Chambers Global 2013

Udo Altenburg continues to focus on traditional mechanical engineering and medical device matters. He was notably involved in Nintendo's infringement and invalidity proceedings. Noted by peers as “one of our greatest competitors”, patent litigation head Johannes Heselberger is the principal contact for the practice's cross-border mandates. In addition, he recently led patent infringement and invalidity proceedings for client MedImmune. Jochen Pagenberg remains a recognised practitioner within patent litigation, having successfully represented Cisco Systems in litigation proceedings. Clients describe him as "a vigorous fighter". Patent attorney Peter Hess recently advised 3D Systems on rapid prototyping in patent infringement and invalidity proceedings. Tilman Müller-Stoy concentrates on patent infringement suits at both a domestic and international level. Hans Wegner recently represented adidas before the European Patent Office in connection with the prosecution of designs and patents. He has particular expertise in physics patent law. German and French-qualified patent attorney Johannes Lang maintains a strong focus on software and IT-related inventions.
Focusing on trademarks, Claus Eckhartt recently represented Coca-Cola in trademark prosecution proceedings and customs seizure of infringing counterfeit goods.

WTR 1000 The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2013

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG „has always been a great name in trademarks“ and moves into the silver tier on a raft of positive feedback. A perennial favourite among instructors, it delivers “clear, analytical comments and opinions; persuasive arguments and reasoning; intelligent recommendations; strong time management and responsiveness”. The overall picture is of a “business-oriented group that builds great relationships based on confidence”. Clients including the Coca-Cola Company, Bridgestone, Eurosport, GlaxoSmithKline, McDonald’s, Nestlé, Kraft and L’Oréal enjoy a full complement of trademark services – including much recent activity at the cutting edge of non-traditional marks. Leading light Alexander von Mühlendahl is “one of the best, if not the best, on EU trademark law”. Henning Hartwig always impresses as an opponent. Of counsel Peter Munzinger is respected for his deep experience across all trademark issues.

At Casucci Law Firm, the "very active and highly reputed" Giovanni Casucci handles suits for some top-quality clients in North Italy.

Best Lawyers 2013

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Wolfgang Bublak, Claus M. Eckhartt, Johannes Heselberger, Peter K. Hess, Johannes Lang, Peter J.A. Munzinger, Jochen Pagenberg, Hans Wegner, Christof Karl

IAM Patent 1000 - 2012

“Bardehle has reasserted itself as a force to be reckoned with, thanks to an excellent generation of younger practitioners coming through the ranks.” Its recent move to an impressive new Munich office has consolidated its site network, symbolically reintegrating the partnership and putting the departures of recent years far behind it. The “boutique on steroids” is a prolific player before the courts and the EPO. Patrons rave about the respect that partners have earned from the judiciary: “The rapid resolution of conflicts, great legal and technical expertise, sound strategic guidance and close partnering with in-house counsel make this a great choice for matters under German law.” Bardehle is a pioneer of the mixed practice model, being among the first to house attorneys at law and patent attorneys under one roof; today, its breadth of expertise remains a selling point and it is the only practice ranked on all three tables in this chapter. High-level instructions flood in from household names such as Nintendo, Medimmune, Qualcomm and Microsoft. Closer to home, BMW is a longstanding client. “Grand eminence” Jochen Pagenberg “is a hugely skilled lawyer with immense knowledge of patents and competition law. He knows how to put together a team and his interplay with patent attorney Thomas Friede at hearings strikes a great balance between forcefulness and meticulousness”. Tilman Müller-Stoy backs up “creative, outside-the-box thinking” with “superb attention to detail”; he is “brilliant in court, with a calm, persuasive style”. Dual-qualified attorney at law and patent attorney Johannes Heselberger “covers all the angles, has incredible depth of erudition and follows through with great enthusiasm”. With a background in physics, Peter K Hess operates in the semiconductor, telecommunications and other fields. He combines his command of technology with “strong engagement with businesses and adroit handling of disputes”. He is a patent attorney by profession - as is Johannes Lang , who “immediately puts everyone at ease with German patent law and procedure”. Hans Wegner is another patent attorney with “an amazing ability to pick up on the technology in question, find solutions and deal with opposition proceedings under great time pressure”.

Who's Who Legal - Germany 2012


At BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, founding partner and litigation specialist Jochen Pagenberg represents clients from a diverse range of sectors, including semiconductors, telecoms, medical devices and automotive and is also “well recognised” for his ADR, competition and licensing work. Johannes Heselberger is also praised for his “high-quality” disputes work before the German courts and the EPO, as is Tilman Müller-Stoy, whose work in infringement suits and parallel invalidation and opposition proceedings is “top tier”.


Specialised IP firm BARDEHLE PAGENBERG leads the field in this chapter with four lawyers from its Munich office ranking highly. Jochen Pagenberg is a “national leader” according to peers who recognise his trademark prosecution and enforcement work as “first rate”. Henning Hartwig specialises in industrial design work, encompassing multinational design infringement and invalidity proceedings, as well as acting in unfair competition and anti-piracy matters for clients in the food and healthcare sectors. International trademark conflict expert Peter Munzinger is “highly regarded” for his work on behalf of leading companies in the engineering, chemical, food, fashion, electronics and hospitality sectors and is a “great choice” according to sources. Alexander von Mühlendahl is noted for a “long and distinguished” career in the national and European trademark legislation, most recently acting as vice-president of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, and he offers “unbeatable” regulatory expertise to clients in proceedings before the European courts.

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