Henning Hartwig specialises in the prosecution and litigation of IP rights in the fields of trademark, design, copyright and unfair competition law.
Dr Hartwig focuses on national and international industrial design law, multinational design infringement proceedings and invalidity proceedings before the EUIPO. As editor of the four-volume casebook Design Protection in Europe, Dr Hartwig has unique access to unpublished decisions on Community and national design infringement throughout Europe.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 are mainly from 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 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 trademark, design, copyright and competition law. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars held by professional organisations such as INTA, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Licensing Executives Society, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, the Herman Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Union of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property and the Association of German Patent Engineers.
He has also given lectures on Community and international design law at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. Dr Hartwig has received numerous recommendations, including the following in the 2020 and 2019 editions of WTR 1000: