Philipe Kutschke

Dr. jur.

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.

Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Certified IP Lawyer, Commercial Mediator (MuCDR), Partner

Location: Munich

Languages: German, English, Portuguese

+49 89 928 05-0


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Legal Notices

A groundbreaking innovation does not necessarily have to relate to – or even focus on – a technical innovation. I am proud to lead a team that helps our clients protect the appearance of their products as well.



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.

2016 - Hoy

Partner of the firm


Counsel of the firm


Awarded Ph.D. (“Dr. iur.”) in Law, University of Konstanz, Germany (Thesis: "Former National Emblems as Trademarks")


Certified as a specialist IP lawyer by the Munich Bar Council

2007 - Hoy

Attorney-at-law at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG in Munich, Germany


Commercial Mediator (MuCDR)

2005 - 2007

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


Licensed to practice as an attorney-at-law


Second State Law Examination (bar admission exam)

2002 - 2004

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


First State Law Examination (degree-level qualification)

1997 - 2002

Legal studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany