Grünecker continues to be one of the best firms in trademark, design and unfair competition law. The strong litigation activity of its “large teams” was the reason why Grünecker had a stronger position than its competitors, according to the current (2019) Handbook. The team was well connected in the international market and advised a number of highly renowned clients. Moreover, Grünecker had built up useful contacts to branded companies.
According to clients and competitors, the partners Prof. Dr. Maximilian Kinkeldey (“our first choice in protective rights”, client), Dr. Nicolás Schmitz (“top in trademark law and procedural issues, good strategist, highly efficient, with a view for business reality”, competitor) and Dr. Holger Gauss (“strong market presence, fair negotiator”, “thinks in economic terms, takes clients by their hand”, competitor).