Dr. Philipe Kutschke’s practice encompasses all litigious and non-litigious matters relating to trademark, design, copyright, and competition law, as well as the protection of business secrets.
In addition to offering strategic advice on the development and management of, and applications relating to, transnational IP portfolios, Dr. Kutschke’s work also focuses on overall consulting and representation in both court proceedings and out-of-court proceedings relating to the enforcement of IP rights in both a national and international context, as well as (parallel) protest procedures and nullity and cancellation proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the EUIPO.
Dr. Kutschke advises and represents start-ups, medium-sized companies, and international corporations alike. With many years of cross-sector experience, he is able to efficiently offer a sensible economic solution to even the most complex international litigation. He frequently provides advice and support throughout the innovation process – from the initial concept through to market launch and subsequently thereto.
Calm and collected even in the most high-pressure situations, Philipe Kutschke has a pragmatic, solution-oriented approach that keeps clients happy. Whether acting in court or creating portfolio strategies, he maintains a personable manner.
WTR 1000, 2022
Philipe Kutschke and his team have the right feel for the needs of start-ups with international ambitions but initially limited budgets. For founders with limited IP knowledge, they make filing decent property rights very pleasant. This very smart team helps wherever it is needed and is good at anticipating needs.
The Legal 500 Germany, 2021
On contentious matters, Philipe keeps a cool head. He is a highly competent attorney with a very personable manner, and his ‘can-do’ approach and pragmatic advice are highly appreciated.
WTR 1000, 2021
Philipe Kutschke develops and manages IP portfolios incisively; one of his top clients is adidas, for which he provides exclusive representation in all EU design matters.
WTR 1000, 2020
Philipe Kutschke, for example, is entrusted by adidas. ›He’s a highly educated lawyer with great responsiveness and the ability to grasp complex issues instantly. The fact that he’s kind and personable makes him a genuine pleasure to work with too.‹
WTR 1000, 2019
Philipe Kutschke … [is] recommended for disputes. One client describes Kutschke as a ›fantastic litigator and rising star‹.
Managing Intellectual Property, Patent Stars, 2018
Kutschke is praised by clients. One client describes him as a ›fantastic litigator‹ while another says he is ›superior in design and trade dress matters‹.
Managing IP, IP Stars, Trade Mark & Copyright, 2018
When it comes to cliff-edge litigation, companies turn to Philipe Kutschke. ›He is a sound collaborator who makes sure he has a full understanding of his clients’ business models and their priorities – something that helps a lot. While some lawyers only look at things from one point of view, he considers them from every angle and then comes up with the best solution possible‹.
WTR 1000, 2018
Trademarks Commission of UNION-IP (UNION of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property)
Vice-Chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee of LESI (Licensing Executives Society International)
Geographical Indications Committee of ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association)
He frequently publishes specialist articles in the field of intellectual property and has authored a commented collection of decisions on design protection in Europe.
Lectures & Seminars
Dr. Philipe Kutschke is a lecturer at the Technical University of Munich where he regularly gives talks on trademark, design, and competition law. He is also a lecturer at the University of Applied Management in Erding, where his talks focus on design law. In addition, he gives presentations for BARDEHLE PAGENBERG’s “IP Akademie” as well as at international conferences.