Harald Förster

Harald Förster

Attorney-at-Law
Certified Intellectual Property Attorney

Harald Förster

Attorney-at-Law
Certified Intellectual Property Attorney

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 2018 in the field of “Intellectual Property Law”.

Harald Förster speaks German and English.

Fields of Practice

  • Soft IP litigation
  • Patent litigation
  • Border seizure proceedings

CV

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; 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).

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

Recent Case Law in German Trademark Law 2017

published by Eisenführ Speiser

Recent Case Law in German Patent Law 2017

hrsg. von Eisenführ Speiser

Recent Case Law in German Trademark Law 2016

published by Eisenführ Speiser

Unionsmarkenverordnung, Kommentar

Eisenführ, Schennen (Hrsg.), 5. Auflage 2017, Heymanns Taschenkommentare, Carl Heymanns Verlag, Kommentierung der Artikel 7 (3), 8 (5) (mit G. Eisenführ)

Recent Case Law in German Patent Law 2014

hrsg. von Eisenführ Speiser

Marken und Geschmacksmuster im Fokus der Unternehmensstrategie

Perspektive Patentanwalt, e-fellows.wissen