Dr Malte Lieckfeld

Malte Lieckfeld
Dr Malte Lieckfeld
pleasant, competent and pragmatic
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well-versed in the UWG
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Experienced, smart, quick, pragmatic, very nice to deal with – a pleasure to work with
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Often recommended in design law
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Malte Lieckfeld is a partner at HARTE-BAVENDAMM. He advises on all legal aspects of intellectual property law. He specialises in design law, trademark law and unfair competition law.

He regularly represents national and international companies in extrajudicial and judicial disputes before the German courts as well as in registration, opposition and cancellation proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the EUIPO. He also has extensive experience in the negotiation of delimitation and licence agreements. He also advises and supports his clients on strategic issues relating to the development, expansion and management of their design and trade mark portfolios. His clients include international and medium-sized companies from the auto-motive, logistics, furniture, fashion and clothing, luxury goods and consumer goods industries.

Malte studied law at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Mün-ster. During his studies, he also completed a supplementary course in common law and obtained his Master's degree (LL.M.) in commercial law at the University of the West of England, Bristol, specialising in intellectual property law.

After his first state examination, Malte completed his doctorate at the Institute for Information, Telecommunications and Media Law, Prof Dr Thomas Hoeren, Münster, on copyright issues in connec-tion with digital libraries in German and American law. He then completed his legal clerkship at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court and was admitted to the bar in 2013. Before joining HARTE-BAVENDAMM, he initially worked for a prestigious Hamburg law firm in the field of intellectual property law.

Malte is a Certified Specialist for Intellectual Property Law.

Short Biography
German, English, French
Professional Career

Since 2015: HARTE-BAVENDAMM (Partner since 2019)

2013 – 2015: Esche Schümann Commichau, Hamburg


2013: Second state examination, Hamburg

2011: Doctorate, University of Münster

2009: First state examination, Hamm

2007 – 2009: Law studies at the University of Münster

2006 – 2007: Master of Laws im Commercial Law mit Schwerpunkt Intellectual Property Law (Bristol, Great Britain)

2003 – 2005: Additional studies in the field of common law

2003 – 2006: Law studies at the University of Münster



  • Lieckfeld, Die Zukunft digitaler Bibliotheken auf dem Prüfstand, Urheberrechtliche Hindernisse für digitale Bibliotheken im deutschen und amerikanischen Urheberrecht am Beispiel der Google Buchsuche, 2011


  • Hasselblatt (ed.), Münchener Anwaltshandbuch Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz, 6th ed. 2022
  • Pfaff/Osterrieth, Licence Agreements, 5th ed. 2023


  • Lieckfeld / Stegmann, No communication to the public by setting hyperlinks to freely accessible works, AFP 2014, 218-220
  • Lieckfeld, Officially arranged burial is not a commercial act - own operation of cemeteries, GRUR-Prax 2018, 83
  • Lieckfeld, "Monster Energy" no ground for refusal of regis-tration for "Monster Dip" due to dissimilarity of goods and services, GRUR-Prax 2019, 85
  • Lieckfeld, Minimum object value in design invalidity pro-ceedings, GRUR-Prax 2019, 187
  • Lieckfeld, "40 Flaming Fruits" and "Flaming Forties" pho-netically similar in the absence of English language skills, GRUR-Prax 2021, 101
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