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 annual 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entitled Design Protection in Europe, the only one of its kind, Henning Hartwig has unique access to Europe-wide unpublished decisions on community and national design infringement.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. Recently, Henning Hartwig 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 professional activities concern the German Unfair Competition Law, the worldwide fight against product piracy and trademark matters. Here he represents clients of consumer health-care and the food industry.
He is also active in copyright protection, having represented one of the leading European furniture manufacturers.
Henning Hartwig has published more than 80 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 lectured 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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