Our Founding Fathers
The brothers Karl and Albert not
only lent their name to
BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT.
In fact, they laid the foundation
for the success of our firm.
Dr. Karl Boehmert started his patent law firm in Berlin in the early 1930s. Due to damages the building had suffered during the war, the firm had to move and Karl Boehmert decided to relocate to his home town Bremen.
Karl recruited his brother Albert Boehmert, who gave up the career he had built for himself in the United States and joined his brother. One could say that this is when BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT was born, but the firm was not using this name yet, and the offices were managed by Karl as the helmsman.
In the years that followed, the law firm did well and increasingly began specialising also in trade mark law. In addition to its mostly mid-sized German clients, the firm started to represent some international clients as well, mostly from the United States. Patents and trade marks were two of the mainstays of its work. In 1972, the successors of the Boehmert brothers took the plunge: patent attorneys and attorneys at law teamed up, forming a mixed law firm with equal partners – a first in the Federal Republic of Germany – which today bears the name of BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT.
BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT quickly changed from a family-owned company to a nationally and internationally recognised firm specialising in intellectual property rights. At the same time the European Patent Office was established in 1977, the partners of BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT and the British patent law firm FORRESTER KETLEY & Co. formed the joint European practice FORRESTER & BOEHMERT with its head office in Munich in order to be properly positioned for the growing international business. For 35 years, this firm successfully handled European patent matters. In April 2012, the cooperation was ended and the European business integrated in BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT.
Since the late 1970s, the law firm has been experiencing continued growth. New employees and partners have made it possible to handle increasingly complex legal issues even in new and expanding legal, technological, and scientific areas. In 1990, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT merged with the law firm of Professor Dr. Wilhelm Nordemann in Berlin, thereby gaining additional expertise, particularly in the copyright area, in which Professor Nordemann had made a name for himself both in Germany and abroad.
BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT has evolved into an internationally acting and globally recognised law firm. Due to its legal expertise, its broad technical spectrum, and its recognised professional competency in all areas of intellectual property, and due to the cooperation of attorneys and patent attorneys, it is able to provide any and all services related to IP.
Geographic expansion and the opening of new locations attest to the firm’s continuous growth and its aim to be close to its clients. The latest office extension happened in 2016 in Düsseldorf. The significantly larger and more prestigious offices clearly demonstrate the significant expansion both in the patent and the legal arena.
Today, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT has six regional offices in Germany and three international offices in Alicante, Paris, and Shanghai. Our broad expertise ensures success-oriented consultancy. BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT stands for close cooperation with clients and a vibrant internal work relationship between equal partners. In spite of its being a global player, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT does not have the anonymity that characterises large law firms. We have our focus on personal service.