UNIT4 IP is regularly listed in renowned rankings.
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The still young IP law firm has a good reputation particularly in classic trademark law. With its core competence in trademark prosecution, strategic advice and trademark litigation, the former Lichtenstein Körner lawyers convince not only regular clients such as Porsche, but regularly also new ones: most recently, for example, the mail order company Klingel in trademark prosecution and enforcement. The partners are often also active for their clients in litigation, for example for a large food manufacturer up to the Federal Supreme Court of Germany (BGH) regarding geographical indications. For Bugatti, the law firm, also known as Unit4 IP, now additionally handles litigation and design prosecution besides the worldwide trademark prosecution.
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Transactional nous comes by the truckload at UNIT4, which stands out for its exquisite drafting and silky negotiation of licensing agreements, R&D agreements and non-disclosure agreements. It has also recently built up the contentious side of its practice, engaging in patent infringement proceedings and cooperating with renowned external patent attorneys to handle nullity proceedings. Executing flawlessly in both spheres is Arno Grohmann, who delights clients for his skill and attentiveness: “He excellently navigates complex litigation matters and is essential for us as litigator in the German courts, especially in the context of comprehensive multinational disputes. With his profound legal and technical knowledge and his dedicated attitude, he is extremely pleasant to work with.”
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One-stop shop “UNIT4 IP is always prompt and clear in its assessments; it helps entities to understand not only the theoretical legal risks but the practical implications too. The set considers all the facts of the case and analyses each move from every angle.” Working across several industries, its high-flying customer base includes the likes of YUM! Brands, easyGroup, Pantone, Intel Corporation and Bugatti International. Jan Weiser, Ursula Stelzenmüller and Ekkehard Stolz form the pillars of the practice. Weiser knows how to lay down the foundations of a successful brand and outwits his opponents in court with nimble footwork. For double-dyed enforcement specialist Stelzenmüller, the “priority is that her clients are always fully satisfied. Quick replies, clear communication and commercially sound advice are qualities of her service.” “A pleasure to work with, Stolz dives into the details of each matter and comes up with interesting solutions.” He excels in parallel import proceedings.
Brand eins /thema “Die besten Wirtschaftskanzleien 2020” („The best commercial law firms 2020“):
The renowned German magazine „brand eins“ in cooperation with Statista has selected UNIT4 IP as one of the best commercial law firms in Germany in the field of trademarks / designs.
Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS 2020:
Ekkehard Stolz again named ”Trade mark star – Germany“ by Managing Intellectual Property.