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Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders – Life Sciences

Peter von Czettritz was named “Thought Leader” in the “Life Sciences” category.

Leaders League 2024 Germany – Best Law Firms for Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Biotech

Preu Bohlig & Partner is listed in the “Highly Recommended” section for Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals & Biotech.

 

Leaders League 2024 Germany – Mergers & acquisitions – Small & mid-cap transactions

Preu Bohlig & Partner is listed in the category “Recommended” in Mergers & acquisitions – Small & mid-cap transactions.

“Widely regarded as the most prestigious IP law and pharmaceutical law boutique in Germany, Preu Bohlig leveraged its long-standing M&A, joint ventures, commercial and distribution agreements expertise to expand its M&A practice in 2021. The Düsseldorf-based team, led by Albrecht Lutterbeck, has a wealth of cross-border expertise.”
“Albrecht Lutterbeck M&A practice advises both medium-sized and large industrial companies. Preu Bohlig specializes in advising industrial and commercial companies from all over the world operating in Germany, in M&A proceedings, FDI assignments, insolvency and restructuring proceedings as well as in negotiations, arbitration and litigation.”

Leaders League 2024 Germany – Best Law Firms for Media, Sports & Entertainment

“Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2024” – Handelsblatt Rating in Zusammenarbeit mit dem US-Verlag Best Lawyers

Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2024

Peter von Czettritz is named in Biotechnology and Healthcare Law as well as Pharmaceutical Law.

In Intellectual Property Law Andreas Haberl, Dr. Axel Oldekop, Konstantin Schallmoser LL.M., Prof. Dr. Christian Donle, Daniel Hoppe, Dr. Jan Peter Heidenreich LL.M., Dr. Matthias Hülsewig and Dr. Christian Kau are included. Carl-Alexander Dinges as well as Katharina Hannen are named in Ones To Watch – Intellectual Property Law.

Konstantin Schallmoser LL.M. is named in Litigation.

Dr. Christian Kau is named in Technology Law.

Dr. Torben Düsing is named in Ones To Watch – Media and Copyright Law.

Best Lawyers Germany 2025 – Biotechnology Law and Life Sciences Practice, Health Care Law and Pharmaceuticals Law

Best Lawyers Germany 2025 – Litigation

Best Lawyers Germany 2025 – Technology Law

Best Lawyers Germany 2025 – Media Law

IP Stars Patent Star / Trademark Star 2024

Global IP Directory

brand eins: Die besten Wirtschaftskanzleien des Jahres 2024

Preu Bohlig was awarded four stars in the areas of

  • Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals
  • Trademarks, Designs and
  • Patent Law.

World Intellectual Property Review – WIPR Germany Trademark Rankings 2024

Preu Bohlig & Partner is listed in the WIPR Germany Trademark Rankings 2024 in the category “Highly Recommended”.

Dr. Torben Düsing is listed in the “Recommended” category.

 

 

Who’s Who Legal Germany 2024

Preu Bohlig & Partner is listed in the “Who’s Who Legal Germany 2024 rankings”.

Peter von Czettritz is listed in the categories “Life Sciences – Product Liability” and “Regulatory” as “Recommended”.

Who is Who Legal Germany 2024 Rankings

 

 

Media Law International

Media Law International

Specialist Guide to the Global Leaders in Media Law Practice

Preu Bohlig ist listed in TIER 1

Chambers Europe Legal Guide 2024 – Life Sciences – Germany

Preu Bohlig: Band 3

What the team is known for

Preu Bohlig & Partner has a compact life sciences practice with a following of long-standing clients in the pharmaceutical sector. It represents clients in injunction and enforcement proceedings. The team has further experience in handling liability disputes. It offers assistance with advertising and product classifications. In addition to being recognised for its regulatory knowledge, the practice is also known for covering patent protection and disputes in the life sciences sector.

Strengths

I find the team very competent, but at the same time also practical.”

Work highlights

Preu Bohlig represented Aliud Pharma in an annulment action before the ECJ regarding marketing protections.

Notable practitioners

Peter von Czettritz (Band 2) is well known in the market for the provision of regulatory advice on marketing, intellectual property and competition law. His experience includes assisting with digital health and patent issues. He is also highly active on contentious mandates, including seminal and precedent-setting cases, such as in the demarcation between medical devices and medical products, before German and EU courts. “He is very pragmatic, practical and competent.” “He is very experienced.”

