Henning Hartwig

Henning Hartwig
Office:
Prinzregentenplatz 7
81675
City:
Munich
Country:
Germany
Fax:
+49 89 928 05 444

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Who's Who Legal Germany - Trademarks

The practice of Henning Hartwig, Dr iur, attorney-at-law and partner of the firm, comprises prosecution and litigation of IP rights in the fields of trademark, design, copyright and unfair competition law.

A main focus of his professional activity is national and international industrial design law, in particular multinational design infringement proceedings as well as invalidity proceedings before the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market in Alicante. As editor of the four-volume casebook, Design Protection in Europe – the only one of its kind – Henning Hartwig has unique access to Europe-wide unpublished decisions on community and national design infringement. Clients in this field include manufacturers of the computer industry, electronic games, fitness equipment and the clothing industry. Henning 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.

Further activities cover trademark, copyright and unfair competition law including the worldwide fight against product piracy, representing, among others, clients of consumer health-care and the food industry. Only recently, Henning was successful in defending a global chocolate manufacturer against asserted claims for injunctive relief and damages due to alleged 3D trademark infringement and unfair competition.

He is also active in copyright protection, having represented one of the leading European furniture manufacturers.

Henning Hartwig has published more than 90 articles on questions of trademark, design, copyright and competition law. He is a frequent speaker at conferences such as the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the International Trademark Association, the Licensing Executives Society, the UNION of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property and the Association of Intellectual Property Experts. He is also recommended in various publications, including, WTR 1000 (2016) ("Henning Hartwig shines brightest on the contentious side: ‘He is one of the leading design rights and litigation lawyers in Germany’"); and WTR 1000 (2015) ("Henning Hartwig ‘is a consummate expert in design rights and brings the full force of this knowledge to bear on trademark issues’". Furthermore he is listed at WIPR LEADERS (2016).

WWL says: Henning Hartwig is described as “an excellent trademark lawyer” who is recognised for his vast experience of European and national trademark law, unfair competition law and product piracy.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Germany which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Trademarks: Lawyers

Henning Hartwig’s practice involves prosecution and litigation of IP rights in the fields of trademark, design, copyright and unfair competition law. 

His practice focuses primarily on national and international industrial design law, particularly multinational design infringement proceedings as well as invalidity proceedings before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante and the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. As the editor of the four-volume casebook Design Protection in Europe, the only one of its kind, Henning Hartwig has unique access to unpublished decisions of Community and national design infringement courts throughout Europe. Clients in this field include manufacturers of computers, electronic-games, fitness equipment and clothing. Henning Hartwig was involved in one of the first infringement cases in Germany relating to an unregistered Community design and has coordinated a number of multi-jurisdictional infringement proceedings in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, Austria and the Netherlands. 

His other fields include European and national trademark law, unfair competition law and the global fight against product piracy, in which he represents clients in the sectors of consumer healthcare, direct response television marketing and the food industry. In a prominent case before the German Federal Court of Justice, Henning Hartwig was successful in defending a global chocolate manufacturer against claims asserted for injunctive relief and damages on account of alleged 3D trademark infringement and unfair competition.

He is also actively involved in the field of copyright protection, having represented one of Europe’s leading furniture manufacturers.

Henning Hartwig has published more than 90 articles on topics relating to trademarks, design, copyright and competition law.

He frequently speaks at conferences and seminars held by professional organizations such as AIPLA, AIPPI, CIPA, FICPI, GRUR, INTA, LES, UNION and VPP. He has also given lectures on international and European design law at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) in Switzerland.

Henning Hartwig is recommended in WTR100. The 2018 edition states: “Hartwig is a razor-sharp IP practitioner who supplements a robust trademark practice with singular knowledge of design law.” The 2017 edition states: “Henning Hartwig is one of the best trademark and design protection experts in the country and a very pleasant person to work with. He is academically minded and has top theoretical know-how.” The 2016 edition states: “Henning Hartwig shines brightest on the contentious side: ‘He is one of the leading design rights and litigation lawyers in Germany.’”.

He is also recommended in WWL: Trademarks. The 2017 edition states: “Henning Hartwig focuses on prosecution and litigation. He is described as ‘a wonderful source of knowledge and experience’.”

He is also recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA. The 2016 edition states: “Hartwig successfully represented watchmaker Neuhaus in design litigation against its competitor, MeisterSinger. SIGG, Australian Gold and Industex are also clients of the practice.”

WWL says: Henning Hartwig is widely recognised as an authority in the field of IP, and stands out for his excellent work in the anti-piracy space.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Trademarks which can be purchased from our Shop.

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