Boult Wade Tennant opens Berlin office

By Press Releases
May 17, 2019

Boult Wade Tennant is delighted to announce the opening of the Berlin office. The new office location will further strengthen the firm’s presence in Europe with their Madrid office  having opened last year.

The centrally located office is on one of the most famous avenues in Berlin and is headed up by partner Michael C. Maier. Michael is a German Solicitor (“Rechtsanwalt”) with significant expertise in developing strategic initiatives addressing complex IP issues with a focus on trade mark law, design law, copyright, unfair competition, etc.

Michael has a broad expertise in trade mark litigation, managing worldwide trade mark portfolios and handling prosecution, opposition and cancellation matters, including appeal procedures before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office. He regularly represents German and international clients in legal disputes before German courts as well as the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Before joining Boult Wade Tennant, Michael practiced IP law for several years at an internationally renowned IP firm in Paris (being admitted to the French Bar) as well as at a highly reputed IP firm in Berlin. Furthermore, in the role of an Associate General Counsel and General Manager, he led the trade mark department of one the world’s largest beauty companies being responsible for all luxury trade mark and design-related matters globally. Being an acknowledged expert in the field of trade mark law, Michael is regularly invited as a speaker and to hold seminars by professional organizations.

Managing Partner and Head of the Trade Mark and Domain Names practice John Wallace said ‘We are incredibly excited to announce the opening of the Berlin office and welcoming Michael to the firm. We look forward to continue to grow and expand into the European market.’

About Boult Wade Tennant

Boult Wade Tennant supports innovation of every kind, no matter where you are in the world. Whether you need to protect your invention, brand or design, challenge the rights of others or maximize the commercial value of your intellectual property, we have the expertise to help you.

As a leading IP firm, our patent, trade mark and design teams specialize in advising clients over the full life-cycle of brands, products or systems; from acquisition, exploitation and protection to commercial use, infringement or contentious issues. We are one of the UK’s largest intellectual property (IP) firms and we are proud of our award winning reputation which we believe demonstrates how seriously we take our client relationships. Exceptional client service is at the heart of the company, we are dedicated to protecting intellectual property. We are focused on you; on your business, on your problems and on how we can help you achieve your commercial objectives.

Start-ups, national and international companies, entrepreneurs, governments, universities and other academic institutions can all rely on our unwavering commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. In upholding our reputation as a leading IP firm, the approach we take is always tailored completely to your needs. We are made up of UK and European patent attorneys with 7 global offices: throughout the UK in London, Reading, Cambridge, and Oxford, as well as Munich, Berlin and Madrid, providing world-class IP advice.

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