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, Partner
Location: Munich
Languages: German, English, French
Born 1964
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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
2009 - 2014

Co-managing partner of the firm

2001
2001 - today

Partner of the firm

1996
1996 - 2001

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

1994
1994 - 1996

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

1993
1993 - 1994

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

1993

Second State Law Examination (bar admission exam)

Licensed to practice as an attorney-at-law

1992
1992

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

1990
1990 - 1992

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

1990

First State Law Examination (degree-level qualification)

1984
1984 - 1990

Law Degree at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany