In the recently published “Juve Handbook of Commercial Law Firms”, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT once again scores in four areas of law. Both in “Trademark & Design Law” and “Patent Law” as well as in the areas of “Media: Contract and Copyright Law” and “Competition Law” the law firm receives honorable mention.
After extensive research, the JUVE editorial team comes to the conclusion that, in addition to the traditionally excellent patent team, the firm’s large “soft IP” team is also convincing, especially in trademark law with its proven expertise in advising on IP strategies.
As particular strengths and focal points in trademark and design law, the jury emphasizes the firm’s comprehensive advice as well as its international orientation, inter alia to Asia and the USA. JUVE sums up that clients of BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT can expect an even better all-round IP service thanks to the further intensified and cross-location cooperation with the established patent practice.
In addition to Dr. Volker Schmitz-Fohrmann, Dr. Martin Wirtz, Dr. Rudolf Böckenholt and Dr. Carl-Richard Haarmann, the names frequently mentioned include trademark specialist Dr. Eckhard Ratjen (“competent composure in the courtroom”, competitor) – a new partner at the firm since the beginning of the year.
Also highlighted for the area of trademark and design law are Peter Gross (“tough on the matter, but pleasant to deal with”, “solution-oriented, creative and constructive, objective and fair negotiator”, competitor) as well as Dr. Sebastian Engels (“competent trademark lawyer, reliable, creative, helpful, always friendly and solution-oriented”, client).
In the legal field of “Media: Contract and Copyright,” Dr. Martin Schaefer receives special praise. He is said to be a “clever mind” and a “demanding opponent” (competitor). As a specialist in music copyrights, he represents music labels, artists and publishers in test cases, but also provides structural advice and advice on exploitation rights. Thus, the firm is to be regarded as a specialist in music law, whose extensive advisory services in trademark, patent, design and competition law round off the profile.
The JUVE Patent Germany 2022, which was published in advance, emphasizes BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT’s strong litigation team and its active prosecution practice in the field of patent law. The firm scored in three categories: “Patent Filing”, “Litigation: Patent Attorneys” and “Litigation Lawyers”. In addition to well-known, long-standing clients from the IT sector, universities and companies from Asia as well as from the pharmaceutical and biotech industries also rely on the expertise of the IP law firm for patent applications. JUVE Patent also sees the firm as well positioned with regard to the new unitary patent system (UPC) thanks to the mixed team of lawyers and the realignment of the Paris office.
The JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms is aimed at decision-makers in companies, in-house counsel and lawyers. The evaluations are based on research by the editors, evaluations of questionnaires for the individual legal fields, interviews with competitors, clients, and the editors’ knowledge of the industry.