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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Though founded less than a decade ago, Boesling IP has already made a significant impact on the market. No mandate is beyond its capability, with recent highlights including representation of Hummel Holding against a range of defendants in relation to its figurative chevron trademarks; and the successful recovery of a trademark registration for Japanese guitar maker K Yairi Guitars Co. According to clients: “Its lawyers are extremely efficient and responsive, and deliver great results fast. Whatever the issue, they know exactly what to do and execute it perfectly.” The twin engines behind the practice are Thies Bösling and Inga George, who each receive warm market feedback. “Thies is a true wizard of trademark law and a litigation mastermind. He strategises cases from start to finish and always thinks several steps ahead of his opponent. His profound knowledge of case law allows him to come up with the most persuasive arguments every time. He also shows amazing attention to detail and a proven ability to anticipate his opponent’s next moves.” George is hailed as “an exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced trademark lawyer”: “Her work is extremely diligent and she is very talented at presenting her arguments in the best possible way. Inga is highly adaptable and always on the lookout for effective, economically sound solutions.”
Inga George is an IP lawyer and partner of boesling IP, an IP litigation boutique based in Hamburg, Germany. She has profound expertise and more than 15 years of experience in IP law gained while working at top-tier law firms as well as in-house for a global market leader.
Ms George advises and represents her national and international clients in all aspects of trademark, design, copyright and unfair competition law. Her practice also covers the enforcement of IP rights, including well-known trademarks, in national and cross-border litigation. She is vastly experienced in portfolio management – including trademark clearances and filling, opposition and cancellation proceedings – as well as in the negotiation of contracts related to IP rights, such as IP licensing and transfer agreements. She routinely advises on IP issues related to M&A deals and transactions. Clients also greatly appreciate her counsel on product launches and advertising campaigns.
Ms George is a bar-certified specialist for IP law, co-author of the widely recognised commentaries of Gordian Hasselblatt on the EU Community Trademark Regulation and the EU Community Design Regulation, and co-chair of the MARQUES Designs Team. She is a frequent speaker at international IP conferences and regularly contibutes to the legal discussion with articles on IP law issues.
boesling IP Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB is a full-service IP boutique that specialises in high-end litigation. The firm is particularly recognised for its expertise in complex infringement litigation in international contexts. Its trademark and design practice covers all aspects of rights enforcement and prosecution, including trademark clearances and filing, as well as oppositions and cancellation proceedings before the German and European IP offices. In addition, boesling IP advises on advertising campaigns and product launches, assists clients in developing and implementing anti-counterfeiting strategies, and advises on licensing and distribution agreements as well as on IP-related issues in M&A transactions. Furthermore, boesling IP represents clients in domain name disputes pursuant to the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy.
boesling IP puts a distinct focus on IP litigation. The firm’s partners have longstanding track records of litigating high-profile cases before the German courts and before the European Court of Justice. The firm has obtained numerous court decisions in the fields of fashion, medical devices and online advertising which broke new ground and shaped the development of case law in favour of the firm’s clients. Due to the firm’s constant involvement in cutting-edge litigation cases, its attorneys pick up emerging trends early and advise clients on the basis of first-hand courtroom experience.
The firm has extensive experience in obtaining and defending ex parte preliminary injunctions in IP infringement cases before the German courts, often with effect for the entire European Union. In many cases, boesling IP obtained court decisions that formed the basis for a permanent resolution of complex international disputes within short time frames. Attorneys at the firm are convinced that acting on infringement cases quickly and firmly helps to avoid lengthy proceedings before the courts and trademark offices, leading to favourable results fast and at reasonable costs.
boesling IP is part of a strong and widespread international network of other leading IP law firms, patent attorneys and legal tech service providers, both domestically and abroad. Its close-knit international relations enable boesling IP to bring 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.
boesling IP serves a diverse range of clients from Germany, Europe, North America, Asia and the Pacific, ranging from aspiring technology start-ups and German Mittelstand to world market leaders and well-known global players.
The firm’s industry focus areas include:
- fashion, sportswear and luxury goods;
- medical engineering and healthcare;
- biotech and pharmaceuticals;
- software, social media and industry 4.0;
- food and beverages;
- consumer products;
- oil, gas and natural resources; and
- hospitality and travel.
All senior attorneys of boesling IP have extensive prior work experience at leading international law firms and IP boutiques. They share a true passion for IP law and a commitment to premium service quality at reasonable costs. The firm’s founding 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 attorneys at the firm are active members of professional organisations – including INTA, 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.