Claus M Eckhartt

Partner at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB

The practice of Claus M Eckhartt, attorney at law, focuses on the prosecution and enforcement of trademarks, designs and copyright, as well as on unfair competition and related domain name issues. He also specialises in anti-counterfeiting, parallel imports and the licensing and merchandising of brands.

As head of the firm’s trademark department, Mr Eckhartt has, for almost two decades, managed the IP portfolios of small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as multinational corporations, in a diverse range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, consumer healthcare, household goods, information technology, hotel services, banking, food and beverages, fashion and clothing. In addition, Mr Eckhartt enforces and defends IP rights before the EUIPO, the national German courts, the German Patent and Trademark Office and the General Court in Luxembourg.

Mr Eckhartt is an active member of MARQUES, INTA, the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group and the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. He is also on the advisory board of Intellectual Property Magazine.

Recommendations for Mr Eckhartt include the following:

  • WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (2020, 2018): “Smart and practical, he is a very experienced practitioner able to work equally easily in Germany and across Europe.” “He’s an extremely talented attorney who cares a great deal about his clients and is always a pleasure to work with. His opinions and recommendations take into account not only substantive legal issues but also clients’ markets and the practical reality that even big companies don’t have unlimited resources to spend on pursuing IP enforcement. You can always count on him for professional support.”
  • Who’s Who Legal Trademarks (2020): “Claus Eckhartt is a pre-eminent name in the German trademarks arena where he enjoys a stellar reputation for his leading work on trademark design and brand protection, as well as related competition issues.” Who’s Who Legal also recognised him as a Thought Leader Global Elite for Trademarks in 2019, one out of two Thought Leaders in Germany for the same year and one of the Most Highly Regarded Lawyers for Germany for Trademarks in 2018.

Professional associations

  • IPM
  • PTMG

Firm details

Prinzregentenplatz 7
Munich 81675

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