The ITM is pleased to announce that Lars Rieck, an advocate from Hamburg, has been elected as a new member of the ITM’s scientific advisory board. Mr Rieck has been a lawyer in Hamburg since 2004; he is both a specialist lawyer for industrial property rights and a specialist lawyer for copyright. He is active as a lecturer in various institutions and represents the German tattoo scene. He is particularly active in the field of tattoo and copyright law and can already refer to a wealth of publications in this area. In the past, Mr Rieck has supported the work of the ITM with great goodwill. The directors of the ITM, Professor Hoeren and Professor Holznagel, are looking forward to working with him in the future.