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The Largest Patent Law Firms for PCT Filings in Europe

Let us shed the light on the law firms in Europe who represent PCT filings for their clients. We analyzed all filings since 2014.

The largest PCT representatives are significantly different from the overall largest patent law firms in Europe. PCTs are mostly represented for domestic clients while foreign clients tend to find their PCT representative in their own home country. In other words, this analysis tells you a lot about the strength of the local/domestic business rather than the overall business of a patent law firm.

The Top 10 are dominated by French law firms. Three law firms, LAVOIX , REGIMBEAU and CABINET PLASSERAUD, are on top of the ranking and another one follows on rank 6 (CABINET BEAU DE LOMÉNIE).

Several British patent law firms can be found in the top 10: MARKS & CLERK is on position 4 and HGF LIMITED, DEHNS and D. YOUNG & CO. rank eighth to tenth.

Surprisingly, Germany – although the country with most PCT filing law firms in the Top 300 – has only one law firm among the Top 10: EPPING HERMANN FISCHER PATENTANWALTSGESELLSCHAFT MBH. The largest German Law firms in terms of overall filings, HOFFMANN EITLE and GRÜNECKER PARTG MBB, are found only on rank 25 and 28.

The dutch firm V.O. (VEREENIGDE OCTROOIBUREAUX) complements the Top 10 on rank 7.

Around 750 PCT representations are necessary to belong to the Top 10. In order to be part of the Top 100, a firm has to have at least 230 PCT filings since 2014. 120 PCT filings are sufficient to appear in the Top 200 and 78 representations are necessary for being among the Top 300 list at all.

Overall, we find that about one third (105) is located Germany. Great Britain (39) and France (35), the countries on rank 2 and 3, have far less PCT law firms in the Top 300 although dominating the Top 10.

Italy comes in fourth with 25 entries. Switzerland (13), Sweden (11) and Austria (10) complement the countries with a two-digit number of patent law firms within the Top 300. All other countries combined have 61 listings within the Top 300.

In a nutshell, patent law firms from the three major IP countries in Europe – France, Germany and Great Britain – are dominating the statistics for PCT filings in Europe. However, we find significant PCT activity everywhere in Europe. Some major players are especially active in Southern Europe, Benelux and Scandinavia.

