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 Office for Harmonization of the Internal Market (trademarks and designs) 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.
'Less is more' may be true when it comes to good product design, but it most certainly does not apply to the design of IP portfolios.
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.
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.
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
Attorney-at-law at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG in Munich, Germany
Commercial Mediator (MuCDR)
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)
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)
Legal studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
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