Grünecker was again recognized as one of Germany's leading law firms for patent prosecution. In addition, the trademark team secured the top position for the second time in a row. In the areas of patent litigation and competition law, the firm was ranked in Tier 3 respectively.
"Grünecker is known as one of Germany's most active filing practices in the market, with the team handling a busy EPO practice as well as a considerable volume of mandates before the DPMA and PCT applications," notes the editorial team. Further, Grünecker is described as one of the leading firms in opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO, as well as nullity actions. The firm's broad technical spectrum and experience in advising Japanese, Chinese and U.S. clients is also highlighted.
In the field of trademark law, the Legal500 editors praise the firm's "excellent reputation in contentious practice" and its experience in advising major international companies, particularly in the fashion, luxury goods and technology sectors. It also praises the team's "active customs seizure practice" and "design experience." In addition to the entire team, Maximilian Kinkeldey was also singled out as a "leading individual."
Clients value the patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law at Grünecker as "experts who give practical business advice and are very responsive and creative" and see them as "technically competent partners".