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Extract of JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2018

Patentrecht -  Die gemischte IP-Kanzlei zählt im Patentrecht zu den Marktführern: Neben ihrer extrem stark positionierten Prosecution-Praxis baut Vossius mit Nachdruck ihr Prozessteam aus. Ihre Anmeldetätigkeit ist unter den dt. Kanzleien sehr umfangr., stark internat. ausgerichtet u. hat einen herausragenden Schwerpunkt in der Biotechnologie. Dies äußert sich immer wieder in zahlr. Einspruchs- u. Beschwerdeverfahren vor dem EPA, zuletzt etwa für CRISPR Therapeutics. Auch bei Pharma- u. Medizinprodukteherstellern ist Vossius stark positioniert, wie etwa die beiden umfangr. Prozesse für ResMed bzw. Boston Scientific zeigen. Immer besser kommt Vossius zudem bei Elektronik- u. Mobilfunkpatenten in Schwung. Basis dafür ist die zum Teil sehr umfangr. Anmeldetätigkeit für asiat. Konzerne, insbes. für LG. Dass der Ausbau des China-Desks Wirkung entfaltet, zeigt sich u.a. in der Prozessarbeit für ZTE. Generell entwickelt Vossius ihr Prozessteam stärker als die meisten Wettbewerber weiter. Den Schwerpunkt setzt sie hierbei auf D’dorf, wo zuletzt ein 3-köpfiges Team von Arnold Ruess kam, darunter der im Mobilfunksektor erfahrene Kramer. Mit ihm konnte Vossius Wiko als neue Mandantin gewinnen. In einer Verwerterklage vertreten die Anwälte neuerdings zudem einen weiteren Mobilfunkanbieter. Das Münchner Prozessteam ist zudem v.a. bei Medizinprodukten stark.

Marken- und Designrecht - Dass die Kanzlei auch im Markenrecht immer mehr Profil entwickelt, zeigt sich u.a. daran, dass zuletzt v.a. chin. Mandanten wie der Handyhersteller Xiaomi die Soft-IP-Rechtler direkt mandatierten. Weiterhin gibt es viele Anknüpfungspunkte an die trad. starke Patentpraxis, zudem bestehen ausgezeichnete Kontakte zu internat. IP-Kanzleien. Doch insges. nimmt der Anteil dt. Direktkontakte zu Mandanten wie MAN oder dem BSI stetig zu. (...) Das junge Team tritt immer stärker in Aktion, etwa in umfangr. Prozessen für Boffi oder den BSI. Verstärkt bemüht sich Vossius zudem in Berlin um die Start-up-Beratung. Dabei könnte der Zugang einer gut vernetzten IT-Rechtlerin von EY im September 2018 noch hilfreich sein.

 

Extract of JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2017

Patents - This leading firm in patents is a European heavyweight when it comes to pharmaceuticals and biotech patents. This applies to prosecution and litigation to an equal degree. This highly visible specialty overshadows the fact that Vossius’ technical expertise is broad on the whole. (…) Vossius had set its sights on one of the main potential UPC locations, Düsseldorf. The launch here, with a litigation team of its own patent attorneys and lawyers, as well as an experienced lateral, shows that Vossius is striving towards a consistent mixed approach in the European market, also to offer its strong US client base a full service. The firm is also tackling the Asian market, where other Munich firms have the edge. (…)

Trademarks and Design Law - This Munich IP boutique respected in trademarks boasts a traditional strength in trademark administration, but is picking up momentum in litigation, e.g. high-profile proceedings in the fashion and sport sectors for regular clients (…)The firm’s taking over entire portfolios (…) is also impacting positively on dispute work. Like other large mixed firms, Vossius is consistently moving towards becoming a European IP litigation firm. But unlike Hoffmann Eitle or Bardehle, the firm is foregoing international offices for the time being, instead seeking to strengthen its cooperation with European litigation firms with similar setups (…)

 

Extract of JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2016

Patents - On the basis of its excellently positioned prosecution practice, this leading firm in patents fine-tuned its litigation team setup. The firm bolstered the lawyer side with two career starters and appointed an experienced litigator salary partner. The litigation team already enjoys an excellent position in Munich, and the firm launched an additional office in Düsseldorf in November 2015, with a mixed litigation team of its own patent attorneys and an experienced lateral. Vossius is thus gearing itself more and more towards the UPC system, with a strong mixed approach, for instance to offer its US clientele full service. The patent attorneys are already working more consistently alongside the litigation specialists. Vossius is esp. well positioned in pharmaceuticals proceedings, but also represents Asian companies before Germany’s courts. With its launch in Düsseldorf, Vossius thus also has its sights set on Asian clients in the Rheinland.

