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From March 1 Patronus IP have merged with HGF

March 2019

The HGF team in Germany and Austria works across offices in Munich, Heidelberg and Salzburg led by Partners  Bernhard Ganahl, Jan Robert Naefe & Markus Zoller.

HGF is widely known across Europe for the expertise and quality of advice in intellectual property to its clients and its ability to provide inter geographical and interdisciplinary teams of attorneys to clients which meet their needs across

  • Patents and utility models
  • Trade marks
  • Designs
  • Plant Variety Rights
  • Oppositions and appeals

Working across the technical subjects of chemistry, electronics, engineering, material sciences and life sciences the German team has particular expertise in the respective industry sectors.

To learn more about our attorneys please click on the links below:

Bernhard Ganahl – Partner

Jan Robert Naefe – Partner

Dr Markus Zoller – Partner

Christian Himmler – European Patent Attorney

Rudolf Erhardt Sachs – European Patent Attorney

Julia Saladin – Attorney-at-Law

Dr Jens Kienitz – Trainee Patent Attorney

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