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Managing IP 2021

IP STARS 2021 rankings of the leading firms.
Preu Bohlig & Partner is listed in “Patent Contentious” (Tier 2, 2021) und “Trademark” (Tier 3, 2021).

Andreas Haberl, Alexander Harguth und Christian Donle are named as “Patent Star 2021”.

Best Lawyers Germany 2022 – Health Care and Pharmaceuticals Law

Peter von Czettritz und Dr. Alexander Meier sind gelistet als „Best Lawyer in Health Care Law and Pharmaceuticals Law“.

Best Lawyers Germany 2022 – Technology Law

Christian Kau ist gelistet als „Lawyer of the Year in Technology Law

Leaders League 2021 Germany- Best Law Firms for IT & Outsourcing

Leaders League 2021 Germany- Best Law Firms for Patent Litigation

Leaders League 2021 Germany- Best Law Firms for Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Biotech

Preu Bohlig & Partner is listed in the category “Highly recommended” in Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Biotech

 

 

“Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2021” – Handelsblatt Rating in Zusammenarbeit mit dem US-Verlag Best Lawyers

Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2021

Im Pharma- und Gesundheitsrecht sind Peter von Czettritz und Dr. Alexander Meier genannt.

Im Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz sind

Andreas Haberl, Dr. Axel Oldekop, Konstantin Schallmoser LL.M., Jürgen Schneider, Dr. Ludwig von Zumbusch, Prof. Dr. Christian Donle und Daniel Hoppe genannt.

Im Technologierecht ist Dr. Christian Kau genannt.

LMG Life Sciences Awards 2021 – Europe

Preu Bohlig & Partner

National Firm of the Year in Life Sciences

Chambers Europe 2021 – “Healthcare & Life Sciences”

Preu Bohlig & Partner is listed in the category “Life Sciences”

What the team is known for:

Compact life sciences practice with a following of longstanding clients in the pharmaceutical sector. Represents clients in injunction and enforcement proceedings. Further experience handling liability disputes. Offers assistance with advertising and product classifications.

Strengths:

One market commentator describes the firm as “a smaller pharmaceutical boutique with a renowned senior pharmaceutical and regulatory compliance practice.”

Notable practitioners:

Peter von Czettritz is well known in the market for the provision of regulatory advice on marketing, intellectual property and competition law.

Chambers Europe 2021

Preu Bohlig & Partner is listed in the category “Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation” and “Trade Mark & Unfair Competition”:

What the team is known for:

Well known for expertise in patent litigation, regularly acting for clients from the technology and manufacturing sectors. Represents clients in patent infringement and parallel validity proceedings and often advises on employee invention disputes. Assists with licence negotiations and trade secrets matters. Provides additional support in FRAND-related matters. Also offers capabilities in trade mark and unfair competition matters.

Work highlights: 

Supported ATT Automotive in the preparation of two patent infringement suits against Daimler and Renault relating to thermal management of combustion engines.

Notable practitioners: 

Andreas Haberl often leads litigation cases relating to technology patents. He also assists with IP matters relating to transactions.

Christian Donle acts primarily for telecommunications and IT companies on infringement proceedings including litigation defence against non-practising entities.

Chambers Global 2021

What the team is known for

Well known for expertise in patent litigation, regularly acting for clients from the technology and manufacturing sectors. Represents clients in patent infringement and parallel validity proceedings and often advises on employee invention disputes. Assists with licence negotiations and trade secrets matters. Provides additional support in FRAND-related matters. Also offers capabilities in trade mark and unfair competition matters.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Harguth is a fluent French speaker and is dual-qualified in France and Germany. He regularly represents French clients in patent litigation proceedings. Harguth divides his time between the firm’s Munich and Paris offices.

Andreas Haberl often leads litigation cases relating to technology patents. He also assists with IP matters relating to transactions.

Christian Donle acts primarily for telecommunications and IT companies on infringement proceedings including litigation defence against non-practising entities.

Media Law International

MLI – Media Law International

Specialist Guide to the Global Leaders in Media Law Practice

Preu Bohlig is widely praised by clients who note “Other than the typical situation of lawyers playing your friend and then sending huge bills, Preu Bohlig only takes your case if you are on the right side of the case.” The media practice is focussed on press and entertainment law. The team regularly advises on defamation, copyright and competition law. Other areas of focus include film, television, theatre and advertising.

