Attorney at Law - Bardehle Pagenberg Partnerschaft
The practice of Alexander von Mühlendahl, Dr iur, JD, LLM, comprises advice and litigation in German, European and international trademark law, design law and unfair competition law.
In November 2005 Dr von Mühlendahl joined Bardehle Pagenberg, bringing with him more than four decades of professional experience gained in leading positions in German and European trademark practice, academia and legislation. From 1994 to 2005 he was vice president of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market in Alicante, Spain; before that, from 1985 until 1994 he was head of the trademark and unfair competition law division of the German Ministry of Justice. He was responsible for a variety of laws, including amendments to the Unfair Competition Act, the IP legislation following the unification of Germany in 1990 and the Trademark Act 1995. Throughout this period he represented the government in the negotiations on EU trademark law and World Intellectual Property Organisation matters. From 1966 to 1979 he carried out academic research at the Munich Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law.
Dr von Mühlendahl advises and represents small, medium and large producers of trademarked goods from various European countries in proceedings before the General Court and the European Court of Justice. He also acts in matters of plant variety protection.
Dr von Mühlendahl has taught at the University of Strasbourg, the University of Alicante (Magister Lucentinus), the Fernuniversität Hagen, the University of Szeged (Hungary), the College of Law of Chicago-Kent University and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London. He is co-author of Die Gemeinschaftsmarke (The Community Trademark) and has published many articles in German, English, French and Spanish.