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- Germany: IP: patents > Prosecution
Within IP: trade marks, tier 4
Hoffmann Eitle regularly advises Hardenberg and Monster Cable on trade mark registration, and provides broad advice to Alois Dallmayr, which it also represented in litigation against Tchibo. The firm has a number of US and Asian clients. Wedig von der Osten-Sacken is well regarded.
Germany: IP: patents
Within Litigation, tier 4
Hoffmann Eitle is increasingly focusing on cross-border matters, and has offices in Munich, London and, since December 2012, in Düsseldorf. Pharmaceuticals and technology are key areas of expertise for the team, which represented Apple Inc against Samsung in the smart phones litigation; and Ericsson against IPCom regarding GSM patents. Chemicals patent specialist Thorsten Bausch is recommended.
Within Prosecution, Hoffmann Eitle is a first tier firm,
Hoffmann Eitle opened a new office in Düsseldorf in December 2012, and attracts substantial work through its office in London. Key areas of expertise are chemicals, electronics, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and food sciences. Clients include Ericsson, Seiko Epson and Mitsubishi. Leo Polz and Thorsten Bausch are well regarded.