Merger of Staudt IP and Sonnenberg Harrison Partnerschaft

The IP boutique firms of Staudt IP from Ingolstadt and Sonnenberg Harrison from Munich are delighted to announce their merger with effect from 1 January 2024. This strategic alliance combines Peter Staudt’s expertise in intellectual property with Sonnenberg Harrison’s extensive expertise in technology, trademark, and patent law.

Peter Staudt, founder of the firm of the same name, brings an impressive track record and in-depth knowledge in the field of intellectual property. His expertise in complex patent matters and his commitment to customised solutions have made him a valued partner for national and international clients, particularly in Asia.

The merger with Sonnenberg Harrison, known for its innovative approach and broad range of legal services, also opens up further opportunities for SMEs and start-ups to receive all-round support in all areas of intellectual property and technology law. Together, the firms will offer their clients in Germany and abroad comprehensive and effective legal protection for their innovations.

This merger marks a significant step in the development of both firms and emphasizes their commitment to remain leaders in the field of intellectual property law in Europe. Fred Sonnenberg, name partner at Sonnenberg Harrison, added “We look forward to the new opportunities that this partnership will bring and to continuing to provide excellent service to our clients”.

**About Peter Staudt:**

H.-Peter Staudt, Dipl.-Ing., LL.M., holds a degree in mechanical engineering from RWTH Aachen University. He obtained the academic degree Master of Laws (LL.M.) at the Fernuniversität in Hagen in their continuing education programme on European Intellectual Property Law. He is a registered patent attorney [representative at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (GPTO)], European Patent Attorney [representative at the European Patent Office (EPO)], Patent Litigator at the Unified Patent Court of the European Union and European Trade Mark and Design Attorney [representative at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EU IPO)].

**About Sonnenberg Harrison:**

Sonnenberg Harrison is an established intellectual property and technology law firm based in Munich with an affiliate in Paris. It offers comprehensive and solution-oriented legal advice and has a team of patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law.