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Astrid Luedtke

Astrid Luedtke

Salaried Partner


  • Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Compliance
  • Copyright and Publishing Law
  • Data Protection Law

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Patent Law Workshop Group
IBA Group
INTA Group
Technology, Media & Communications Group

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Bar since 2000


University of Marburg (Trainee 1997, Assessor 2000)
University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (1993-1994)
Areas of Practice

Anti-Counterfeiting | Compliance | Copyright and Publishing Law | Data Protection Law | Design Patent Law | Employee Invention Law | Food Law, Tobacco Products Law, Cosmetics Law | Gaming & Betting Law | Industrial Property Law | Information Technology (IT) | Intellectual Property | Internet Law | Labor Law | Law of Trademarks and Related Marks | Law on advertising of medical products | Licensing Law | Media Law | Patent Law | Unfair Competition Law

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association

Professional Activities and Experience

Pricewaterhouse Coopers Veltins, Duesseldorf (2000 - 2003)

Data Protection in The Era of the Coronavirus
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, March 2020

According to press reports, most Germans are willing to accept limitations on the extent of the protection of their personal data vis-à-vis public authorities and agencies in order to tackle the coronavirus crisis. However, that alone is not an adequate justification for measures that employers may take during a coronavirus pandemic to prevent an outbreak in their company...

Consent for the Use of Cookies
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, April 2019

Even before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, there were discussions as to whether the use of tracking cookies, which make it possible to analyze the usage and browsing behavior of a user on the Internet and use it for interest-based advertising, requires prior consent (opt-in) of the user or whether a dissent solution (opt-out) is sufficient. The German data protection authorities are of the opinion that users must give their consent...

Late Bloomer E-Privacy Regulation: EU Consensus Not Yet in Sight
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, December 2018

The ePrivacy Regulation was actually supposed to enter into force on May 25, 2018 jointly with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Now it is expected to go into effect in 2019 at the earliest. It has new provisions in store, particularly for online marketing. The ePrivacy Regulation is intended to replace the current European ePrivacy Directive (2002/58/EC) and the Cookie Directive (2009/136/EC)...

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