No. of Top 300 Law Firms per Country

Country No. Law Firms
Austria 10
Belgium 9
Switzerland 13
Germany 105
Denmark 8
Spain 9
Finland 6
France 36
Great Britain 39
Ireland 4
Italy 25
Netherlands 7
Norway 5
Sweden 11
Turkey 5
Other countries 8
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Rank Law Firm Country No. PCT Filings
1 LAVOIX FR  1,230
2 REGIMBEAU FR  1,036
3 CABINET PLASSERAUD FR  1,027
4 MARKS & CLERK GB  985
5 EPPING HERMANN FISCHER PATENTANWALTSGESELLSCHAFT MBH DE  964
6 CABINET BEAU DE LOMÉNIE FR  913
7 V.O. (VEREENIGDE OCTROOIBUREAUX) NL  880
8 HGF LIMITED GB  834
9 DEHNS GB  767
10 D. YOUNG & CO. GB  754
11 AWAPATENT AB SE  725
12 BUGNION S.A. IT  717
13 JACOBACCI & PARTNERS IT  703
14 MEISSNER BOLTE PATENTANWÄLTE RECHTSANWÄLTE PARTNERSCHAFT MBB DE  649
15 CABINET NONY FR  627
16 BREVALEX FR  626
17 BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT DE  606
18 EISENFÜHR, SPEISER & PARTNER DE  602
19 REDDIE & GROSE GB  582
20 NLO NEDERLANDSCH OCTROOIBUREAU NL  545
21 MEWBURN ELLIS LLP GB  536
22 BERGGREN FI  530
23 MURGITROYD & COMPANY GB  507
24 STUDIO TORTA S.P.A. IT  504
25 HOFFMANN EITLE DE  495
26 MAIWALD DE  484
27 KOLSTER OY AB FI  477
28 GRÜNECKER PARTG MBB DE  472
29 GEVERS FR  464
30 J.A. KEMP & CO. GB  457
31 GERMAIN & MAUREAU FR  446
32 KILBURN & STRODE GB  445
33 GILL JENNINGS & EVERY GB  442
34 BARZANO & ZANARDO IT  440
35 ARNOLD & SIEDSMA NL  439
36 HASELTINE LAKE GB  436
37 BARKER BRETTELL LLP GB  427
38 VENNER SHIPLEY LLP GB  422
39 BOULT WADE TENNANT GB  419
40 WITHERS & ROGERS GB  417
41 ISENBRUCK BÖSL HÖRSCHLER LLP DE  404
42 HERZOG FIESSER & PARTNER DE  398
42 SCHOPPE, ZIMMERMANN, STÖCKELER, ZINKLER, SCHENK & PARTNER MBB DE  398
44 COHAUSZ & FLORACK DE  393
45 MODIANO & PARTNERS IT  392
46 ZACCO SE  388
47 MATHYS & SQUIRE GB  385
48 POTTER CLARKSON LLP GB  384
49 BRP RENAUD & PARTNER DE  378
50 EP&C NL  372
51 PONS PATENTES Y MARCAS, S.L. ES  369
52 PFENNING, MEINIG & PARTNER DE  366
53 STRÖM & GULLIKSSON AB SE  356
54 LAURENT ET CHARRAS FR  355
55 MARKS & CLERK FR  350
56 REITSTÖTTER, KINZEBACH & PARTNER DE  348
57 VOSSIUS & PARTNER DE  341
58 BECKER & ASSOCIES FR  337
58 KRANSELL & WENNBORG KB SE  337
60 EIP GB  336
61 DOMPATENT – VON KREISLER SELTING WERNER DE  324
62 CASALONGA FR  321
63 HOEGER, STELLRECHT & PARTNER DE  319
64 ANKARA PATENT BUROSU LIMITED SIRKETI TR  317
65 LEVPAT DE  316
66 NOVAGRAAF IP FR  301
67 RUFF, WILHELM, BEIER, DAUSTER & PARTNER DE  297
68 BURGER UND PARTNER AT  296
68 IPSIDE FR  296
68 KRAUS & WEISERT DE  296
71 APPLEYARD LEES GB  290
72 WILHELM & BECK DE  288
73 CORALIS HARLE PHELIP FR  286
73 ONSAGERS AS NO  286
75 SOCIETÀ ITALIANA BREVETTI S.P.A. IT  284
76 GRAMM, LINS & PARTNER GBR DE  283
77 LOESENBECK – STRACKE – SPECHT – DANTZ DE  275
78 CABINET LLR (LHERMET LA BIGNE & REMY) FR  274
78 DESTEK PATENT, INC. TR  274
80 KUTZENBERGER WOLFF & PARTNER DE  269
81 AOMB NL  266
82 PAGE WHITE & FARRER GB  264