Trademarks and Design Law - This Munich IP boutique respected in trademarks and unfair competition made progress in administration – a traditional strength – and in litigation. Work arose from new portfolios, e.g. that of an international sporting goods manufacturer, and numerous proceedings. The lawyers expanded their activity in the fashion sector (...)

 

Extract of JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2015

Patentrecht - Diese im Patentrecht zu den führenden zählende Kanzlei feilt erhebl. an ihrer Aufstellung im Hinblick auf das europ. Patentsystem. Ihr Hauptaugenmerk legt sie dabei auf die Stärkung ihres gemischten Ansatzes. Sie vertiefte weiter die  Zusammenarbeit ihrer sehr prozesserfahrenen Patentanwälte mit ihrem gut positionierten Prozessteam (…)

Marken- und Designrecht - Unbeirrt setzt die im Marken- u. Wettbewerbsrecht geschätzte Kanzlei ihren Weg fort, sich von der auf formelles Markenrecht spezialisierten Einheit hin zu einer ernst zu nehmenden Prozesspraxis zu entwickeln. (…) Einige Unternehmen mandatieren die Kanzlei ausschl. aufgrund ihrer Prozesserfahrung: „Sie erledigen Prozesse schnell, präzise u. erfolgreich“ (…)

 

Extract of JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2014

Patentrecht - In ihrem Heimatmarkt München hat Vossius v.a. durch die Arbeit der Patentanwälte eine starke Stellung. Sie stellt eine der großen europäischen Anmeldepraxen – mit exzellentem Ruf für Biotech- u. Pharmapatente. Und nicht nur bei Pharmaklagen gelten die Patentanwälte als gute Prozessexperten. (…) Mit ihrem gemischten Ansatz aus Patent- u. Rechtsanwälten sowie der starken Stellung in München bringt Vossius 2 wichtige Voraussetzungen für das neue Patentsystem in Europa mit.

Marken- und Wettbewerbsrecht - (…) Beständig treibt die im Marken- u. Wettbewerbsrecht geschätzte u. von einem Wettbewerber als „kompetent u. zuverlässig“ gelobte Kanzlei ihre Weiterentwicklung voran.



Managing Intellectual Property

Extract of Managing IP handbook 2016 and 2017

“Each practitioner at Vossius & Partner is excellent in their field,” one client says. Clients rely on the firm for support in IPR protection, licensing and patent disputes. Practitioners are “knowledgeable” and provide “very effective representation and a business-aware approach to litigation and settlement”.

Extract of Managing IP handbook 2015

Trademark and Copyright: Vossius & Partner is a very well-established law firm (...). A client in the retail sector says the team has "excellent industry awareness". "They have fought fervently for us in various pieces of litigation, showing excellent commerciality, responsiveness and technical ability."

Extract of Managing IP handbook 2014

Tier 1 patent prosecution firm Vossius & Partner is a partnership of patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law with offices in Munich, Berlin and Basel. It is able to offer clients a one-stop IP service for pre-filing clearance searches as well as later filing and enforcement. Their expertise runs the whole gamut of technical areas with a large practice numbering 47 attorneys who are very experienced in presenting disputes in front of the EPO.

Extract of Managing IP handbook 2012

In patents, IP boutique Vossius & Partner boasts one of the country´s preeminent prosecution practices and is home to a respected contentious team. (…) In trade marks, the firm offers the full suite of services and is known on the prosecution side. Although less visible, the firm´s copyright practice has grown in prominence.

Intellectual Asset Management: IAM Patent 1000

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IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2018

Vossius & Partner has been historically known for its biotechnology practice, but it is now also making ground in the telecoms realm, having employees based in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan has meant that the firm has been winning significant new mandates from businesses in East Asia. A notable highlight in this respect is the firm's representation of ZTE on a series of infringement proceedings concerning MPEG LA patents. (...)

 

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IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2017

Vossius & Partner is one of the big players in German intellectual property. It has an experienced and committed patent team that is easy to work with and well respected. The high-end boutique has offices in Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin and Basel, plus an extensive network of alliances the world over, and protects and enforces patents across Europe, the United States and Asia with consummate ease. (...)

 

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IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2016

With bases in Berlin, Dusseldorf and Basel, the Munich-headquartered Vossius & Partner is home to a talented cadre of technical experts – particularly in chemistry, pharmaceuticals and comestibles – and professionals with deep know-how in related areas such as antitrust, licensing and SPCs. (...)

