KUHNEN & WACKER regularly receives numerous awards. These awards underline the above-average degree of quality of our work and keep us ambitious so we can remain among the best in the field of patent law and intellectual property rights in the future as well.
WTR - Recommended Firm 2019
WTR – Recommended Firm 2018
WTR – Recommended Individual 2018
iam 1000 – Recommended Firm 2018
WTR – Recommended Firm 2017
WTR – Recommended Individual 2017
iam 1000 – Recommended Firm 2016
WTR – Recommended Firm 2016
WTR – Recommended Individual 2016
iam1000 – Recommended Firm 2015
iam 1000 – Recommended Individual 2015
Global Law Experts – Recommended Firm
Intellectual Property Awards
"KUHNEN & WACKER collaborates closely with clients on the full spectrum of trademark matters – from clearance checks through portfolio management all the way up to hot-blooded enforcement. Because it has a close network of friends internationally, it can provide effective support in over 150 countries. What is more, its offices are rigged up with state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, meaning that all operations are handled seamlessly. Christian Thomas's technical sharpness and experience place him "among the best trademark prosecutors in Germany"."
(January 2019, World Trademark Review (WTR*) 1000)
"KUHNEN & WACKER is a nimble-footed boutique that plies its trade at the leading edge of patent law. Over the past 40 years it has refined its service so that rights holders receive unreservedly commercial support and around-the-clock attention at a price that makes sense. No application is deemed good to go until it is truly watertight and monetisation opportunities are pounced upon in double-quick time. Mechanical engineering ace Stephan Kopp is the first point of contact for interested parties."
(**IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2018)
"KUHNEN & WACKER has spent four decades refining its customer service into the premium offering it now is; its lawyers immerse themselves wholly in their clients' markets – so that nothing lies outside their field of vision – and then provide swift, reliable, business-focused counsel. Whatever the issue, prosecution, licensing or enforcement, Christian Thomas has the skill set and requisite experience to sort it out. He is as artful filing applications before the German Patent and Trademark Office as he is pleading in court."
(January 2018, World Trademark Review (WTR*) 1000)
"Christian Thomas dispenses strong strategic counsel in a short timeframe and at a reasonable price. He has in-depth licensing, merchandising and anti-counterfeiting expertise."
(January 2017, World Trademark Review (WTR*) 1000)
"Christian Thomas is one of the best German IP lawyers and is highly specialised in trademark and design law. He is responsive, quick and pragmatic, and his answers are always short and to the point."
(January 2015, World Trademark Review (WTR*) 1000)
"Christian Thomas is excellent. He is very efficient and his advice is always right on point. In litigation he takes a very practical approach, which helps secure victory after victory for the client."
(January 2014, World Trademark Review (WTR*) 1000)
*WTR 1000 is the world's only independent multimedia publication dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues for in-house and private practitioners internationally.
**The IAM Patent 1000 has become the definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world's leading patent services providers. The extensive research process for this guide was conducted over several months by a team of full-time analysts, and involved more than 1,700 interviews with patent specialists across the globe. Legal and attorney firms and individual practitioners qualify for inclusion in the IAM Patent 1000 upon receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources.