Eversheds Boosts German Law Offering With New Legal Appointments

LawFuel.com – Europe Law Newswire Service – 21 October 2009 – International law firm Eversheds boosts its German offering with the appointments of expert Patent Attorneys Dr Herbert Kunz and Dr Michael Schneider. Kunz, Head of Hammonds in Munich, will lead, and develop with Schneider, a new practice group called Patent Services and Prosecution, at Eversheds in Munich.

Intellectual Property is a key business issue for many of Eversheds’ global clients and with Munich being home to the European Patent Office and with Germany being a key European patent litigation jurisdiction, the new recruits will strengthen the IP practice of Eversheds Germany. The full service offering covers patent prosecution and litigation, trademarks and copyright law, designs, media and press law.

Dr Matthias Heisse, Managing Partner of Eversheds Germany commented:

“We decided last year to establish a practice group Patent Services and Prosecution. With Dr Herbert Kunz and Dr Michael Schneider on board we can finally realise it. We are very pleased to recruit such brilliant Patent attorneys with a wealth of experience in national and international patent and IP issues. The strong relationship between Lawyers and Patent attorneys is in line with our vision of a full service offering and delivering client service excellence.”

Stephen Hopkins, Head of International at Eversheds, adds:

“We’re delighted to add this patent capability to Eversheds international offering. It’s in response to real demand from our global clients and complements our international corporate, HR and litigation practices. We constantly look for new ways to break new ground and provide clients with high quality seamless international service and these appointments are part of our ambitious plans to achieve this.”