Dr. Philipe Kutschke’s practice focuses on the entire field of contentious and non-contentious matters relating to trademark, design, copyright and competition law. This involves providing not only strategic advice on developing, applying for and managing cross-border IP portfolios, but also advice on and representation in national and international legal proceedings to enforce IP rights as well as (parallel) objection, nullity and cancellation proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office as well as the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante.

He has experience in numerous sectors, including those relating to sports equipment, consumer electronics, IT (including software), medical technology, machinery and plant engineering, food and drinks, fashion and the automotive industry.

Attorney-at-Law, Certified IP Lawyer, Commercial Mediator (MuCDR), Partner
Location: Munich
Languages: German, English, Portuguese
Recommended in

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 - today

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 - today

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