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Boehmert & Boehmert

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Alicante, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bremen, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and 5 more

Germany: Intellectual property

Patent litigation
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Boehmert & Boehmert

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Patent prosecution
Intellectual property: patent prosecution - ranked: tier 1

Boehmert & Boehmert

A giant in patent prosecution, Boehmert & Boehmert continues to handle an impressive number of patent applications at the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) and European Patent Office (EPO), with expertise in electronic engineering, physics, biotechnology, pharmaceutics and chemistry. The team has been advising new client SOI on the protection of an innovation in consumer electronics. The team often provides strategic patent advice on product launches. Heinz Goddar is recommended for physics-related matters, as is Jan Krauss for life sciences.

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Trade marks and unfair competition
Intellectual property: trade marks and unfair competition - ranked: tier 2

Boehmert & Boehmert

IP boutique Boehmert & Boehmertunites the tradition and experience of an established firm with the dynamics of a young team’ to handle an impressive volume of German, European and international trade mark applications. The practice covers issues such as strategic advice, investigations into similar trade marks, opposition proceedings, border seizures and the monitoring of online markets to combat product piracy. It is defending Huawei against Pirelli regarding the EU-wide use of the name P8 for a new smartphone; representing in a multi-jurisdictional trade mark dispute with Assos and Anson’s Herrenhaus. Axel Nordemann, Jan Bernd Nordemann, Christian Czychowski and Volker Schmitz-Fohrmann are recommended.

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Germany: Media

Media: copyright disputes - ranked: tier 1

Boehmert & Boehmert

Media: entertainment - ranked: tier 4

Boehmert & Boehmert

Boehmert & Boehmert’s team has substantial expertise in advising on copyright matters, where it assists film, music and literature corporations as well as clients in the design, art and software industry with assessments, licensing and disputes. Practice head Jan Bernd Nordemann and his group advised various associations on a project related to the self-regulation of advertising on copyright-infringing websites and also represents numerous media associations in antitrust matters.

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