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Intellectual Property

5 ranked lawyersBand 3GermanyGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Extremely well-resourced IP firm with a first-rate reputation for patent prosecution. Also represents clients from the technology and life sciences sectors in patent infringement cases. Scope of expertise also extends to soft IP, representing clients in trade mark infringement disputes. Also advises on unfair competition issues, design enforcement and injunction proceedings. Particularly popular with clients from the TMT, manufacturing and fashion sectors. Further assists clients with counterfeiting issues.

Notable practitioners

Heike Vogelsang-Wenke is a patent attorney best known for assisting clients from the life sciences sector.

Holger Gauss represents clients in trade mark infringement and injunction proceedings on both the claimant and defendant sides. He chiefly works for clients from the entertainment and hospitality sectors.

Maximilian Kinkeldey 's expertise spans trade mark injunction proceedings as well as copyright issues. He is also active on unfair competition and design infringement proceedings. One client says: "He is very good at getting to the point, and the amount of his experience and knowledge is incredible."

Reinhard Knauer mainly handles patent prosecution matters in the IT and technology sector.

Thomas Schuster is a longstanding practitioner in the field of patent prosecution, handling the firm's high-profile work in the area.

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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