82 SANTARELLI FR  264
84 WITTE, WELLER & PARTNER DE  263
84 ZIMMERMANN & PARTNER DE  263
86 HERRERO & ASSOCIADOS S.L. ES  259
87 LORENZ SEIDLER GOSSEL DE  257
88 NOTARBARTOLO & GERVASI IT  251
88 ZBM PATENTS, S.L. ES  251
90 MAIKOWSKI & NINNEMANN DE  248
91 WALLINGER RICKER SCHLOTTER TOSTMANN DE  247
91 ZACCO DK  247
93 BRANN AB SE  246
93 HÅMSØ PATENTBYRÅ ANS NO  246
93 PONTET ALLANO & ASSOCIES FR  246
96 WUESTHOFF & WUESTHOFF DE  241
97 SEPPO LAINE OY FI  240
98 IPSILON FR  239
99 PACT-IP GIE INNOVATION COMPÉTENCE GROUP FR  238
100 GLP SRL IT  233
100 GULDE & PARTNER PATENT- UND RECHTSANWALTSKANZLEI MBB DE  233
102 ABG PATENTES, S.L. ES  231
102 VALEA AB SE  231
104 SONN & PARTNER AT  228
105 GEVERS BE  225
106 MANITZ, FINSTERWALD & PARTNER GBR DE  223
107 VIDON BREVETS & STRATÉGIE FR  222
108 CARPMAELS & RANSFORD GB  221
109 PLOUGMANN & VINGTOFT A/S DK  219
110 ULLRICH & NAUMANN DE  217
111 HØIBERG A/S DK  214
111 WINTER BRANDL FÜRNISS HÜBNER RÖSS KAISER POLTE – PARTNERSCHAFT DE  214
113 BRUNACCI & PARTNERS S.R.L. IT  210
114 GORODISSKY & PARTNERS RU  208
115 ABEL & IMRAY GB  207
116 CABINET CAMUS LEBKIRI FR  205
116 MÜLLER-BORÉ & PARTNER DE  205
116 PATRADE A/S DK  205
119 IP TRUST FR  204
119 URQUHART-DYKES & LORD GB  204
121 KANCELARIA PATENTOWA LUKASZYK PL  203
122 GUARDIAN IP CONSULTING I/S DK  201
123 BRESSEL UND PARTNER DE  197
124 BUZZI, NOTARO & ANTONIELLI DOULX S.R.L. IT  196
124 VIERING, JENTSCHURA & PARTNER DE  196
126 ISLER & PEDRAZZINI AG CH  195
127 KOHLER SCHMID MÖBUS DE  193
128 CABINET BOETTCHER FR  192
129 DREISS PATENTANWÄLTE DE  191
130 INSPICOS A/S DK  190
131 CLARKE, MODET & CO. ES  186
132 RIEDER & PARTNER DE  184
132 TER SMITTEN EBERLEIN RÜTTEN DE  184
134 MICHALSKI HÜTTERMANN & PARTNER PATENTANWÄLTE DE  183
134 PATENTANWÄLTE TORGGLER & HOFINGER AT  183
136 RENTSCH PARTNER AG CH  179
137 FDST PATENTANWÄLTE DE  177
137 PAPULA OY FI  177
139 TLIP LTD GB  176
140 DE VRIES & METMAN NL  174
141 P & TS, PATENTS & TECHNOLOGY SURVEYS SA CH  173
142 ANDRÉ ROLAND S.A. CH  172
143 CABINET BEAUMONT FR  168
144 ADVOTEC. PATENT- UND RECHTSANWÄLTE DE  167
144 RAU, SCHNECK & HÜBNER DE  167
146 ZACCO NO  166
147 DENK IP BVBA BE  163
147 ERNEST GUTMANN-YVES PLASSERAUD S.A.S. FR  163
149 BOCO IP OY AB FI  160
150 PRONOVEM – OFFICE VAN MALDEREN BE  159
150 PURDYLUCEY IP IE  159
152 BEHRMANN WAGNER PARTNERSCHAFTSGESELLSCHAFT MBB DE  156
152 ICOSA FR  156
152 WILSON GUNN GB  156
155 SCHNEIDERS & BEHRENDT DE  153
156 RICHARDT PATENTANWÄLTE DE  152
157 A.BRE.MAR. S.R.L. IT  150
157 BARTELS UND PARTNER DE  150
157 DE CLERCQ & PARTNERS BE  150
157 FORRESTERS GB  150
161 KNH PATENTANWÄLTE KAHLHÖFER NEUMANN RÖßLER HEINE DE  149
162 VON ROHR PATENTANWÄLTE PARTNERSCHAFT DE  147
163 DILG, HAEUSLER, SCHINDELMANN PATENTANWALTSGESELLSCHAFT MBH DE  146
164 LIPPERT, STACHOW & PARTNER DE  144
164 MÜLLER SCHUPFNER & PARTNER DE  144
166 KELTIE LLP GB  143
166 OFFICE FREYLINGER LU  143