 

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IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2015

With a judicious blend of patent attorneys and attorneys at law, Munich-based behemoth Vossius & Partner packs a mighty punch. Its comprehensive, high-quality package is appreciated around the globe; domestic heavy hitters as well as leading companies from Asia all find a place on the firm´s diamond-studded client roster.

 

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IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2014

A titan of the German market, Munich-based Vossius & Partner is arguably the country’s strongest firm that incorporates patent attorneys and attorneys at law. Seamless integration between the two disciplines is its USP. It also has a well-established Asian practice, having counted top Japanese and Chinese companies on its client roster for decades. The depth of its talent pool is a real draw.

 

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IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2013

“One of the fiercest competitors” for German and EPO prosecution work, and often cited as “the best”, Vossius is known and respected throughout the world. Many of its instructions come from abroad, with Asia proving its most fruitful hunting ground at present. Experts from Japan, Korea, the United States, Israel and many other countries work alongside their German colleagues, giving the firm a truly global outlook and the ability to partner closely with patent holders from all quarters. Its phenomenal bench strength and the inclusion of a number of attorneys at law enable the firm to deliver everything that clients in patent heavy industries require.

 

 

 

Chambers and Partners

Extract of Chambers Global Guide 2018

Best known for its strength in patent prosecution, advising clients on applications in a range of fields including engineering, chemistry, biotechnology and life sciences. Offers expertise in key Asian jurisdictions such as Japan and South Korea, and often co-ordinates pan-European infringement, nullity and opposition proceedings.

 

Extract of Chambers Global Guide 2017

Extremely well-resourced team of lawyers and patent attorneys on the ground in Munich, Düsseldorf and Berlin. Coverage of the European market is also enhanced by its office in Basel. Recommended for Europe-wide infringement cases, and closely co-operates with contacts in the UK and USA.

 

Extract of Chambers Europe Guide 2016

IP boutique with significant patent prosecution practice and a team based in Munich and Berlin. Praised by litigation firms and clients for its strong capabilities and dedicated sector expertise in mechanical and electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, pharmaceutical and food law. Increasingly visible in litigation.

 

Extract of Chambers Europe Guide 2015

IP-focused firm with an excellent reputation for patent prosecution matters, where it is highly active and visible in patent filings. Benefits from expertise in a range of technical areas and industries, including mechanical engineering, electronics, IT and life sciences. Adept in advising both German and international clients, particularly those from the US and Japan.

 

Extract of Chambers Europe Guide 2014

Full-service IP firm with a strong presence in the pharmaceuticals and biotech arena, advising on the enforcement and protection of IP rights. Noted for representing clients in application and opposition proceedings before the European and German patent offices. Sources say: "One of the biggest competitors in the biotech field."

 

Extract of Chambers Europe Guide 2013

This prestigious IP firm enjoys a tremendous reputation in patent prosecution and litigation, and has one of the largest teams in the market. Highly regarded for its work in the pharmaceutical and chemistry fields, it counts various household names amongst its clientele. Sources say: “A market leader and one of the best-known teams. Exceptional quality."


World Trademark Review: WTR 1000

Extract of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2018

Delivering sophisticated, transparent and individually tailored counsel on budget and on time, the nimble-footed Vossius & Partner is an excellent choice. It remains strongest in its spiritual home of Munich, but of late has been the talk of the town in Dusseldorf where its 2015-established office has now successfully expanded to cover the full spectrum of IP matters. (…)

Extract of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2017

(…) Vossius & Partner has (…) a sterling reputation in Germany and beyond. It excels across the IP spectrum, with singular expertise in licensing, competition, media and pharmaceutical issues. (…)

Extract of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2016

The deep specialisms and competitive fee structures on offer at Vossius & Partner have proved a potent combination for companies of all stripes. Established in 1961, the agile boutique now has offices in Munich, Berlin and Basel. Its trademark package is all-encompassing, with ancillary expertise in competition, pharmaceutical, media and food law a further draw. (...)

Extract of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2015

Sophisticated boutique Vossius & Partner enjoyed an auspicious year in 2014, winning a slew of newsworthy mandates from significant brands; it also more than held its own in thorny disputes involving non-traditional marks. One US attorney admits: “If I had to choose a firm in Europe, Vossius would be my first choice.”


