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 procedures before the patent and trademark offices, and courts of appeal.

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG combines the professional expertise of attorneys at law, German and 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 each client and the characteristics of each case.

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is a market leader in the areas of telecommunications, software and electronics. The firm further focuses on general engineering, medical devices, the automotive industry, 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 the firm’s competent teams to handle several large litigation cases over an extended period.

Thanks to strong cross-national ties between its offices in Munich, Duesseldorf, Paris and Barcelona, and a network of reliable professional contacts, including long-standing relationships with numerous top-class IP law firms in the United States and the fast-growing Asian markets, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is well positioned for cross-border IP disputes. In 2015, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG and the Singaporean law firm YUSARN AUDREY announced their cooperation in the fields 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 has turned BARDEHLE PAGENBERG into 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, frequently speak 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, 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, the attorneys at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG have successfully litigated unfair competition matters – frequently securing groundbreaking decisions – before all instances, up to the German Federal Supreme Court, the EU General Court and the European Court of Justice (ECJ). In these cases, clients included restaurant chains and consumer healthcare, fashion and cosmetics companies.

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, preventing and seizing grey-market imports. It has also advised and supported 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 in dealing with the trademark offices as well as all German district and appeal courts handling trademark cases.

The clients of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG 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
  • Duesseldorf
  • Paris
  • Verona