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Preu Bohlig & Partner

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Senior Partner: Peter von Czettritz
Number of partners: 13
Number of lawyers: 28
Languages: English, French, Spanish

Firm Overview:
In IP as well as in pharmaceutical law, Preu Bohlig & Partner is among the leading law firms in Germany. For more than 50 years, Preu Bohlig & Partner is offering excellent solutions with offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich and Paris, focusing on the following areas:

Main Areas of Practice: 

-Intellectual Property
-Pharmaceutical Law/Medical Devices Law & Related Food Law
-Press Law/Entertainment Law
-Commercial Law/Company Law
-Conduct of Litigation/Arbitration

Intellectual Property:
Patents and utility models; trademarks and other distinguishing signs; unfair competition law; registered designs; copyright; information technology and e-business; antitrust law; Employees’ Inventions Act. Preu Bohlig & Partner successfully established a leading practice at Germany’s most important patent infringement courts. The lawyers conduct patent litigations before the courts of all instances including the German Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) and the European Court of Justice. In addition, the firm is dealing with validity proceedings at the Federal Court in Munich and the EPO.
Contacts: Prof. Dr. Christian Donle, Berlin; Andreas Haberl, Munich, Dr. Christian Kau, Düsseldorf, Dr. Matthias Hülsewig, LL.M., Düsseldorf, Daniel Hoppe, Hamburg

Company Law:
The right to sell is a key factor in commercial law. The firm assists its clients in structuring their marketing systems, which ranges from cooperation agreements to service agreements, just-in-time supply systems, agency agreements and other instruments of distribution. If conflicts arise, the firm advises or represents the clients in settling the same.
Contact: Albrecht Lutterbeck, Düsseldorf

Pharmaceutical Law:
Preu Bohlig & Partner provide advice and represent clients in the fields of German and European pharma law, medical product law and food supplements. This includes product launches including product design and product advertising as well as the complete support of approval procedures for drugs in the German and European approval system - both centralised and decentralised procedures - (regulatory affairs) and/or conformity and certification procedures of medical products and subsequent marketing. With more than 20 years’ experience in the conduct of third-party opposition proceedings related to drug approval both in Germany and Europe, Preu Bohlig & Partner attorneys have extensive practical knowledge in this special field.
Contact: Peter von Czettritz, Munich, Dr. Alexander Meier, Munich

Press Law/Entertainment Law:
Preu Bohlig & Partner represents newspaper enterprises and broadcasting companies as well as businesses, entrepreneurs or private individuals in the case of incorrect or defamatory press statements. The firm’s activity mainly focuses on asserting and warding off claims - both in and out of court - for disparagement, counter-statement, pecuniary compensation, impairment of credit standing and revocation. Here the claim to cease and desist and — if and where necessary — the preventive cease-and-desist order against pending publications is important. Moreover, the firm is frequently active in asserting or warding off petitions for infringement of personality rights and the privilege as to one’s own image.
Contact: Dr Torben Düsing, Düsseldorf

Litigation:
Enforcing the rights of the its clients in litigation and warding off unjustified claims belongs to the firm’s core competences. It is familiar with all of the special features which different types of proceedings in Germany and in the European Union involve. Thanks to the firm’s offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Munich it is acquainted with the standard practices and special features at the most important German court locations.
Contacts: Dr. von Zumbusch, M.C.J., Munich, Dr. Christian Kau, Düsseldorf, Prof. Dr. Christian Donle, Berlin, Daniel Hoppe, Hamburg

Trademarks:
The firm represents its clients in all legal issues regarding trademarks, corporate labels and titles. The firm also advises its clients which signs can be protected and represents them in filing and registering trademarks, in opposition procedures before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the Office for the Harmonisation of the Internal Market (OHIM) in Alicante, before the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva and various kinds of domain disputes.
Contacts: Astrid Gérard LL.M., Munich; Jürgen Schneider, Munich

Unfair Competition:
Traditionally, the law of unfair competition has been one of the core areas of the firm. The firm’s experts have profound experience in procedures relating to competition law which frequently focus on the pre-litigation area of warnings under competition law and on interim injunction procedures. The firm supports its clients in situations usually requiring summary decisions.
Contact: Dr Axel Oldekop, Munich