WIPR Insights Germany Trademark Rankings 2024: D Young & Co 'Recommended'

The D Young & Co trade mark team has been ranked as 'recommended' in the WIPR Insights Germany Trademarks 2024 survey.

We are delighted to receive this fantastic feedback from WIPR Insights, and are grateful to our clients and colleagues who participated in this survey. This is WIPR Insights' first Germany Trademarks Rankings of leading firms and practitioners.

In addition to the firm's ranking, individuals Jana Bogatz (partner) is ‘recommended’ and Yvonne Stone (partner) is ‘notable’.

"Our go to firm..."

WIPR comments: D Young & Co Intellectual Property originates in the UK where it has offices in London and Southampton. The firm opened in Munich in 2016 and has built a solid base of clients, acting for some of the largest brands in the world like ExxonMobil and Dow Chemical. Styled as “Your European IP Partner” the firm combines the specialist IP services of patent and trade mark attorneys, patent litigators, solicitors and Rechtsanwälte in one firm. Referral lawyers say, “The firm is professional, knowledgeable, and helpful and it's a pleasure to work with them.”

The Munich trademark team manages clearance searches and advises on opposition proceedings and trademark infringement in Germany. The team also advises on cross-European strategies to address competitor trademark and design infringement. The firm is notable for the strength of loyalty in its client and referral law law firm feedback. A firm client says, “We use D Young & Co as our primary firm for EU Trademarks and then we use local firms in each country. Before Brexit we just used them in Germany but now we use them in the UK as well. D Young & Co is basically our go to firm for filing oppositions and full blown court litigation, there is no better firm to have work with the trademark office.”

Partner Jana Bogatz attracts strong appraisal. A transatlantic referral lawyer comments: “In Germany my principal contact is Jana Bogatz who has a lot of insight beyond mere legal advice into the statistical likelihood of positive outcome of cancellation and opposition proceedings at the EUIPO. This is as a result of her former in-house role at the EUIPO, so she is a great person to go to on the chances of success of an appeal.“ A global brand turns to Bogatz for EU trademark filings. Senior associate Yvonne Stone is seen as an essential connection in the team with clients. “She’s very good with client communications if I don’t understand something.” Another explains: “It takes time to develop junior lawyers. They care.”

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