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 pharmaceutical, consumer healthcare, household goods, information technology, hotel services, banking, food and beverage, 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 Pharmaceuticals Trademark 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 (2018): “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: “Thought Leader Global Elite 2019, Trademarks” and “One out of two ‘Thought Leaders’ in Germany. One of the ’Most Highly Regarded Lawyers’ for Germany, Trademarks, 2018”.
  • Chambers Global and Europe (2017): “Head of the trade mark department Claus Eckhartt has built up a strong reputation in both trade mark litigation and prosecution, including anti-counterfeit, licensing and copyrights. He also assists with global portfolio management. One source remarks: ‘He is very responsive, gives succinct advice and is always able to weave the business perspective into his analysis’.”

Professional associations

  • IPM
  • PTMG

Firm details

Prinzregentenplatz 7
Munich 81675

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