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Europe Guide 2022
Germany Intellectual Property
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Band 2

2 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by COHAUSZ & FLORACK

Cohausz & Florack is a law firm founded in 1954 comprising 28 patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law as well as about 100 employees. The multidisciplinary law firm has offices in Duesseldorf and Munich. The firm supports its clients – international companies as well as medium-sized companies in Germany – in all matters relating to intellectual property rights and unfair competition, in many cases having done so for decades. This includes, among other services, the drafting and filing, administration and licensing of extensive property rights portfolios, searches for third-party intellectual property rights and the associated Freedom-to-Operate expert opinions as well as cooperation agreements. C&F also represents its clients in proceedings concerning infringement and validity of intellectual property rights. The firm sees itself as a strong partner and advises its clients proactively, individually and holistically on all IP-relevant issues. To this end, the 24 patent attorneys and 4 attorneys-at-law possess particular expertise in their respective fields and work together in an interdisciplinary, efficient and trusting team.

C&F combines the know-how of all technical fields under one roof: from mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and ICT to chemistry and life sciences. In addition, C&F has extensive experience with IP proceedings in other countries, including not only EU member states, but also the USA, China, and Korea.


Chambers Review

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Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution - Germany
2
Band 2
What the team is known for

COHAUSZ & FLORACK is a reputable firm that covers patent and opposition filing, as well as infringement and nullity proceedings. The team advises on border seizure proceedings and employee invention matters, also assisting with standard-essential patent cases and FRAND defence. The law firm additionally offers strategic patent advice, including market launches. It regularly deals with high-profile opposition proceedings for multinational, blue-chip pharmaceutical companies. Active across a range of technical fields, including electrical engineering and automotive.

Work Highlights

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  • Represented Puma in EPO opposition proceedings against BASF relating to foamed plastic materials for sports shoes.

Notable Practitioners

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Arwed Burrichter
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Band 5

Arwed Burrichter receives praise for his scientific background and is often mandated to advise on cases involving the chemical industry and life sciences sectors. He frequently deals with opposition and nullity proceedings. Clients say: "He is a very capable team leader and he competently takes on this role."

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Natalie Kirchhofer
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Band 5

Natalie Kirchhofer enters the rankings on the back of impressive market recognition for her work in patent prosecution topics. "Kirchhofer is a rising star," enthuses an interviewee, adding that "she is brilliant, she has an excellent scientific understanding and is able to take a deep dive in the technological side of cases."

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Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution

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Arwed Burrichter
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Band 5
5
Natalie Kirchhofer
5
Band 5

Members

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Andreas Thielmann

Arnd Ziebell

Björn Brouwers

Dr. Christoph Walke

Dr. Fabian Vogelbruch

Dr. Henning Sternemann

Dr. Jochen Kapfenberger

Dr. Melanie Lödige

Dr. Natalie Kirchhofer

Dr. Peter Reckenthäler

Dr. Reinhard Fischer

Dr. Romina Kühnle

Dr. Thomas Rox

Dr. Tobias Hoheisel

Erik Schäfer

Felipe von Heereman

Gottfried Schüll

Hans-Joachim Meyer

Hendrik Bücker

Jan Ackermann

Johannes Simons

Mathias Karlhuber

Matthias Waters

Michel Kaminsky

Philipe Walter

Rebekka Schiffer

Ulrike Alice Ulrich

Clients

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Bilfinger Babcock Services / Babcock Noell

Deutsche Post DHL

EWM AG

France Brevets

Koninklijke KPN NV

LG Electronics, Inc.

Lhoist

Lupin Ltd.

Nomacorc

Plasmatreat GmbH

RWE AG

SIG Technology AG

Viega GmbH & Co. KG

Vorwerk &Co. Interholding GmbH

Woodward

heroal - Johann Henkenjohann GmbH & Co. KG

innogy SE

signotec GmbH

Industries

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Alternative Energy

Automobiles & Parts

Chemicals

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Electricity

Electronic & Electrical Equipment

Energy

Fixed Line Telecommunications

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Gas, Water & Multiutilities

General Industrials

Health Care Equipment & Services

Household Goods & Home Construction

Industrial Engineering

Industrial Transportation

Media

Mining & Metals

Mobile Telecommunications

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Software & Computer Services

Technology Hardware & Equipment

Utilities