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© Martin Kieffer - Attorney
Kieffer Legal Services
Law Firm
Rochusstraße 217, 53123 Bonn
NRW / Germany

Tel.: +49 228 18060951
Fax: +49 228 18060952


Kieffer Legal Services advices national and international companies in all matters related to the production, distribution and marketing of foods and beverages.

This includes:

  • Advice on product development
    (Recipes, ingredients, production methods)
  • Examination of product labelling
    (General denominations, additional indications, ingredients, health and nutritional claims, etc.)
  • Advice on advertising
  • Protection and defence of trademarks
  • Protection and defence of indications/appellations of origin
  • Unfair competition law
    (E. g. cease-and-desist letters, interim injunctions/legal actions)
  • Advice on food hygiene and implementation of quality managing systems
    (HACCP, IFS, etc.)
  • Compliance and self-regulation
  • Crisis management
    (E.g. recalls)
  • Representation towards public authorities and public prosecutors in cases of complaints
  • Support in contract issues
    (E.g. contracts with suppliers and retailer, distribution contracts, etc.)
  • Product liability
  • Regulatory Affairs
    (E.g. lobbying towards ministries, information on legal procedures in the food and beverage sector)
  • Advice on excise duties/taxes
    (E.g. import duties, excise taxes, etc.)
  • Advice on export requirements
    (E.g. preferential rates, export refunds, etc.)
  • Packaging law
  • Environmental law

A further area of action concerns the advice of non-profit organizations on:

  • Foundation of associations
  • Statutes and fees
  • Optimization and positioning