Gesine K. Hild


Hild, Gesine K.
Gesine Hild's practice is focused on intellectual property law issues, particularly all aspects of trademark protection and enforcement. She advises corporate clients regarding trademark availability, protection and procurement, license agreements and unfair competition. Ms. Hild has experience in all areas of German and foreign trademark prosecution and is responsible for worldwide trademark portfolios of numerous clients. She has argued cases before the German Federal Patent Court, the European Court of Justice, the European Trademark Office and German district courts.

Honors & Awards

  • JUVE Handbook 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 recommend Gesine Hild in the area of trademark and competition law. Competitors describe her as "skillful and experienced with an impressive client base."
  • Ranked in the 2013 and 2014 editions of Chambers Global for her intellectual property: trade mark & unfair competition practice
  • Recognized in the 2011-2014 editions of Chambers Europe for her work in Germany in the field of intellectual property: trade mark & unfair competition. Observers laud her as "a very approachable lawyer, who provides pragmatic guidance."
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2011, 2012 and 2013 recommends WilmerHale as a "team of seasoned experts" in the area of IP: trademarks and cites that "Gesine Hild is especially singled out for praise."

Publications & News


March 14, 2014

Chambers & Partners Recognizes WilmerHale in its 2014 Global Edition

Thirty-one WilmerHale lawyers have been named among the “World’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in the 2014 edition of Chambers Global. In addition to these individual accolades, 13 of the firm’s practice areas were also recognized.

November 5, 2013

JUVE Ranks WilmerHale Among “Top 50” Law Firms in Germany

JUVE, a legal publication in Germany, has once again named WilmerHale’s Berlin and Frankfurt offices among its “Top 50” law firms in Germany.

May 20, 2013

WilmerHale Lawyers, Practices Recognized by Chambers Europe 2013

In the 2013 edition of Chambers Europe: Leading Lawyers for Business, 20 WilmerHale lawyers and seven firm practices have been recognized as leading in their field.

May 20, 2013

Legal 500 EMEA 2013 Recognizes WilmerHale Attorneys, Practices

The 2013 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa has been released, and includes recognition for 10 WilmerHale practice areas and 13 individual lawyers.

May 11, 2012

Chambers Europe 2012 Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices

April 10, 2012

WilmerHale Recognized as a Leading Firm in Europe by Legal 500 EMEA

March 16, 2012

Chambers Global 2012 Ranks 29 WilmerHale Lawyers, 12 Practices

March 25, 2011

Chambers Global 2011 Ranks 25 WilmerHale Lawyers and 17 Firm Practices

November 1, 2009

"Goldbunny" and "Heidegold Chicken" Before the European Court of Justice: Insights into the European Trademark, Product Regulatory and Litigation Practice

Published in Azur 02/09, p. 153-154.

Professional Activities

Ms. Hild is a member of the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law (GRUR) and the International Trademark Association (INTA).


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Second State Exam, Wiesbaden, 2001

First State Exam, Frankfurt, 1999

Bar Admissions

Frankfurt am Main