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Dr. Henning Kohlmeier

Senior Associate

Dr. Henning Kohlmeier

Henning provides strategic advice on the creation, acquisition and protection of intellectual property rights as well as on its commercialisation, such as licensing. He represents his clients in domestic courts where he litigates for example against competitors' infringing brands, all kinds of plagiarism and imitations, and misleading advertisements. His experience includes the handling and coordination of complex cross-border disputes on trademarks and trade dresses. His practice is focused on trademarks and company names, designs and trade dresses, and copyrights as well as advertising and unfair competition law.

Henning's clients are leading multinational companies as well as mid caps, from various industries such as consumer and luxury goods, automotive, e-commerce and online/internet, life sciences and healthcare, real estate, insurance and financial institutions. He studied law at the University of Osnabrück and obtained a PhD. He finished his legal traineeship at the Higher Court of Hamburg. He is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright (GRUR).

Representative Experience

Advising various clients on successful registration (based on inherent distinctiveness) of non-traditional trademarks such as colour trademarks, three-dimensional trademarks, sound marks and motion trademarks.

Advising Vorwerk Group on the development and establishment of a comprehensive intellectual property strategic plan regarding the launch of the New Thermomix.

Advising CeramTec GmbH on and coordination of cross-border disputes (including the U.S.) on the enforcement of client's color trademark and trade dress (proceedings pending).

Advising Bureau Veritas on the launch of a new certificate and on-going counselling on its establishing in the markets.

Managing Jungheinrich AG's worldwide trademark portfolio ( > 500 registrations).

Part of Merck & Co., Inc's litigation team in disputes with Merck KGaA.

Representing Teppich Kibek GmbH in legal actions regarding unauthorized adword-advertisement.

Education and admissions


  • Second State Exam in Law, Hamburg, 2011
  • First State Exam in Law, Osnabrück University, 2007


  • German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright (GRUR)
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