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Dr. Martin Schmidhuber
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Dr. Martin Schmidhuber primarily advises clients in intellectual property matters. His particular expertise is in the area of trademark and labelling law. In cooperation with a worldwide network of law firms, his work focuses on the strategic management of national and international trademark portfolios and their legal representation (litigation). In addition, Martin Schmidhuber offers his clients, in particular companies from the life sciences, food and beverage, power supply, financial services and automotive sectors, comprehensive legal advice on all issues pertaining to economic law and assists them in such matters as conflict management and litigation as well as the drafting of contracts such as licensing and R&D agreements. Martin Schmidhuber lectures on trademark law at Mannheim University and at SRH University Heidelberg.

Practice areas
  • • Industrial property law, in particular trademark law

  • • Competition law and healthcare advertising law

  • • Copyright and IT law

  • • Commercial and general economic law

  • • Litigation

Vita
  • • 1996 - 1997 Law studies in Frankfurt/Main

  • • 1997 - 2001 Law studies in Heidelberg

  • • 2004 PhD (Dr. iur.) at Heidelberg University

  • • 2004/2005 Lawyer at a law firm in Boston (USA)

  • • 2005 Admitted to the German bar

  • • 2010 Partner of RITTERSHAUS law firm

Other activities and memberships
  • • Lecturer at Mannheim University

  • • Lecturer at Heidelberg SRH University of Applied Sciences

  • • Member of the Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht/GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)

  • • Member of the Deutsch-Amerikanische-Juristen-Vereinigung (DAJV) (German-American Lawyers’ Association)

  • • Member of the Interdisziplinäre Zentrum für Geistiges Eigentum an der Universität Mannheim e. V. (IZG), (Interdisciplinary Centre of Intellectual Property at Mannheim University)

  • • Member of the LES Licensing Executives Society

  • • Member of the enforcement committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA)

Publications
  • • "Zwischen "Natur-Aktien-Index" und myschwiegermutterkäse" - Überlegungen zur Vereinheitlichung der Prüfungspraxis absoluter Schutzhindernisse von Marken", WRP 11/2015, S. 1296 (Koautor)

  • • „Rücknahme und Neueinreichung des Verfügungsantrags - Ein rechtsmissbräuchliches Auslaufmodell?", WRP 4 /2013, S. 436 (Koautor)

  • • "Verhaltenskodizes im neuen UWG - Überlegungen zur Bedeutung für die lauterkeitsrechtliche Praxis in Deutschland", WRP 2010, S. 593

  • • „Die Serienmarke nach der BAINBRIDGE-Rechtsprechung“, WRP 2009, S. 545 (Koautor)

  • • „Schadensersatz bei falscher oder unvollständiger Erteilung einer Auskunft“, WRP 2008, S. 296

  • • „Verhaltenskodizes im nationalen und grenzüberschreitenden elektronischen Geschäftsverkehr“, 2004 (ISBN 978-3-6315-2733-7)

  • • „LUXOR und PAPYRUS“ (Lieferung einer Papiermaschine), Fallbesprechung in: Rittershaus/Teichmann, Anwaltliche Vertragsgestaltung - Methodische Anleitung zur Fallbearbeitung im Studium, 2003 (ISBN 978-3-8114-1823-3)

Besides

I would still like to run the New York and Boston marathons – and, in spite of all this, still have enough time for my family. Which is why I live according to the motto: “Nothing good happens unless you make it happen.” (Erich Kästner)