Who’s Who Legal Germany 2021

Preu Bohlig & Partner is listed at Who’s Who Legal Germany 2021.

Peter von Czettritz in the category: “Life Sciences” – Most highly regarded

Astrid Gérard, LL.M. in the category: “Trademarks”

Andreas Haberl and Dr. Axel Oldekop in the category: “Patents”

 

 

World Trademark Review – WTR 1000

“With Preu Bohlig, you get precise and comprehensive answers and legal advice on a tight timeline. The upcoming steps in infringement procedures are always well thought through, and their recommendations are to the point. It is always clear what options you have, including the risk/cost analysis.” While best known for its contentious chops, the boutique also adroitly handles trademark strategy and licensing issues at a national, European and international level. Fronting the operation is Astrid Gérard, a hotshot German and European trademark litigator who also turns her hand to portfolio management, agreement drafting and office actions both at home and in Brussels.

Legal 500 Germany 2021 – Trademark

Trademark

Preu Bohlig & Partner celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2019 and was able to refer not only to its traditionally strong trade mark, design and competition practice but also to a positive record in relation to expanding its competence in matters touching on IT and data protection which is particularly complementing the team’s expertise in pharmaceutical law. The group advises both on portfolio development issues as well as on disputes such as in relation to the registration of protection rights as well as in national and international infringement proceedings. Border seizures and the prosecution and fight against protection rights infringements at trade fairs is also part of the advice spectrum. The large German client base is complemented by an increasing number of notable international companies, not least due to the firm’s Paris office. Astrid Gérard (advice and litigation), Andreas Haberl (infringement proceedings and parallel validity proceedings), Torben Düsing (trade mark, design and competition law) and Matthias Hülsewig (patent and utility model law) as well as Jürgen Schneider, Ludwig von Zumbusch and Christian Donle, who all predominantly act in litigation, jointly head the practice.

Legal 500 Germany 2021 – Healthcare

Healthcare and Life Sciences

Preu Bohlig & Partner stands out for its high specialisation in third-party opposition proceedings pertaining to drug approval procedures. Practice head Peter von Czettritz is one of the key experts in Germany in this field. His practice has a focus on pharmaceutical and medical device law and also covers matters at the intersection with food, competition and product liability law as well as compliance issues. Handling disputes pertaining to medicinal product advertising law and patent law is also part of its offering as is providing regulatory advice on orphan drugs and novel therapies.

Legal 500 Germany 2021 – Patent

Patent prosecution

Preu Bohlig & Partner is traditionally active for bigger German medium-sized companies, but also advises numerous multinationals and is continuously expanding its international practice through close contacts with foreign patent law firms among other ways. With offices in four German cities as well as in Paris, the firm offers a comprehensive litigation practice that, alongside infringement procedures, also includes representation in validity proceedings. During the past three years, the practice has successfully repositioned itself, consistently supplemented the team and since 2020, also offers counsel positions as a career option. The leadership quartet includes Christian Donle in Berlin, who is extensively well versed in IP, Ludwig von Zumbusch in Munich, Daniel Hoppe in Hamburg and Christian Kau in Düsseldorf.

Legal 500 Germany 2021 – Unfair Competition

Unfair Competition

Preu Bohlig & Partner focuses on the fight against product counterfeiting, on matters at the interface between competition law and data protection, advertising materials reviews and product releases issues as well as on business and trade secret protection. The group is also adept in the medical products sector and at the interface to design law. Hereby, the group both acts in proceedings, frequently including summary proceedings, as well as in advisory capacity. Practice heads Astrid Gérard, Andreas Haberl, Jürgen Schneider and Ludwig von Zumbusch in Munich, Christian Donle in Berlin and Düsseldorf-based duo Torben Düsing and Matthias Hülsewig all dedicate their activity to this combined advisory and forensic approach.

