Founded in 1977, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG has grown into one of the largest IP law firms in Europe. With offices in Germany, France, Spain and Italy, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG advises on all fields of intellectual property. The partnership of patent attorneys and attorneys at law supports clients in the procurement of IP rights and represents them in litigation in all fields of IP law, including in all procedures before the patent and trademark offices, and through appeal instances before the relevant courts.

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG combines the professional expert know-how of attorneys at law and patent attorneys, European patent attorneys, European trademark attorneys, technical advisers and qualified legal counsel. Selected teams of patent attorneys and attorneys at law provide top-quality services tailored to the specific needs of the client and the characteristics of the case.

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is market leading in the areas of telecommunications, software and electronics. Further focuses are on general engineering, medical devices, automotive, and sports equipment. The main area of growth is telecommunications (various series of high-profile patent litigation).

The size of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG and its flexibility in team building allow for the simultaneous handling of several large litigation cases by competent teams over an extended period.

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is well positioned for cross-border IP disputes with strong cross-national ties between the offices in Munich, Duesseldorf, Paris, Barcelona and with a network of reliable professional contacts, including longstanding relationships with numerous first-ranking IP law firms in the USA as well as in the fast-growing markets of Asian countries. In 2015 BARDEHLE PAGENBERG and the Singaporean law firm YUSARN AUDREY announced their cooperation in the field of IP law and technology transfer. With their particular expertise and existing contacts, both firms wish to provide support for technology licensing, cooperation, joint venture and merger and acquisition projects. This strategic partnership makes BARDEHLE PAGENBERG one of the first German IP law firms to focus on the issue of technology transfer to Asia, providing advice and contacts.

The firm’s professionals are active in national and international professional associations and their committees. They serve in government expert groups and on advisory boards of IP offices and boards of bar associations, are frequent speakers at international IP events and regularly publish books and articles on all aspects of intellectual property.

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG offers the full range of trademark-related services, ranging from national and multi-jurisdictional brand portfolio development, trademark clearance and prosecution to enforcement – including trademark litigation on both a national and multinational level. Special emphasis is put on strategic advice relating to multinational portfolios involving, in particular, the interaction of EU trademarks and international registrations under the Madrid Agreement.

For many years BARDEHLE PAGENBERG attorneys have successfully litigated unfair competition matters – frequently securing groundbreaking decisions for clients, including restaurant chains and consumer healthcare, fashion and cosmetic companies before all instances, up to the German Federal Supreme Court, the EU General Court and the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

As the fight against product piracy is gaining momentum, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG offers a range of effective anti-counterfeiting measures, including online brand protection. The firm has routinely cooperated with customs authorities for many years, monitoring imports and exports and preventing and seizing grey-market imports. It also advises and supports clients in commercial transactions involving trademarks, as well as in acquisitions and licensing, merchandising, franchising, joint venture and coexistence agreements.

The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience with the trademark offices, as well as all German district and appeal courts handling trademark cases. BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is regularly involved in appeal cases before the Federal Court of Justice, the EU General Court and the ECJ.

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG’s clients are some of the world’s best-known brand owners, like adidas, Amazon, Amgen, Apple, BlackBerry, BMW, Bosch, Emerson, Jaguar Landrover, Johnson & Johnson, Leica Biosystems, Microsoft, Nintendo, Nvidia, Qualcomm and Vestel.

Contact details

Prinzregentenplatz 7
Munich 81675

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Other offices

  • Barcelona
  • Dusseldorf
  • Paris
  • Verona

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