Dr. Wolfgang Heisrath

Certified attorney for intellectual property law, Partner

Profile

As a certified attorney for intellectual property law, Wolfgang Heisrath belongs to our IP practice group. He has been advising his national and international clients, which include start-ups, small and medium-sized companies and the public sector, for more than 20 years now on all questions of intellectual property law. He has a strong focus on national and international trademark law and on the contracts relating hereto. Further key areas in his approach to strategic consulting are the protection and defence of collective marks, the protection of geographical indications and of certification marks.

In his leisure time, he is involved as a board member of a facility for mentally ill children and young people.

CV

  • University of Constance, University of Lausanne/CH, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (First State Examination 1996)
  • Legal clerkship in the district of the Higher Regional Court Stuttgart (Second State Examination 1998)
  • Admitted as an attorney 1999
  • Dr. iur. 2003
  • Certified attorney for intellectual property law 2012

Dissertation

„Die kollektive Markennutzung im Markengesetz – unter Berücksichtigung der Gemeinschaftsmarkenverordnung”, Tübingen 2003

Sprachen

Englisch

  • Welcome to the club? The significance of protected geographical indications and designations of origin in Europe, with special consideration of the Croatian situation (mit Wirsig, Alexander) (in:55th Croatian &15th International Symposium on Agriculture, Session 2. Agricultural Economics and Rural Development 2020, S.109-113)
  • Indigenous species, traditional and local knowledge and intellectual property rights. (mit Wirsig, A.; Profeta, A.; Häring, A. M; Lenz, R.) (in: Rytkönen, P. (ed.) (2014): Food and Rurality in Europe. Economy, Environment and Institutions in Contemporary Rural Europe. Elanders Tryckeri AB, Vällingby. S. 29-64)
  • Richtlinie zu unlauteren Geschäftspraktiken – Richtlinienvorschlag passiert zweite Lesung (DSJV-Mitteilungen, August 2005)
  • Der Zopf ist ab! – Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt anerkennt die Markenrechtsfähigkeit der Gesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts (DSJV-Mitteilungen, August 2005)
  • Kleider machen Leute – Designschutzrechte für Verpackungen (Markenartikel, April 2005)
  • Im Westen nichts Neues? – Auswirkungen der EU-Osterweiterung für Inhaber von Gemeinschaftsmarken (DSJV-Mitteilungen, Februar 2004)
  • Zur Eintragungsfähigkeit von Riechmarken – EuGH hängt die Trauben hoch (DSJV-Mitteilungen, Januar 2004)
  • Wegfall des Sonagramms als grafische Darstellung bei Hörmarken (DSJV-Mitteilungen, Januar 2004)
  • Deutsche Bundesregierung verabschiedet modernes Wettbewerbsrecht (DSJV-Mitteilungen, August 2003)
  • Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • European Trademark Association (ECTA)
  • Deutscher Anwaltverein (DAV)
  • Deutsch-Schweizerische Juristenvereinigung (DSJV)
  • Tübinger Juristische Gesellschaft
  • LIONS International
  • Committee Member für den Bereich Indigenious Rights bei der International Trademark Association

Awards

Intellectual Property Law

Stuttgart office

wheisrath@kleiner-law.com
Assistants: Ms. Matazi / Ms. Rottenanger
Telephone +49 711 601708-62
Fax +49 711 601708-61

Practice Areas

Strategic consulting and representation in national, EU-wide and international trademark law (application proceedings and conflicts), protection of geographical indications and collective marks, certification marks, design protection, unfair competition law, contracts (licensing contracts, distribution contracts, etc.), employee invention law

English