Clemens Pfitzer

Clemens Pfitzer

Attorney
Partner
Certified Expert for Intellectual Property Law
Certified Expert for IT Law

Focus

Competition Law/Advertising Law
Trademark Law
Copyright Law
IT Law
Data Protection Law
E-Commerce
Design Law

Languages

German, English

“One of the top attorneys in the field, Clemens is widely regarded as an excellent and strong litigator with a fantastic track record. He proves time and time again to be an excellent strategic thinker and partner with an extensive cross-border understanding of trademark law. Clemens also brings a good-humoured nature to the table, as well as a well-established network of local counsel that he can rely on to ensure marks are safeguarded worldwide.”

WTR1000, 2020

Best Lawyers Award Badge
Clemens Pfitzer is an “absolute star, who combines a very pleasant demeanor with fast, strategic thinking – the ideal sparring partner for discussions about international trademark issues. He has in-depth knowledge and knows how to explain even very complicated issues in a way that people without a legal background can easily understand. Due to his time in the United States, he also has native speaker-level English, which is a huge asset for foreign clients.”

WTR1000, 2019

“Clients rave about Clemens Pfitzer at Kurz Pfitzer Wolf & Partner for his perspicacious reasoning and around-the clock availability“

WTR1000, 2018

Vita

Clemens Pfitzer studied law at the University of Tuebingen, followed by a legal clerkship in Stuttgart and in Vista, CA, USA.

Since 2005 he has worked as an attorney in Intellectual Property (IP)and Information Technology (IT) law. He worked in an IP and IT law firm in Hamburg, before founding his own law firm in Stuttgart in 2007. 2010 he co-founded Kurz Pfitzer Wolf & Partner.

Clemens Pfitzer is a Certified Expert by the German Bar association for Intellectual Property Law (IP Law) and Information Technology Law (IT Law).

Clemens Pfitzer main focus is unfair competition, trademarks and IT.  He handles represents a wide range of national and international clients.

He provides full trademark service, from trademark applications to litigation regarding trademark or other IP infringement. He represents his clients in IP Office proceedings at the German Patentand Trademark Office and the EUIPO and German and European courts.

He has more than 15 years of experience as a litigator in Germany for IP and IT cases, he regularly publishes articles on IP and IT issues and has been a much valued expert, author and speaker in IP and IT issues.

Clemens Pfitzer was appointed to the following committes:

2016-2017 INTA internet Committee
2018-2019 INTA Unfair Competition Committee
2019-2020 ECTA Internet Committee

Publications

InTeR 2014, 85: Der Internetnutzer als Urheberrechtsverletzer? (Clemens Pfitzer)

K&R 2012, 169: Das wettbewerbsrechtliche Dilemma bei hybriden Softwareprojekten (Clemens Pfitzer / Arndt Hengstler)

Herbstakademie der DSRI 2009: Auswirkungen der UGP-Richtlinie und deren Umsetzung im UWG (Clemens Pfitzer)

MDR 2007, S. 61: Einmonatiges Widerrufsrecht bei Versandgeschäften – Millardengeschenk für die Verbraucher? (Clemens Pfitzer / Dr. Christopher Woitkewitsch)

Druck und Medien 2007: Vorsicht vor Abmahnern (Clemens Pfitzer)

Beiträge von Clemens Pfitzer erscheinen unter anderem regelmäßig im Titelschutzjournal.

Awards/Recommendations


Best Lawyers Award Badge

Recommended Individual 2020 in WTR1000
Recommended Individual 2019 in WTR1000
Recommended Individual 2018 in WTR1000

“One of the top attorneys in the field, Clemens is widely regarded as an excellent and strong litigator with a fantastic track record. He proves time and time again to be an excellent strategic thinker and partner with an extensive cross-border understanding of trademark law. Clemens also brings a good-humoured nature to the table, as well as a well-established network of local counsel that he can rely on to ensure marks are safeguarded worldwide.”

WTR1000, 2020

Best Lawyers Award Badge
Clemens Pfitzer is an “absolute star, who combines a very pleasant demeanor with fast, strategic thinking – the ideal sparring partner for discussions about international trademark issues. He has in-depth knowledge and knows how to explain even very complicated issues in a way that people without a legal background can easily understand. Due to his time in the United States, he also has native speaker-level English, which is a huge asset for foreign clients.”

WTR1000, 2019

“Clients rave about Clemens Pfitzer at Kurz Pfitzer Wolf & Partner for his perspicacious reasoning and around-the clock availability“

WTR1000, 2018