Hogan Lovells

Intellectual Property Department

Germany
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Notable practitioners

Andreas Bothe acts for clients on trade mark portfolios and trade mark enforcement. He represents clients in high-profile trade mark litigation, as well as advising on intellectual property strategies. Interviewees particularly mention his experience in the field, describing him as a "very seasoned lawyer."

Andreas Renck advises German-speaking clients on matters before the EUIPO. He is based in the firm's office in Alicante and is a member of the Hamburg Bar.

Andreas von Falck is highly regarded for representing both claimants and defendants in patent infringement proceedings. Sources enthuse that he is "really very good" and also highlight his ability to "make anyone feel welcome."

Clients describe Benjamin Schröer as a "good communicator, who is very thorough and willing to make recommendations."He acts for telecommunications and technology companies as interveners on patent infringement proceedings, as well as representing them in opposition proceedings.

Burkhart Goebel divides his time between the firm's offices in Hamburg and Madrid. A German-qualified lawyer, he assists international clients with trade mark disputes before the German authorities. Goebel also advises German companies on the global enforcement of their trade mark rights.

Erhard Keller leads the firm's trade mark and unfair competition team in the Düsseldorf office. Clients report that he "has incredible experience in proceedings."He often represents engineering companies in unfair competition and copyright disputes.

Leopold von Gerlach is best known for advice on anti-counterfeiting measures. Commentators also report that he offers "valuable advice in the areas of unfair competition law and originator law."

Martin Fähndrich assists technology sector companies with their defence against claims of patent infringement, as well as with invalidity challenges. Sources describe him as a "well-known litigator."

According to clients, Steffen Steininger is "very thorough and insightful and is readily available to discuss issues."He advises clients from the telecommunications industry on patent infringement proceedings.