The firm

Krieger Mes & Graf v. der Groeben, established in Berlin in 1929 by Richard Moser v. Filseck, is a law firm specialising exclusively in Intellectual Property Law. For decades, it has been among the leading top-tier IP litigation law firms in Germany. It has repeatedly been the law firm of choice when landmark decisions in the IP sector have been called for. The law firm considers it an important task to share its experience academically, which it does by lecturing and publishing books and articles. Its attorneys also play an active role nationally and internationally in the management committees of the major IP associations such as AIPPI and GRUR. They are editors or authors of important publications and commentaries on patent law and the law governing inventions.


Krieger Mes & Graf v. der Groeben provides consultation in all fields of intellectual property law, which includes in particular German and European patent law, utility model law, employee invention law, trade mark law, copyright, design law, the law governing trade secrecy and ancillary protection under unfair competition law. The advice also extends to neighbouring legal fields, especially antitrust law, competition law, the law governing the advertising of medicines as well as media and telecommunications law. Its activities also cover advice on licensing agreements. One of the law firm’s special strengths is enforcing claims in the IP field by litigation.


In patent law, Krieger Mes & Graf v. der Groeben covers every field of technology and advises national and international companies from all branches of industry. In its work, it cooperates with technical experts, who are among the best in their professions for the specific technical issues concerned. The law firm has gained particular expertise in the fields of electronics, electrical engineering and telecommunications, chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, and mechanical engineering. It frequently litigates for pioneers in new fields of technology. For this reason, it has been involved in many of the German Supreme Court’s landmark decisions.


In addition to its forensic activities, the law firm also has great experience in providing strategic consultation. This includes developing international strategies, advising on portfolios, evaluating intellectual property rights, drawing up licensing, research and development agreements, and also offering skilled advice on how to avoid infringement disputes. Its attorneys are also regularly involved in arbitration proceedings, especially under the ICC and DIS.


The attorneys at the law firm of Krieger Mes & Graf v. der Groeben are considered among the best in the IP sector. In order to enforce its clients’ interests, the law firm also works in cooperation with large international teams of leading IP chambers in other countries.


The law firm has its main offices in Düsseldorf. That is the leading venue for patent litigation in Europe. The success of the Düsseldorf courts is due in no small part to the decades of forensic activity by the law firms located there. Krieger Mes & Graf v. der Groeben influences litigation developments there and at other infringement courts in Germany. The law firm also represents its clients’ interests before the Federal Patent Court, the Federal Court of Justice (in nullity appeals) and before the various patent offices (German Patent and Trade Mark Office and EPO), the European Court and the European Court of Justice.


The first-class reputation of Krieger Mes & Graf v. der Groeben is regularly confirmed in the leading publications for lawyers:


In the 2015/2016 JUVE manual, Krieger Mes & Graf v. der Groeben is listed as one of the TOP-Tier IP litigation law firms, not least because its excellent links to patent attorneys and small and medium-size enterprises in Germany give it a significant share in legal proceedings here.