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A truly international Boutique Law Firm for Brand Protection

Z I E R H U T * I P is a boutique law firm working discreetly for brands all over the world. We cover global scenarios and we protect our clients from trademark infringements, counterfeits, click-fraud and all other forms of parasitic exploitation of their marks.

There are no simple fixes in this fight

This is why we use the entire arsenal of measures provided by civil, customs and criminal law to develop an effective strategy. Priority is always to keep the costs to our client as low as possible.

Unique expertise

For over 15 years we have been assisting clients in their fight against product piracy. We work closely with EU and US customs authorities to prevent cross-border trade and parallel imports of counterfeit goods into the markets. We have direct relationships with customs and law enforcement agencies what enables us to proceed against infringers in the countries of origin as well.

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Brand owners benefit from our expertise

For over 15 years

With the experience of over 7,000 successful trademark applications, we help our clients protect their name. Meanwhile, we are a truly international law firm and one of the leading law firms for global brand protection. While we count world-famous brands among our clients we also represent small and medium-sized businesses with the same commitment

Intellectual property is our sole focus

Our experience reaches far beyond the borders of Europe. We are involved in proceedings, litigation and court cases for example in the United States and China. How successful we are is demonstrated by the many court rulings we have been able to obtain over the years for our clients which reflect the quality of our work.

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Awarded IP Boutique Law Firm – internationally renonwned for their first-class work

“Best Lawyers in Germany 2020”
“Brand Protection Law Firm of the Year”

The current ranking of “Best Lawyers in Germany 2020” by the US specialist publisher Best Lawyers and the business magazine Handelsblatt recommends Z I E R H U T * I P as leading experts in their areas of practice in Germany.

Christian Zierhut,  who was awarded the title “Best Lawyers in Germany 2020” is therefore included in the Handelsblatt rankings of 2020 Germany’s best attorneys. Receiving this distinctions Zierhut said: “I am deeply honoured to have been recognised as one of the Best Lawyers in Germany in my field. We see this distinction as a motivation to continue providing our clients with top-quality services. This success is a result of our passion for trademarks and intimate focus on every client regardless of size or status. It shows that the work we do every day for our clients is paying off.”

For the 12th year, the US publisher “Best Lawyers” has identified the most renowned German lawyers from the various areas of law. In an extensive peer-to-peer process, colleagues were asked whom they would recommend from outside their firm if they could not take on a mandate themselves. Excerpts of the ranking of “Best Lawyers in Germany 2020”, as resulting from this process, were published in June 2020 as excerpts exclusively in Handelsblatt. The “Best Lawyers” recommendation list has been published in the USA for over 25 years and is considered the market leader in the assessment of attorneys in the USA. The complete ranking can be viewed at bestlawyers.com or at Handelsblatt.de

Z I E R H U T * I ​​P receives the ACQ Global IP Award “Brand Protection Law Firm of the Year 2020”.

For the fourth time in a row the ACQ Law Awards recognised Z I E R H U T * I P as one of the most outstanding legal professionals across the globe which represent the benchmark of achievement and best practice in their field.

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“Expert knowledge in brand protection and counterfeit border control”

Alina Landver, Director of Intellectual Property Hardy Way LLC

“I thank Chris so much for his great work for all our brands”

Christian Audigier

“After years of lack of control by the authorities we were able to take a major step forward in brand protection the VR46 brand especially in Europe. Christian succeeded within a year in developing a true x-ray image of the main perpetrators and took high-effective counter-measures”

Maria Bricall, IP Manager Precisport S.L.

What our clients say

We are excited about what we do. And this enthusiasm is reflected in results.

Clients as Precisport, license of MotoGP and Formula 1 champions, Christian Audigier the fashion designer of ED HARDY and the American tradition company Wham-O with over 70 years of Frisbee® history and some of the most recognizable consumer brands in the world today like the israeli luxus aparel brand Galia Lahav, the global supplier of Baby Born children’s toys Zapf Creation Group, the  Frida Kahlo Corporation,  the rights holder of Stan Lee – Marvel’s superheros POW! Entertainment, to name just a few, request our services because we succeed in significantly reducing trademark counterfeiting in a short time worldwide.

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Z I E R H U T * I P 

Attorneys for Brand Protection in the global market