The practice of Peter Munzinger, attorney-at-law, covers Iitigation and advice in IP matters, focusing on trademark law, procuring trademark protection and handling international trademark portfolios; domain registration and administration of worldwide domain name portfolios; trademark and design infringement Iitigation; unfair practices (competition law), R&D and licensing agreements, patent usurpation, employee inventions and trade secrets.
Peter Munzinger handled trademark portfolios in various sectors, including machine and plant engineering, wood processing, the chemical industry, fashion, food, orthopaedic equipment, electronic games, hotels, and shipbuilding.
Peter Munzinger has recently contributed to Beck's Online Trademark Law Commentary, while concentrating on the field of geographical indications and denominations of origin. He was Iead counsel in a trademark conflict involving an international hotel mark confronted with the bad faith registration of a mark in Germany. Other important Iitigation cases concerned trademark infringement proceedings for a major German company in the field of industrial machinery and processing equipment, employee inventions, patent usurpation and the protection of the name and personality rights of a world-famous guitarist. Other tasks are the monitoring of the trademark-related aspects regarding the implementation of a Germany-wide customer retention programme and trademark protection for a US songwriter in the EU.
Peter Munzinger is a frequent speaker at international IP conferences and has published books and articles on the community trademark and German trademark issues.
Recommendations include WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2014, which describes him as “a renowned lawyer who has been a stalwart of the marketplace”.
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