Klaka Rechtsanwälte

Intellectual Property Department

Germany
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Notable practitioners

Andreas Schulz acts for clients from the pharmaceutical and financial services sectors on trade mark and unfair competition cases.

Constantin Kurtz rises in the rankings on the back of positive feedback, with interviewees highlighting his "ability to see the whole picture, structure his submissions very well, come to the point in hearings and bring things together in court in an organised way."He acts for clients from the telecommunications sector on patent infringement and standard essential patent cases. Kurtz also advises on patent nullity actions.

Interviewees describe Olaf Giebe as "a legend, who is trustworthy, intelligent and does a good job."He is particularly active in patent infringement cases and nullity actions. Giebe advises clients from a range of sectors, particularly the manufacturing and technical industries.

Ralf Hackbarth regularly acts for clients from the automotive sector on defence of their trade marks. One client enthuses that he is "one of the best trade mark and design litigators in Germany, who is very good in cross-border litigation."In addition to his trade mark practice, Hackbarth also advises on unfair competition.

Stefan Abel represents French clients before the German authorities in trade mark and design infringement cases, as well as in cases concerning the distribution of illegal copies of products. Abel acts for a number of French clients from the fashion and furniture industries.