Here we list 81 practitioners for their excellent work handling a range of trademark-related matters, including prosecution, enforcement, portfolio management and disputes.
Most Highly Regarded
Grünecker stands out with with six listings.
Maximilian Kinkeldey is lauded as “one of the most knowledgeable trademark lawyers in Germany”. He “shines in complex legal matters” and comes highly commended for his “adept handling of prosecution and enforcement proceedings”.
Nicolás Schmitz is a go-to name for the full range of trademark licensing issues as well as prosecution proceedings and unfair competition claims.
Holger Gauss stands out as a “terrific litigator” with a strong track record in complex IP disputes.
Bardehle Pagenberg sees three practitioners highlighted here.
Alexander von Mühlendahl is renowned for his “encyclopaedic knowledge of trademark law”. His longstanding practice sees him regularly engaged in high-stakes IP disputes before German and European courts.
Claus Eckhartt earns plaudits for his impeccable understanding of trademark prosecution, enforcement and licensing issues.
Henning Hartwig is a market-leading trademarks specialist with extensive experience handling complex cross-border infringement and invalidity proceedings for a broad range of clients.
SKW Schwarz achieves an impressive five listings.
Dorothee Altenburg is a seasoned practitioner with decades of experience focusing her splendid practice on IP disputes, design rights and licensing agreements.
Sandra Sophia Redeker excels at advising domestic and international clients on the development and protection of trademark portfolios.
Magnus Hirsch is highlighted for his wide-ranging expertise in trademark law. He advises clients on the full gamut of contentious and non-contentious IP matters.
Margret Knitter is revered for the breadth of her experience representing clients in trademark protection disputes.
Ulrich Hildebrandt is a “strategic thinker and strong litigator” who earns acclaim for his stunning track record in trademark enforcement proceedings.
Bird & Bird earns five nominations for its lawyers in this chapter.
The “excellent” Richard Dissmann is a “highly ambitious advocate” who “always achieves the best outcome for his clients”. He is particularly skilled in trademark and unfair competition disputes.
IP specialist Uwe Lüken wins widespread endorsements from peers who note that he is a “forward-thinking lawyer” who is “extremely cooperative in negotiations”.
Frederik Thiering comes highly esteemed as an “exquisite IP lawyer who leaves no detail unexamined in his cases”. Peers highlight that he is “a true pleasure to work with”.
At Lubberger Lehment, Andreas Lubberger is hailed “the go-to name for unfair competition matters”. He possesses significant expertise in high-profile trademark disputes.
Axel Nordemann of Nordemann is a “tremendously knowledgeable figure” who is highly sought-after for his vast experience managing global trademark portfolios and for representing multinationals in complex enforcement proceedings.
Stefan Völker with Gleiss Lutz comes highly esteemed for his expansive knowledge regarding the full spectrum of trademark law issues, from advice on brand creation to representation in high-value IP disputes.
Thomas Raab of Taylor Wessing is touted by peers as a top-notch IP litigator with deep expertise in trademark prosecution and unfair competition law.
Volker Schmitz-Fohrmann from Boehmert & Boehmert is nominated for his first-rate advice to domestic and multinational companies on the development, maintenance and enforcement of trademark portfolios.
Christian Rohnke from Rohnke Winter is a “superb lawyer with a wealth of experience” in complex IP disputes.
Michael Fammler of Baker McKenzie has amassed vast experience managing global trademark portfolios, drafting and negotiating license agreements and representing multinationals in trademark disputes.
Henning Harte-Bavendamm of Harte-Bavendamm is a prominent lawyer who regularly advises domestic and international clients on complex trademark issues including distribution, licensing agreements and conflicts.
Ralf Hackbarth with Klaka applies more than 25 years of experience to his top-drawer IP practice which encompasses trademark protection and unfair competition cases.
Rainer Kaase from Harmsen Utescher is highlighted for his “exceptional expertise and cooperative nature”, making him a top-choice for multijurisdictional trademark disputes.
At Jonas, Martin Viefhues maintains a strong reputation for his first-tier advice on the management of trademark portfolios and the protection of IP rights.
Thomas Sambuc of Lichtenstein Körner & Partners is considered an authority on trademark law thanks to his decades of experience in the field.
Sebastian Eble of CBH comes highly sought-after by clients from the luxury goods industry for his profound expertise regarding IP rights and competition law.
Gordian Hasselblatt at CMS Hasche Sigle earns effusive praise for his splendid advice on the management of large-scale trademark portfolios, unfair competition law and trademark clearance issues.