21. Jan 2021 | Awards

​The Legal 500 - Germany 2021: BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT again awarded as TOP TIER law firm

As in previous years, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT is also rated outstanding in the new edition of "The Legal 500 - Germany 2021". The firm receives the highest award "TIER 1" for the area of "Patent Law: Registrations and Official Proceedings". In addition, the legal fields "Trademark Law", "Patent Law: Dispute Resolution" and "Media: Entertainment" are honoured.

This year, The Legal 500 gives a recommendation to the following thirteen attorneys of the firm:
Dr. Markus Engelhard, Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar, Dr. Daniel Herrmann, Dr. Dennis Kretschmann, Dr. Karl-Heinz Metten and Nils T.F. Schmid (all "Patent Law: Registrations and Official Proceedings");
Dr. Rudolf Böckenholt, Dr. Andreas Dustmann, Peter Gross, Dr. Carl-Richard Haarmann and Dr. Martin Wirtz (all "Trademark Law");
Dr. Carl-Richard Haarmann and Dr. Michael Rüberg (all "Patent Law: Dispute Resolution")
as well as Dr. Martin Schaefer in the category "Media: Entertainment".
Special recognition is given to Dr. Rudolf Böckenholt as the "Name of the Next Generation" in the field of trademark law.

"BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT combines a very active patent filing and portfolio management practice with a broad sector focus and an extensive range of advice, which, in addition to patent law, also covers utility model and employee invention law", The Legal 500 states. The team demonstrates particular strengths in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and in advising software and IT companies. In addition, the law firm is also convincing in the areas of life sciences, pharmaceuticals and physics. As a mixed patent and law firm, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT also has the necessary experience in handling parallel nullity, infringement and opposition proceedings.

The Legal 500 also praises the quality of the law firm in the area of trademark law. The team guides its clients with a "sure hand both nationally and cross-border through portfolio management and development cases as well as through challenging infringement proceedings".

The development of the "Patent Law: Dispute Resolution" area is also highlighted: BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT has "gained further weight in the market". The practice group leaders Dr. Michael Rüberg and Dr. Carl-Richard Haarmann coordinated "the composition of the teams tailored to the individual mandates", could draw on a large pool of technical specialists and thus cover a broad spectrum. In addition to numerous German companies, the firm's client base also includes major international corporations, which it serves "in cooperation with best-friends law firms, if desired".

About The Legal 500
The Legal 500 analyses and evaluates law firms all over the world in more than 150 jurisdictions. Its annually published rankings are based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms, interviews with leading attorneys and experts with extensive knowledge of the legal market.

The entire rating in German can be viewed here.