We are a partnership of lawyers and patent attorneys rich in tradition specializing in all aspects of intellectual property, antitrust and unfair competition law. Our clients are national and international companies of all sizes, public institutions and private individuals. We are acting as advisors and litigators for our clients, for quite a few of them already since decades. The basis for mutual success is for us the highest quality of our work, a sound understanding of the commercial interests of our clients and a consistent cooperation which is based on mutual trust.


Fundamental changes in European trademark law

On March 23, 2016, the new European Union trademark regulation will come into force and "Community trademarks" will become "European Union trademarks" (for the most relevant changes, please see our client information).

Nanno Lenz new President of the German Chamber of Patent Attorneys

After having served for 16 years on the Board of the German Chamber of Patent Attorneys (Patentanwaltskammer) our partner Nanno Lenz was now elected as President of the Patentanwaltskammer (see press release of the Patentanwaltskammer dated 14th January 2016). We congratulate him to his election into this important office.

New legal form: Keil & Schaafhausen is now a partnership with limited liability

We would like to inform you that our law firm Keil & Schaafhausen has changed its legal form into a partnership with limited liability, in German legal terms a "Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung", abbreviated as "PartGmbB".

The partnership "PartGmbB" is a modern legal form which was created by the legislator specifically for the self-employed professions.

We look forward to continuing our successful and well established relationship with you and your company.

New partners

Our colleagues since many years Patent Attorney Dr.-Ing. Susanne Scheitza and Attorney at Law Dr. Julia Voegeli-Wenzl have become partners of our firm.

Dr. Jan Dombrowski new board member of the German National Group of AIPPI

We are delighted, that our colleague Attorney at Law Dr. Jan Dombrowski was elected as a member of the executive board of the German National Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property e.V. in the member meeting on September 24, 2015.

New edition of the German "Handbook on Trademark Practice"

Our partner Attorney at Law Dr. Johann-Christoph Gaedertz is again a co-author in the 3. Edition of the "Handbook on Trademark Law" edited by Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Fezer, which was just published.

New publication "Handbook Media Agencies"

Our partner Attorney at Law Dr. Johann-Christoph Gaedertz is coeditor of the "Handbook Media Agencies" about areas of activity, business models and contract and competition law, which was just published. Our partner Attorney at Law Dr. Julia Voegeli-Wenzl is co-author of an article therein concerning "Business Models of Media Agencies".