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Harald Förster

Attorney-at-Law, Certified Intellectual Property Attorney
Location: Bremen
Tel +49 421 3635-0
Fax +49 421 3378788
Assistant: Jasmin Suhling
Harald Förster

Studied Physics at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Preliminary Master’s Degree Examination in 1993; studied Jurisprudence at the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University of Frankfurt, taking the First State Examination in Law in 1995; he did the practical phase of his lawyer’s training in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Monroe (Connecticut) and New York, taking the Second State Examination in Law in 1999.

Attorney since 1999, at Eisenführ Speiser (Bremen) since 2000, Partner; previously (from 1998 to 1999) a research assistant at Kenyon & Kenyon, New York and Frankfurt, and attorney at Clifford Chance Pünder, Düsseldorf (from 1999 to 2000).

Harald Förster has specialized in intellectual property disputes in the fields of patent law, design law, trademark law and competition law. Another key focus is on prosecuting product piracy by applying for border confiscation measures.

Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers ranks Harald Förster as one of Germany’s best lawyers 2017 in the field of “Intellectual Property Law”.

Languages: German, English

Memberships: Hanseatic Bar Association Bremen, German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP), Licensing Executives Society (LES)

Publications / Presentations

  • Nicole Dekker, Julian Eberhardt, Nicol Ehlers, Harald Förster, Yvonne Holderied, Stefanie Overhage, Ulrich Sander, Neueste Rechtsprechung im deutschen Markenrecht 2016, hrsg. von Eisenführ Speiser / Recent Case Law in German Trademark Law 2016, published by Eisenführ Speiser Download PDF
  • Harald Förster, Unionsmarkenverordnung, Kommentar, Eisenführ, Schennen (Hrsg.), 5. Auflage 2017, Heymanns Taschenkommentare, Carl Heymanns Verlag, Kommentierung der Artikel 7 (3), 8 (5) (mit G. Eisenführ)
  • Harald Förster, Volkmar Henke, Tilman Müller, Jochen Unland, Neueste Rechtsprechung im deutschen Patentrecht 2014, hrsg. von Eisenführ Speiser / Recent Case Law in German Patent Law 2014, published by Eisenführ Speiser. Download PDF
  • Harald Förster, Marken und Geschmacksmuster im Fokus der Unternehmensstrategie, Perspektive Patentanwalt, e-fellows.wissen, 2008