Kevin Petersen

Kevin Petersen

Patent Engineer


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28209 Bremen
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Kevin Petersen deals with the processing of patent applications and office actions on a national and international level. In addition, prior art searches and freedom-to-operate analyses are part of his responsibilities. His work as a patent engineer focuses on various fields of mechanical engineering.

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Kevin Petersen studied mechanical engineering, majoring in production engineering at the Technical University of Dresden. He graduated with a degree in engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) in 2019. Within the scope of his diploma thesis, he focused on audio and voice control as well as on elements of production and assembly technology in combination with Industry 4.0 at a leading automotive company.During his studies, he gained experience in the fields of machine tools, control engineering and welding technology. After completing his studies, he worked for a leading tool manufacturer and supervised a wide variety of projects in the field of fastening technology.Kevin Petersen has been working for BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT in intellectual property since September 2021.

Dr. Melanie Müller, Rechtsanwältin bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Melanie Müller

Dr. Melanie Müller, Rechtsanwältin bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Melanie Müller

Attorney at Law (Germany)


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28209 Bremen
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Melanie Müller practices in the areas of trade mark and unfair competition law. She works to obtain and enforce trade marks in both contentious and office proceedings, including preliminary injunctions and other ex parte proceedings.She also works as litigation counsel in matters of unfair competition, particularly as defense counsel.

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Melanie Müller studied law at the University of Bremen with a focus on International and European Business Law. She completed her legal clerkship at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court in Bremen.Since July 2021, Melanie Müller is working on her doctoral thesis on the topic of “Theory and expected practice of the relativization of injunctive relief pursuant to paragraph 139 PatG in the new guise (2nd Patent Modernization Act)”, in addition to her work as an attorney at BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT.With effect from 01 May 2022, Melanie Müller has been appointed as a lecturer for industrial property rights at Bucerius Law School (BLS) in Hamburg.

Robert Bernin

Robert Bernin

German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney
Diplom-Chemiker


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28209 Bremen
Germany

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Robert Bernin is mainly involved in drafting patent applications, responding to examination reports as well as maintaining, defending, and challenging patents and utility models in the field of chemistry and pharmacy, especially technical chemistry and polymer chemistry.

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Robert Bernin studied chemistry at the University of Hamburg and the University of Potsdam focusing on technical and polymer chemistry. Here, he did research on more sustainable polymers derived from carbon dioxide or renewable resources, such as carbohydrates.

Robert Bernin has been working at BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT since December 2019. In 2020, he received his admission as a German patent attorney and as a representative at the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Since 2022, Robert Bernin is a professional representative at the European Patent Office.

He is member the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), and the German Chemical Society (GDCh).

Wolf-Dieter Kuntze, Rechtsanwalt bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Wolf-Dieter Kuntze

Wolf-Dieter Kuntze, Rechtsanwalt bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Wolf-Dieter Kuntze

Attorney at Law (Germany)


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Hollerallee 32
28209 Bremen
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Wolf-Dieter Kuntze specializes in international trade mark and licensing law as well as in the related field of copyright and design protection law, including specific internet matters.He supervises large trade mark portfolios of international companies with the focus of maintaining an efficient structure of protected rights.

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Furthermore, he has extensive experience in conducting legal proceedings as well as out-of-court negotiations to avoid and solve legal conflicts.Wolf-Dieter Kuntze studied law at the University of Kiel and the University of Freiburg, Germany.

He is a partner with BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT since 1977.

He is member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the International Trademark Association (INTA), and the Lawyer Chamber of the City of Bremen.

Dr. Eckard Ratjen, Rechtsanwalt BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Eckhard Ratjen, LL.M. (London)

Dr. Eckard Ratjen, Rechtsanwalt BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Eckhard Ratjen, LL.M. (London)

Attorney at Law (Germany)
Certified IP Lawyer


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Hollerallee 32
28209 Bremen
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Eckhard Ratjen works in the field of trade mark law and law of unfair competition as well as copyright. His practice concentrates, among other things, on the prosecution of trade mark applications, infringement proceedings, and preliminary injunctions. Eckhard Ratjen advises medium sized and large international and German clients in areas such as media and consumer products. He also enthusiastically assists start-up companies in all areas of intellectual property law.

Eckhard Ratjen studied law at the University of Kiel (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel) with special emphasis on intellectual property. In his doctoral thesis, he was concerned with the audiovisual marketing of sporting events with particular regard to film copyright issues. Eckhard Ratjen studied the international law of trade marks and copyright at the renowned King’s College London from 2012 to 2013. There, he obtained a Specialist Master of Laws (LL.M.) in intellectual property law. Stages of his legal clerkship included working for an internationally operating sports marketing company in Frankfurt/Main. He joined BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT in 2013 and qualified as a Certified IP Lawyer in 2019. Eckhard Ratjen is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR).

