Germany Trademark Rankings 2024

Unit4 IP

Firm overview:

Stuttgart boutique IP firm UNIT4 IP advises corporate clients from industries including, automotive, computing, pharmaceutical, fashion, cosmetics/fragrance, retail and publishing. The firm attracts favourable responses from peers. “A good firm, we love working with them.” Larger firms report referring conflict work to Unit4 IP and note “clients like their work in IP.”

Unit4 IP advises start-ups to SMEs, to global companies, with a focus on US global players. The firm advises clients on trademarks before the German courts, on proceedings before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and assists with domain names issues. Unit4 IP also handles large trademark portfolios, both nationally and with the EU, and internationally through a foreign counsel network.

The firm has recently appeared before the highest courts, including the German Federal Supreme Court, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the General Court of the European Union. Unit4 IP has experience managing the strategic challenges of large clearance projects in Germany.

Team overview:

A team of “very experienced people” of five partners and six associates, advises on trademarks matters. Associate Dr Corbinin Koehler arrived in April 2023 from rival Menold Belzer.

Key matters:

  • Unit4 IP’s Jan Weiser, Ursula Stelzenmüller, Ekkehard Stolz and Antonia Bognár advise iconic automobile manufacturer Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft on global trademark management and defence; court proceedings, general advice; worldwide design filings and defence, and general advice on design matters; and on Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resoluton Policy (UDRP) proceedings.
  • Unit4 IP’s Jan Weiser, Antonia Bognár, Elisabeth Mielke and Ursula Stelzenmüller advise iconic automobile manufacturer Bugatti International S.A. on the management of global trademark and design portfolio, defence, counselling and enforcement.


Bugatti International S.A., Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft