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Taylor Wessing

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Taylor Wessing boasts notable activity in patent litigation, representing clients in infringement, preliminary injunction and nullity cases in the life sciences, telecommunications and technology sectors. The law firm additionally acts for clients on a range of trade mark litigation, including disputes concerning customs seizures and trade mark enforcement. It also advises on unfair competition and advertising matters, as well as assisting clients with portfolio management.

Strengths

"Taylor Wessing's patent litigation team has longstanding experience and is familiar with the many different courts in Germany. What is impressive is the firm's international scope, it's good to have their lawyers on board due to their network and many offices," attests one interviewee.

A client appreciates that the Taylor Wessing lawyers are "extremely precise, concentrated but also creative" in their work.

Work highlights

Acted for Abbott Laboratories on patent infringement actions relating to heart valve repair devices against Edwards Lifesciences.

Notable practitioners

Christian Lederer advises on nullity and patent infringement proceedings, frequently acting for clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. Market commentators point out that "Christian Lederer can invest an enormous amount of time in a case, has a dense international network and is nice to work with."

Christoph de Coster is frequently instructed by clients from the life sciences industry to handle patent infringement cases, including nullity proceedings. He routinely advises US pharmaceutical companies before the German and European authorities and is admitted to the Bar in both New York and Germany.

Dietrich Kamlah is seen by sources as a "very knowledgeable" practitioner. He represents life sciences and telecommunications clients in patent infringement disputes, offering additional knowledge of SEP matters.

Gisbert Hohagen is "technically very good and takes the time to dig deep in a case; he is very precise," according to one interviewee. Gisbert Hohagen represents clients from the automotive supply industry in patent litigation cases and also offers expertise in employee invention matters.

Respondents enthuse that Sabine Rojahn is "very pleasant to work with and has decades of experience of patent litigation, which is impressive." She continues to act on patent infringement suits and other contentious mandates.

Thomas Raab represents clients from a range of sectors including pharmaceuticals and food and beverages. His expertise includes trade mark portfolio management, infringement and registration matters as well as opposition mandates.

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Overview

With one of the largest teams in Europe, we provide IP advice to clients from a broad range of sectors. The size and scale of our practice means we rarely deal with issues that we have not come across before. Our experience and exposure to a variety of issues means we can drive efficiency and reduce costs, formulating innovative and creative strategies to tackle IP issues head on.

We are highly-rated across all IP specialisms. This includes patent litigation, patent licensing, R&D collaborations, brands and trade marks, copyright, designs, domain names and e-commerce, media law and reputation management, advertising and sponsorship, franchising and broadcasting.

You can rely on us to navigate you through any IP challenges both in Europe and across the world.


Members

Ahmann, Verena

Baars, Wiebke

Bauer, Andreas

Bertram, Verena

de Coster, Christoph

Fischoeder, Sebastian

Fröhlich, Stefan

Gillert, Olaf

Hartmann, Marcus

Hohagen, Gisbert

Kamlah, Dietrich

Krusemarck, Philipp

Küppers, Roland

Lauf, Henry

Raab, Thomas

Rektorschek, Jan Phillip

Reuer, Katharina

Rojahn, Sabine

Rubusch, Alexander

Tenkhoff, Christian

Troge, Thorsten

Voß, Nikolai

Wieddekind, Dirk

Zacharias, Julius

Industries

Automotive

Chemicals

Consumer & retail

Electronics

Fashion & Luxury

Life Sciences & Healthcare

Logistics & Transport

Media

Software

Technology

Telecoms

Intellectual Property

Taylor Wessing

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Location

Benrather Strasse 15

Düsseldorf

North Rhine-Westphalia

Germany

D-40213

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Ranked Lawyers

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 Litigation


Christian Lederer
Band 5
Christoph de Coster
Band 5
Dietrich Kamlah
Band 5
Gisbert Hohagen
Band 5
Sabine Rojahn
Senior Statespeople

Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Unfair Competition


Thomas Raab
Band 5