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KLAKA Rechtsanwälte

Work +49 89 99 89 19 0
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Dusseldorf, Munich

Germany: Intellectual property

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

Klaka Rechtsanwälte

KLAKA Rechtsanwälte is thematically broadly positioned, but stands out for its particular expertise in mechanical engineering, electronics and chemistry. The renowned Olaf Giebe, who heads the patent practice together with Michael Nieder, represented 3M in complex nullity proceedings against tesa together with Constantin Kurtz; the firm also advised the client in patent infringement proceedings regarding the same patent against a competitor and in a series of other proceedings in the areas of dentistry and automotive components. Stefan Eck among others regularly advises bike component manufacturer SRAM and another key client is ZTE. The team furthermore represented kitchen system manufacturer Eisfink in patent infringement proceedings against a competitor in the area of mobile cooking stations.

Leading individuals

Olaf Giebe - Klaka Rechtsanwälte

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Trade marks and unfair competition
Intellectual property: trade marks and unfair competition - ranked: tier 1

Klaka Rechtsanwälte

Design law - ranked: tier 1

Klaka Rechtsanwälte

Both in trade mark and design law and competition law Klaka Rechtsanwälte provides an ‘outstanding service’. The ‘excellent trade mark and design lawyer’ Ralf Hackbarth, who is ‘strong particularly in cross-border matters’, leads the longstanding advice to BMW against Italian manufacturers and German buyers of wheel rim replicas, which requires the coordination of design law proceedings in several European jurisdictions. In another highlight the team advised Longchamp in proceedings around the relevance of traffic surveys and the purview of judicial expertise in the assessment of competitive originality and the danger of deception of origin. It also acted for the client in proceedings around the prohibition of sales of counterfeit goods permitted in non-EU countries. Carola Onken represents Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne in an action for an injunction now at the ECJ surrounding the distribution of a Champagne-containing product. Villeroy & Boch is a client in labelling and licence law matters and another regular client in court proceedings is the Zentrale zur Bekämpfung unlauteren Wettbewerbs, the German association for combatting unfair competition. The boutique’s expertise in domain disputes was sought after by UBS, among others.

Leading individuals

Ralf Hackbarth - Klaka Rechtsanwälte

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