JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2023/2024 - Trade Mark and Competition Law

The Munich law firm is one of the top addresses in the market with a consistently high level of expertise and a well-known team of partners with strong litigation skills in trade mark and competition law.

Ranking Trade Mark and Design Law - Volume 3 / ★★★★☆
Ranking Competition Law - Volume 2 / ★★★★★


Comment: The Munich-based law firm is one of the top addresses in the market with a consistently high level of expertise and a highly litigious, well-known team of partners in trade mark and competition law. With its classic, partner-centred advisory approach, it continues to impress renowned, brand-strong clients such as Beiersdorf, Longchamp, DFB and Deichmann. In particular, thanks to its many years of intensive work for BMW in trade mark infringement disputes, Hackbarth's team has made a name for itself as an expert in the automotive sector. In addition, the combined advice from soft IP and food law is particularly convincing for various protective organisations and Nestlé in particular, which relies on the firm in various proceedings. Klaka is also highly specialised in counterfeit protection, where it recently acted for Lafuma in proceedings against various retailers. A steady flow of unfair competition litigation is also ensured by the work for the competition centre, for which several partners act in often fundamental disputes.

Strengths: Litigation, broad experience with geographical indications.

Often recommended:Dr. Ralf Hackbarth ("this is how you do it in trademark law: consistent, but not brutal", "very competent in trademark law and high knowledge of the automotive sector", competitor), Dr. Andreas Schulz ("competent and fair trademark lawyer", "very experienced and good in unfair competition law", competitor), Dr. Stefan Eck ("knowledgeable and experienced IP lawyers", competitor about both), Dr. Wolfgang Götz ("very competent in licensing/contract law, efficient and target-oriented advice", client), Dr. Stefan Abel ("competent and practical", "open to target-oriented solutions", competitor), Oliver Rauscher ("competent and sharp in all areas of trademark and design law, forward-looking and successful in litigation", client), Dr. Constantin Kurtz, Florian Schmidt-Sauerhöfer

Team: 8 partner, 3 associates, 2 of counsel

Strengths: Trade mark and design law advice and litigation as well as registration and administrative practice. In competition law, primarily litigation, often at the interface with food and copyright law as well as drug advertising law. Renowned practice in patent litigation.

Leading name in trade mark law:Dr. Ralf Hackbarth