Germany Trademark Rankings 2024

Norton Rose

Firm overview:

Norton Rose Fulbright has one of the largest IP practices in the world, with practices in Europe, the US, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, China, the Middle East and Germany. Norton Rose Fulbright’s global IP practice is increasingly internationally networked and coordinated. This has resulted in increasingly multinational mandates. By employing paralegals the firm has opened up alternative career paths and strengthened its position as an innovative employer. Now working seamlessly with colleagues in London and Paris.

Norton Rose Fulbright Germany is known for IP litigation and counterfeiting capabilities, particularly since a landmark decision by the German Federal Supreme Court (“Converse I” Ref IZR/50). Strengthened the capacity to deal with cross-border cases, through a unified trademark administration and seamless service. Maintaining deep and long-term relationships with high-volume clients such as NIKE, Converse and Christian Dior Couture.

Team overview:

Daniel Marschollek is a litigation and disputes lawyer based in Frankfurt and Munich. His practice focuses on complex trademarks, design, copyrights, antitrust and competition litigation, as well as on trademark / industrial design prosecution, and IP-related issues of cartel law. Marschollek represents blue-chip clients from the sports, luxury goods, fashion, telecommunications, automotive and pharmaceutical industries.

Counsel Manuel Merling is an intellectual property and dispute resolution lawyer based in Frankfurt. Manuel advises companies in the sports, luxury goods and technology sectors on all aspects of intellectual property (IP) and copyright law. He focuses on the extrajudicial and judicial representation of clients in trademark, design and copyright disputes, as well as on aspects of antitrust and competition law. He regularly advises clients on IP licensing, registration strategies for IP rights and IP-focused transactions.

Key matters:

  • Norton Rose Frankfurt, Daniel Marschollek (lead), with Manuel Merling, leads an international team on the management and administration of the global brand portfolios of BNP Paribas SA and various subsidiaries (for example, BNP Paribas Securities Services, BNP Paribas Asset Management). NRF Germany is responsible for the coordination and administration of the global brand portfolio of approximately 4,000 brands, and several NRF offices oversee national brand administrations, including Clement Monnet (France), Justin Davidson (Hong Kong), Frances Drummond (Australia), Felicitas Boydt (USA), Catherine Daigle (Canada).
  • Norton Rose lawyers Daniel Marschollek (lead) and Manuel Merling advise LVMH Fashion Group (Dior, Kenzo, Givenchy, Loewe, Emilio Pucci; Celine, Moynat) on an ongoing basis in relation to customs seizures and brand protection enforcement matters in Germany. Norton Rose serves as a single point of contact for all customs and law enforcement agencies in Germany and advises LVMH Fashion Group on the optimization of existing customs filings throughout the EU.
  • Norton Rose lawyers Daniel Marschollek, and Manuel Merling (lead) provide comprehensive advice to NIKE Innovate CV and AllStar CV in connection with EU border seizure and enforcement of rights/management of criminal proceedings also including civil and criminal enforcements for the client.


Abercrombie & Fitch, Adler Modemärkte AG, BNP Paribas SA, Celine, Converse, Dior Couture, Energizer, Exasol AG, Givenchy, IsarCare Holding GmbH, Kenzo, Loewe, LVMH Fashion Group, Moomin, Moynat, NIKE, Sunflower Management GmbH & Co KG, Supercell