2011), in the original: Wettbewerbsfreiheit und Investitionsschutz für Datenbanken (C.H. Beck, München 2011)

The 1 × 1 of copyright law for internet companies, Gründerszene from 04.10.2010, in the original: Das 1 × 1 des Urheberrechts für Internetunternehmen, Gründerszene vom 04.10.2010

Necessity of a Performance Protection Right for Press Publishers (with E. Szilagyi, LL.M.), K&R 2009, Supp. 2/09, p. 1 et seq., in the original: Erforderlichkeit eines Leistungsschutzrechts für Presseverleger (mit E. Szilagyi, LL.M.), K&R 2009, Beil. 2/09, S. 1 ff.

Monopolies for sports associations through supplementary ancillary copyright protection?, GRUR Int. 2009, 659 et seq. (cited by BGH I ZR 60/09)., in the original: Monopole für Sportverbände durch ergänzenden Leistungsschutz?, GRUR Int. 2009, 659 ff. (zitiert von BGH I ZR 60/09)

Database copyright, Database producer right and the community of right holders, GRUR 2008, 474 ff.,in the original: Datenbankurheberrecht, Datenbankherstellerrecht und die Gemeinschaft d. Rechtsinhaber, GRUR 2008, 474 ff.

Secondary use of jurisprudential texts on the internet (with O. Fischer), GRUR Int. 2008, 284 ff., in the original: Zweitverwertung rechtswissenschaftlicher Texte im Internet (mit O. Fischer), GRUR Int. 2008, 284 ff.

Second basket passed by Bundestag GRUR Int. 2007, 786 f., in the original: Zweiter Korb von Bundestag beschlossen GRUR Int. 2007, 786 f.

Working languages

German and English


Born in Heidelberg in 1977 – grew up in Trier on the Moselle.

Law firm
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Ehmann & Ehmann
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Dr. Timo Ehmann
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