Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Sizeable IP practice recognised for its expertise in trade mark opposition and unfair competition proceedings. Popular with clients from the medical and pharmaceutical sectors as well as the food and drinks industry. Assists clients with cross-border trade mark portfolio management and prosecution. Also advises clients on anti-counterfeiting and piracy strategies. Acts on advertising matters, particularly the admissibility of claims in advertising. Also assists clients with trade secrets matters.

Strengths Clients value the team's industry knowledge and bench strength. One impressed interviewee says: "Due to the special expertise in our field and the additional knowledge of the respective industries, CMS is able to offer and provide tailor-made services. In addition, the personnel strength of the department ensures that work of a special scope or work requiring special haste can be carried out on time without delay."

Another source underlines that the team is "very goal-oriented" and "focuses on the essentials."

Work highlights Represented Bayer Vital in various unfair competition law and advertising law proceedings regarding its blockbuster drugs.

Notable practitioners

Gordian Hasselblatt
frequently handles cross-border trade mark litigation. He also commands expertise in unfair competition law disputes and advertising law. Hasselblatt draws praise from clients for his strategic approach.

Clients report that
Matthias Eck
is "strategically clever, pragmatic in goal-setting and hard in negotiations."Eck handles a range of trade mark and unfair competition matters, as well as advising on trade secrets law.