The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.
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For over four decades, KUHNEN & WACKER has provided a cradle-to-grave trademark service to the German market, and clients continue to take note of the “speed and accuracy” of its advice. Prosecution, litigation, administrative actions and border seizures are all covered with finesse by the firm, which consistently goes above and beyond for patrons. While in the past it mainly served an international clientele, in recent years it has been dialled up by domestic SMEs for its innovative, bespoke strategies. Leading the department is Christian Thomas, who has been resident at the firm since the start of his career in 2005; in the intervening time he has filed thousands of trademark and design applications, appeared in countless disputes and developed niche insight on the IP protection of spare parts and accessories. “Christian is a bright and experienced trademark attorney who gives practical advice in a cost-effective manner. He is good at negotiating settlement agreements on terms that align with clients’ objectives.” At his side is combined patent and trademark attorney Detlef von Ahsen, whose former career in industry as a product engineer means he can easily see things from the point of view of innovators. While he is a strong all-round counsellor, 3D trademarks are a speciality.