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.
Brands and design protection are key elements of the business success of our clients. We see them as their ›crown jewels‹ striving constantly to exceed expectations to strengthen and protect them as best as we can.
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).
Co-managing partner of the firm
Partner at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG in Munich, Germany
Attorney-at-Law at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Munich, Germany
Attorney-at-Law at the patent and law firm Grünecker, Kinkeldey, Stockmair & Schwanhäusser, Munich, Germany
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
Trainee with the law firm Freiherr von Thielmann, Munich, Germany
First State Law Examination (degree-level qualification)
Law Degree at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
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