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Wilhelm Stahlberg, Rechtsanwalt bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Wilhelm Stahlberg

Wilhelm Stahlberg, Rechtsanwalt bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Wilhelm Stahlberg

Attorney at Law (Germany)


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Hollerallee 32
28209 Bremen
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Wilhelm Stahlberg is specialized in industrial property rights and has more than 45 years of experience in the area, particularly in trade mark matters. He manages trade mark portfolios for his clients worldwide and conducts infringement actions.Among his clients are companies in the consumer products industry, the fields of mechanical engineering and construction, the chemical industry, and the pharmaceutical industry.

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His areas of expertise are trade mark, unfair competition, and copyright law, particularly licensing and infringement cases.Wilhelm Stahlberg studied law at the University of Hamburg, the University of Würzburg, and the University of Tübingen.Wilhelm Stahlberg is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), International Trademark Association (INTA), and Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA). The JUVE Handbook has counted him repeatedly among the recommended attorneys in the category of trade mark and competition law.

Dr. Katrin Seibt, Patentanwältin bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Katrin Seibt

Dr. Katrin Seibt, Patentanwältin bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Katrin Seibt

Attorney at Law (Germany)


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Hollerallee 32
28209 Bremen
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Katrin Seibt focuses on trade mark law. She counsels in the areas of branding and trade mark registration, as well as trade mark defense in opposition and infringement proceedings.

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Katrin Seibt studied law at the Humboldt-Universität and Freie Universität Berlin. She was a research assistant at the Institute of German and European Business Law under Prof. Dr. F.-J. Säcker at Freie Universität Berlin. Here, she conducted research on the subject of competition law and the protection of industrial property rights. Her dissertation deals with the protection of three-dimensional trade marks in legal comparison.She has been admitted to the bar since 2003, and has been with BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT ever since.

Dr. Ludwig Kouker, Rechtsanwalt bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Ludwig Kouker

Dr. Ludwig Kouker, Rechtsanwalt bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Ludwig Kouker

Attorney at Law (Germany)
Certified IP Lawyer


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Hollerallee 32
28209 Bremen
Germany

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His professional fields of activity are trade mark, licensing, and competition law, including litigation matters. He has broad experience in the negotiation of out-of-court settlements, delimitation agreements, and license agreements. He also advises and supports his clients in connection with strategizing concerning the development and establishment of IP portfolios. Furthermore, he has specialized in questions of intellectual property law with antitrust relevance. His clients include numerous companies in the consumer goods industry as well as retailers.

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Ludwig Kouker studied law at the University of Marburg and obtained a doctoral degree at its Institute for Commercial and Economic Law on the topic of “addressees of the non-discrimination rule” of German antitrust law.

Ludwig Kouker was member of the Expert Committee for Intellectual Property at the Hanseatic Bar Association Bremen. He is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) and the Licensing Executives Society (LES).

He regularly publishes articles in legal journals.

The US legal reference book, Best Lawyers International rates him since 2009 continuously amongst the top attorneys in Germany. The 2018 edition of WTR 1000 includes him among the most important trade mark lawyers in Germany.

Dr. Volker Scholz, Patentanwalt bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Volker Scholz

Dr. Volker Scholz, Patentanwalt bei BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT

Dr. Volker Scholz

German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney
Diplom-Chemiker


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28209 Bremen
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Volker Scholz assists German and international clients with all patent law related aspects in the field of chemistry and pharmacy, especially technical chemistry, polymer chemistry, and electro chemistry. His focus not only lies in the support of examination procedures of patent applications at German and international patent offices, but also in the enforcement of opposition and invalidation procedures as well as infringement suits.

He is also very active in counseling and implementing strategies for patent portfolios, and regularly advises regarding the employee’s invention act and the licensing agreement act.Volker Scholz studied chemistry at the University of Hamburg and the Bangor University (Wales). His dissertation at the University of Hamburg dealt with metal organic catalysis of polymerization reactions. Here, he investigated the behavior of newly synthetized half sandwich titanium compounds as catalyst in the polymerization of styrene and butadiene.He has been working at BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT since 1999. In 2002, he received his admission as a German patent attorney and as a representative at the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Since 2005, Volker Scholz is a professional representative at the European Patent Office.Volker Scholz is member of the Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP), the Licensing Executive Society (LES), the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the International Association of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), and the German Chemical Society (GDCh).

Dr. Matthias Ho

Dr. Matthias Philipp

Dr. Matthias Ho

Dr. Matthias Philipp

German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney
Diplom-Ingenieur


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28209 Bremen
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Detmolder Straße 235
33605 Bielefeld
Germany

T +49 (521) 304 36 60
F +49 (521) 304 36 66




Matthias Philipp is concerned with all fields of process and mechanical engineering. His work involves obtaining, enforcing, and defending industrial property rights including designs on a German, European and international level. He also advises employers and employees on the law relating to employee inventions.

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Matthias Philipp studied mechanical engineering at the University of Hannover and the Université de Montpellier in France. He obtained his PhD in the field of analysis and numerical simulation of flow processes with combustion after working for several years as an assistant professor at the Institute of Combustion Technology of the University of Karlsruhe.He has worked as an expert in patent law at BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT since 1992.