Chambers Europe Legal Guide 2024 – Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation – Germany

Preu Bohlig: Band 4

What the team is known for

Preu Bohlig & Partner is well known for expertise in patent litigation, regularly acting for clients from the technology, manufacturing and life sciences sectors. It represents clients in patent infringement and parallel validity proceedings. The law firm is active for both claimants and defendants. Additionally, Preu Bohlig advises pharmaceutical clients on patent questions relating to market launches of new products.

Strengths

“Preu Bohlig & Partner handles legal as well as technical complications with ease and efficiency. It is always possible to obtain a clear view on the issue, whether this is the general strategy or the preparation for a hearing.”

Preu Bohlig & Partner are very strong in handling complex and sophisticated matters.”

The law firm knows how to meet expectations in a usually short time frame.”

“The team provides very good advice and is very accessible.”

Work highlights

Preu Bohlig & Partner represented 4Inno Ingenieurgesellschaft in patent infringement proceedings against Philips relating to lighting products.

Notable practitioners

Christian Donle (Band 4) has a notable presence in the patent litigation field and carries out a substantial caseload of infringement proceedings, including SEP matters. He is also active in patent vindication proceedings. “He can understand the technology and translates it for the judge.”His advice is prompt and holistic.”

Andreas Haberl (Band 5) regularly handles patent infringements on behalf of clients from the manufacturing and biotechnology sectors. He also possesses experience dealing with patent ownership claims. “Andreas Haberl gives the strategy a framework and always takes the commercial interests of the client into account.”

Chambers Global Guide 2024

What the team is known for

Preu Bohlig & Partner is well known for expertise in patent litigation, regularly acting for clients from the technology, manufacturing and life sciences sectors. It represents clients in patent infringement and parallel validity proceedings. The law firm is active for both claimants and defendants. Additionally, Preu Bohlig advises pharmaceutical clients on patent questions relating to market launches of new products.

Strengths

„Preu Bohlig & Partner handles legal as well as technical complications with ease and efficiency. It is always possible to obtain a clear view on the issue, whether this is the general strategy or the preparation for a hearing.“

Preu Bohlig & Partner are very strong in handling complex and sophisticated matters.“

The law firm knows how to meet expectations in a usually short time frame.“

„The team provides very good advice and is very accessible.“

Work highlights

Preu Bohlig & Partner represented 4Inno Ingenieurgesellschaft in patent infringement proceedings against Philips relating to lighting products.

Notable practitioners

Christian Donle has a notable presence in the patent litigation field and carries out a substantial caseload of infringement proceedings, including SEP matters. He is also active in patent vindication proceedings. „He can understand the technology and translates it for the judge.“His advice is prompt and holistic.“

Andreas Haberl regularly handles patent infringements on behalf of clients from the manufacturing and biotechnology sectors. He also possesses experience dealing with patent ownership claims. „Andreas Haberl gives the strategy a framework and always takes the commercial interests of the client into account.“

Legal 500 Germany 2024 – Healthcare

Industry focus – Health

Healthcare advertising law TIER 1

Health TIER 3

Preu Bohlig & Partner’s specialisation in drug, pharmaceutical, competition and cosmetics law means that it is predestined to advise pharmaceutical and medical device companies on issues relating to the approval, development and marketing of drugs. This offering is complemented by Daniel Hoppe‘s expertise in patent law and Alexander Meier’s experience in product liability and life sciences compliance; in the pharmaceutical sector, Meier is also well versed in the area of orphan drugs. Both are part of the practice led by Peter von Czettritz ; von Czettritz’s wide-ranging expertise includes third-party opposition proceedings.

Hall of Fame

Peter von Czettritz – Preu Bohlig & Partner

Head of practice:

Peter von Czettritz

Other core lawyers:

Daniel Hoppe; Tanja Strelow

References:

‘Peter von Czettritz: Expertise and experience in pharmaceutical and medical device law’

Legal 500 Germany 2024 – Patent Litigation: Solicitors

Preu Bohlig & Partner mainly advises clients from the automotive and pharmaceutical sectors, although its client base also includes companies from the telecommunications sector. Christian Donle, who often acts in SEP-related infringement and validity proceedings, is the main contact person at the Berlin office, while Andreas Haberl in Munich specialises in forensic matters as well as licensing and development agreements. Christian Kau, who specialises in the automotive, precision engineering and medical technology sectors, and Matthias Hülsewig, who often acts for Chinese clients, are the main contacts in Düsseldorf. In Hamburg, Daniel Hoppe often represents companies from the pharmaceutical sector.

