Meissner Bolte was founded in Bremen in 1908, with the firm’s second office opening in Munich in 1984; during the last 25 years a further 7 offices have been opened throughout Germany. In addition to the significant German presence, Meissner Bolte has an office in Hebden Bridge, UK.
Meissner Bolte continuously ranks as one of the 5 biggest filers of EUTMs at the EUIPO.
With our international team of European, German, Italian and UK qualified Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys in combination with specialist IP lawyers, we are always at your side: protecting your brand and helping you assert your rights under all aspects of Intellectual Property Law. Our Trade Mark experts are highly experienced in defending and promoting the image of your company and products; whether they are defending your trade marks in opposition or nullity proceedings, or enforcing your rights against third parties to obtain injunctive relief and ultimately damages for infringement, we never lose sight of the importance of your name and market presence. The goals of our clients provide the focus and direction of our actions. Our recipe for successful IP being the interplay of passion, commitment and know-how.
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.
WALLINGER RICKER SCHLOTTER TOSTMANN is an internationally active, well-established and consistently top-tier ranking IP law firm located at the heart of ‘Europe’s IP capital’, Munich, beside both the headquarters of the European Patent Office (EPO) and the German Patent and Trademark Office, as well as close to the Federal Patent Court and present Munich IP litigation courts. The firm’s European and German patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law represent clients from all over the world and across a full spectrum of industries.
WALLINGER RICKER SCHLOTTER TOSTMANN engages in all matters of intellectual property, including:
prosecution, enforcement, defence and licensing of patents, trademarks and design rights;
copyright and unfair competition matters;
intellectual property in M&A, including IP due diligence and IP agreements; and
alternative dispute resolution
WALLINGER RICKER SCHLOTTER TOSTMANN is particularly active in contentious matters, with a focus on patent and trademark litigation before German courts including the German Supreme Court, oppositions and appeals before the EPO and nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court and the German Supreme Court.
WALLINGER RICKER SCHLOTTER TOSTMANN counsels clients on IP matters in all areas of technology. When necessary, teams of patent attorneys or technical experts with complementary technical experience or teams of both patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law are formed. WALLINGER RICKER SCHLOTTER TOSTMANN ensures that partners or experienced attorneys are actively involved in all aspects of each case to guarantee continuity and the highest quality. The firm’s focus is on providing strategic and comprehensive solutions in line with clients’ corporate goals instead of just ‘managing cases’.
WALLINGER RICKER SCHLOTTER TOSTMANN covers a broad range of technical and scientific fields, including:
chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology;
electrical engineering, electronics and semiconductors;
information technology and communication technology;
Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling (BDPE) is a genuine service boutique dedicated to serve clients with the explicit promise to guarantee exclusive, personal advice in the long term. Especially when it comes to IP litigation, BDPE ensures that any risk of a conflict of interest is kept as low as possible.
The Firm The lawyers at BDPE specialise in litigation and prosecution in the field of intellectual property and combine branch-specific and technical expertise with legal competence. The firm’s partners have been well known in their fields for over 20 years and are among the few established experts in their clients’ industries. This means we can support you not only in an advisory capacity, but also as real business partners who understand your business. The firm’s expertise is focused on patent and utility model law, on trademark, design and copyright law, as well as on competition, domain and employee invention law. BDPE’s client portfolio includes worldwide corporations and leading companies in Germany and abroad. The firm works with an international network of contacts with other law firms and patent attorneys.
Competence BDPE’s competence lies in legal representation in patent, trademark and design litigation, as well as in copyright and competition proceedings, protecting innovations, new technologies and products, brands and new designs, and handling the corresponding grant, appeal and opposition proceedings. The firm provides strategic advice on patent portfolios and in all areas of IP law. BDPE advises and represents its clients across a broad range of technical areas: automotive, computer technology, electrical engineering, electronics, food and beverage production, LED technology, mechanical engineering, medical technology, optical technology, photovoltaic technology, physics, semiconductor technology, software, telecommunications and video/audio encoding. BDPE further specialises in the following industries and sectors: consumer goods, energy suppliers and providers, fashion, furniture and household retailers and media and communication agencies. As a matter of principle, we do not exclude any business sector or field of technology.
Team Our team is currently composed of seven patent attorneys and two attorneys-at-law based in offices in Dusseldorf and Munich, Germany. The firm and its patent attorneys are frequently recommended by renowned publications and ranking organisations, and have garnered a truly remarkable amount of praise since the founding of the firm in 2019. The firm is already one of the most active in patent litigation before the German courts, especially in connection with mobile communications and electrical engineering patents. Our lawyers have been involved in various high-profile patent litigation proceedings, many of which have concerned standard-essential patents and have had international implications. Partners Friedrich Emmerling and Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus are highly regarded in Germany, particularly for their work in the telecommunications field and for their activities in German nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court.
Diversity BDPE promotes diversity! Our attorneys and office staff represent a multitude of nationalities from Europe, Asia and the Americas, and speak as many as 10 different languages. This makes it possible, for example, for our firm to interact directly with a broad client base across the globe and understand cultural differences. We are committed in our hiring practices to seek out diverse lawyers and office staff and to ensure that they are strategically invested in and advanced. We are further dedicated to non-discriminatory hiring practices and believe that a diverse staff is essential to our practice and success.