Extract of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2014

Few firms garner such warm client feedback as Vossius & Partner: “It is commercially minded and really understands what is best for a business.” Operating on both sides of the contentious/non-contentious divide, it is one of the country’s most versatile firms. “Its work is quite simply excellent. It is always precise, ahead of schedule, and the collaborations are always successful. It offers a tailor-made service, and it has a true understanding of clients’ business goals.”

 

Extract of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2013

While perhaps best known for its formidable profile in patents, Vossius is also a potent force in trademarks, with around a dozen professionals housed in its legal, trademarks and design team. It serves a diverse multinational client base, while efforts to expand its domestic following have recently been rewarded with mandates from major German players in the telecoms and commercial vehicles sectors.

The Legal 500 Deutschland

Extract of handbook The Legal 500 2018

Patentrecht - Vossius & Partner untermauerte mit drei Partnerernennungen den kontinuierlich wachsenden guten Ruf ihrer Patentrechtspraxis in der Life Sciences-, Chemie- und Technikbranche. (…) Die Kanzlei betreut neben zahlreichen Mandaten im Bereich Life Sciences auch patentrechtliche Streitigkeiten in einer großen Bandbreite anderer Bereiche, darunter Telekommunikation, Elektronik und Maschinenbau sowie Verfahrenstechnik und Physik. (…)

Markenrecht - Vossius & Partner berät im markenrechtlichen Belangen sowohl im Prosecution- als auch im erfolgreich ausgebauten Litigation-Bereich. Zu den Highlight-Mandaten zählen unter anderem MAN Truck & Bus, Perrigo Pharma und der Bundesverband der deutschen Sportartikel-Industrie. (…)

 

Extract of handbook The Legal 500 2017

Patents - Vossius & Partner wird besonders häufig aufgrund ihrer Stärke in Amtsverfahren empfohlen, allerdings kann die IP-Boutique auch weiterhin ein umfangreiches Patentanmeldegeschäft vorweisen. (…) Auch darüber hinaus kommt viel Geschäft aus dem Ausland, worauf man mit Patentanwälten aus den USA, Japan, Korea und Israel gut eingestellt ist. (…)

Trademarks and Unfair Competition - Während die IP-Boutique Vossius & Partner vor allem für ihre Stärke im Anmeldegeschäft bekannt ist, baut das Münchner Team auch die Prozessvertretung weiter aus, berät ebenfalls regelmäßig zu Markenstrategien und konnte weiterhin eine verstärkt nachgefragte Expertise im Designrecht verzeichnen, die zum Wachstum der Praxis beiträgt. (…)

Extract of handbook The Legal 500 2016

Patents - Vossius & Partner has a strong prosecution practice and is well regarded for its experience in opposition proceedings. The team covers life sciences, chemicals and technology. The team has a pronounced international caseload, handled by patent attorneys from the US, Japan, Korea and Israel. (...) The firm opened a new Düsseldorf office in November 2015.

Trademarks and Unfair Competition - Vossius & Partner is ‘renowned’ for its patent and design prosecution work but also advises on trade mark strategies and has a growing contentious practice. (...)

Extract of handbook The Legal 500 2015

Patentrecht - Die „uneingeschränkt empfohlene“ Patentpraxis von Vossius & Partner deckt alle technischen Bereiche ab, von Chemie und Life Sciences bis zu Technik, und ist neben dem Anmeldegeschäft vor allem für eine Spezialisierung in Einspruchsverfahren bekannt. (…) Die Kanzlei gilt als „extrem stark in Vergleichssachen“ und ist insbesondere für die Expertise in Einspruchsverfahren anerkannt.

Markenrecht - Vossius & Partner ist „sehr angesehen“, vor allem im Patentrecht, aber auch in markenrechtlichen Angelegenheiten. Ein festes Standbein der Kanzlei ist das Anmeldegeschäft, doch man berät auch zu Markenstrategien und baut die Prozessführung kontinuierlich aus. Unter den Mandanten sind viele mittelständische Unternehmen und man ist auch international sehr präsent.


Extract of handbook The Legal 500 2014

Patentrecht - Die Stärken von Vossius & Partner liegen in den Bereichen Biologie, Chemie und Technik. (…) Das Team ist international aufgestellt mit Patentanwälten aus den USA, Japan, Korea und Israel. (…) Wie so manche andere IP-Boutique macht man, mit messbarem Erfolg, auch immer größere Schritte im streitigen Patentrecht.

Marken- und Wettbewerbsrecht - Die Praxis von Vossius & Partner ist auf Wachstumskurs. (…) Die Praxis ist in der Anmeldeberatung, der Betreuung von Marktportfolien und insbesondere in der Prozessführung tätig.

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