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Boehmert & Boehmert

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Germany: Intellectual property

Patent litigation
Intellectual property: patent litigation - ranked: tier 4

Boehmert & Boehmert

Boehmert & Boehmert’s ‘very good’ practice consisting of both patent attorneys and attorneys at law delivers work that is ‘precise and totally reliable’. Recent highlights include Michael Rüberg and Dennis Kretschmann’s comprehensive representation of 3S Smart Software Solutions in a dispute pending in the US around 21 patents in the software industry automatisation area. Another client is Aeritas, company specialising in mobile barcodes, regarding the enforcement of patents around a procedure used by airlines for the electronic transfer of boarding passes to smartphones.

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

Boehmert & Boehmert

Boehmert & Boehmert continues to operate one of the largest patent application practices in Germany and offers ‘precise and absolutely reliable advice’. The team managed to acquire new patent portfolios for strategic advice in the areas of electrotechnology and physics, biotech, pharmaceuticals and chemistry. Other areas of focus include advice in the context of product launches and assisting clients in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors on the conclusion of licence, research and cooperation agreements. The firm covers a wide range of technical areas and was able to gain an expert for medical products, mechanical, electrical and textile engineering with Klaus Seranski from Leinweber & Zimmermann. A recent highlight was advising Beauty Union Global on the Europe-wide coordination and enforcement of the strategy against counterfeit products.

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

Boehmert & Boehmert

Boehmert & Boehmert’s ‘exceptionally high quality of advice’ on trade mark and competition law is not only due to the team’s ‘innovative thinking’ and ‘exceptionally strategic advice’, but also its ‘quick response times and very good availability’. It focuses on strategically advising clients regarding the establishment and management of trade mark portfolios and stands out for its strong synergies with the copyright law practice. The firm’s strength in trade mark registration is unwavering, especially with regards to EU trade marks. Product piracy matters and border seizure cases constitute further pillars of the practice. In the contentious area the team recently acted for the Bavarian broadcasting organisation Bayerische Rundfunk in a dispute with ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland regarding the title of a dating show, and also advised ASOS in a global dispute surrounding the trade mark ASOS in the fashion and retail area. Other clients include Coty, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and the brewery Staatliche Hofbräuhaus in Munich.Anke Nordemann-Schiffel and Axel Nordemann are noted for their ‘very high industry expertise and excellent knowledge of trade mark and fair trading law’;Rudolf Böckenholt ‘always gives concise advice’ and ‘achieves constantly excellent solutions’; Martin Wirtz and Philipp Johannes Henrichs in Düsseldorf and Silke Freund, Christian Meyer and Carl-Richard Haarmann in Munich are also recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Rudolf Böckenholt - Boehmert & Boehmert

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Germany: Media

Media: Entertainment - ranked: tier 4

Boehmert & Boehmert

Copyright disputes - ranked: tier 1

Boehmert & Boehmert

In the media sector Boehmert & Boehmert acts with an explicit focus on copyright and provides ongoing advice to prominent companies in the film, music, book and magazine sectors. While copyright disputes, expert opinions and licensing matters constitute the bulk of the practice, the team surrounding the renowned Jan Bernd Nordemann also has experience in liability law advice to content platforms and content protection on the internet. Besides high-end film production companies, clients include a prominent philharmonic orchestra. Anke Nordemann-Schiffel is the contact for copyright matters in the scientific publishing sector.

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