Advice and litigation in German, European and international Trademark Law, Design Law and Unfair Competition Law.
In November 2005 Alexander von Mühlendahl joined the BARDEHLE PAGENBERG firm, bringing with him more than four decades of professional experience gained in leading positions in German and European trademark legislation, practice and academia. For 11 years (1994-2005) he was Vice-President of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trademarks and Designs) in Alicante, Spain; From 1985 until 1994, he was the head of the division for trademark and unfair competition law at the German Ministry of Justice. Among the legislation for which he was responsible were amendments to the German Unfair Competition Act, the IP legislation following the unification of Germany in 1990 (the 'Erstreckungsgesetz' of 1992) and the new German Trademark Act of 1995. Throughout this period he represented the German government in the negotiations in Brussels on the European trademark law, as well as in WIPO matters. From 1966 to 1979 he was in academic research at the Munich Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law.
Alexander von Mühlendahl advises and represents small, medium-sized and large producers of trademarked goods from various European countries in proceedings before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He also acts in matters of plant variety protection before these courts.
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