Germany Trademark Rankings 2024


Firm overview:

Munich boutique Weickmann & Weickmann has assisted clients in all areas of intellectual and industrial property since 1882. Weickmann advises on trademark and design matters on a national and international level via a network of international contacts, including registration and legal proceedings, competition law, domain law and copyright law. The firm also assists clients on product piracy by patrolling trade fairs and exhibitions such as the Ambiente consumer goods fair in Frankfurt and the ISPO Munich sport fair. Weickmann is a member of DEHOGA Bayern  e.V., the Bavarian Hotel and Restaurant  Association, and advises its members in trademark, design, copyright, domain and unfair competition matters.

Team overview:

Weickmann’s trademark department comprises a dozen registered lawyers or patent attorneys, and around 40 specialised professionals. The firm annually files 110 national and 100 EU trademarks, with 50 applications in other jurisdictions. Weickmann manages 130 active oppositions and other administrative proceedings with 230 active clients and 30 active litigations. The team has recently onboarded 15 new clients. A quarter of the firm’s work relates to the consumer goods industry, 20% technology and 20% vehicles and transport, food and beverage and other sectors.

The trademarks team comprises 2 partners and 2 associates. “Highly recommended in Trademark law” by peers, Dr. Udo W. Herberth focuses on trademark, design, competition, licence and sport rights in Germany and abroad. “We shared a client and I thought he did a good job,” notes another peer. Herberth runs workshops such as ‘Strategies in Trademark and Design Protection’ at Munich Creative Business Week and he is a founder of BITMA, the Bavarian International Trademark Association.

Christoph Vischer focuses on all trademark, design and unfair competition matters as well as online/domain name law. He is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the International Trademark Association (INTA), the European  Communities Trade Mark Association  (ECTA) and member of INTA’s Trademark Office Practices Committee - EUIPO Subcommittee.

During the Corona crisis the team expanded internationally and now combines a diverse group including attorneys from Italy, Romania as well as Brazil, Kazakhstan, China and Korea, alongside long standing staff.

Key matters:

  • Dr. Udo Herberth and Dr. Marcus R. Danisch represented Human Horizons holding (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in defending the client’s two preliminary injunction proceedings against Renault Deutschland AG in Germany and Renault s.a.s./France, at the Higher Regional Court in Düsseldorf.
  • Dr Udi Herberth provides strategic advice and representation to Wolman Wood and Fire Protection Gmbh in protecting the client’s global trademark portfolio. Weickmann also assisted the client in completing a mapping assignment of its extensive worldwide trademarks.
  • Dr. Udo Herberth and Dr. Marcus R. Danisch defended Herbaria Kräuterparadies GmbH’s trademark rights concerning the use of the mark HERBARIA at the Regional Court of Munich, the Higher Regional Court of Munich, and against revocation proceedings before the EUIPO.


CEGLA Medizintechnik GmbH, European Marketing Distribution (EMD), F. X. MEILLER Fahrzeug- und Maschinenfabrik, Herbaria Kräuterparadies, Human Horizons holding (Shanghai), Liqui Moly, MARKANT Services International, MEGUIN GmbH & Co. KG Mineraloelwerke, MERCK Santé, MBCC Group / Construction Research & Technology, PCI Augsburg, SALUS HAUS DR. MED. OTTO GREITHER  NACHF, Wolman Wood and Fire Protection