The work of HARTE-BAVENDAMM has been frequently acknowledged by the German and international legal press, which bases its assessments on interviews with competitors and clients.

Fourteen years ranked

“This Hamburg boutique has made a name for itself in trade mark and unfair competition, frequently acting on big-ticket contentious matters.” (2012)

“Sources underline the team’s efficiency and dependability, and how this brings results: ‘I really like working with the lawyers. Apart from being top-notch expertise-wise, they are very practical and pragmatic. Their advice is concise and correct.’ …’If we ask for a statement one evening it will be on our desk the next morning.'”(2017)

Trademark and unfair Competition – one of two firms in Band 1: “HARTE-BAVENDAMM is certainly a top player in the German market. Founded by the best of the best, the spirit of sophistication without any German stuffiness has been maintained by the younger partners of the firm. They are pragmatic to the point and realistic.” (Chambers Europe 2023)

WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals:

“A formidable opponent and a constant presence on the IP litigation scene. It is leading the charge in enforcement and is a big name in Germany” (2014)

“‘HARTE-BAVENDAMM is a top-notch boutique offering the utmost level of expertise, experience and service. The firm has a very well-balanced, efficient team of esteemed lawyers who excel with extremely broad knowledge and the most creative – but target-aimed – solutions. They combine their individual strengths remarkably and deliver the best results.’ Interviewees commend the outfit’s unique ability to recruit ‘the cream of the crop’ from the next generation of IP practitioners.” (2017)

“Gold firm combining experience at international law firms with a boutique-style approach, Harte-Bavendamm offers expert advice in IP, competition, IT and media law” (WTR 2023)

“Thorough, relentless and always takes the initiative” (2015)

“Noted for portfolio management and disputes, ‘excellent’ boutique HARTE-BAVENDAMM Rechtsanwälte has ‘extremely high expertise and flexibility’.” (2017)

“…enjoys an excellent reputation and provides advice to a broad sector spectrum with consumer goods and food industries representing solid core areas. The group is regularly involved in contentious high-profile proceedings, but also acts in purely advisory capacity” (2021)

JUVE Law Firm of the Year – Trademark and Unfair Competition Law (2010 and 2019/2020)

“Competitors appreciate the ‘excellently evolved team structure’.” (2018/2019)

“With its remarkably steady client base and a consistently well-known team of partners with proven litigation expertise, the firm is one of the big names in trademark and unfair competition law. ‘An own brand that stands for quality’, praises a competitor” (2022/2023)

Law Firm of the Year 2021 (Intellectual Property)