Firm Profile > Bardehle Pagenberg > Munich, Germany

Bardehle Pagenberg

Patent prosecution Tier 1

Bardehle Pagenberg is noted for its broad sector expertise alongside its in-depth knowledge of the development of application strategies for patents and designs as well as its capabilities representing clients in opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent and Trade Mark Office. In addition to the automotive, electrical engineering and software sectors, the team also covers mechanical engineering, technology and pharmaceutical sector work. Telecommunications and medical technology sector clients also instruct the IP boutique. The team is jointly led by Munich-based Johannes LangHans WegnerChristof KarlJoachim Mader and Tobias Kaufmann. Telecommunications and communications engineering specialist Benjamin Ruckert and Patrick Daum, who specialises in telecommunications and electrical engineering, aerospace technology and mechanics, were elevated to the partnership in December 2018.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Lang; Hans Wegner; Christof Karl; Joachim Mader; Tobias Kaufmann

Other key lawyers:

Georg Anetsberger; Bastian Best; Christian Haupt; Johannes Heselberger; Benjamin Ruckert; Patrick Daum


‘The patent lawyers of Bardehle Pagenberg are technical experts, which is crucial within the patent-prosecution sector. Furthermore, they deal with all mandates, even those concerning dispute resolutions, pragmatically and business-orientated.’

Key clients

adidas AG

Apple Inc.

BlueID GmbH

Gogo LLC

Jaguar Land Rover

Japan Tobacco International

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center



Synbias Pharma AG


Patent litigation Tier 2

Bardehle Pagenberg acts for a strong roster of international clients alongside German companies and SMEs. The team's particular strength lies in telecommunications, software and electronics disputes but the team also has a strong profile for mechanical engineering, automotive, medical device and pharmaceutical sector work. With offices in Paris and Barcelona and its partnerships with US and Asian law firms, the team is well placed to assist with cross-border disputes. Its cooperation with Yusarn Audrey in Singapore is particularly noteworthy and enables the practice to provide specific advice on Asia-related technology licences. Johannes HeselbergerTilman Müller-Stoy and Peter Chrocziel jointly head the team, which includes Michael Kobler, who made partner in early 2019. In addition to patent litigation, he also provides assistance with license and various protection agreements.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Heselberger; Tilman Müller-Stoy, Peter Chrocziel

Other key lawyers:

Christof Karl; Stefan Lieck; Nadine Westermeyer; Michael Kobler

Key clients



Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH

Intellectual Ventures


Robert Bosch GmbH

Sana Biotechnology Inc.

Juno Therapeutics GmbH



Trade marks Tier 2

Bardehle Pagenberg handles the full spectrum of trade mark and competition law with a specialism in the management and development of international trade mark portfolios. In the contentious space, the team led by Claus Eckhartt is equally well versed in enforcing trade mark rights in opposition and cancellation proceedings and in handling infringement proceedings before ordinary courts. Other work includes design law matters, product piracy and transactional issues as well as licensing and delimitation agreements.

Practice head(s):

Claus Eckhartt

Other key lawyers:

Pascal Böhner; Henning Hartwig; Philipe Kutschke

Key clients

Air Liquide

ameria GmbH


Galana NV



Mondelez UK Holdings and Services Limited

MZE Möbel Zentral Einkauf GmbH

Nintendo Co Ltd.

The Coca-Cola Company

XL-Energy Marketing s.p.zoo

The firm: Bardehle Pagenberg combines the expertise of attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys. Selected teams of legally and technically qualified professionals provide top services tailored to the specific needs of the client.

As one of the largest IP firms in Europe with offices in Germany, France, Spain and Italy, Bardehle Pagenberg advises in all fields of intellectual property, including all procedures before the patent and trade mark offices as well as litigation before the courts through all instances.

At home in Europe: Bardehle Pagenberg is based in five locations across four European countries. The offices are located in the vicinities of the patent and trade mark offices or the relevant courts, allowing the firm to represent clients effectively in the field of IP law right where it matters.

IP practitioners with technical expertise: Bardehle Pagenberg’s international team of patent attorneys and attorneys at law know how to enforce industrial property claims successfully. The firm gets to the bottom of matters, breaking complex cases down in a clear and comprehensible manner while continuing to bear clients’ goals in mind. In this way, it finds crucial, convincing arguments with passion and a fighting spirit; this is the key to success.

The firm’s professional expertise is also highly regarded among German and international professional organisations, at international conventions and as consultants for the German federal government and patent and trade mark offices; members of the firm are frequent speakers at international IP events and regularly publish books and articles on all aspects of intellectual property. In addition, Bardehle Pagenberg offers the ‘IP Academy’ to practitioners for companies and law firms, candidates and legal clerks.

Competency in all fields of IP law combined with sector-specific knowledge: Bardehle Pagenberg offers expertise in all areas of industrial property law, such as patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, licensing and technology transfer, employee inventions, unfair competition law or domain names. The firm’s extensive experience covers an extremely wide range of sectors from telecommunications, electrical engineering and electronics, mechanical engineering, automotive, medical technology, chemistry, software and semiconductor technology through to sport, food and fashion.

Part of an international network: A European law firm with a global reach: Bardehle Pagenberg’s vast experience in conducting and co-ordinating multinational litigation is an enormous advantage for clients.

For many years, it has created a large and sustainable network with many renowned IP law firms throughout the world.

Bardehle Pagenberg partners with Yusarn Audrey, one of the first specialist IP law firms in Singapore and the surrounding region. This strategic partnership makes Bardehle Pagenberg one of the first German IP law firms to focus on providing advice and contacts in the area of technology transfer to Asia. Bardehle Pagenberg and Yusarn Audrey wish to provide support for projects relating to technology licensing, co-operation, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions.

Experienced and professional, with the ideal size, truly inter-personal: With over 40 years’ experience in the IP world, a considerable international clientele and over 160 specialists, Bardehle Pagenberg is able to conduct numerous major infringement, opposition and nullity proceedings simultaneously.

Department Name Email Telephone
Industrial and intellectual property (prosecution, litigation, advice)
Patent litigation, prosecution, valuation
Trade marks
Domain names, software
IT and computer technology
Employee inventions
Unfair competition
Oppositions and nullity
Rei vindication
Employee inventions
Due diligence
Licensing and technology transfer
Mechanical engineering
Electrical engineering
Medical devices
Chemistry, pharma and life sciences
Semiconductor technology
Photo Name Position Profile
Prof Dr Peter Chrocziel  photo Prof Dr Peter Chrocziel
Mr Claus M. Eckhartt  photo Mr Claus M. Eckhartt
Dr iur Henning Hartwig  photo Dr iur Henning Hartwig
 Johannes Heselberger  photo Johannes Heselberger
PD Dr iur Christof Karl  photo PD Dr iur Christof Karl
 Tobias Kaufmann  photo Tobias Kaufmann
Dr iur Philipe Kutschke  photo Dr iur Philipe Kutschke
Mr Johannes Lang  photo Mr Johannes Lang
Prof Dr iur Tilman Müller-Stoy  photo Prof Dr iur Tilman Müller-Stoy
 Joachim Mader  photo Joachim Mader
Dr iur Jochen Pagenberg  photo Dr iur Jochen Pagenberg
Dr Hans Wegner  photo Dr Hans Wegner
Prof Dr iur Alexander von Mühlendahl  photo Prof Dr iur Alexander von Mühlendahl
Number of lawyers : 77
Chinese (Mandarin)
Tamil (Telugu
German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright Law (GRUR)
Other offices : Barcelona
Other offices : Düsseldorf
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : Verona
at head office : 66