Dr iur Jochen Pagenberg > Bardehle Pagenberg > Munich, Germany > Lawyer Profile

Bardehle Pagenberg

Work Department

Intellectual Property / Patents


Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Of Counsel

»The greatest reward for our efforts is not what we get, but what we become.«

Dr. Pagenberg’s practice involves conducting litigation and providing advice in all fields of intellectual property, including enforcing patents in the fields of mechanics, pharmaceuticals, biotech, electronics and software, prosecuting and enforcing trademarks and handling cases relating to copyright, unfair competition, European antitrust law and licensing, as well as conducting arbitration and mediation proceedings.

Patent cases require close cooperation between BARDEHLE PAGENBERG’s patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law, particularly when dealing with parallel infringement proceedings before the German courts and oppositions before the European Patent Office or the German Patent and Trademark Office and the German Federal Patent Court or the German Federal Court of Justice. For more than 30 years, Dr. Pagenberg has been preparing and coordinating important cases with multilingual and multidisciplinary teams.

Dr. Pagenberg represents clients in the fields of semiconductors, telecommunications, medical devices and automotive technology and negotiates license agreements resulting from litigation or in preparation for large-scale technology transfers between international companies.

Important trademark cases handled by Dr. Pagenberg include parallel importation of consumer products, global coexistence agreements between suppliers, and piracy cases. His practice frequently involves representing clients in opposition proceedings before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante, in proceedings before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, and in numerous infringement actions before the German courts.

Dr. Pagenberg’s trademark clients include leading producers of healthcare and cosmetic products and prestigious French manufacturers of luxury goods. He has also been representing a publishing house, which is the author of famous comic strips, for more than 30 years.

Dr. Pagenberg received the most nominations as the top lawyer for patent and trademark law in Germany in seven successive international surveys conducted since 2007 by Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. In the same surveys, he was also voted by peers as one of the top ten patent litigators worldwide for the seventh time in a row.

For more than 12 years, Dr. Pagenberg has been directly contributing to creating a unified European patent court system: from 2000 until 2005 as an expert of the European Working Group for the European Patent Litigation Agreement (EPLA), from 2008 to 2011 as a member of the Expert Group of the European Commission and, simultaneously, between 2005 and 2011 as a board member, Vice President and President of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), the board of which he is still advising today. He is the Chairman of the special commission of the AIPPI for an Agreement on the European Patent Court.

He has lectured for many years at the Universities of Strasbourg (CEIPI) and Alicante, at the Pierce Law Center (Concord USA), and at the Munich Industrial Property Law Center (MIPLC) of the Max Planck Institute. He has also given numerous presentations worldwide, covering all fields of intellectual property protection. Since 1973, Dr. Pagenberg has been the managing editor and, subsequently, the co-editor of the English-language IP journal “International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law” (IIC) of the Max Planck Institute for Patent Law. He has published five books and more than 90 articles on a wide range of IP subjects in German, English and French.


Since 2012
Of Counsel with the firm

Since 1973
Private practice; co-founder of Bardehle Pagenberg

Trainee at the law firm Mathély, Paris, France

Head of division at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, Munich, Germany


German, English, French


Chairman (for 15 years) and member of the committee for a European Patent Court — AIPPI (Association Internationale de la Protection pour la Propriété Industrielle — Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)

President (2010-2012) and Board Member of EPLAW (European Patent Lawyers Association)

Member of the committee for highly renowned trademarks — INTA (International Trademark Association)

Member of the expert committee on patent law — GRUR (German Association of Intellectual Property and Copyright Law)


admitted to the Paris Bar


Ph.D. in Law (Dr. iur.), Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany


Admitted to the Munich Bar

1972 – 1973

Master of Laws (LL.M.) at Harvard Law School


Second State Law Examination (Bar exam)

Legal studies at the University of Hamburg and the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany, and the University of Lausanne, Switzerland