Ludwig R. Schaafhausen (Of Counsel)

Dipl.-Phys. | Patent Attorney | European Patent Attorney | European Trademark and Design Attorney | Of Counsel

Areas of Practice

National and international patents and utility models with a technical focus on process technology, physical technology, medical technology, mechanical engineering and packaging technology as well as trademarks and designs Prosecution, infringement and validity litigation, licensing and contracts.

German, English

Professional Development
1981–2017 Partner of KEIL & SCHAAFHAUSEN
1979–1981 Joint practice with attorneys at law Bauer, Gronen & Heberer
1979 Assistant in the patent law firm of Abel & Imray, London
1979 Admission as German and European Patent Attorney
1975–1978 Training in the field of intellectual property
1969–1975 Studies of physics at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt


Personal Information

1947 born in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Ludwig Schaafhausen counsels clients in all fields of intellectual property; his professional priorities are related to trademarks and contracts as well as coordination of complex patent and trademark infringement proceedings with international aspects. Significant cases have been conducted in the fields of fair construction, packaging, automotive engineering as well as video and audio systems. Ludwig Schaafhausen is a member of numerous scientific and professional organizations like GRUR, AIPPI and FICPI. From 1989 to 1996 Ludwig Schaafhausen was President of the Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys (Bundesverband Deutscher Patentanwälte e.V.) and from 1993 to 2015 he was Associate Judge at the Senate for Patent Attorney Affairs at the German Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof). Ludwig Schaafhausen is Vice President of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR) and until 2016 he was the Chairman of the Board of the Regional Group Frankfurt am Main of GRUR. Further, until 2016 he was a member of the Board of the German National Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). In 2001 he was decorated for special service to the nation with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Ludwig Schaafhausen is married and has three children.

Ludwig R. Schaafhausen