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Bird & Bird

Intellectual Property

5 ranked lawyersBand 1GermanyGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Outstanding reputation in the field of patent litigation, with a strong track record of representing both plaintiffs and defendants in infringement and nullity proceedings. Handles cases for clients from the TMT and life sciences industries. Additionally strong in trade mark and unfair competition litigation, frequently acting for clients from the media and automotive sectors. Often assists with trade mark and design rights disputes including injunction proceedings. Also assists clients with the management of international trade mark portfolios.

Notable practitioners

Christian Harmsen acts for notable technology and telecommunications companies on infringement and nullity proceedings. One client states: "He is a calming influence and has a very easygoing personality that puts you at ease even in complex times. He is an impressive advocate and I enjoy working with him."

Joseph Fesenmair provides advice on portfolio management matters and design filings. He further acts on trade mark and unfair competition disputes.

Leading patent litigator Oliver Jüngst regularly represents clients in patent infringement and nullity proceedings. He is best known for his work in the life sciences and TMT sectors.

Richard Dissmann regularly represents clients in product recall disputes and trade mark issues in the consumer goods, fashion and healthcare industries.

Uwe Lüken is an active trade mark lawyer who assists clients with both injunction proceedings and with obtaining trade mark clearance.

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Germany

Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation


Christian Harmsen
Band 2
Oliver Jüngst
Band 1

Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Unfair Competition


Joseph Fesenmair
Band 5
Richard Dissmann
Band 4
Uwe Lüken
Band 3