Germany Trademark Rankings 2024

Meissner Bolte

Firm overview:

Respected pan-German IP boutique Meissner Bolte offers full service protection of industrial property rights to innovative companies at home and abroad. The firm has more than 80 highly qualified patent attorneys and lawyers across 11 offices in Germany and co-operative relationship with Meissner Bolte UK Ltd.’s office in Hebden Bridge in the UK.

Team overview:

The majority of Meissner Bolte’s lawyers are qualified as lawyers specialising in the protection of industrial property rights, and are actively involved in the relevant industry and professional associations.

Key matters:

CHOCOBERRY (Figurative) vs.CACAO BARRY (Word). Meissner Bolte represented French cocoa and confectionery products company Barry Callebaut France S.A.S. in an unsuccessful opposition (No B 3 192 406) to the European Union trade mark application for the figurative mark Chocoberry. The Opposition Division decided against the opposition, with the opponent ordered to bear the costs, fixed at EUR 300.


Barry Callebaut France S.A.S., Huawei, Röben Tonbaustoffe GmbH, TSI Consumer Goods GmbH