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Grünecker

Intellectual Property

5 ranked lawyersBand 3GermanyEurope 2022 View ranking table

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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 cases. The law firm's scope of expertise also extends to soft IP, representing clients in trade mark 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, manufacturing and fashion sectors.

Strengths

One satisfied client says: "I am quite positive about Grünecker's services. The attorneys have a solid technical background and provide reliable and sound opinions."

Another interviewee says: "They are very strong technically and have a large team of talented patent attorneys."

Work highlights

Represented Broadcom in several patent enforcement proceedings against Daimler and BMW.

Notable practitioners

Market commentators attest that Heike Vogelsang-Wenke is "very impressive and well known in the biotechnology area." She offers experience in patent prosecution matters.

Holger Gauss handles a broad range of trade mark issues such as free-riding issues, counterfeiting matters and design infringement cases including injunction proceedings. He is often instructed by clients from the biotechnology and consumer goods sectors.

The "creative and thoughtful" Maximilian Kinkeldey receives praise for his ability to handle cross-border mandates. His expertise covers trade mark infringement as well as opposition proceedings for prominent international and domestic brands.

Reinhard Knauer regularly acts for IT and technology companies on patent prosecution topics, including applications and opposition proceedings.

Described as a "very experienced lawyer" Thomas Schuster comes highly recommended for his patent prosecution expertise. He regularly represents clients in applications and opposition proceedings.

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Germany

Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution


Heike Vogelsang-Wenke
Band 5
Reinhard Knauer
Band 5
Thomas Schuster
Band 2

Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Unfair Competition


Holger Gauss
Band 5
Maximilian Kinkeldey
Band 2