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 core 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, he also advises on global trademark and design filing strategies and contractual issues – in particular, IP licence agreements. His longstanding clients include leading companies from various sectors, such as sports and fashion, consumer goods, food, automotive, electronics, pharmaceuticals and the transportation industry.

Mr Kretschmar holds an LLM in IP law and obtained the Certification as a Specialised Attorney in IP Law in 2010. He frequently publishes essays in legal journals and is a co-author of practitioners’ handbooks on trademark and design law. Mr Kretschmar regularly lectures on various IP topics, including for the Practising Law Institute, San Francisco, the Japanese Intellectual Property Association and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property of Japan. He is a committee member of various IP working groups of the European Communities Trademark Association and the International Trademark Association. He speaks German, English and Spanish.

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

Professional associations

  • ECTA
  • INTA

Sample client list

  • Converse
  • Diageo
  • MAN Trucks
  • Nike
  • WD-40
  • Xiaomi

Firm details

Vossius & Partner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte mbB
Siebertstrasse 3
Munich 81675

Contact details

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