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Dr. Adrian Kleinheyer

Attorney-at-law, Certified IP Attorney


Dr. Adrian Kleinheyer

Attorney-at-law, Certified IP Attorney

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 59 98 87-107
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 59 98 87-211

Curriculum Vitae

Law studies at the Universities of Munich (LMU) and Geneva. Legal clerkship with IP law firms in Munich and Los Angeles. Scholarship from Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law. Doctarate in law (Dr. iur.) from Technical University of Dresden.

Attorney-at-Law in the field of IP since 2013, in 2016 appointed Certified IP Attorney.

Member of German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) and European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA).        

Joined Prinz & Partner in 2015.

Professional Activity

Prosecution and enforcement of trademarks and designs, especially before the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

Building and expansion of international IP portfolios.

Representation in infringement proceedings before German and European courts, especially in matters of design, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law.

Languages: German, English.

Individual Specialization

Judicial and extra-judicial enforcement of IP-rights, also in interim proceedings.

Strategic planning and coordination of international trademark and design applications.


"Schadensersatz im Immaterialgüterrecht: Die Bestimmung des Verletzungsgewinns" (Nomos, 2017) 

"Complex dispute over simple clock face design" (IP Magazine 06/2015)

"Kausalitätsabschlag und Kontrollüberlegung beim Verletzergewinn – Zugleich Besprechung von BGH, Urteil vom 24.07.2012, Az X ZR 51/11 – Flaschenträger" (GRUR 2013, 683, together with Dr. Henning Hartwig);

Recommended in

WTR 1000 - 2023: “Adrian is an excellent trademark lawyer who consistently delivers timely results. He has exceptional expertise, is a great communicator and his judgement is top notch.”

WTR 1000 - 2022: In the words of one client: "We highly appreciate the dependability, availability and excellent service of Prinz & Partner. Its team is committed to understanding our needs and we assign great importance to the advice it gives."

WTR 1000 - 2021: "Adrian Kleinheyer matches international portfolio management skill with contentious nous..."