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    Economic policies

    Law & Compliance

    Patent law, intellectual property law, and design law play a crucial role in the automotive industry in the protection of innovations for manufacturers and suppliers alike.

    Patent law, intellectual property law, and design law play a crucial role in the automotive industry in the protection of innovations for manufacturers and suppliers alike.

    Legal issues at the VDA

    In general, the department is in charge of legal policy issues of the VDA and offers legal analysis and advice within the association. In commercial law, the focus is on contract law, liability, corporate and competition law at both national and European level. Industrial property law covers the protection of intellectual property as the basis for the innovative strength of the automotive industry. With regard to digitalization, the department deals with the rapidly developing law of data in vehicles and companies, as well as data protection.

    Contact person

    Dr. Ralf Scheibach

    Head of the Legal & Compliance Department