Germany : IP: patents
Within Litigation, Grünecker is a third tier firm,
Grünecker’s team of patent attorneys and lawyers is ‘accurate, fast and of excellent quality’, and provides a comprehensive service with particular strengths in electronics, mechanics and software IP. Highlights included representing Arcelik against Philips regarding television patents and acting for Novozymes in pan-European litigation against Danisco. Motorola is another client. Bernd Allekotte and Gerhard Barth are recommended.
Within Prosecution, Grünecker is a first tier firm,
Grünecker represents many clients from Europe, the US, and Asia, with the majority of instructions in the fields of electrical and mechanical engineering, physics, software, chemistry and biotechnology. Key clients include Xerox, Panasonic, Samsung, and Yamaha. The team includes one Spanish and one French patent attorney among its partners and maintains a presence in Paris. Hans Hilgers and Thomas Schuster are recommended.
Germany : IP: trade marks
Within IP: trade marks, Grünecker is a second tier firm,
Grünecker’s key areas of expertise are trade mark and design clearance, litigation and unfair competition matters. Mövenpick and Coca-Cola are longstanding clients of the team, which also advised Hermès International regarding the seizure of counterfeit goods. The team has picked up new clients from the fashion, travel and entertainment industries. The ‘very commercial’ Maximilian Kinkeldey has ‘very up-to-date knowledge’, and clients appreciate the practice’s ‘hands-on-approach’ and ‘extremely good value for money’.