Dr. Mathias Kleespies
has headed the trademark and design department of VOSSIUS & PARTNER since 2007, becoming a partner in 2008. He advises his clients in all areas of trademark, design patent, competition and food law and has extensive experience as an IP litigator in these fields of law.
Mathias is responsible for the trademark portfolios of some of the world's leading industrial companies and manufacturers in the areas of fashion, telecommunication, high-technology, pharmacy, chemistry, paper, automotive and consumer goods. His practice includes strategic advice regarding international trademark portfolios, including the development of customized filing strategies. In addition, Mathias frequently represents clients before civil courts in litigation and invalidation proceedings. His litigation practice also includes the enforcement of design rights and the handling of unfair competition disputes and customs proceedings.
Mathias studied at the Universities of Münster, Dresden and Exeter (UK). He holds a Ph.D. Corporate Law and a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property Law.
Mathias is co-editor and author of the Practitioner's Handbooks on German, European and International Trademark and Design Law "Formularkommentar Markenrecht" and "Formularkommentar Designrecht" and also frequently lectures on trademark and design law.
He is member of INTA, ECTA, PTMG, MARQUES and GRUR. 'WTR 1000 - World Trademark Review' recommends Dr. Kleespies as a leading trademark professional and says: "Mathias Kleespies is a redoubtable litigator who does not hesitate to take on David versus Goliath mandates."