World Trademark Review: Grünecker again receives Gold and Silver Tier Rankings

by Grünecker | 14. February 2024 | News, Rankings

Grünecker was once again recognised as a gold tier firm in this year’s WTR 1000 ranking. The law firm was also listed as silver tier in the category “European Union Intellectual Property Office.” According to the WTR editorial team, Grünecker has “one of Germany’s deepest IP benches and some of the country’s best-known practitioners.” According to WTR, there are “few better choices when it comes to strategic, thoughtful and precise counsel on trademark issues in Europe.”

In addition to the gold tier ranking for Grünecker, Maximilian Kinkeldey, Nicolás Schmitz and Holger Gauss were also awarded gold. Anja Franke, Cornelia Schmitt and Philipp Strommer were listed in the bronze band.

Holger Gauss is described by his clients as an “excellent trade mark lawyer” and “outstanding disputer” who “keeps close track of highly complex, rapidly evolving issues.” “He is fast and creative, but always delivers top-notch analysis. He can be trusted to do a great job, no matter how complex the matter.”

Maximilian Kinkeldey is appreciated by his clients for his way of “tackling complex issues and finding a clear path with options for the client.” He is as “business savvy as he is brilliant in the law”, which “instils a feeling of complete confidence.”

Nicolás Schmitz is described by his clients as a “great strategist and top-notch litigator.”
Anja Franke is increasingly active in the niche sector as an “innovator adviser with an international perspective” and supports companies with matters in Japan and China. According to clients, “for medtech, automotive and environmental players, there is no better choice than Anja Franke.”

Cornelia Schmitt, who was recently appointed partner, is experienced in advising clients from various industries, including software and technology.

Philipp Strommer is described by his clients as “responsive and proactive” and valued for his “super commercial, practical advice”. He “prioritises building longstanding relationships” and “understands the in-house environment and clients’ business priorities.”

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