Since 1892 HOFFMANN EITLE has been known for experience and quality in the protection of intellectual property. This reputation is ensured by highly qualified IP professionals, supported by a team of technically accomplished, experienced and reliable staff.
Protecting intellectual property has always been key and is becoming ever more essential for many reasons – as is shown by the increase in the numbers of patent and trademark applications which are filed in Europe. Innovations and their protection secure a company’s future and are often the most important assets of all. HOFFMANN EITLE meets this demand with the right combination of skills and the highest level of commitment. Our experience and dedication makes us a strong and reliable partner for many clients worldwide for protecting ideas and effectively enforcing and defending their rights. With about 400 employees at seven offices in Germany, the UK, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands our firm is one of the largest and most successful in the field of intellectual property in Europe. Each year we file more than 4,000 new patent applications for our clients. Our international teams include members from the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Holland, Denmark, Japan and China. Working with a worldwide network of selected patent law firms, we diligently take care of your portfolio around the globe. One of our strengths is the interdisciplinary cooperation among our patent attorneys working in the fields of chemistry, biotechnology, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering & IT, as well as our German attorneys-at-law specializing in the areas of patent litigation, trademark & design protection, licensing and competition law.
Working on the interface between research, technology, economics and law, we forcefully prosecute, enforce and defend your IP rights and vigorously defend your company and its products in IP disputes in an ever increasingly dynamic global environment. HOFFMANN EITLE’s high level of competence and commitment to quality is illustrated also by the many industry awards we have been winning, and the consistently favourable rankings of our prosecution and litigation practice in the various key industry guidebooks. For example, HOFFMANN EITLE is listed in the top tier for patent prosecution in Germany and/or the EPO in Chambers, Legal 500, MIP IP Stars and the IAM Patent 1000 publications. Many of our attorneys are also specifically recommended in these guides, whose listings are based on their own research and interviews.