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Hoffmann Eitle

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Germany: Intellectual property

Within Patent litigation, Hoffmann • Eitle is a third tier firm,

Renowned prosecution firm Hoffmann • Eitle has developed ‘a recognised litigation team’ over the past decade. The firm has a strong pharmaceuticals practice, in which Niels Hölder was promoted to the partnership, and which represents Boehringer Ingelheim and GlaxoSmithKline. Medical devices litigation and the representation of German mid-cap companies are growing areas, and licensing-related litigation is another notable niche. Dirk Schüßler-Langeheine, who speaks Japanese, acts for many Japanese companies including longstanding clients Toyota Industries and Panasonic. Holger Stratmann is representing Seiko Epson in several proceedings. Several patent lawyers, including Matthias Kindler, are ‘experienced litigators’.

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Within Patent prosecution, Hoffmann • Eitle is a first tier firm,

Hoffmann • Eitle’s ‘renowned’ practice fields 62 patent lawyers, among them 26 partners, and includes UK and Denmark qualified patent lawyers. It covers all areas, particularly chemicals, electrical engineering, IT and mechanical engineering. Its core business is the representation of Japanese companies – including Fujifilm, Mitsubishi and Fujitsu – supplemented by a significant number of clients from the US and China, as well as local clients in Hamburg and Düsseldorf. Matthias Kindler is recommended for chemical patents, as is Georg Siegert for telecoms.

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Within Trade marks (including competition), tier 5

Renowned for its patent practice, Hoffmann • Eitle’s internationally focused team also covers registrations, administration and litigation pertaining to trade marks and registered designs, and has experienced an increase in trade mark infringement and border seizure cases. Wedig von der Osten-Sacken heads the team, which advises Inter IKEA Systems and Monster Cable on the enforcement of trade marks rights and represents Burton in infringement matters. The team also administers Weber & Ott’s global portfolios. Ortrun Günzel joined Taylor Wessing.

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