Henning Hartwig

Partner at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB

The practice of Henning Hartwig, Dr iur, attorney at law and partner of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB, comprises prosecution and litigation of IP rights in the fields of trademark, design, copyright and unfair competition law.

A main focus of his professional activity is national and international industrial design law, in particular multinational design infringement proceedings and invalidity proceedings before the EU Intellectual Property Office. As editor of the four-volume casebook Design Protection in Europe, Dr Hartwig has unique access to unpublished decisions on Community and national design infringement throughout Europe. Clients in this field include manufacturers of the computer, electronic games, fitness equipment and clothing industries. Dr Hartwig has successfully conducted and coordinated a number of multi-jurisdictional infringement proceedings in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, Austria and the Netherlands. He also acted in one of the first infringement proceedings in Germany concerning an unregistered Community design.

Dr Hartwig has represented, among others, clients in the consumer healthcare, television marketing and food industries. He is also active in copyright protection, having represented one of the leading European furniture manufacturers.

Dr Hartwig has published more than 90 articles on questions of trademark, design, copyright and competition law. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars of professional organisations such as the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the International Trademark Association, the Licensing Executives Society, the UNION of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property and the Association of Intellectual Property Experts. He also lectured on international and European design law at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich.

Dr Hartwig has received numerous recommendations, including the following in the WTR 1000 (2016): “Henning Hartwig shines brightest on the contentious side: he is one of the leading design rights and litigation lawyers in Germany.”

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • IPO

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Prinzregentenplatz 7
Munich 81675

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