Leading names:

Christian Donle – Preu Bohlig & Partner

Practice heads:

Christian Donle; Andreas Haberl; Daniel Hoppe; Christian Kau; Matthias Hülsewig

Other core lawyers:

Axel Oldekop; Alexander Harguth

References:

‘I continue to see the highest level of expertise and maximum efficiency in the prosecution of property right infringements. The same applies to legal support in licence negotiations, the evaluation of existing and the drafting of new licence agreements with car manufacturers and suppliers as well as in dispute resolution through out-of-court settlements/licence agreements.’

‘I consider Preu Bohlig und Partner and in particular Christian Kau to be the absolute “Premier League in IP” and plan to continue working closely with this law firm in the future.

‘Christian Kau is absolutely outstanding. He has an extraordinarily high level of comprehension, shows maximum flexibility and processes/delivers pleadings with exceptionally high processing speed and diligence.’

‘Dedicated young, yet experienced team, well-rehearsed team players, complex issues are discussed as a team to find optimal solutions. Digital collaboration has been running smoothly for years.

‘Christian Kau is a meticulous, very experienced patent practitioner who doesn’t let himself be lured out of the reserve even in difficult situations and always keeps an overview.

‘Preu Bohlig & Partner’s IP practice has been one of the strongest for years when it comes to SEPs in the telecommunications sector.

‘Christian Donle is one of the most competent lawyers in the field of standard-essential patents (SEPs)’

‘Axel Oldekop: Very extensive expertise, clear statements, intelligent search for further opportunities, perfect counsellor in difficult situations.

Legal 500 Germany 2024 – Trademark

Preu Bohlig & Partners’ broad range of services in the field of intellectual property includes representation before authorities and courts as well as strategic advice on filing strategies and portfolio management. Clients include companies from the consumer goods and software sectors in particular. Christian Donle is active in all areas of intellectual property law and focusses on litigation, for which Andreas Haberl is also one of the main contacts. Jan Peter Heidenreich advises clients on health advertising and cosmetics law, while Astrid Gérard represents clients in disputes relating to trade mark, design and competition law.

Other core lawyers:

Jan Peter Heidenreich; Astrid Gérard; Ludwig von Zumbusch; Christian Donle; Torben Düsing; Alexander Bayer; Andreas Haberl

References:

‘The team is always easily accessible, helpful and professional from the acceptance of the mandate to invoicing’

‘Torben Düsing acts in the best interests of his clients. His advice is thorough, solution-orientated and based on the latest knowledge.’

‘Strength is the cross-location networking of the individual offices’

‘Pleasant and reliable cooperation with Torben Düsing in the field of trade mark law. He provides a quick and uncomplicated overview of the facts of the case and always focusses on the client. Dr Düsing is very friendly and the communication is very pleasant.’

‘I have found the law firm of Preu Bohlig & Partner to be particularly competent and client-orientated. The team is friendly and knows how to present complex issues in a simple and understandable way.

‘In my interactions with the firm, I was particularly impressed by Torben Düsing. His analytical mind and extraordinary commitment clearly set him apart. He has a rare ability to quickly penetrate complex issues and offer effective solutions.’

‘Torben Düsing is a great lawyer who is particularly characterised by his quick thinking and fighting spirit.

World Trademark Review – WTR 1000

Between Munich, Düsseldorf, Berlin and Hamburg, Preu Bohlig serves up a team of 20 dedicated trademark professionals with experience in almost every facet of trademark, design and unfair competition between them. Co-heading the soft IP practice from Munich are Astrid Gérard and Alexander Bayer. Gérard specialises in penetrating litigation strategies in design, copyright and trademark cases. A sought-out specialist in competition law, Gérard’s contentious and non-contentious practices are equally well grounded in a commercially savvy approach which prioritises clients’ business objectives. One company she advises in all matters relating to trademark and design law is DaVinci II, which she represents before the EUIPO in an invalidity action relating to a design for protective covers for furniture. Bayer supports his patrons over the entirety of the trademark lifecycle, from start-ups seeking advice on brand launches through exploitation, licensing and enforcement strategies. With added expertise in data privacy law, Bayer brings a comprehensive approach to his patrons. One of his clients is football club TSV München von 1860, which he advises on sponsorship and licensing agreements, among other matters. Jan Peter Heidenreich, who joined the team in 2021, can be found in Hamburg. Renowned across the sector, peers describe him as “a very good litigator with very well-written briefs. More than a trademark specialist, he also boasts deep industry expertise in the cosmetics sector – a major asset for his clientele.”

