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Rospatt Osten Pross

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Dusseldorf, Mannheim

Germany: Intellectual property

Patent litigation
Intellectual property: patent litigation - ranked: tier 2

Rospatt Osten Pross

Rospatt Osten Pross is a ‘legally and technically highly competent’ and ‘excellent firm’. The team ‘delivers outstanding work both in terms of strategic advice in the run-up to legal proceedings at court and at court itself’ and ‘always keeps clients’ welfare in mind’; clients particularly appreciate ‘the very short response times due to the lawyers’ skills’. The team has broad expertise, but frequently acts in pharmaceutical disputes: It advised Illumina Sequenom in proceedings against Roche and diagnostic laboratories equipped by Roche in the area of prenatal non-invasive diagnostics. It also handled a global dispute for Biogen surrounding the blockbuster MS medication Tecfidera. Another highlight was representing Samsung Electronics in proceedings against the patent developer FIPA regarding UMTS and HSPA standards. Recommended are the ‘strategically thinking, creative and assertiveThomas Musmann, who ‘also surprisingly wins weak cases’; Max von Rospatt, who has ‘an extremely quick grasp for technically complex matters’; and Henrik Timmann, who is recognised for the ‘precision and persuasion of his pleas’ and whose ‘work quality sets new standards in the premium class’.

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Trade marks and unfair competition
Intellectual property: trade marks and unfair competition - ranked: tier 5

Rospatt Osten Pross

Design law - ranked: tier 1

Rospatt Osten Pross

Rospatt Osten Pross provides full-service trade mark law advice, spanning from providing strategic advice on the development of trade marks and representation in prosecution and litigation proceedings to portfolio administration and licence agreement draftings, while also handling competition and design law matters. Recently, Rüdiger Pansch acted for the pharmaceutical company Almirall in trade mark-related defence proceedings covering parallel imports from medicinal product importers, and Stephan von Petersdorff-Campen represented Paul Green in proceedings before the German Federal Court (BGH) pertaining to the right of prior use of trade marks. In design law, the team acted for Thonet and Lock & Lock; the latter instruction was co-led by Henrik Timmann.

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