Diekmann Rechtsanwälte

Feldbrunnenstraße 57,   20148 Hamburg   |   +49 (0)40 33 44 36 90

Contact persons

Thomas J. Diekmann

Tel.: +49 (40) 33443690

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Pesticide Law

One key area of focus in the work of DIEKMANN Rechtsanwälte is pesticide law. Pesticides face a lot of tension in terms of public perception. On the one hand, pesticides are required to ensure a consistent supply of low-price, high-quality products over increasingly small agricultural areas. On the other, people see pesticides as something threatening, as they interfere with the ecosystem.

Particularly in terms of consumer protection, pesticide law has a high number of regulations aiming at governing the distribution and use of pesticides. This has an impact on manufacturers, importers, merchants and users of pesticides alike. So that you can position yourself optimally and adapt to the changing market, we offer well-founded legal consultation covering all levels of trade. This does not just stop at application of the prevailing legislation, but also includes attempts to influence legal developments.

Our services include consultation and representation in the following areas:

Company law

  • Company alignment
  • Choice of location
  • Negotiation of supply and sale contracts

Competition law

  • Representation vis-à-vis competitors (in and out of court), particularly in terms of marketability of imported pesticides
  • Questions regarding accordance of substances between the imported product and the reference product

Trade mark and patent law

  • Defence against and implementation of claims under trade mark law
  • Representation in proceedings under patent law

Administration law

  • Representation vis-à-vis the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (in and out of court)
  • Approval of pesticides
  • Applications for certificates of marketability
  • Revocation of certificates of marketability
  • Representation vis-à-vis regional plant protection organisations
  • Monitoring of pesticide marketing

Legislative proceedings

  • Representation of interests vis-à-vis European decision-making bodies
  • Representation of interests vis-à-vis national legislators
  • Influence on the legislative process