Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB

Kather Augenstein is a boutique law firm with a team of 12 specialised lawyers based in Dusseldorf, Germany. The firm was established in 2016 after a spin-off from Preu Bohlig as Kather Augenstein’s members wanted to focus on what they know best: IP litigation. They relish the challenging cases. Their passion is to disentangle complex situations, decipher apparently contradictory facts and get to the root of a problem. They delve into the matter and never give up. Because of that, all of Kather Augenstein’s clients joined at its inception and the firm has since been able to win a large number of new clients.

The team has been working together for many years and combines its experience and knowledge in IP litigation. In the last two years, Kather Augenstein has welcomed four new lawyers to the firm: Christopher Weber, who joined as a partner, and one associate, both from Bird & Bird, as well as two young professionals. The Kather Augenstein team now comprises five partners, five associates and two of counsel lawyers, and communicates with clients in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Areas of specialism

Kather Augenstein’s work focuses on patents, trademarks, designs and unfair competition. The lawyers enforce IP rights in all technical areas, including telecommunications, automotive, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, bio-technology, nano-technology, engineering and chemistry. Due to its size, the team is extremely flexible and gives full attention to each mandate – something on which all clients can rely. Kather Augenstein works exclusively in litigation as the team prefers contentious disputes and overarching coordination – national and international. Further, the team has extensive experience with arbitration. The lawyers are regularly nominated as arbitrators and are thus familiar with the other side of the bench.

The team can handle comprehensive and complex litigation cases by joining forces and knowledge. Recently, Kather Augenstein filed complaints for its client in one day which were later divided into 10 different proceedings. This is the kind of work at which Kather Augenstein excels.

Partner Christopher Weber handles cases fast and conscientiously. He recently obtained and enforced a preliminary injunction within days after notice. The client was thrilled when the injunction was enforced on a leading trade fair.

For international legal disputes, the lawyers work seamlessly with similarly experienced firms around the world and have vast experience in coordinating international legal disputes for their clients as intellectual property does not stop at national borders. Partner Alexander Haertel is currently leading cross-border infringement proceedings in Italy, Germany and the United States, and works closely with patent attorneys in all three countries. He is also responsible for internal and external coordination.

As of its inception, Kather Augenstein has been listed as a recommended firm in national and international rankings such as Juve, The Legal 500, IAM, IP Stars, Kanzleienliste 2017, Who’s Who Legal and Leaders League Group, among others. Further, Kather Augenstein’s lawyers regularly speak at conferences, take part in panel discussions and have their work published in law journals.

Contact details

Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB
Johannstrasse 37
Düsseldorf 40476

Professional contacts

Sample client list

  • Audi AG
  • Boston Scientific
  • Coloplast
  • Continental AG
  • Deutsche Lufthansa AG
  • Ericsson
  • HTC
  • Merck KGaA
  • tesa SE
  • Volkswagen AG

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