Marcus H. Luepke
District of Columbia.
University of Hamburg, School of Law (JD 1990; Doctorate (“Ph.D.”), 1995)
The George Washington University College of Law (LL.M. in IP, 2007)
GRUR – German Intellectual Property Association; ECTA – European Community Trademark Association; INTA – The Trademark Reporter Committee; MARQUES – European Brand Owners Association – Unfair Competition Team
Fluent in German; proficient in French.
Marcus Luepke has more than 20 years of international experience as trademark attorney in protecting trademarks on a global scale, practicing in both the United States and the European Union. His decade of experience as trademark practitioner in Germany, both in private practice and in-house at BMW, gives him insight into trademark prosecution under the Madrid Protocol, the European Community Trademark system, and in many countries world-wide as well into enforcing trademarks, design rights and copyrights. In the United States, Mr. Luepke has practiced in the corporate legal environment, serving The Coca-Cola Company as trademark counsel and in private practice. This broad range of experience allows him a unique perspective when counseling corporate and firm clients on the management and enforcement of their trademark portfolios and allows Mr. Luepke to do so in a very cost-efficient way.
In addition to his international trademark work, Mr. Luepke has experience with the negotiation of coexistence and license agreements for a diverse range of products ranging from financial and automotive to clothing and food and beverage.