Thomas Rickert has been a lawyer with Schollmeyer & Rickert since 1998; in 2002 he moved from managing director to managing partner, and the firm was renamed to include his surname. He is also currently acting as the Chair of the Names and Numbers division at the Association of the German Internet, ECO. Thomas has been a member and participant within ECO since 1999, and has held a number of positions there.
Thomas Rickert specializes in trademark, domain, copyright, and media protection law. He was chairman of INHOPE Association's Executive Board from 2003-2005, which unites various organizations fighting against illegal Internet content.
Thomas is also project manager of the anti-spam group SpotSpam, and a member of the Steering Committee of the Certified Senders Alliance, which also overlaps with his work at eco. He is a director of the ICRA working group at Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Multimedia, and a lecturer with the Bonn Rhein-Sieg Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and arbitrator at the Bonn Rhein-Sieg Chamber of Commerce IT Arbitration Tribunal.