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:

Who’s Who Legal Germany: Trademarks 2015

Expert Guides Trade Mark 2014

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2013/2014

WTR 1000 The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2014:
“[He] is a renowned lawyer who has been a stalwart of the marketplace”

WTR 1000 The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 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”

WTR 1000 The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 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 German Commercial Law Firms 2011/2012

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

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2010/2011

Best Lawyers 2014

Best Lawyers 2013

Best Lawyers 2012

Best Lawyers 2011

Best Lawyers 2010

The Legal 500 EMEA 2010

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



Trainee at a US law firm in Alexandria, VA


Legal assistant at a Munich IP law firm


Private practice as attorney-at-law in Munich


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


Co-managing partner of the firm



First State Examination (degree-level qualification)


Second State Examination (bar admission exam)


Admitted as attorney-at-law (Munich Bar)


German, English

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