Claudia Gips

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Copyright and publishing Law

  • Regularly advising artists, photographers, advertising agencies and designers, amongst others
  • Legal assistance to authors and publishers, advice on contractual arrangements and both out of court settlements and litigating claims before the courts,  also taking into account adjacent fields, such as the artists’ social security scheme


Press law and privacy

  • Assisting clients to assert claims arising from adverse media reporting, in and out of court
  • Advising media companies on the content of articles


PR law

  • Advising PR agencies, communications offices and press offices on contractual matters and providing guidance on communications and public relations activities


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Foreign languages

  • English



  • 1999-2002 und 2003-2005 Legal studies at the University of Potsdam
  • 2002-2003 Studies at the University of Birmingham (focusing on Intellectual Property Law), supported by a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • 2005 First State Law Examination, Joint Examination Board Berlin und Brandenburg
  • 2005-2007 Practical legal training in Schleswig-Holstein und Hamburg
  • 2007 Second State Law Examination, Joint Examination Board Hamburg
  • 2013 Certified Specialist Copyright and Media Lawyer



  • "Handbuch PR-Recht" (Handbook of PR Law), Second edition 2018
  • "Rechtsfindung und Rufwahrung: Zur Zukunft der Litigation PR in der juristischen Praxis" (Legal Rulings and Reputation Management: on the Future of Litigation PR in Legal Practice), chapter contributed by Unverzagt/Gips/Zolling to "Litigation-PR: Alles was Recht ist" (Litigation PR – By all that is right and fair),  Lars Rademacher, Alexander Schmitt-Geiger (eds.) Springer VS, 2012
  • Various contributions to the journal "textintern"
  • Co-author of the German Press Academy (depak) Newsletter Kommunikationsrecht (Communications Law Newsletter) (since 2014)
  • Co-author of the PR Law blog "PR-Recht" (
  • "Fotorecht für die PR- und Pressearbeit" (The Law of Photography in PR and Press Services)  in "Pressesprecher" (Edition 8/2014, December 2014)
  • "Haften Unternehmen für Nutzerkommentare?" (Are Companies Liable for User Commentary?) - article on the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights dated 16.06.2015, Az.: 64569/09) which appeared on and


Lectures and talks

  • Various lecturing activities and talks, including:
  • Since 2012, lecturer in the Department of Design (Picture and Licensing Law) at Dortmund Polytechnic
  • On "Press law" (since 2010) und "PR Law" (since 2013) at the Hamburg Academy for Journalism and Communications
  • "Practical copyright law", presentation at the Göttingen Copyright Conference 2014)
  • Visiting lecturer at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in the Information Department ("Media Law"), Winter semester 2013/2014
  • "Media law" at the AEP Digital Arts Academy, Hamburg
  • "Public Relations and Law in Schools", Ministry for Schools and Vocational Training, Hamburg
  • The German Publishers and Booksellers Association  (Regional Sections, for example, Lower Saxony on the subject of "Reviews", and Berlin on the subject of "Online-PR")
  • lecture "Media Law" for HKBis Handelskammer Bildungs-Service (Geprüfter Medienfachwirt)


  • Hamburg Lawyers Association
  • Hamburg PR Club
  • Nawik (National Institut for communication in science), member of the supervisory board