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2020/2021

genannt werden Preu Bohlig & Partner in den Kategorien „Patentprozesse/Rechtsanwälte“, „Marken- und Designrecht”, “Wettbewerbsrecht“, sowie im Gesundheitswesen: „Pharma- und Medizinprodukterecht“

“Oft empfohlen” im Pharma- und Medizinprodukterecht: Peter von Czettritz

“Oft empfohlen” im Bereich Patentprozesse/Rechtsanwälte: Dr. Ludwig von Zumbusch, Prof. Dr. Christian Donle, Dr. Christian Kau und Daniel Hoppe

JUVE Patent Germany ranking 2020

JUVE Comment

This German law firm reinvented itself a few years ago and now has a strong profile in litigation for Mittelstand clients, among whom it is also well established thanks to excellent connections to pure patent attorney firms. What also sets Preu Bohlig apart from competitors in large international firms and IP boutiques is how its young team of partners has prioritised these clients first. This setup has given the partners a wealth of experience in a wide variety of technical fields. Furthermore, they have a strong client base among auto suppliers and in the pharma sector. The staffing additions of recent years have given the firm an entrepreneurial boost, which has lent momentum to business development. With two partners operating on the interface between patents and pharma regulatory law, the firm is in an excellent starting position to litigate for drugs manufacturers. One highlight was litigation for Hikma against Elli Lilly concerning pemetrexed. Berlin senior partner Donle boasts an outstanding reputation for litigation in mobile communications cases and Huawei is a long-time client. He is currently representing the Chinese mobile communications manufacturer in the high-profile connected cars dispute as the key intervener for Daimler against Nokia.

Law Firm of the Year for IP

In this category, the JUVE editorial team awards prizes to law firms that are developing particularly dynamically in trademark, patent and competition law.

Here, the presence in important lawsuits, the support of high-profile clients in contract drafting and portfolio management as well as personnel development play a particularly important role.

WWL Thought Leaders Germany 2020

Peter von Czettritz is mentioned as “Thought Leader”.

WirtschaftsWoche Auszeichnung – Top Kanzlei 2020 Patentrecht

Preu Bohlig & Partner has been awarded the title “TOP KANZLEI 2020” in the current WirtschaftsWoche listing in the legal field of “patent law”. Christian Donle was recommended as “TOP lawyer 2020”.

iam Patent 1000

A mainstay of the German market for more than 60 years, Preu Bohlig is home to 30 attorneys at law working from four offices located throughout Germany and a fifth in Paris. Telecoms is a stronghold for the firm, which this year went out to bat for Huawei in myriad infringement and nullity proceedings against various NPEs. Leading the charge here is Christian Donle, who also lectures regularly as an honorary professor at a university in Berlin. This eminent mind proves a formidable opponent – one rival remarks: “Donle is one of the few lawyers I’m scared of, because he has brilliant ideas. He’s an exceptional character who makes me think.” Another big-name client at the firm is Hewlett Packard Enterprises, which cosmopolitan attorney at law Alexander Harguth is representing in a complex web of patent infringement suits. He is frequently on his feet at the EPO and the Federal Patent Court; network technologies are aspeciality.

Focus Spezial 2020 – Deutschlands Top-Anwälte 2020

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

This is the result of a survey conducted by the independent research analysts of FOCUS Line Extensions.

We were named in Patent and Trademark law.

Best Lawyers 2021 – Lawyer of the Year

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

Legal 500 Deutschland 2020 – Wettbewerbsrecht

Preu Bohlig & Partner wartet an den Standorten München, Düsseldorf, Hamburg und Berlin mit umfassender Wettbewerbsrechtsexpertise auf. Man ist häufig in Auseinandersetzungen aktiv, wobei der Großteil der Mandate auf Vertretungen im Eilrechtsschutz und Abmahnverfahren entfällt. Man bietet aber auch die rechtliche Begleitung der Entwicklung neuer Vertriebs- und Marketingmaßnahmen an. Durch die Spezialisierung der Kanzlei auf das Pharma- und Lebensmittelrecht ergeben sich auch im Wettbewerbsrecht regelmäßig Mandate mit Pharma- und Lebensmittelbezug, oft zur Zulässigkeit von Werbung nach dem Arzneimittelgesetz und dem Heilmittelwerbegesetz. Der Schutz von Geschäftsgeheimnissen gehört ebenfalls zu den Stärken des Teams. Die Praxisgruppenleiter sind Astrid Gérard, Andreas Haberl, Jürgen Schneider, Ludwig von Zumbusch, Christian Donle und Torben Düsing.

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

2020 Corporate INTL Global Awards

Trademark Law Firm of the Year in Germany – 2020

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