Germany Trademark Rankings 2024

Jones Day

Firm overview:

With a global network of around 200 IP lawyers and patent agents, Jones Day serves clients under a “One Firm Worldwide,” heading, the German team is part of a global network of IP practitioners. Jones Day is one of the few international firms that provides a true full IP service (IP prosecution, litigation, and transactions) to its clients across Germany, Europe, US and Asia-Pacific.

The brand protection practice in Germany draws on this international network and has successfully provided strategic advice and litigating trademark, design and unfair competition claims for well-known market leaders such as Miele, Wikimedia, DPD, KPN, Bristol Myers Squibb, Dr. Wolff Group and BioMarin. Overall the team has 50+ active The brand practice is strengthened by the firm’s trade secrets and copyright advice advice on key cases to market leaders such as SAP, Sierra Wireless, Venta Luftwäscher, Politico and Miele, and other well-known brands, such as CAMLOG, Rational and Sulzer.

Team overview:

Head of the IP Trademark and Design group in Germany, Marc Groebl works primarily in the field of intellectual property law, focusing on "soft IP." He has extensive experience in prosecuting and litigating intellectual property law matters, including cross-border litigation. Groebl offers legal advice to large corporations regarding international trademark, unfair trade practices, copyright law, and internet domain portfolios. He has represented international companies in court and administrative proceedings and in settlement negotiations for some of the most prestigious brands in the world, including LVMH-Group, The Procter & Gamble Company, Wendy’s, and one of the best known U.S. fashion brands.

Key matters:

  • Marc Groebl advised label powerhouse LVMH on numerous key trademark matters.
  • Marc Groebl handled various complex EU design and trademark infringement matters for Procter & Gamble
  • Marc Groebl represented Koninklijke KPN NV (Dutch telecommunications company) and its subsidiaries in numerous opposition proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Marc Groebl was the leading counsel for a cross-border litigation of a famous Dutch fashion brand concerning the designation "RAW".


Koninklijke KPN NV, LVMH-Group, The Procter & Gamble Company, Wendy