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Taylor Wessing

Intellectual Property

Band 2Europe-wideGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Recognised for its practice spanning a range of IP matters, including the IP elements of cross-border transactions. Well established in Germany and the UK with a notable presence in the Netherlands and Austria. Attracts particular attention for its patent litigation practice and regularly represents multinational clients in the technology and life sciences sectors. Also handles contentious copyright and trade mark mandates. Experienced in anti-counterfeiting and passing-off claims, frequently acting for consumer and luxury brand companies. Provides further assistance with global trade mark portfolios and opposition proceedings.

Strengths

One client praises the firm's international capabilities, stating: "Taylor Wessing have done a fantastic job at leveraging their international offices and expertise."

A client says: "The team overall is extremely well resourced and has deep knowledge of the life sciences market."

Notable practitioners

London-based Simon Cohen leads the firm's international patents group. Olaf Gillert is based in Düsseldorf and is the head of the international trade marks and designs group.

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