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Harmsen Utescher

Trade marks Tier 1

Harmsen Utescher in Hamburg is one of the oldest IP boutiques in the market. The management of large international trade mark portfolios is a key segment of its services alongside with representing clients in contentious proceedings, including those before the Federal Court of Justice (BGH). Its diverse client base including trade mark owners as well as trading companies provides the team with a comprehensive insight into various conflict situations on the market. Handling design law work is another key element of the practice, whose key individuals include Rainer KaaseMartin KefferpützTill Lampel and Karin Sandberg, who are equally active in strategic advisory work, portfolio management and contentious proceedings.

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Patent litigation Tier 5

Hamburg IP boutique Harmsen Utescher is one of the oldest and most renowned names in the market. The team advises on patent and design law matters with particular expertise in the chemical, pharmaceutical and mechanical engineering sectors alongside IT matters and physics. As a mixed law and patent firm, it is adept at handling a wide range of patent law work.

The firm: Harmsen Utescher’s lawyers are the specialists for protection of intellectual property and the firm is active, both nationally and internationally, in this role. From the first hour of its existence, the protection of intellectual property has been its speciality. The firm has since then been one of Germany’s most experienced and renowned IP boutiques.

Many large and mid-sized companies, both domestically and abroad, put their trust in the firm’s experience. It goes hand in hand with its passion to achieve the best for its clients through innovative and creative solutions.

Areas of practice: Harmsen Utescher covers all areas of intellectual property protection. The firm’s attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys are experts in trade mark law, unfair competition law, copyright and design law, patent law, pharmaceutical and food law, as well as antitrust and data protection law, and all related legal fields.

It does not matter whether the firm’s clients come from traditional industries or call upon its competence in relatively new areas such as IT, software, biotech or telecommunications. Harmsen Utescher will work for them comprehensively, either as an advisor or in court.

Department Name Email Telephone
Till E. Lampel +49 (0)40 376 909-0
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Kristin Bonhagen  photo Ms Kristin Bonhagen
Mr Henrik Dirksmeier  photo Mr Henrik Dirksmeier
Dr Jan Peter Heidenreich  photo Dr Jan Peter Heidenreich
Dr Karsten Königer  photo Dr Karsten Königer
Mr Rainer Kaase  photo Mr Rainer Kaase
Dr Martin Kefferpütz  photo Dr Martin Kefferpütz
Mr Till Lampel  photo Mr Till Lampel
Ms Andrea Marx  photo Ms Andrea Marx
Dr Martina Pfaff  photo Dr Martina Pfaff
Dr John-Christian Plate  photo Dr John-Christian Plate
Dr Karin Sandberg  photo Dr Karin Sandberg
Dr Christoph Schumann  photo Dr Christoph Schumann
Ms Kristina Wagner  photo Ms Kristina Wagner
Dr Matthias Wolter  photo Dr Matthias Wolter
Ms Anna Wrage  photo Ms Anna Wrage
Number of lawyers : 20