National and international rankings

Prinz & Partner is recommended on a regular basis in the major national and international legal directories. We have listed a few of the especially positive entries about our law firm, our team and some of our attorneys.

What the legal press says

Leaders League - 2018: Intellectual Property

Patent prosecution: "Highly recommended"


Trademark prosecution: "Recommended"

Chambers Global - 2017: Intellectual Property

"Represents clients in cross-border patent opposition and infringement proceedings, while handling patent filings across all technical fields. Regularly involved in China-based cases, working closely with a network of local attorneys. Also acts for numerous renowned US clients."

Chambers Europe - 2017: Intellectual Property

"Mid-sized boutique firm which attracts praise for its experience in the technical side of patent opposition and infringement proceedings. Regularly handles patent filings and applications across all technical fields, including engineering, electronics and physics. Additionally focuses on trade mark and unfair competition matters, with particular expertise in infringement actions and trade fairs. Particularly fond of the attorneys' demeanour, one client states: 'I appreciate their negotiation skills and capacity to show empathy when it comes to settling things amicably.' Another source says: 'The attorneys are always approachable and always try to answer questions with the aim of finding a solution.'"

The Legal 500 Deutschland - 2017: Patentrecht

"Das 'sehr schnelle' Team von Prinz & Partner ist 'sehr breit aufgestellt, geht äußerst flexibel auf Mandantenwünsche ein' und wird zudem für ein 'kostenbewusstes Vorgehen' geschätzt. Mit einem Schwerpunkt im Bereich Mechanik stammen eine beachtliche Anzahl an Mandanten aus dem Automobilbau und der Automobilzuliefererbranche. Am Münchner Hauptstandort wird Jochen Sties für 'gute und unkomplizierte Beratung' geschätzt und Thomas Kitzhofer wird auch empfohlen." 

Juve German Commercial Law Firms - 2017: Patents

"From a strong filing practice, this pure patent attorney firm respected in patents is also developing an active litigation practice. In the advancement of its prosecution practice, P&P is banking on a digital analysis tool for assessing its clients' patent strategies. Strengths: Prosecution and litigation for automotive, engineering and elcectronics patents."

Juve German Commercial Law Firms - 2017: Trademarks and unfair competition

"Alongside patents, trademarks and unfair competition are gaining in importance for this Munich IP boutique. Dr. Alexander González ('fair peer', competitor) is increasingly visible before the ordinary courts."

Chambers Global - 2016: Intellectual Property

"Represents several international companies in patent prosecution, with particular ties to the USA, Japan and China."

Chambers Europe - 2016: Intellectual Property

"The lawyers have a very high standard of client care; you feel like you are the first priority. They offer a broad range of expertise in different fields and work together to reach the best possible result for the client."

The Legal 500 Deutschland - 2016: Patentrecht

"Das 'gut eingespielte' Team von Prinz & Partner ist 'technisch äußerst kompetent, sehr breit aufgestellt' und bietet zudem ein 'sehr gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis'. Ein Schwerpunkt liegt im Bereich Mechanik und das stärkste Wachstum gab es im Automobilsektor. Am Münchner Hauptstandort werden der 'äußerst kompetente, schnelle, zuverlässige und mandantenorientierte' Jochen Sties und der 'wirtschaftlich denkende Stratege' Thomas Kitzhofer empfohlen." 

Juve German Commercial Law Firms - 2016: Patents

"This firm respected in patents developed its prosecution work within existing client relationships. The filing practice is strong in terms of the number of patents filed at the German Patent and Trademark Office and EPO and forms the basis for litigation work. The patent attorneys were very active in nullity suits and infringement proceedings – mostly for auto manufacturers and suppliers."

Chambers Europe - 2015: Intellectual Property

"Highly active and successful patent prosecution practice with a growing profile in Germany, where it drafts and prosecutes patent applications on a national, European and international level. Clients say: 'Technically speaking the firm has very broad expertise. Not only the lawyers but also their assistants respond to our queries very quickly and take the neccessary time to clarify anything that is unclear. You get the sense that client care is really emphasised at Prinz & Partner."

The Legal 500 - 2015: Patentrecht

"Prinz & Partner kennzeichnet sich durch eine 'effiziente Vorgehensweise' bei der Erstellung von Anmeldeunterlagen'. Ein Schwerpunkt liegt im Bereich Mechanik, Wachstum gab es insbesondere im Automobilsektor, aber auch Medizintechnik wurde nun zum eigenständigen Bereich designiert. Das Team kombiniert 'umfassende, aktuelle Kenntnisse mit der Fähigkeit, komplexe Angelegenheiten rasch nachvollziehbar zu machen'."