Twainscore grows with Preu Bohlig counsel

Jakob Nüzel has joined Twainscore as salary partner. This is the first time that the young Munich IP firm has grown at partner level.

2 August 2022 by Mathieu Klos

Jakob Nüzel, Twainscore, patent The patent market in Munich currently offers a favourable environment for the start-ups and growth of IP firms like Twainscore. ©mRGB/ADOBE STOCK

On August 1, IP lawyer Jakob Nüzel joined Twainscore as salary partner. The 35-year-old was previously counsel at the Munich office of Preu Bohlig & Partner.

Jacob Nüzel, Twainscore, patent

Jacob Nüzel

Nüzel began his legal career at the IP heavyweight Preu Bohlig in 2015, where he gained experience across all areas of IP.

At Preu Bohlig he advised well-known brand manufacturers on brand protection, as well as tech companies and German SMEs on patent infringement proceedings. Nüzel also focuses on licensing, distribution and R&D agreements, as well as claims arising from unfair competition law.

According to JUVE Patent information, he spent the past two years litigating for WashTec Holding together with other Preu Bohlig lawyers. The case concerned components for washing car rims. He also litigated for Schwing Stetter concerning concrete mixers. Additionally, his clients included a major manufacturer of sporting goods.

Rapid growth in favourable market environment

Twainscore launched in April 2020 as a spinoff of Munich-based IP firm Ampersand. It was founded by former Ampersand lawyer Martin Wintermeier (35). Igor Schmulenson (39) joined as the second founding partner from employment law firm Wolff Schultze Kieferle. Twainscore advises exclusively on employment and IP law. In the meantime, it has grown by one associate.

Patent litigation accounts for a large share of Twainscore’s work and the firm has benefited from this expanding market. The Munich Regional Court in particular has seen an increasing number of new lawsuits in recent years.

Recently, for example, the firm acted for SusTeco in patent infringement disputes concerning water treatment systems. Other clients include Casa Nove concerning hookah accessories, Lunux Lighting concerning lighting technology, and most recently a foreign manufacturer of visual aids. IP licensing, R&D and joint development contracts also play a large role in the lawyers’ work. In addition, the firm is active on both the active and passive sides in civil litigation for trade secret protection.

Martin Wintermeier says, “I am very pleased that we, as a still-young law firm, have managed to attract such an outstanding colleague. We see this as a confirmation of both our growing IP practice and our firm’s structure and philosophy.

“I know Jakob as a professionally outstanding and tenacious colleague, whose advisory approach will fit in perfectly with our team and accelerate its growth,” Wintermeier added.