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.
For more than a century, the world’s top companies have looked to Gowling WLG to maximise and protect their treasured intangible assets, at home and abroad. As the global economy grows ever more knowledge-driven, clients continue to count on our broad experience to help them navigate an increasingly perilous intellectual property (IP) landscape.
Home to more than 200 IP practitioners in jurisdictions around the world, Gowling WLG is a leader in IP law, with significant strength in prosecution, enforcement & litigation and transactional work across all industry sectors.
IP solutions — wherever you need them
Gowling WLG provides top IP practices in Canada, the UK and throughout Europe, as well as across an arc of challenging jurisdictions that include China, Russia, and the Middle East. Our exclusive association with JurisAsia in Singapore — along with a robust network of established relationships with leading IP practitioners worldwide — further ensures you have access to the very best advice, wherever business takes you.
Full lifecycle approach
Every step on the path to market presents different challenges for you and your brands. Gowling WLG works with you to overcome those challenges by protecting and enforcing your IP assets and helping you maximise their value. From initial drafting and registration to complex enforcement matters, through to the management and monetisation of large international portfolios, our team is equipped to assist you during the entire lifecycle of your IP assets.
Market leading IP expertise
Gowling WLG offers expertise in all aspects of IP around the world - with core specialisms in trademarks, brands and designs, patents, IP litigation and advertising, and product regulatory advice. This strength in global capability, combined with our collaborative approach, is why many of the world’s top businesses choose us as their trusted IP adviser, and have done so for more than 125 years.
We manage a vast number of trademark and patent files, and protect and enhance our clients’ trademark and patent assets in more than 100 countries through our prosecution services in Canada, Russia and China, as well as through our global network of associate relationships.
Our team has expertise on contentious and non-contentious IP services across a range of industries, and many of our professionals hold specialist expertise in science, engineering and technology. This unique combination of expertise enables us to better understand your business and help you realise the full value of your IP.
Year after year, the firm’s IP professionals and practice groups are recognised by some of the world’s most respected legal publications, receiving top rankings in global and country-based publications.
Comprehensive service offering
Outside of our IP service offering, Gowling WLG is equipped to advise clients in virtually every area of law relevant to business. We see this as one of our core strengths and a key differentiator from other IP service providers, whether they are full-service firms or boutiques.
Clients who work with us can be assured of a holistic approach to their business goals and legal advice that focuses on innovation, results and value.
df-mp is one of the top firms in intellectual property law with an international outlook and a broad scope of specialized expertise. Globally oriented companies in such practice areas as biotechnology, chemistry, physics, medical devices, mechanical and electrical engineering and pharmaceuticals trust the competent advice offered by our highly-rated team.
Our know-how in a broad range of cutting-edge technologies as well as in-depth experience in intellectual property law enables us to meet our clients‘ high demands for expert counseling. We offer comprehensive advice on the global protection of intellectual property rights, with an emphasis on Europe and the United States. The firm is notable for its competence in natural sciences and high-tech, multilingualism and intercultural sensitivity.
The df-mp attorneys have considerable experience in obtaining and defending clients’ key patents in proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent and Trademark Office, as well as challenging the patents of third parties in such proceedings. Notable success has also been achieved by the firm in patent infringement proceedings and nullity actions before the German courts. Another recognized specialty of the firm is client counselling on freedom-to-operate and patent validity matters.
Aside from technology-oriented advice, the attorneys of df-mp develop successful strategies on protecting and enforcing trademark and design patents. df-mp’s trademark and design practice offers our clients world-wide filing and prosecution services. Furthermore, our attorneys also actively prosecute and oppose European and German trademarks and designs as well as enforce and defend them against third parties.
Eisenführ Speiser has been counselling clients in all fields of intellectual property protection for more than 50 years. At the firm’s four offices in Bremen, Munich, Berlin and Hamburg, more than 250 members of staff, including more than 50 patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law, work to enforce the intellectual property rights of our national and international clients – and if need be worldwide, through our network of renowned partner firms.
Over the past two decades, building on its traditional strengths in the field of IP prosecution, Eisenführ Speiser has acquired an outstanding reputation as a litigation firm. Our team handles cases before German and European courts and coordinates large-scale campaigns and licensing negotiations conducted in multiple jurisdictions in parallel.
Strong dedication to service delivery and proficiency in translating powerful technical and legal expertise into high-quality advice have always been the main driving force behind the successful growth of Eisenführ Speiser. These values were lived out in practice by Günther Eisenführ and Dieter Speiser in the early years of our firm, which was founded in Bremen in 1966.
Applying a business-minded approach is the standard we set ourselves. For us, intellectual property forms an integral part of a company’s assets, and applying it strategically and in a precisely targeted manner helps to achieve business objectives.
Innovation has played a key role at Eisenführ Speiser from the very beginning – we are pioneers among German IP firms in the digitisation of office processes. We were the first firm of patent attorneys in Germany to implement electronic management of deadlines. Office processes and file management went fully digital in 2011. Since 2014, we have offered our clients the possibility to access electronically their entire IP-related correspondence and thus to reduce greatly their own documentation work. As a ‘smart IP office’, we foster new ways of working with our clients, speeding up the exchange of documents with the patent offices and courts, while also enhancing the organisation and interaction of the various offices in the firm in a coherent and cohesive manner.