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The Legal 500 – Germany 2020: Outstanding ratings once again for BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

As in recent years, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT has once again been distinguished as a top-tier law firm in the new edition of The Legal 500 – Germany 2020. The company was honoured for its performance in four areas: Trademark and Competition Law: Trademark Administration and Strategic Consulting, Patent Law: Registrations and Official Proceedings, Patent Law: Dispute Settlement and Media: Copyright Disputes.

The following thirteen attorneys at the firm were given special mention in this edition: Dr R. Böckenholt, M. Nentwig, Dr V. Schmitz-Fohrmann and Dr M. Wirtz (Trademark and Competition Law); Prof. Dr H. Goddar, C. W. Appelt, Dr M. Engelhard, N. T.F. Schmid, Dr D. Herrmann and Dr M. Erbacher (Patent Law: Registrations and Official Proceedings); Dr Carl-Richard Haarmann and Dr M. Rüberg (Patent Law: Dispute Settlement) and Dr M. Schaefer (Media: Copyright Disputes). Dr R. Böckenholt was given special acknowledgement as the “Name of the next generation”. 

According to The Legal 500, “BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT continues to be one of the most active patent applicants in Germany, outdoing not only the DPMA (German Patent and Trademark Office), but also the EPA and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)”. The law firm demonstrates particular strengths in the areas of biochemistry, mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals, software and electrical engineering. In addition, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT is one of the players with the most extensive geographical coverage.

The Legal 500 honours the firm’s “particular strengths [...] in the strategic development and administration of large brand portfolios, both in Germany and abroad” in the field of Trademark and Competition Law. Furthermore, the law firm is regularly entrusted with challenging clients in dispute proceedings, many of which end up in the German Federal Court of Justice. The BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT patent litigation team has also received a positive rating: it “is increasingly taking on an independent profile” and expanding its client portfolio – including at international scale – among other aspects by extending its existing prosecution clients.

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 full evaluation can be viewed here.