IP nominees announced for JUVE Awards 2020

Today JUVE has announced the JUVE Awards Germany 2020 shortlist, including the nominees for JUVE IP Law Firm of the Year and IP In-house Team of the Year. This year, the JUVE Awards has a corona-compliant option. On 29 October, the legal community can watch the whole ceremony unfold live via video on

20 August 2020 by Amy Sandys

JUVE Awards Swiss football referee Urs Meier will compere this year's JUVE Awards, which will be streamed via video on 29 October ©JUVE

JUVE is pleased to announce the nominees for this year’s JUVE Awards. This includes the coveted JUVE IP Law Firm of the Year in Germany, and German IP Inhouse Team of the Year.

The nominees for JUVE IP Law Firm of the Year are:

  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
  • Bird & Bird
  • CMS Hasche Sigle
  • Vossius & Partner
  • Preu Bohlig

The nominees for IP In-house Team of the Year are:

  • Knorr Bremse
  • Faber Castell
  • Nokia
  • Rewe
  • Infineon

The awards, including the IP awards, cover Germany only. Watch the video below to see the final full shortlist of all 18 categories.

Nominees IP In-house Team of the Year and IP Firm of the Year 2020
Despite coronavirus restrictions, the JUVE Awards 2020 will go ahead – albeit in a new format. A new platform,, will broadcast the ceremony, with renowned Swiss football referee Urs Meier as this year’s compere.

Winning criteria

Every year, JUVE awards the title of JUVE IP Firm of the Year for a firm’s annual work and achievements. All the nominees have demonstrated a strong performance and strategic development in soft IP, patent law or both. The successful handling of prominent cases and the dynamic development of the IP practice play an important role.

Since 2018, JUVE has also bestowed an award to the IP In-house Team of the Year. Here, the editorial team selects a winner from five nominees doing outstanding work and forging demonstrable dynamic growth. JUVE also considers teams in soft IP and the patent field.

In 2019, the winners of JUVE IP Law Firm of the Year and In-house IP Team of the Year were Düsseldorf boutique Arnold Ruess and industrial engineering conglomerate Thyssenkrupp respectively. The judging process recognised the latter for a remarkable overhaul of its IP department. Arnold Ruess was recogised for its pharmaceutical expertise and high-profile clients.

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