Number of partners: 7, 1 of counsel
Number of other fee-earners: 10
Founded in 2008, HARTE-BAVENDAMM Rechtsanwälte is one of the leading IP law firms in Germany, advising German and international clients in IP matters and related fields of law. Its clients include leading international companies as well as medium-sized enterprises from a wide range of industries, such as consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, IT, mechanical engineering, automotive, transport and logistics, e-commerce, design, media and entertainment. HARTE-BAVENDAMM's lawyers are widely recognized in the market for the outstanding quality of their advice and expertise.
Philosophy of H-B
HARTE-BAVENDAMM stands for proven excellence in the field of intellectual property law. This is reflected in satisfied clients, numerous top-tier rankings, important specialist publications and extensive litigation experience. The lawyers are strong partners who represent their clients´ interests not only with determination, confidence and effectiveness, but also with creativity and passion. Even in tense conflict situations, the team stays calm and finds convincing solutions. This allows them to shine, especially when dealing with complex cases.
The team of HARTE-BAVENDAMM consists of 18 members; 1 of counsel, 7 partners and 5 associates and 5 paralegals. The lawyers have considerable experience in IP matters both in and out of court. This enables the team of HARTE-BAVENDAMM to achieve its clients’ aims in an efficient and cost-effective manner. While the team of HARTE-BAVENDAMM is passionate about their work, HARTE-BAVENDAMM also values interpersonal relationships. HARTE-BAVENDAMM maintains an open, fair and humorous culture. Interactions are characterized by respect and the belief that the best results can be achieved as a team.
Areas of Practice
As one of the recognised leaders in IP matters, HARTE-BAVENDAMM provides high-end advice in all fields of IP and protects clients’ competitive advantage in negotiations, trials and other dispute resolution proceedings. The main areas of practice include the following:
- Trademark Law
- Trade Names and other Business Identifiers
- Copyright Law
- Domain Law
- Design Law
- Unfair Competition Law
- Trade Secrets
- IT Law and Software
- Distribution and Licensing Contracts
- Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
- IP Strategy
- IP Transactions
Authorship and Participation
HARTE-BAVENDAMM attaches great importance to participate in the development of European and German law. It encourages academic authorship and participation in professional associations and committees. These include, for example, INTA, ECTA, MARQUES, AIPPI, GRUR, AGEM and AIJA. HARTE-BAVENDAMM also offers workshops and trainings at the HB Academy. These are designed to foster talent and recognize strengths.
HARTE-BAVENDAMM regularly undertakes work with an international aspect, for both German clients abroad as well as for overseas clients in Germany. The team has considerable experience of high-profile litigation before the CJEU, the EUIPO and the German courts. It closely cooperates with IP-focused firms worldwide. This has resulted in a partner network of leading law firms in all relevant jurisdictions (“best friends network”). The team includes fluent speakers of German, English, Spanish and French.
Diversity and Inclusion
The promotion of equality is very important to HARTE-BAVENDAMM. The firm actively supports the role of women in management positions. This is reflected in the composition of the team and the high proportion of women in the partnership. A variety of work models, including flexible work schedules, home office, part-time and “workation”, ensure a healthy work-life balance.
Whether traveling to a court hearing or deciding on an electricity provider: HARTE-BAVENDAMM takes responsibility and is actively committed to reducing CO2 emissions. The team regularly travels by train and conducts appointments digitally whenever possible. The firm uses green electricity and relies on regional suppliers for consumables.
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