boesling IP Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB

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Boesling IP’s remit within the trademark field is wide, encompassing everything from anti-counterfeiting campaigns and customs seizures to strategic brand management and licensing advice. However, its bread is buttered in the contentious realm, with companies as varied as Hummel and K Yairi Guitars Co enlisting its tenacious litigators this year. The eponymous Thies Bösling “is the person you want by your side when strategising, planning, protecting and enforcing your IP rights. Results oriented and proactive, he ensures a high level of service, especially in the dispute resolution field. He provides clear and consistent advice, and actively collaborates with clients to achieve suitable solutions without engaging in time-consuming or costly proceedings. His knowledge is remarkable and his strategies are consistently clear”. Inga George has a similar skillset and likewise garners acclaim: “Inga is an outstanding consultant, who is precise and knows how to handle issues from both a practical and a human point of view. She knows her field of business very well and uses her experience to find practical, workable solutions.”

Firm Profile

boesling IP Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB is a full-service IP boutique specialising in high-end litigation services in an international context. The firm covers all aspects of trademark, design, unfair competition and copyright law. boesling IP is particularly recognised and trusted for its partners’ expertise and longstanding experience in IP infringement matters and litigation. The firm’s professionals are experienced in all aspects of portfolio management, including trademark clearances and filing, as well as opposition and cancellation proceedings before the German and European IP offices. In addition, boesling IP advises on advertising campaigns and product launches and assists its clients in developing and implementing brand enforcement measures. The firm’s lawyers also provide counsel on anti-counterfeiting strategies, know-how protection, licence agreements and IP rights as part of transactions.

Litigation focus 

boesling IP specialises in IP litigation. The firm’s partners have longstanding track records of litigating and winning high-profile IP cases before the national courts in Germany, as well as before the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Highlights include the representation of Hummel Holding A/S in proceedings before the ECJ on pan-European jurisdiction over trademark infringement matters (Case C-617/15). Numerous other court decisions that boesling IP has obtained in the fields of fashion, medical devices and online advertising broke new ground and shaped the development of case law in favour of the firm’s clients.

The firm is frequently engaged in infringement proceedings in multiple jurisdictions where it can rely on its strong and widespread international network of other leading IP firms. Due to boesling IP’s constant involvement in a substantial number of litigation cases, the firm’s attorneys pick up emerging trends early and advise clients based on first-hand courtroom experience.

Global network 

The firm’s attorneys are well connected with IP law firms, patent attorneys and service providers in neighbouring areas of law, both domestically and abroad. This enables boesling IP to put together strong and cost-effective teams without the constraints of a corporate network, while providing clients with a single point of contact in national and cross-border disputes.

Client base 

boesling IP serves a diverse range of clients from Germany, Europe, North America, Asia and the Pacific, ranging from aspiring technology start-ups and mid-cap companies to world market leaders and well-known global players.

Industry focus areas include:

  • fashion and sportswear;
  • medical engineering and healthcare;
  • software, social media and industry 4.0;
  • food and beverages;
  • consumer products;
  • oil, gas and natural resources;
  • automotive; and
  • hospitality and travel.

Having built strong relationships over many years, boesling IP attorneys have an in-depth understanding of their clients’ businesses and the specific IP issues that arise in a myriad of industry contexts.


Senior attorneys at boesling IP have previously worked at leading international law firms. They share a true passion for IP law and a commitment to provide premium client services at reasonable costs. The firm’s partners are recognised as leaders in their fields. They regularly publish on IP law issues in German and international handbooks and periodicals and are invited to speak at conferences on legislative developments and emerging IP law trends. All boesling IP attorneys are active members of professional organisations – including the International Trademark Association, MARQUES and the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property – and promote the development of IP law and policy. Partners Thies Bösling and Inga George are co-authors of the widely recognised commentaries of Gordian Hasselblatt on the European Union Trademark Regulation and the Community Design Regulation.

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