Grünecker Munich, Germany Office Profile
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About this office:
Grünecker was founded in 1924. In a period of expansion starting in the 1960s, Grünecker grew from a domestic patent firm to a large, internationally-renowned firm of intellectual property specialists attracting major clients from the United States and Asia. Today we are one of the largest intellectual property law firms in Europe and are constantly ranked among the top intellectual property prosecution and litigation firms in Germany.
Grünecker has more than 45 patent attorneys and 30 attorneys-at-law. We represent our clients before all German civil courts, the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Patent Court, the European Patent Office (EPO), the OHIM, WIPO, German Customs and the European Court of Justice. Our areas of practice cover all IP-related matters, with an emphasis on:
- filing and prosecution of German, European and foreign national patents, trademarks and designs as well as PCT applications,
- oppositions and nullity actions against patents and trademarks,
- patent, trademark and design litigation,
- opinion work, due diligence and licensing
Grünecker's many patent attorneys and engineers contribute critical technical and scientific expertise. We have experts in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software, telecommunications, physics, chemistry, biotech and material sciences. Our patent attorneys are admitted to both the German patent bar and the EPO (European Patent Attorneys). Moreover, we have attorneys that are admitted to practice in France, Italy and Spain, allowing us to directly represent our clients in these countries. We also have an established, long-standing network of partner firms in other countries, allowing us to coordinate European-wide intellectual property services for our clients.
Industrial and Intellectual Property Law, Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Design Law, Computer and Internet Law, Unfair Competition, Antitrust and Licensing, Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Labor Law, Food and Drug Law, Product Liability.
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