Paul Kretschmar

Partner at Vossius & Partner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte mbB

Paul Kretschmar joined Vossius & Partner’s trademark and design department in 2006 and became a partner of the firm in 2012. His areas of practice include litigation and prosecution of trademark and design rights, border measures, as well as unfair competition proceedings.

Mr Kretschmar’s main focus is the enforcement of brands and designs against unauthorised imitation and unfair exploitation. Besides being an experienced litigator, Mr Kretschmar also advises on global trademark and design filing strategies, as well as contractual issues – in particular IP licence agreements. Among the longstanding clients that he advises on a regular basis are leading companies from various sectors, such as electronics, sports and fashion, food, pharmaceuticals, transportation and the service industry.

Mr Kretschmar holds an LLM in the field of IP law and obtained a certification as an attorney specialised in IP law. He publishes essays in legal journals and is a co-author of various legal commentaries, such as the Practitioner’s Handbooks on Trademark and Design Law. Mr Kretschmar frequently lectures on various IP topics for the Practicing Law Institute San Francisco and the Japanese Intellectual Property Association, among others. He is a member of the European Communities Trademark Association and serves on the association’s Programme Committee. He is also a member of INTA, serving on the Trademark Office Practices Committee. He speaks German, English and Spanish.

Due to its strong market presence, Vossius & Partner was awarded the title of Germany Trademark Firm of the Year 2019 by Managing Intellectual Property.

Professional associations

  • ECTA
  • INTA

Sample client list

  • Converse
  • MAN
  • Nike
  • Smith&Wesson
  • Stance
  • WD-40
  • Xiaomi

Firm details

Vossius & Partner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte mbB
Siebertstrasse 3
Munich 81675

Contact details

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