The Legal 500 Germany Awards 2024 Shortlist: Healthcare Lawyer of the year

Peter von Czettritz is shortlisted in the category “Healthcare Lawyer of the year”.

Best Lawyers Germany 2024 – Law Firm of the Year – Pharmaceuticals Law

Preu Bohlig & Partner was honored by Best Lawyers® with a Law Firm of the Year 2024 award in the area of “Pharmaceuticals Law“.

https://www.bestlawyers.com/firms/preu-bohlig-partner/42857/DE

IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders 2024

JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2023/2024

Preu Bohlig & Partner is mentioned in the categories “Patent Litigation/Lawyers”, “Trade Mark and Design Law”, “Competition Law”, as well as in the healthcare sector: “Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law”

Often recommended“ in the field of patent litigation: 

Prof. Dr. Christian Donle, Dr. Christian Kau, Daniel Hoppe und Dr. Axel Oldekop

Often recommended“ in the field of trade mark and design law, competition law:

Dr. Jan Peter Heidenreich, Dr. Torben Düsing, Dr. Axel Oldekop und Dr. Alexander Bayer

Often recommended“ in the field of healthcare: Pharmaceutical and medical device law: Peter von Czettritz

 

The Trademark Lawyer Magazine 2023

JUVE Patent: Rankings Germany 2023

JUVE Comment

With its renowned litigation practice spanning a wide range of technical fields, this IP firm is among those challenging the market leaders. Largely thanks to its outstanding contacts among pure patent attorney firms, Preu Bohlig is especially well established among large SMEs, which entrust the team with their high-stakes cases involving mechanics and electronics patents. This broad client base gives the partners a wealth of experience in a wide variety of technical sectors. At the same time, the litigation experts are called on time and again for pharma and mobile communications suits and are fighting on behalf of Stada subsidiary Aliud Pharma in the large-scale dispute over Bayer’s cancer drug Nexavar and for Huawei against various NPEs over SEPs. However, the team is not active in the latest lawsuits that Huawei filed over their own mobile phone and wifi 6 patents.

Strategic advice to pharma companies is also on the increase. Here, clients benefit from the firm’s well-established expertise in regulatory pharma law, which allows it to provide all-round advice – on the market launch and licensing of products or on licence agreements, for instance. Preu Bohlig also provides patent advice on the interface with the protection of trade secrets and expanded this area of expertise by hiring a former public prosecutor as of counsel. He specialises in the criminal law aspects of the protection of trade secrets in IP.

Strengths

Litigation with a broad technical spectrum, including SEP and FRAND claims.

European set-up

The German IP firm with strong roots among SMEs opened its own Paris office a few years ago, through which it acquires and advises French clients. An unusual investment, but one that has so far paid off. Lawyers from Paris and Munich, for example, advised French client Girard Sudron in the dispute against Liquidleds. It was also a Munich-Paris team that filed a UPC claim for core client Fives against a competitor at the Hamburg local division.

Preu Bohlig also frequently cooperates with numerous foreign firms within non-exclusive relationships. Because of its client structure, however, the firm has so far only been active for Huawei in important cross-border cases. With well-established offices also in Düsseldorf and Hamburg, Preu Bohlig is present at all important UPC venues except The Hague and Milan.

Recommended individuals

Christian Donle, Daniel Hoppe (“very entrepreneurial”, “unbeaten in creativity in application of law, would entrust him even with hopeless cases”, competitors), Christian Kau, Axel Oldekop (“technically adept”, “very good with regards to content”, competitors).

Specialties

Very strong focus on IP. Alongside patents, also trademarks and unfair competition and pharma law. Litigation predominates. Invention law, know-how protection, licensing and R&D contracts.

https://www.juve-patent.com/firm-rankings/rankings-germany-2023/preu-bohlig-partner-germany-2023/

