IN PRIVATE PRACTICE
BEST Rechtsanwälte is a boutique law firm specialized in Intellectual Property (IP) law. The firm was founded in 1998. Its currently five attorneys have a strong background in this field and many years of experience in-house, as attorneys and in Intellectual Property offices. Together with highly trained and motivated paralegals and support staff, the firm is well established to handle all incoming work at highest quality levels.
We work so closely with many of our clients that in many cases we act as an outsourced trademark department, providing legal advice based on the knowledge we have of the particular industry and the clients involved.
BEST is located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in one of the busiest commercial regions of Germany and Europe. With its large international airport, Frankfurt is an important center of international finance and industry.
At the end of 2012, BEST moved into new offices in a building, classified as a historic monument in the heart of Frankfurt’s oldest district, Höchst. This location provides the best possible environment for the firm for further growth and development. The new residence close to the airport, train station and major roadways provides easy access for our clients and the location in the heart of Europe makes it easy for us to go where we can help our clients.
Currently, we are responsible for the trademark and design portfolios and cases of a number of national and multinational companies from various countries on both national and international levels. We are able to call on our extensive experience in dealing with such portfolios, making it possible for us to offer high quality and cost effective solutions.
The firm’s clients include national and international pharmaceutical and chemical companies, power and automotive companies, cosmetics and fashion labels, name creation agencies and industrial designers, public authorities and numerous SMEs to name just a few. Of course, we also act on behalf of a considerable number of law firms based outside Germany and/or Europe, which entrust the representation of their clients to us before the German or European courts and the German Patent and Trademark Office or the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), as well as some other IP Offices before which we may directly represent our clients. Our services in regard to our clients’ trademark and design portfolios include all aspects including searching, prosecution and defense, opposition proceedings, litigation, customs procedures, drafting and negotiation of license agreements, assignments and transfers, co-existence agreements, watching, etc. We offer most of these services to our larger clients on the basis of a “Legal Service and Counselling Agreement” which is invoiced at an annual flat rate.
BEST is also focused on litigation in all IP matters in Germany and before the European courts. Counseling and representing our clients in domain name and data protection matters as well as copyright and unfair competition matters, including advertising clearance, are additional fields of specialization of the firm.