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). He is very experienced in the fields of industrial property, in particular trademark and unfair competition law, and 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 well-known clients from various industries when it comes to prohibiting product imitations and acts of unfair competition of competitors. Furthermore, he assists clients with the clearance and safeguarding of advertising campaigns.
Stefan is a lecturer for European Intellectual Property Law at Leibniz University Hannover.
He joined the firm as a Counsel in 2019.
Areas of Specialization: Trademark Law, Unfair Competition Law, Copyright Law.
Languages: German, English.
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).
Publications: Commentary on Art. 8(1) and 8(2) EUTMR, in: Kur/v. Bomhard/Albrecht (Eds.), Trademark Law, Beck Online Commentary (2nd printed edition 2018); 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).