Vera Gillessen

Vera Gillessen has been an attorney since 2013. She joined Heissner & Struck in 2017. Since 2013 she has been working as an attorney for a well-established local law firm in Cologne with a practical focus on intellectual property, IT law, media law and distribution law. She was a lecturer at the WAK – der westdeutschen Akademie für Kommunikation (West German Academy for Communication). She practices in the areas of industrial property law, IT-law, copyright law and distribution law.


Vera Gillessen graduated from Humboldt-University Berlin, she also studied at the University Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne and at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg. She completed her legal internship at the district court of Cologne, the Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media, the legal department of the WDR – Westdeutscher Rundfunk (West German Broadcasting) and at an international law firm in the field of IT‑Law.


German, English, French


Vera Gillessen is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright Law (Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR)) and of the BPW – Business and Professional Women – Germany e.V.


Ansprüche auf Rückruf und Unterlassung – Teil 1 – Urheber- und Presserecht (zusammen mit Astrid Reske), IPRB 2016, 188-192.


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