Firm Profile > Squire Patton Boggs > Frankfurt, Germany

Squire Patton Boggs

Germany > Consumer goods and food law Tier 4

At Squire Patton Boggs the 'very experienced' Christofer Eggers in Frankfurt has been advising the food sector for 30 years, almost exclusively in connection with branded products. He primarily focuses on trade mark, unfair competition and regulatory matters, but recently has also been increasingly active in connection with antitrust proceedings. Clients stem from various segments of the food industry with a particular focus on spirits, breweries and drinks manufacturers, including domestic family companies and start-ups as well as large international corporations. Eggers' niche expertise in indications of geographic origin was most recently successfully put into action in the case of his client BALEMA against Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena at the German Federal Court of Justice and European Court of Justice for the approval of German balsamico; vinegar products from Germany can now continue to be distributed under the term balsamico.

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Andros Deutschland

Ankerkraut GmbH


Beam Suntory Deutschland GmbH

Campari Deutschland GmbH

Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli GmbH

Fuchs Gewürze GmbH


Krombacher Brauerei Bernhard Schadeberg GmbH & Co. KG

Schweppes Deutschland GmbH

Zott SE

Zott SE & Co. KG

Intellectual property > Trade marks Tier 6

Squire Patton Boggs advises on trade mark and competition law, while the team around Frankfurt-based practice head Reinhart Lange (trade mark and copyright law as well as unfair competition) is frequently involved in cross-border matters, which is not least thanks to the firm's international orientation. The advice portfolio also includes contentious matters as well as the assistance with trade mark and design portfolios. Eva Schalast left the firm at the end of 2019.

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Bora Creations SL

Compagnie Financière Richemont SA

Deutsche Bank AG

Spectrum Brands Inc.

Tradewind GmbH


Zott SE & Co KG

The firm: Squire Patton Boggs is one of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, providing insight at the point where law, business and government meet.

The firm gives clients a voice, supports their ambitions and is committed to working alongside them to achieve successful outcomes.

With a multidisciplinary team of more than 1,500 lawyers in 47 offices across 20 countries, Squire Patton Boggs provides unrivalled access to expertise, guidance and invaluable connections on the ground. The firm delivers a seamlessly connected service that operates on any scale – locally or globally – and encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market.

The firm offers solutions shaped by a clear, commercially-focused understanding of clients’ business. Its robust and open culture enables the firm to find the right answers quickly and effectively from committed teams who understand the geographic, sector or issue-specific challenges at hand. Recognising the impact of politics and regulation on businesses across the world today, the firm has a unique mix of world-renowned lobbying and political capabilities supporting clients across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

Squire Patton Boggs advises a diverse mix of clients – from long-established leading corporations to emerging businesses, startup visionaries and sovereign nations – whom the firm places at the core of everything it does.

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Aerospace, defence and government services
Brands and consumer products
Business immigration
Competition – antitrust
Construction and engineering
Data privacy and cybersecurity
Energy and natural resources
Environmental, safety and health
Financial services
Government investigations and white-collar
Hospitality and leisure
Industrial products
Institutional investors
Intellectual property and technology
International dispute resolution
International trade
Labour and employment
Latin America
Life sciences
Media and advertising
Private investment funds
Public and infrastructure finance
Public policy
Real estate
Restructuring and insolvency
Sports and entertainment
Tax credit finance and community development
Tax strategy and benefits
Transportation, shipping and logistics
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Contact : Horst Daniel (managing partner)
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