The practice of Henning Hartwig 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 OHIM in Alicante. As editor of the four-volume casebook entitled Design Protection in Europe, the only one of its kind, Henning Hartwig has unique access to Europe-wide unpublished decisions on community and national design infringement.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 GRUR, INTA, AIPPI, LES and FORUM. He delivered a lecture on international and European design law at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH).
Memberships and positions include: MARQUES (designs team), UNION (design commission), IPO (design rights committee) and GRUR (expert committee for design law).
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