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Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Extensive network of offices across Europe, with acclaimed IP practices in Germany, Hungary and the UK. Also a recognised market presence in Spain and Portugal, as well as Austria and Poland. Handles multi-jurisdictional trade mark and patent infringement litigation, often involving coordination with branches across Europe. Recommended for anti-counterfeiting and piracy matters, as well as due diligence exercises and managing global portfolios. Acts for a range of clients from the technology, life sciences and consumer goods sectors.

Strengths

A client endorses the firm's pragmatic approach, stating: "They have a very good understanding of the interests of our company. They think very commercially and we can work towards a solution together."

A client reports: "CMS is a large firm but is highly efficient and manages to maintain close and personal relationships with its clients." 

Work highlights

Acted for Johnson & Johnson on design law and unfair competition law infringement matters against Fengh Medical concerning the production of medical devices.

Notable practitioners

Cologne-based Carsten Menebröcker and London-based Tom Scourfield head the firm's international IP group.

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Intellectual Property Department

CMS

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Department location

CMS Hasche Sigle

Neue Mainzer Straße 2–4

Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Germany

60311

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