Dr. Josef Limper
Dr. Josef Limper
Dr. Josef Limper

Dr. Josef Limper

  • Lawyer licensed in Germany
  • Certified Specialist for tax law
  • Certified Specialist for copyright and media law
  • Mediator (general) and business mediator


Dr. Josef Limper is a partner at WZR and in charge of the "Media, Entertainment and Culture“ practice group.


In addition to his legal expertise, he has extensive practical knowledge and insight into the media and culture industry, which he acquired while working for record companies and and (music) publishers as well as at the Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum/Berlin). In this respect, he understands the needs of the respective protagonists.


Dr. Limper represents agencies, intellectual property rights owners and licensees, production companies, brand name manufacturers and artists in the area of law associated with media, music, commercial and tax law - frequently in the context of contractual negotiations or securing intellectual property rights – e.g., being retained to assist with the realization of sponsored or corporate events, and marketing of brand content. As a specialized lawyer in tax law, he is particulary qualified to handle tax law issues that pertain to media clients, particularly those who conduct business abroad.


Moreover, he is a fully trained and qualified general and business mediator, and is thus active in alternative dispute resolutions (ADR).


Based upon his legal specialization he was appointed by the Bar Association in Cologne in 2006 to sit on the first examination board for the class "Copyright and Media Law”, and since 2013 he is a member of the examination board for the career and vocational training degree "Event Management" awarded by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Cologne.


Dr. Josef Limper has been an adjunct lecturer for media law issues at the FH Cologne and at the MHMK University Munich/Cologne for the program of study "Music Management." Moreover, as a founding member, he is active in the permanent editor team for the IP-Rechtsberater published by the Otto-Schmidt-Verlag, and is the co-publisher and co-author of the "Handbuch des Fachanwalts Urheber- und Medienrecht“ and the "Formularbuch des Fachanwalts Urheber- und Medienrecht" distributed by Carl Heymanns Verlag.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call him at 0221 2030830 or drop him an e-mail at josef.limper@wzr-legal.com.