Grünecker receives the JUVE award as “law firm of the year for IP”. The editorial team of the specialist journal JUVE distinguishes law firms which, based on their operations and market position, are seen to be especially dynamic.
The JUVE editorial staff points out that Grünecker has excelled in this respect in all areas of expertise under review. The law firm has been able to successfully develop its focus on trademark and competition law in the following ways:
In early 2013, three new partners were appointed simultaneously, namely Anja Franke, Holger Gauss and Nicolás Schmitz.
“Grünecker comes out the leader in trademark and competition law”, remarks the JUVE editorial team: “While its competitors among the law firms covering a wider variety of fields have to combat downward trends in terms of business, Grünecker simultaneously appoints three aspiring attorneys from its own ranks partners. The household name in IP consultancy and litigation gives its aspiring star attorneys freedom to develop distinct profiles with an edge in data privacy and design model law. And they have indeed succeeded at that: the new partners attend to such high-profile customers as Xerox or Hermès, with multi-national projects”.
The JUVE editorial team also commends Grünecker as being “outstanding in the field of patent law”. Due to its leading position when it comes to handling patent applications, the law firm is very well known in Europe.
In addition, with its offices in Paris the law firm is better prepared than competitors for the advent of the new EU patent. Paris will be made the seat of the Central Division of the Unitary Patent Court. With the legal advent of the EU patent (probably in summer 2015), Paris will therefore receive extensive competences for handling patent cases (for nullity suit and infringement proceedings). Grünecker has already had offices in Paris since 2009, which are continually being expanded.