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BARDEHLE PAGENBERG

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Managing Partners: Johannes Heselberger, Johannes Lang
Number of partners: 26
Number of lawyers: 77
Languages: Catalan, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Luxembourgish, Lithuanian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil (Telugu, Gujarati), Thai

Firm Overview:
BARDEHLE PAGENBERG combines the expertise of attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys. Selected teams of legally and technically qualified professionals provide top services tailored to the specific needs of the client.

As one of the largest IP firms in Europe with offices in Germany, France, Spain and Italy, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG advises in all fields of intellectual property, including all procedures before the patent and trademark offices as well as litigation before the courts through all instances.

The firm’s professional expertise is also highly regarded among German and international professional organisations, at international conventions and as consultants for the German federal government and patent and trademark offices; they are frequent speakers at international IP events and regularly publish books and articles on all aspects of intellectual property. In addition, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG offers the “IP Academy” to practitioners for companies and law firms, candidates and legal clerks.

The firm’s extensive experience covers an extremely wide range of sectors from telecommunications, electrical engineering and electronics, mechanical engineering, automotive, medical technology, chemistry, software and semiconductor technology through to sport, food and fashion.

A European law firm with a global reach: BARDEHLE PAGENBERG’s vast experience in conducting and coordinating multinational litigation is an enormous advantage for its clients. For many years, the firm has created a large and sustainable network with many renowned IP law firms throughout the world.

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG partners with YUSARN AUDREY, as one of the first specialist IP law firms in Singapore and the surrounding region. This strategic partnership makes BARDEHLE PAGENBERG one of the first German IP law firms to focus on providing advice and contacts in the area of technology transfer to Asia. BARDEHLE PAGENBERG and YUSARN AUDREY wish to provide support for projects relating to technology licensing, cooperation, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions.

With over 40 years’ experience in the IP world, a considerable international clientele and over 160 specialists, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG are able to conduct numerous major infringement, opposition and nullity proceedings simultaneously.

Main Areas of Practice:

Patents:
Separate proceedings regarding infringement and validity require special know-how and hands-on experience. Particularly important is a close and comprehensive cooperation between the attorneyat- law handling the case before the civil courts on the infringement side, and the patent attorney representing on the validity side. At BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law have been cooperating closely since the foundation of the firm. Using its network of first class professional contacts, the firm protects the interests of its national and international clients also in litigation not limited only to Germany — often taking the role of the coordinator.
Key Clients: Adidas, Apple, BMW, Cisco, Dell, 3D Systems, Intellectual Ventures, Nintendo, Qualcomm
Contact (Patents): Dr. Tilman Müller-Stoy, Attorneyat- Law, Certified IP lawyer, Commercial Mediator (MuCDR), Partner
Contact (Patent Litigation): Johannes Heselberger, Attorney-at-Law, European Patent Attorney, Vice Managing Partner, Head of Patent Litigation Group

Trademarks/Designs:
BARDEHLE PAGENBERG offers the full range of trademark-related services ranging from national and multi-jurisdictional brand portfolio development, trademark clearance and prosecution through to enforcement, including trademark litigation both on a national and multi-national level. Special emphasis is put on strategic advice relating to multi-national portfolios involving in particular the interaction of Community trademarks and international registrations under the Madrid Agreement.

As the fight against product piracy is gaining momentum, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG offers a range of effective anti-counterfeiting measures. For many years the firm routinely cooperate with customs authorities, monitoring imports and exports, preventing and seizing grey market imports. It also advises and support clients in commercial transactions involving trademarks, in acquisitions as well as licensing, merchandising, franchising, joint venture and co-existence agreements.

Attorneys of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG were among the first to have successfully enforced designs under the new EU law. An up-to-date collection of the emerging national case law on the EU design in Germany and other Member States produced by attorneys of the firm ensures, for today and in the future, that the interests of clients are represented with the highest standards of legal professionalism.
Key Clients: Campari, GlaxoSmithKline, H&M, L’Oréal, McDonald’s, Mondelēz, The Coca-Cola Company
Contact: Claus Eckhartt, Attorney-at-Law, Partner, Head of Trademark Department

Licensing:
BARDEHLE PAGENBERG attorneys have extensive experience in negotiating, reviewing and drafting of license agreements, particularly as regards the development and licensing of IP and related technology-based services.
Contact: Dr. Christoph Karl, German Attorney-at- Law, US Attorney-at-Law, German and European Patent Attorney, Partner

The size of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG and flexibility in team building allows for handling several large litigation cases simultaneously with competent teams over an extended period of time. The firm’s attorneys will work out a strategy suiting the client company’s individual situation.

The firm’s in-house experts cover all technical areas: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, medical devices, chemistry, pharma, biotechnology, computer technology, telecommunications.

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 6 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

German Fed. Court of Justice on availability of injunctive relief and equivalent patent infringement

Dr. Tilman Müller-Stoy, Armin Schwitulla

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EPO Board of Appeal – Case T 2440/12-3.5.07 "Fluid flow simulation/SIMCON"

Dr. Stefan V. Steinbrener

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Paper cushioning machines: Ranpak against Storopack; two patent infringement suits

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB

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