Attorneys at Law

Philipe Kutschke’s work focuses on the entire field of litigation and non-litigation matters of trademark, design, copyright and competition law. In addition to strategic advice in developing, applying for and managing cross-border portfolios of protective rights, this includes advice on and representation in national and international assertion of protective rights in courts as well as (parallel) objection, nullity and cancellation proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office as well as the Office for Harmonization of the Internal Market (trademarks and designs) in Alicante.

His experience includes the following industries: Consumer electronics, IT including software, medical technology, machinery and plant engineering, food and drinks industry, automotive, sports equipment, fashion.

A noteworthy recent case, for example, saw his involvement in a judicial dispute over three instances, in which a world-famous food corporation was successfully defended against attacks of a competitor which had alleged infringement of its trademark rights regarding the shape of a chocolate bar or its packaging, respectively.



Trainee with a German law firm and at the law firm Armstrong Teasdale LLP in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, and the law firm Itzeck Inc. in Cape Town, South Africa


Attorney-at-Law in the field of intellectual property with a lawfirm in Munich, Germany

Since 2007

Associate with BARDEHLE PAGENBERG in Munich, Germany

Since 2015

Counsel of the firm

Since 2016

Partner of the firm



Legal studies at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany


First State Examination


Second State Examination


Admitted as Attorney-at-Law


Commercial Mediator (MuCDR)


Certified as a specialist IP lawyer by the Munich Bar Council


Awarded “Dr. iur.” (PhD) degree in Law, University of Konstanz, Germany (thesis: "Former National Emblems as Trademarks")


German, English, Portuguese

Dr. Philipe Kutschke regularly gives talks on trademark, design and competition law at the Munich University of Technology, in the course of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG’s “IP Akademie” as well as at international conferences. He regularly publishes technical contributions in the field of intellectual property and has authored a commented collection of decisions on design protection in Germany.


UNION (of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property): Trademarks Commission

LESI (Licensing Executives Society International): Vice-Chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee

ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association): Geographical Indications Committee

GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)

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