IAM Patent 1000 – 2023

Recommended – Firms: transactions

Silver – Firms: infringement

“With four offices across Germany and 20 dedicated patent professionals, Preu Bohlig delivers comprehensive IP services – particularly for names in pharmaceuticals and the automotive/telecom nexus. Known for its compelling and technically astute litigation prowess, the ensemble has also built up regulatory teams to assist its clients with their trickiest IP-rich transactional problems. The office heads are Christian Donle in Berlin, Christian Kau in Dusseldorf, Alexander Harguth in Munich and Daniel Hoppe in Hamburg. Donle is known among his peers as an “extremely strong and competent litigator”. Fierce and tenacious, he is particularly taken up with the firm’s representation of Huawei – either as defendant or intervener – in close to 40 patent litigation matters. “Christian Kau does an outstanding job enforcing his clients’ patents and securing licence agreements. When formulating the licence contracts, he always manages to keep the atmosphere friendly and constructive without losing focus. He has been very effective; in every project, potential customers have agreed to sign licence contacts. Christian quickly understands in depth complex technical subjects and licensing situations, and he can communicate the matters clearly. He always knows the appropriate counter-proposal in negotiations to secure the other side’s assent. In communications with patrons, the response time of Christian and his firm is absolutely excellent and leaves nothing to be desired. Preu Bohlig and especially Dr Christian Kau are the premier choice in IP, especially in effectively settling IP conflicts and formulating licence contracts.” Telecoms specialist Harguth has been working in intellectual property for more than 25 years. He has extensive experience in the management and coordination of complex, cross-border patent infringement proceedings. One high-profile client is Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which has been sued by WSOU Investments, a non-practising entity (NPE), for infringing patents relating to various aspects of network security and online traffic management. A similar matter occupies his advice to network intelligence company Sandvine, which has also been targeted by an NPE alleging patent infringement. Another patron is lighting company Girard Sudron, whom he represents at the Karlsruhe Court of Appeal, in a matter relating to patents for LED chips. “Daniel is a good IP strategist and an excellent litigator. He is commercially oriented and understands clients’ needs quickly. He is intelligent, approachable, highly skilled and provides prompt responses to any queries. Daniel combines his extensive experience in pharmaceutical IP matters and litigation skills in a very effective and pragmatic way.” Hoppe has expertise in the field of trade secrets – he and colleague Axel Oldekop are co-authoring a book on the subject. Oldekop has over 20 years’ experience in the patent profession and is regularly called on for the coordination of parallel infringement and validity proceedings. He takes on matters across a range of technical fields – he represents Ansorg GmbH, a leader in the aisle zone lighting space, in the enforcement of its patents against Swedish company ITAB; he works alongside Harguth for G&B Fissaggi Srl in an infringement proceeding related to dowel patents; he and Kau are suing Miele for infringing the patents of client BORA Vertriebs relating to downdraft systems. Based in Munich, Andreas Haberl has expertise across the contentious and non-contentious patent practices. A skilled negotiator and licence agreement overseer, his enforcement experience ensures that every transaction he works on is keyed to potential litigation down the road. On the contentious front, he has brought patent infringement proceedings for 4Inno Ingenieurgesellschaft before Philips and its subsidiaries. The subject matter of the patent is the control of the colour and brightness of LEDs via a control device such as an app on a smartphone. With Kau, he is also representing WashTec in a dispute against Spanish competitor Istobal involving patents relating to rim-washing components for use in car washes. Matthias Hülsewig has been in the profession for 13 years. He has built up significant expertise litigating standard-essential patents and disputes related to FRAND licences. With Kau, he represented ATT AutomotiveThermoTech GmbH in an extensive patent infringement case against Renault. The nine-patent case relates to technology in cooling passenger car engines. The parties settled at the end of 2021.”

Preu Bohlig & Partner – Patent 1000 – IAM (iam-media.com)

Focus Spezial 2023 – Deutschlands Top-Anwälte 2023

Preu Bohlig & Partner is one of the top commercial law firms in Germany.

Partner for the survey
FOCUS develops the methodology for the survey of the top list together with its research partner FactField. The Munich-based company is responsible for the database, conducts the survey, analyzes the data and delivers the processed results to FOCUS.

We were named in Patent and Trademark law as well as in Healthcare / Pharmacy.

Managing IP – The Top 250 Women in IP 2023

Astrid Gérard is one of 250 women named in this year’s Managing IP ranking: This special publication recognizes some of the senior female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year.

The Patent Lawyer Magazine 2022

The Patent Lawyer
Award winning firm 2022 – Germany

LMG Life Sciences Awards 2021 – Europe

Preu Bohlig & Partner

National Firm of the Year in Life Sciences

Best Lawyers 2021 – Lawyer of the Year

Dr. Christian Kau is listed as “Best Lawyer of the Year in Technology Law”

Expert Guides Patents

Expert Guides Patents

The World’s leading lawyers chosen by their peers
Andreas Haberl und Dr. Alexander Harguth sind gelistet in der Kategorie “Patents” in Deutschland

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