Henning Hartwig

Henning Hartwig
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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of the four-volume casebook Design Protection in Europe, the only one of its kind, Henning Hartwig has unique access to unpublished decisions of Community and national design infringement courts throughout Europe.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.

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