Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft is a law firm that specialises in litigation, arbitration and counselling exclusively in the field of intellectual property.
Many years of experience – in particular with respect to patent infringement litigation, but also in the field of trademark and design infringement, as well as unfair competition litigation – are the basis on which we have built an extensive litigation practice at all relevant national courts, the German and European Patent Office as well as the European Court of Justice. We advise our clients with respect to contracts and specific questions relating to intellectual property within transactions.
The partners of the firm have extensive experience in all technical fields. Openness to technical innovation and intensive contact with highly complex technical issues lead to creative litigation strategies and ensure optimum results for our clients. Close cooperation and exchange with patent agents and external technical experts are self-evident for us.
We set a high value on each individual matter being handled by an experienced partner. Complex cases are dealt with by experienced teams, depending on the needs of each individual matter, and are submitted to the highest standards of quality, speed, efficiency and cost awareness.
Participation in legal scholarly discussions and involvement in the further development of IP law are part of our professional activity. Our attorneys frequently speak in Germany and abroad, contribute regularly to publications in the field of IP law and are appointed as university lecturers. We are actively involved in national and international associations such as the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the European Patent Lawyers Association, the Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht, the International Trademark Association, the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the Licensing Executives Society and the German Association of Intellectual Property Rights Experts.
“An excellent firm for contentious work, offering a deep bench of strong and knowledgeable advisers. A great choice for international IP work, and with good financial control – they always stick to budgets.” (Chambers Europe 2010)
“Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft is one of Germany’s top IP boutiques. It...has an outstanding reputation according to local practitioners.” (Managing Intellectual Property Handbook 2010)
Many of our clients are global players or small and medium-sized companies with an international reach.
All of our attorneys have spent part of their education abroad. Practising in German and English is self-evident for us. In addition, our attorneys are fluent in French, Italian and Danish.
The litigation we handle regularly is part of a multinational approach. This requires the strategic planning and coordination of crossborder litigation in Europe, as well as close cooperation with attorneys handling parallel litigation in other jurisdictions – in particular, the United States. We can draw on wellestablished contacts with highly rated IP litigators in all relevant jurisdictions.
German, English, French, Italian, Danish, Russian.
Christian Osterrieth, Partner
Thomas W Reimann, Partner