Thomas Rickert

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Region: Europe
Country: Germany
Email: rickert [at]


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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.[1] 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.[2]

Thomas is a Member of the Content Advisory Board of NamesCon and WorldHostingDays.[3]

He was nominated for Chair of 2013 GNSO, but eventually Jonathan Robinson was chosen.[4]


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.[2]

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.[2]