Dr. Stefan Hennigs, LL.M.
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Dr. Stefan Hennigs LL.M.vcf
Stefan Hennigs advises and represents clients primarily in matters of intellectual property (IP) and information technology (IT). He is very experienced in the fields of industrial property, in particular trademark, design and unfair competition law, as well as copyright law. Stefan’s expertise includes the conception, administration and expansion of trademark portfolios as well as trademark clearance searches. In addition, Stefan regularly represents clients in trademark opposition, cancellation and infringement proceedings, and he also drafts and negotiates delimitation, coexistence and license agreements. Moreover, Stefan frequently advises and represents national and international clients from various industries when it comes to taking action against product imitations and acts of unfair competition of competitors. Furthermore, he assists clients in complying with data protection law.
Stefan was a lecturer for EU Intellectual Property Law at Leibniz University Hannover over several years.
He joined the firm as Counsel in 2019.
Areas of Specialization: Trademark Law, Design Law, Copyright Law, Unfair Competition Law.
Languages: German, English.
Recommendations: Best Lawyers®: Intellectual Property Law Germany (2022 to date); World Trademark Review (WTR 1000): Trademark Law (2022).
„Stefan is not only an intelligent and professional lawyer, but also experienced in negotiations and in understanding how IP connects to the wellbeing of clients. He has excellent in-depth knowledge of trademark law and combines an outstanding eye for detail with superb research into and use of case law to achieve first-rate results.“ (client, WTR 2022)
Vita: Studies of law together with complementary business management and economics studies at University of Bayreuth; Legal traineeship at the Higher District Court of Celle; Research Associate at Leibniz University Hannover; Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property Law at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.; Attorney/Associate at Harte-Bavendamm Rechtsanwälte in Hamburg (2014-2019); Attorney/Counsel at Leo Schmidt-Hollburg Witte & Frank (since 2019). See also the profile on LinkedIn.
Selected Publications: Commentary on Art. 8(1) and 8(2) EUTMR, in: Kur/v. Bomhard/Albrecht (Eds.), Trademark Law, Beck Online Commentary (3rd printed edition 2020); Unlauterer Wettbewerb durch Verwendung unwirksamer Vertragsklauseln (doctoral thesis, 2017); Leistungsschutz für nachfolgenden Originalhersteller (GRUR-Prax 2016, 292); General Report (together with Axel Metzger), in: Metzger (Ed.), Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and other Alternative License Models – A Comparative Analysis (2015); Ergänzender wettbewerbsrechtlicher Leistungsschutz auch bei ehemals patentiertem Element möglich (together with Frederik Thiering, GRUR-Prax 2015, 350); Höheres nationales Schutzniveau bei missbräuchlichen Klauseln (GRUR 2012, 641).
Member: International Trademark Association (INTA), German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR).