For 125 years 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.
In today’s world, protecting intellectual property is becoming ever more important. Innovations can secure the future of a company and are often the most important assets of all – as is shown by the increase in the numbers of patent and trademark applications which are filed in Europe. HOFFMANN EITLE recognises and meets this challenge with the right combination of skills and the highest level of commitment. We believe that makes us a strong and reliable partner for many companies and institutions worldwide when it comes to protecting ideas and effectively enforcing and defending their rights.
With approximately 400 employees at six offices in Germany and Europe, 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 can advise you in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Turkish, Japanese and Chinese. Working with an international network of patent law firms, we look after your interests around the globe.
One of our greatest 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 in the areas of trademarks & designs and patent litigation & licensing. Our attorneys work on interfaces between research, technology, economics and law, allowing HOFFMANN EITLE to successfully register, enforce and defend your rights in a dynamic global environment.
HOFFMANN EITLE’s high level of competence and commitment to quality is illustrated also by the many industry awards we have won, and our consistently favourable rankings 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.