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Best Lawyers 2015

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG has been – again – named "Law Firm of the Year" for Intellectual Property Law and is “Top-Listed” by Best Lawyers® and Handelsblatt.

The following members of the firm are currently recommended in “Best Lawyers” for their Intellectual Property practice, on the basis of an extensive peer review, with BARDEHLE PAGENBERG being among the few firms with 11 firm members listed in this field of law.

Johannes Heselberger, Claus M. Eckhartt, Christof Karl, Tilman Müller-Stoy, Peter K. Hess, Johannes LangHans Wegner, Jochen Pagenberg,
Wolfgang BublakPeter J.A. Munzinger, Udo W. Altenburg

Chambers Global 2014

Johannes Heselberger heads the patent litigation group and recently represented Vestel Group in a dispute with Thomson Licensing.

Market observers view of counsel Jochen Pagenberg as an experienced and highly knowledgeable practitioner. He focuses on patent enforcement in the fields of software, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

Udo Altenburg is noted for his advice on patent prosecutions. He has a focus on medical devices and mechanical engineering.

Tilman Müller-Stoy is described as “highly respected and full of good ideas.” He successfully defended adidas against Nike in recent preliminary injunction proceedings.

Patent attorney Hans Wegner is a frequent adviser on patent application proceedings before the German and European patent offices.

Peter Hess was part of the team advising Microsoft on obtaining a patent injunction against Motorola. He focuses on patent infringement.

Managing partner Johannes Lang advises on patent invalidation proceedings before the German Federal Court of Justice and the German Federal Patent Court in Munich. He is also French-qualified and co-ordinates customer seizures and patent cases with the firm’s Paris office.

IAM Patent 1000 – 2014

With an A-to-Z patent offering, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is the epitome of sophistication: “Even its rivals can’t deny that it is wildly successful.” One peer confides: “Of all the firms in Germany, it is the only one which I would consider a competitor. It has a huge reputation which it justifies year after year.” Litigation group head Johannes Heselberger “is the best of the best – he has a wealth of experience and his marriage of technical and legal skills is seamless”. Drawing “endorsements from across the world”, Tilman Müller-Stoy “is probably the best young lawyer in the patent field”. Elder statesman Jochen Pagenberg has made a significant contribution to the firm’s success, while the versatile Hans Wegner deftly handles a myriad of patent concerns. Johannes Lang “can navigate the trickiest briefs with finesse”. Rounding out the team, Peter K Hess “maintains his high standing”.

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2013/2014

Patent Law:

A leading firm in patents which is well prepared for the changes ahead due to the new EU patent/UPC. BP is one of the standout litigation firms in Germany with patent attorneys and lawyers, as evidenced for years by its strong visibility in mobile communications and software suits. […] As a boutique, BP is more internationally positioned than most competitors and already has lawyers at the future UPC seat in Paris. The firm also internalizes the mixed approach of patent attorneys and lawyers more intensively than most German patent firms. This way of conducting patents work will be important in the new European system, according to general opinion. In addition, BP has an “exceptional reputation among US companies” according to a competitor […]. So as not to be too dependent on US companies, BP is stepping up filing activity for Asian companies. The firm already operates a strong European filing practice.

Trademarks & Design Law / Unfair Competition Law:

This highly recommended firm in trademarks and unfair competition maintained its visibility. Again it was BP’s expertise in design law, esp. supporting the patents practice, that drew attention. The market closely followed the merger with Italian IP boutique Casucci-Ferretti, with whom BP had already worked in the past. The firm thus raised its international visibility and established contacts among Italian consumer goods manufacturers.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2014

Patent Litigation:

‘A role model in terms of quality’, Bardehle Pagenberg’s broad practice is ‘an incredible presence’ for its clients and ‘combines passion and high performance’.

Patent Prosecution:

Bardehle Pagenberg represents ‘good value for money’ because ‘the quality is excellent’.

Trademarks (including Competition):

Bardehle Pagenberg is recommended for its ‘analytical skills’ and ‘precise statements’.

WTR 1000 The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2014

IP titan Bardehle Pagenberg has enjoyed a standout year: in May 2013 it secured victory on behalf of Kraft Foods in a headline-grabbing Supreme Court case. A media mainstay, it frequently appears in big-ticket enforcement actions for noteworthy clients. The sheer extent of its team allows it to excel in high-volume prosecution briefs. Esteemed Alexander von Mühlendahl was vice president of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) for 11 years, giving him a first-hand insight on noncontentious matters. Breaking into the tables for the first time this year, trademark department head Claus M Eckhartt has enjoyed the patronage of a world leader in the beverage industry for the past decade. “Exceptional litigator” Henning Hartwig “should be highlighted. He is a terrific lawyer and a true design expert who really cares about developments in this area of law”. Peter JA Munzinger “is a renowned lawyer who has been a stalwart of the marketplace”.

Best Lawyers 2013

The following members of the firm are currently recommended in “Best Lawyers 2013” for their intellectual property practice, on the basis of an extensive peer review. In Germany, the ratings were published in the online edition of the newspaper “Handelsblatt”, with BARDEHLE PAGENBERG being among the few firms with nine firm members listed in this field of law.

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

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.

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