Weitere Verstärkung für Patent Services und IP
Patent attorney and partner Dr Michael Schneider will join the practice group Patent Services on 1 February 2010. Dr Herbert Kunz, head of Patent Services and Andreas Ascherl already joined Eversheds Germany at the beginning of January. Other new employees include altogether eleven business service employees and paralegals.
The practice group Patent Litigation, coordinated by partner Hosea Haag, with its attorneys Matthias Wetzel, Sandra Waigand (mainly coordinated by Dr. Alexander Niethammer in the field IT law) as well as Christoph Jonas and Reinhard Meyer-Borgstädt, also started its work in January and is part of the practice group IP, coordinated by Axel Zimmermann.
The fields intellectual property law, copyright, trademark and media law are part of the practice group IP and therefore coordinated by partner Axel Zimmermann. Members of the team include partner Dr. Alexander Niethammer (mainly IT law) and Dr. Alexandra Bergmann L.L.M. (after she returns from parental leave, which is expected to be 1 June 2010) as well as seven other Associates. These include Julia Blaufuß, née Biebl, who will join the team in February. She is experienced in trademark law and formerly worked at Hammonds in Munich.
Therefore, altogether 18 professionals are employed in the IP and Patent fields. In association with Eversheds, these practice groups form a European Center of Competence at the location of the German and European patent authorities.
Axel Zimmermann, Head of IP: "With recruiting the patent attorneys and the establishment of the practice groups Patent Services and Patent Litigation we receive much more than just further expertise. The strong association of attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys matches our full service approach. Now, we are able to fulfil our great potential nationally as well as internationally."
Dr. Matthias Heisse, Managing Partner adds: "By integrating the new Practice Groups, we emphasize our aspirations to establish an internationally leading practice group with our IP Centre of Competence concerning the fields intellectual property law, trademarks and patents. This is also in accordance with the demands from our clients. Moreover, Eversheds fully supports us in bundling the European activities at the Munich office."