Euromarkpat is an international IP law firm that has been assisting clients in managing their IP portfolio for more than 50 years. In addition to a large headquarters office in Munich/Germany rendering IP services in Germany and Europe (including the EPO and the EUIPO), Euromarkpat has branch offices in Russia (representing clients also at the EAPO), Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Estonia, Albania, Kosovo and Mongolia.
Euromarkpat's IP professionals are familiar with all nuances of legislation in all fields of IP (patents, trademarks, utility models, designs and all others falling into the scope of IP) and cover all commercially relevant technical areas. Areas of practice cover the whole spectrum including pre-filing and FTO searches, obtaining, defending and enforcing IP rights as well as corporate work (changes, assignments, licenses), annuities and renewals, translation services and many others.
Isenbruck Bösl Hörschler was established in 2003. As illustrated by its annual ranking in the most influential IP publications, the firm has established itself among the leading intellectual property law firms in Germany. We are an IP-specialized firm that is large enough to have a strong attorney base, yet small enough to ensure that each client receives the proper attention and diligence they deserve.
Our extensive clientele include major corporations within key industries and small to mid-size companies, as well as start-ups and universities both in Germany and worldwide. Our clients appreciate "the extremely high level of commitment of all employees" as well as "the excellent advice regarding strategic issues" (Chambers Europe 2020).
Fields of Practice
Isenbruck Bösl Hörschler is well versed in all aspects of the protection of intellectual property. Our patent attorneys advise their clients on the prosecution of technical and non-technical protective rights, as well as the defense and enforcement of patents including supplementary protection certificates, utility models, trade marks and designs. We are dedicated to supporting our clients with drafting and negotiating technology-oriented contracts and license or cooperation agreements. In addition, the firm assists clients with establishing and evaluating technology platforms and intellectual property portfolios. Full services for the protection of IP in all technical fields in particular:
Organic chemistry, catalysts, polymers, fire chemistry
An important aspect of our firm’s practice relates to defending or attacking EP and German patents in opposition/invalidation and appeal proceedings before the EPO and the German courts. In cooperation with selected specialized litigators, the firm is continuously involved in infringement proceedings before German courts concerning patents and utility models including cross-border litigation and nullity actions before the Federal Patent Court (BPatG) and the Federal Court of Justice (BGH).
With 13 partners and 11 associates—all experienced scientists and engineers as well as highly qualified patent attorneys—the firm is able to provide effective and innovative prosecution and litigation strategies. Our professional team is client-oriented, thorough, creative and legally sound in the counseling of all aspects of IP. Languages spoken range from German, English and French to Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese.
Many of our patent attorneys play an active role in professional associations, serving on the Board of the German Chamber of Patent Attorneys, the board of GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), as members of the German Patent Attorneys' Bar Association Committee for Trademark Law among others. In addition, one of our partners serves as tutor at CEIPI Center for International Intellectual Property Studies at the University of Strasbourg, and several associates support the Chambers of Trade and Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria as well as Mannheim Rhein-Neckar-Odenwald, advising its members on inventions.
Local strength, global reach
With offices in Mannheim, Munich, and Düsseldorf Isenbruck Bösl Hörschler is at your service at the most important locations for intellectual property rights in Germany. In cooperation with selected, highly qualified foreign associates, the firm provides comprehensive services worldwide.
Pinsent Masons' international IP team comprises over 80 IP specialists globally, delivering award-winning, multi-disciplinary expertise through a range of technical backgrounds (some to PhD) and experience drawn from industry.
At the heart of our practice are long term relationships with many world leading businesses across a range of industry sectors, including: life sciences, technology, energy, financial services, sport, retail and leisure. With a shared passion for innovation, and belief that diversity of thought results in better solutions for business, together we harness IP law to drive positive change, access new markets and disrupt the status quo.
Our IP advisory team advises on rights and commercialisation strategies, cutting edge collaborations and IP rich cross-border transactions that redefine the commercial landscape. More than just applying lawyers to solve legal problems, we deploy a range of professional disciplines, enabled by process and technology and informed by data. Not only does this empower us to develop solutions and ensure successful outcomes for our clients, it enables us to do so more efficiently and cost effectively.
Our peerless IP disputes team deploys litigation as a strategic tool to help businesses achieve their business goals, rather than simply navigating risk. Working as a seamless extension of in-house legal and management teams, we're focussed on positive outcomes, whether that is achieving market access for a new product or service, or retaining competitive advantage against those ready to challenge them.
We have a reputation for taking on the most difficult cases and winning them, often making new law in the process. We regularly act in the highest profile IP litigations before the EPO and EUIPO as well as the national courts and registries. Our success rate is second to none.
Recent IP awards include:
Winner UK (England & Wales) Contentious Patent Law Firm of the Year (Managing IP Awards 2020)
Winner Impact Case of the Year - Actavis v ICOS (tadalafil) (Managing IP Awards 2020)
Shortlisted European Contentious Patents Firm of the Year (Managing IP Awards 2020)
Shortlisted UK Practitioner of the Year - Charlotte Weekes (Managing IP Awards 2020)
Shortlisted UK (Scotland) IP Transactions (Managing IP Awards 2020)
Shortlisted UK (Scotland) Contentious Patents (Managing IP Awards 2020)
Shortlisted TMT Team of the Year (Legal Business Awards 2020)
Winner Legal Strategy of the Year (Global Generics & Biosimilars Awards 2019)
Winner Impact Case of the Year Award (Managing IP Awards 2019)
Winner TMT and Life Sciences Team of the Year (British Legal Awards 2019)
Shortlisted TMT Team of the Year (Legal Business Awards 2019)
Winner Patent Litigation Firm of the Year (Corporate International Magazine's Award 2019)
Winner International Global Business Award 2019
Winner IP or IT team of the Year (Lawyer Awards 2018)
Winner Client Choice Award for Patent Litigation (Clare Tunstall) 2018
Winner TMT Team of the Year (British Legal Awards 2017)
Patent attorneys who want to be successful have to have more than just a good grasp of the law. They must be able to understand, evaluate and define what is to be protected down to the smallest detail. An accurate description of the patent attorneys at Samson & Partner. We are physicists, computer scientists, electrical and mechanical engineers, and chemists. All under one roof, our team has certainly found the right formula to be successful in what we do.
The firm's recipe for success has always been anticipating outcomes. Our vast experience in implementing and litigating patents benefits our clients right from the outset, i.e. during the procurement of intellectual property rights until its enforcement.
Work areas and Services
Samson & Partner's head office is situated in Munich, Germany, in direct proximity to the European Patent Office (EPA) and the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA). We work in all areas of intellectual property law - national, European and world-wide. Our services starts from assessment of protectablility and drafting of patent and utility model applications to procurement of protection rights through the responsible authorities. We defend our clients' patents against attacks by third parties, e.g. against oppositions, nullity and cancelation actions.
Samson & Partner has been and continues to be involved in mayor global patent battles between big international players in these technological fields, both on the offensive as well as on the defensive side. By our characteristic composition and our firm structure we have proven to be well positioned to put up strong teams of patent attorneys to support our clients in these multi-national battles.
The world of the inventions and patents is as various as the technical areas Samson & Partner covers: