Germany Trademark Rankings 2024

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Firm overview:

Full service firm Heuking has nine offices spanning major business and IP centres from Stuttgart and Munich in the south, to Cologne, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt in the centre, to Hamburg, Berlin and Chemnitz in the North and East. The firm declares it “consciously decided against an international merger to guarantee its own independence and that of its clients”. As part of the IP, Media & Technology practice group, a Heuking trademark, design, and copyright law team registers trademark forms and designs, administers international IP portfolios, and monitors the registration of similar IP rights by third parties.

On contentious matters the team negotiates delimitation solutions and represents clients before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) or the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Heuking’s lawyers are admitted to and act before the important courts nationwide. The firm conducts serial civil litigation against counterfeiters and trademarks infringers and has implemented enforcement programmes to counteract the dilution of valuable trademark and design assets. The team has advised clients in domain disputes before national and international arbitration courts, where we also act as arbitrators. Heuking also advises on product piracy helping clients and investigating authorities to take action against counterfeit goods, unauthorised parallel imports, and other unlawful activities.

Heuking collaborates with international partners on securing clients’ trademarks worldwide and is a member of the World Services Group (WSG) and the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA).

Team overview:

The Trademark, design & copyright law team is part of the IP, Media & Technology practice group comprising 60 lawyers with colleagues in patent law and other disciplines.

Key matters:

  • Heuking’s Stuttgart office successfully represented Weinstradt Deutschland in a opposition (case number R2019/2023-2) against the registration of European Union Trademark W01590731 JACOBI on the grounds of the likelihood of confusion, visual similarity, conceptual similarity with the earlier mark JACOB.
  • The decision stated: “It is likely that a significant part of the relevant public, for whom the marks are meaningless and, therefore, distinctive, will think that the goods that are identical or highly similar bearing these signs come from the same or economically linked undertakings.”


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