BEST Rechtsanwälte has a long-standing experience in the comprehensive management of national and worldwide trademark and design portfolios for clients and companies from various countries. Our core competency lies in flexible, high quality and cost-effective solutions on the basis of each client’s specific needs.

For our clients throughout the world, we provide legal advice and prosecution, defense, and litigation services in IP matters in Germany and Europe throughout the lifecycle of our clients’ IP assets. This includes in particular the handling of trademark and design but also other IP matters before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Union Intellectual Property Office, and the German and European courts as well as the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

We also have a very strong background in worldwide trademark search services, assignment, name change and data verification projects as well as in drafting and negotiating license and co-existence agreements.

Our fields of expertise include unfair competition matters, advertising clearance, domain name and copyright matters.

The roots of the firm date back to 1998 when Dr. Michael Best co-founded the firm Freitag & Best. Before, he had worked as an in-house counsel and deputy head of the trademark department of Hoechst AG, a global chemical and pharmaceutical company, and had handled a global portfolio of trademarks, designs and other non-technical intellectual property rights as well as licensing, advertising and unfair competition matters of the Hoechst group for many years.

The firm is located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in one of the most central and vital commercial regions and an economic and traffic hub of Germany and Europe.  

Since its inception, the firm has focused on trademark, design, domain, unfair competition and copyright matters and related rights and strategic advice and project management in these fields.

Having its seeds in the industry background of its founding partner, our focus has been on closely partnering with our clients in the spirit of an outsourced IP department. Providing practical and business-oriented strategic and budget advice with a strong legal background is at the heart of our services.  

Our clients include national and international companies and SMEs as well as national and international law firms.