Claus M. Eckhartt

Claus Eckhartt’s practice focuses on the prosecution and enforcement of trademarks, designs and copyright, as well as on unfair competition and related domain name issues. He also specializes in the field of anti-counterfeiting, parallel imports, and the licensing and merchandising of brands.

As head of the firm’s trademark department, Claus Eckhartt has, for almost two decades, been managing the IP portfolios of SMEs as well as multinational corporations and advising them on this matter in a diverse range of industries, including pharmaceutical, consumer health care, household goods, IT, hotel services, banking, food & beverage, fashion and clothing, as well as enforcing and defending IP rights before the European Union Intellectual Property Office, national German courts, the German Patent and Trademark Office, and the General Court in Luxembourg.

Claus Eckhartt is an active member of MARQUES, INTA (currently on the Trademark Reporter Committee), PTMG and GRUR. He is also on the advisory board of Intellectual Property Magazine. He frequently speaks at conferences and seminars and regularly produces publications on topics within his areas of practice.

Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Partner

Location: Munich

Languages: German, English, French

+49 89 928 05-245


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I’ve been practicing IP for more than 25 years. I take great pleasure in working with practitioners from every continent, helping protect and enforce their valuable brands.

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Claus Eckhartt is an active member of MARQUES and PTMG, as well as a member of the Association News Subcommittee of the INTA Bulletin. He is also on the advisory panel of Intellectual Property Magazine (IPM).

2009 - 2014

Co-managing partner of the firm

2001 - today

Partner at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG in Munich, Germany

1996 - 2001

Attorney-at-Law at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Munich, Germany

1994 - 1996

Attorney-at-Law at the patent and law firm Grünecker, Kinkeldey, Stockmair & Schwanhäusser, Munich, Germany

1993 - 1994

Attorney-at-Law at the patent and law firm Kuhnen, Wacker & Partner, Freising, Germany


Second State Law Examination (bar admission exam)

Licensed to practice as an attorney-at-law


Training period at the law firm De Smedt Dassesse Akin Gump & Feld International, Brussels, Belgium

1990 - 1992

Trainee with the law firm Freiherr von Thielmann, Munich, Germany


First State Law Examination (degree-level qualification)

1984 - 1990

Law Degree at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany