Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution - Germany
What the team is known for
Grünecker stands out as an extremely well-resourced IP firm with a first-rate reputation for patent prosecution. It also represents clients from the technology and life sciences sectors in patent infringement litigation. The law firm's scope of expertise also extends to soft IP, representing clients in trade mark prosecution as well as infringement disputes. It further assists clients with counterfeiting issues, also advising on unfair competition matters, design enforcement and injunction proceedings. Grünecker is particularly popular with clients from the TMT, fashion and automotive sectors.
"Grünecker has a deep and seasoned team and they have handled a very wide array of technologies and complicated legal issues for us."
"The team at Grünecker is very sharp, practical and responsive."
"The service level at Grünecker is very strong; even when the primary lawyers are out of the office they ensure prompt responses."
"Grünecker has one of, if not the, largest team of IP professionals in Germany and Europe. I am very impressed with their ability to always find someone on their team with the exact background and experience needed for a wide variety of clients and matters."
"Grünecker is responsive, knowledgeable and a go-to partner for patent and trade mark matters in Europe and Germany."
Grünecker represented LONGi in complex patent litigation and opposition proceedings against Hanwha with several international parallel proceedings.
Maximilian Kinkeldey's expertise covers trade mark infringement as well as opposition proceedings for prominent international and domestic brands. "Maximilian Kinkeldey provides clear, concise advice and creative solutions. He is thoughtful, responsive and practical. Max has a great business orientation as opposed to simply pointing out risks." "Maximilian is my go-to lawyer, not just in Germany, but Europe in general. He is practical, reasonable and a pleasure to work with."
Holger Gauss handles a variety of trade mark matters, frequently supporting prominent clients from the fashion sector. He is active advising clients on complex litigation issues and further advises on trade mark prosecution and portfolio management. "Holger Gauss is highly responsive, creative and pragmatic in his approach. He understands the needs and whims of demanding clients." "He is incredibly well connected and is able to quickly bring in excellent, responsive counsel in other countries within the EU and outside, particularly in complex, cross-border disputes." "Holger is a well-regarded practitioner; clients love working with him."