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GOWLING WLG – Germany 2016

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JUVE Comment

This respected litigation practice in Munich is steadily developing activity for regular clients and clients from its strong international network. Fittingly with regard to the latter, preeminent IP firm Wragge from the UK merged with Graham to form Gowling WLG in early 2016. The firm also boasts a strong IP specialty in Canada and good ties to US firms. The referrals to be expected from North America may buoy up the patents practice in its further expansion into becoming a competitive European litigation practice – also in view of the UPC. The German team stepped up activity for NPEs and is playing a growing part within Gowling’s European presence.

Recommended individuals

Dr. Michael Schneider, Dr. Richard Schlötter.

Team

2 partners, 1 salary partner, 3 associates

Practice

Work in technical protection rights focuses on litigation. Advice also on trademarks and unfair competition and on the interface with the life sciences sector.

Clients

Link Systems regarding chip technology; Neovasc Tiara regarding cardiac valves; Dyson concerning vacuum cleaners; JTI concerning e-cigarettes.

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