BARDEHLE PAGENBERG has pooled the strengths of patent attorneys and attorneys at law for over 40 years, clearly setting itself apart from its competitors.

Our diverse client base appreciates the intense and smooth cooperation between our attorneys at law handling infringement cases before the German civil courts and our patent attorneys representing clients in proceedings before the European Patent Office (EPO),  the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Patent Court.

We are a full-service IP firm that is regularly chosen by global companies which value our international reach and diverse team. Various German blue-chip companies and small and medium-sized businesses and market leaders in niche technologies also entrust BARDEHLE PAGENBERG with their IP business.

Scope of our advice

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Designs
  • Unfair competition law
  • Copyright
  • Domain names
  • Antitrust law
  • Licensing and technology transfer

Industry sector strengths

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG leads the way in the automotive industry, telecommunications, software and electronics. In addition to general engineering, the firm also focuses on medical devices, sports equipment and the pharmaceutical sector. Over the past few years, its telecommunication and automotive business has registered the highest growth rates as the firm handled various high-profile litigation proceedings simultaneously.

International presence and alliances

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG stands out as a law firm with strong cross-national ties between its offices in Munich, Dusseldorf, Paris and Barcelona. Its reliable international network includes longstanding relationships with numerous high-end IP law firms in the United States and fast-growing Asian markets. This gives BARDEHLE PAGENBERG a global reach with excellent capabilities in cross-border IP disputes.

In 2015 BARDEHLE PAGENBERG demonstrated its role as a pioneer once more, forming a partnership with the Singaporean law firm YUSARN AUDREY in the fields of IP law and technology transfer. Between them, the two boutiques provide clients with skilful support in the fields of technology licensing, business cooperation, joint venture and merger and acquisition projects.

Corporate social responsibility

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG offers an in-house seminar programme called IP Academy where lectures are given by renowned experts. The sessions include practical exercises and valuable guidance for day-to-day work in IP law. The lectures are open to the public and particularly recommended for IP practitioners. The firm also provides vocational education for patent law clerks and paralegals.

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is known for its diverse team and inclusive policy across all offices. By offering part-time and home-office options to its employees, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG ensures that work-life balance is not merely a buzzword, but a basis for flexibility, creativity and dedication in a supportive working environment.

Team experience and size

With over 40 years of experience in the IP world, a considerable international clientele and over 160 specialists, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is able to conduct simultaneously numerous major infringement, opposition and nullity proceedings. Presently, our German patent litigation team (more than 40 litigators and patent attorneys) is handling over 250 German patent infringement actions, over 200 German nullity actions and over 200 EPO oppositions in parallel. Similar numbers apply to the past five years.

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG boasts an impressive pool of highly skilled attorneys, many of them playing an active role in international professional associations and committees, serving in government expert groups, advisory boards and boards of bar associations and publishing books and expert articles on a broad range of topical IP issues.

Highly regarded worldwide

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG and its lawyers regularly rank at the top of the most renowned IP publications.

Contact details

Prinzregentenplatz 7
Munich 81675

Professional contacts

Other offices

  • Barcelona
  • Duesseldorf
  • Paris
  • Verona

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