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BARDEHLE PAGENBERG

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Managing Partners: Johannes Heselberger, Johannes Lang
Number of partners: 28
Number of lawyers: 81
Languages:Catalan, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Luxembourgish, Lithuanian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, 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 courts through all instances.

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is based in five locations across four European countries. The offices are located in the vicinities of the relevant patent and trademark offices or courts, allowing the firm to effectively represent clients at the heart of IP law.

The international team of patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law know how to successfully enforce industrial property claims. The firm gets to the bottom of matters, breaking complex cases down in a clear and comprehensible manner while continuing to bear the clients’ goals in mind. Passion and high morale help find crucial and convincing arguments and are the key to the firm’s success.

The firm’s experts are 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 frequently speak 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 from companies and law firms, candidates and legal clerks.

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG provides expertise on patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, licensing and technology transfer, employee inventions, unfair competition law or domain names. 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: The vast experience of BARDEHLE PAGENBER in conducting and coordinating multinational litigation is an enormous advantage for its clients. For many years, the firm has created a large and reliable network with many renowned IP law firms throughout the world.

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG partners with YUSARN AUDREY, 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 provide support for projects relating to technology licensing, cooperation, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions.

With over 40 years’ experience in IP, a considerable international clientele and more than 160 specialists, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is able to conduct numerous major infringement, opposition and nullity proceedings at the same time.

Main Areas of Practice:

Patents:
Separate proceedings regarding infringement and validity require special know-how and hands-on experience. What is particularly important is a close and comprehensive cooperation between the attorney-at-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 always closely cooperated. Using its network of first-class professional contacts, the firm protects the interests of its national and international clients in litigation - often taking the role of a coordinator.
Key Clients: Adidas, Apple, BMW, Cisco, Dell, 3D Systems, Intellectual Ventures, Nintendo, Qualcomm
Contact (Patents): Dr. Tilman Müller-Stoy, Attorney-atLaw, Certified IP lawyer, Commercial Mediator (MuCDR), Partner
Contact (Patent Litigation): Johannes Heselberger, Attorney-at-Law and European Patent Attorney, Managing Partner, Head of Patent Litigation Group

Trademarks/Designs:
BARDEHLE PAGENBERG offers the full range of trademark-related services, from national and multijurisdictional brand portfolio development, trade-mark 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, particularly involving the interaction of Community trademarks and international registrations under the Madrid Agreement.
As the fight against counterfeiting is gaining momentum, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG offers a range of effective countermeasures. For many years, the firm has routinely cooperated 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 ones to have successfully enforced designs under the new EU law.
To ensure highest standards of legal professionalism in promoting the interests of clients today and in the future, attorneys of the firm created an up-to-date collection of the emerging national case law on the EU design in Germany and other Member States.
Key Clients: Campari, GlaxoSmithKline, H&M, L’Oreal, McDonald’s, Mondelez, 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 license agreements, particularly regarding 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 its flexibility in team building allows the firm to simultaneously handle several large litigation cases with competent teams over an extended period of time. The firm’s attorneys will devise a customised strategy for each 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

Sufficiency of Disclosure and Enablement; German Federal Court of Justice

Axel Berger, Nils J. Lindenmaier

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BARDEHLE PAGENBERG successfully defends patent of iVIS Technologies before Federal Patent Court

Georg Anetsberger, Michael Kobler, Marius Fischer

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BARDEHLE PAGENBERG enforces patent against HORNBACH on behalf of TOPSEAT

Christof Karl, Pascal Böhner, Tobias Kaufmann

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