Claus Eckhartt, attorney-at-law, is a partner in Bardehle Pagenberg’s Munich office and heads the firm’s trademark department. His practice focuses on prosecution and enforcement of IP rights in the fields of trademark, design, copyright and unfair competition law. Related advice includes anti-counterfeiting, licensing, merchandising, franchising issues and transactional support.
He is responsible for the management and prosecution of worldwide trademark and design portfolios. His international clients are leaders in their respective industry and come from the pharmaceutical, consumer healthcare, household goods, IT, hotel services, banking and food and beverages sectors.
Recent major litigation in which Mr Eckhartt was involved includes a high-profile trademark infringement case concerning bottle shapes. He was also lead counsel in a series of comparative advertising cases of restaurant chains involving litigation between the major competitors in this field.