Peter J. A.  Munzinger

Peter J. A. Munzinger

Attorney-at-Law

Of Counsel
Location Munich

Born 1954

munzinger@bardehle.de
T +49.(0)89.928 05-0

Litigation and advice in IP matters, focusing on trademark law, procuring trademark protection and handling international trademark portfolios; domain registration and administration of worldwide domain name portfolios; trademark and design infringement litigation; unfair practices (competition law), R&D and licensing agreements, patent usurpation, employee inventions and trade secrets.

Peter Munzinger handles trademark portfolios in various sectors, including machine and plant engineering, wood processing, the chemical industry, fashion, food, orthopaedic equipment, electronic games, hotels, and shipbuilding.

Recently, he was lead counsel in a trademark conflict involving an international hotel mark confronted with the bad faith registration of a mark in Germany. Other important litigation cases concerned trademark infringement proceedings for a major German company in the field of industrial machinery and processing equipment, employee inventions, patent usurpation and the protection of the name and personality rights of a world-famous guitarist. Other current tasks are the monitoring of the trademark-related aspects regarding the implementation of a Germany-wide customer retention programme and trademark protection for a US song-writer in the EU.

Peter Munzinger is a frequent speaker at international IP conferences and has published books and articles on the Community Trademark and German trademark issues.


 

Recommended in:

World Trademark Review 1000 2014:
“[He] is a renowned lawyer who has been a stalwart of the marketplace”

JUVE Commercial Law Firms 2013/2014

World Trademark Review 1000 2013

Who’s Who Legal - Germany 2013:
“Peter Munzinger ‘excels’ in advising on procuring trademark protection and handling international trademark portfolios. He is also ‘very active’ in trademark litigation”

World Trademark Review 1000 2012

Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners (MIP) 2012

Who's Who Legal - Germany 2012: 
“highly regarded”, “great choice” (peer quote)

JUVE Commercial Law Firms 2011/2012

WTR 1000 The definitive guide to trademark legal services 2011: 
“well-known name in the field”

JUVE Commercial Law Firms 2010/2011

Best Lawyers 2013

Best Lawyers 2012

Best Lawyers 2011

Best Lawyers 2010

Legal 500 EMEA 2010

The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers 2010 (Who's Who Legal)


Career

1979-1980

Trainee at a US law firm in Alexandria, VA

1980-1981

Legal assistant at a Munich IP law firm

1982-1984

Private practice as attorney-at-law in Munich

1985-1992

Head of the patent and trademark division of Puma AG Rudolf Dassler Sport

Since 1992

Associate at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Munich

Since 1995

Partner of the firm

2006-2008

Co-managing partner of the firm

Education

1978

First State Examination (degree-level qualification)

1982

Second State Examination (bar admission exam)

 

Admitted as attorney-at-law (Munich Bar)

Languages

German, English