This listing of Europe’s leading patent law firms is based on recommendations by clients and peers.

A total of 142 recommended firms offering the services of patent attorneys are included in the overall list, sorted in alphabetical order in the main table below (click on the table to also sort by country).

Firms that were especially recommended for their services in six areas of industrial expertise have been included in sector lists. They were ranked in three classes: gold (very frequently recommended), silver (frequently recommended) and bronze (recommended). To view these firms, click on the categories immediately below.


Biotechnology & Food

Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals

Electrical Engineering

IT & Software

Materials & Nanotechnology

Mechanical Engineering

For a methodology of how the tables were compiled, click here.

Leading Europe’s patent law firms
Patent Law Firm Country of Origin
2SPL Germany
Abel & Imray United Kingdom
ABG Intellectual Property Spain
Abitz Germany
Ablett & Stebbing United Kingdom
Acapo Norway
aera Denmark
Appleyard Lees United Kingdom
Arnold & Siedsma Netherlands
AWA Sweden
Bandpay & Greuter France
Bardehle Pagenberg Germany
Barker Brettell United Kingdom
Barzanò & Zanardo Italy
Beck Greener United Kingdom
Betten & Resch Germany
Bianchetti Bracco Minoja Italy
Bird & Bird United Kingdom
Blum Switzerland
Boehmert & Boehmert Germany
Boult Wade Tennant United Kingdom
Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling Germany
Bryn Aarflot Norway
Cabinet Beau de Loménie France
Cabinet LLR France
Cabinet Plasseraud France
Calysta Belgium
Carpmaels & Ransford United Kingdom
Casalonga France
Cleveland Scott York United Kingdom
Cohausz & Florack Germany
D Young & Co United Kingdom
De Clercq & Partners Belgium
Dehns United Kingdom
df-mp Germany
dompatent Germany
DTS Germany
EIP United Kingdom
Eisenführ Speiser Germany
Elkington + Fife United Kingdom
Fleuchhaus & Gallo Germany
Forresters United Kingdom
Freischem & Partner Germany
FRKelly Ireland
Gevers Belgium
Gille Hrabal Germany
GJE United Kingdom
Glawe Delfs Moll Germany
Gramm, Lins & Partner Germany
Greaves Brewster United Kingdom
Grosset-Fournier & Demachy France
Grünecker Germany
Guardian IP Consulting Denmark
Gulde & Partner Germany
Hamm & Wittkopp Germany
Haseltine Lake United Kingdom
Herzog Fiesser & Partner Germany
HGF United Kingdom
Hoefer & Partner Germany
Hoffmann Eitle Germany
Hoyng Rokh Monegier Netherlands
Hoeger, Stellrecht & Partner Germany
Inspicos Denmark
IPLodge Belgium
isarpatent Germany
Isler & Pedrazzini Switzerland
J A Kemp United Kingdom
K2 United Kingdom
Kador & Partner Germany
Keil & Schaafhausen Germany
Keller & Partner Switzerland
Keltie United Kingdom
Kilburn & Strode United Kingdom
KNH Germany
Kohler Schmid Möbus Germany
König . Szynka . Tilmann . von Renesse Germany
Kransell & Wennborg Sweden
Kraus & Weisert Germany
Latscha Schöllhorn Partner Switzerland
Lavoix France
Lederer & Keller Germany
Lohmanns Lankes & Partner Germany
Maikowski & Ninnemann Germany
Maiwald Germany
Marchi & Partners Italy
Marks & Clerk United Kingdom
Mathys & Squire United Kingdom
Maucher Jenkins United Kingdom
Meissner Bolte Germany
Mewburn Ellis United Kingdom
MHP  Germany
Michalski · Hüttermann Germany
Mitscherlich Germany
MSP Europe Lithuania
Müller-Boré & Partner Germany
Murgitroyd United Kingdom
NLO Netherlands
Onsagers Norway
Page White & Farrer United Kingdom
Patentree Portugal
Patentship Germany
Peterreins Schley Germany
Phillips & Leigh United Kingdom
Plougmann Vingtoft Denmark
PMP Germany
Potter Clarkson United Kingdom
Prinz & Partner Germany
Prüfer & Partner Germany
Reddie & Grose United Kingdom
Regimbeau France
Rentsch Partner Switzerland
Sagittarius IP United Kingdom
Samson & Partner Germany
Santarelli France
Schaad Balass Menzl & Partner Switzerland
Schweiger & Partners Germany
Secerna United Kingdom
Simmons & Simmons United Kingdom
Swindell & Pearson United Kingdom
Ter Meer Steinmeister & Partner Germany
Tomkins Ireland
Uexküll & Stolberg Germany
Urquhart-Dykes & Lord United Kingdom
V.O. Patents & Trademarks Netherlands
Valea Sweden
Venner Shipley United Kingdom
Vidon France
Vossius & Partner Germany
Wagner & Geyer Germany
Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann Germany
Weickmann & Weickmann Germany
Westphal Mussgnug & Partner Germany
Wilson Gunn United Kingdom
Winter, Brandl, Fürniss, Hübner, Röss, Kaiser, Polte Germany
Withers & Rogers United Kingdom
WitteWeller Germany
WTS Witek, Śnieżko & Partners Poland
Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff Germany
Wynne-Jones United Kingdom
Zacco Denmark
Zimmermann & Partner Germany
ZSP Germany
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