166 SCHULZ JUNGHANS PATENTANWÄLTE PARTGMBB DE  143
166 WEICKMANN & WEICKMANN DE  143
166 WESTPHAL, MUSSGNUG & PARTNER DE  143
171 BLUMBACH, KRAMER & PARTNER GBR DE  142
172 HEPP, WENGER & RYFFEL AG CH  141
173 BRANTSANDPATENTS BVBA BE  139
173 CANTALUPPI & PARTNERS S.R.L. IT  139
173 MITSCHERLICH PARTMBB DE  139
173 W.P. THOMPSON & CO. GB  139
177 MURGITROYD & COMPANY IT  138
178 BALS & VOGEL DE  136
178 BERGENSTRÅHLE & PARTNERS SE  136
180 MATSCHNIG & FORSTHUBER OG AT  133
181 AWAPATENT AB DK  132
181 BARDEHLE PAGENBERG PARTNERSCHAFT MBB DE  132
181 DF-MP DÖRRIES FRANK-MOLNIA & POHLMAN DE  132
181 METROCONSULT IT  132
181 UEXKÜLL & STOLBERG DE  132
186 BIANCHETTI BRACCO MINOJA S.R.L. IT  130
187 MAUCHER JENKINS DE  128
187 PROTECTOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONSULTANTS AS NO  128
187 SCHWARZ & PARTNER AT  128
190 PRINZ & PARTNER DE  126
190 SCHIWECK WEINZIERL KOCH DE  126
192 BALDER IP LAW, S.L. ES  125
192 BOTTI & FERRARI S.R.L. IT  125
192 V. BEZOLD & PARTNER DE  125
195 HOFFMANN EITLE ES  124
196 IPLODGE BVBA BE  123
196 STRATAGEM IPM LIMITED GB  123
198 GLEISS GROSSE SCHRELL & PARTNER DE  121
199 NORÉNS PATENTBYRÅ AB SE  120
199 SLINGSBY PARTNERS GB  120
199 WTS PATENT ATTORNEYS – WITEK, ŚNIEŻKO & PARTNERS PL  120
202 MAUCHER JENKINS GB  119
203 F.R. KELLY & CO. IE  118
203 KÖNIG SZYNKA TILMANN VON RENESSE DE  118
205 DANUBIA HU  117
205 E. BLUM & CO. CH  117
205 MARIETTI, GISLON E TRUPIANO S.R.L. IT  117
208 PATENTSHIP PATENTANWALTSGESELLSCHAFT MBH DE  116
209 FREI PATENT ATTORNEYS CH  115
209 LECOMTE & PARTNERS LU  115
211 BUREAU M. F. J. BOCKSTAEL NV BE  113
211 KIERDORF RITSCHEL RICHLY DE  113
213 GRAF VON STOSCH DE  112
213 ISARPATENT DE  112
215 TER MEER STEINMEISTER & PARTNER DE  111
216 BOHEST AG CH  110
216 ISTANBUL PATENT & TRADEMARK CONSULTANCY LTD. TR  110
218 APTA SRL IT  109
219 ACAPO AS NO  107
219 ZSP PATENTANWÄLTE PARTG MBB DE  107
221 ROTT, RUZICKA & GUTTMANN CZ  106
222 CABINET HAUTIER FR  105
222 GLAWE DELFS MOLL DE  105
222 HANNA MOORE & CURLEY IE  105
222 OTTEN, ROTH, DOBLER & PARTNER DE  105
222 WYNNE-JONES, LAINE & JAMES GB  105
227 CABINET NOVITECH FR  102
227 CLARKE, MODET & CO. PT  102
227 GIHSKE, GROSSE, KLÜPPEL, KROSS DE  102
230 HYNELL PATENTTJÄNST AB SE  101
230 PATENTWERK B.V. NL  101
232 BAILEY WALSH & CO LLP GB  100
232 PRÜFER & PARTNER GBR DE  100
232 STAEGER & SPERLING DE  100
235 HOEFER & PARTNER DE  99
235 WAGNER & GEYER DE  99
237 ALBRIGHT IP GB  97
237 ELLWANGER & BAIER PATENTANWÄLTE DE  97
237 J. ISERN PATENTES Y MARCAS ES  97
240 ANDREJEWSKI, HONKE & SOZIEN DE  96
240 HANNKE BITTNER & PARTNER DE  96
240 LENZING GERBER DE  96
240 SEEMANN & PARTNER DE  96
244 BJERKÉNS PATENTBYRÅ KB SE  95
244 CABINET ARMENGAUD AINÉ FR  95
244 LATSCHA SCHÖLLHORN PARTNER AG CH  95
247 GIAMBROCONO & C. S.P.A. IT  94
248 CABINET LE GUEN MAILLET FR  93
248 HAFFNER UND KESCHMANN AT  93
248 SAGITTARIUS IPC LIMITED GB  93
248 YALCINER PATENT & CONSULTING LTD. TR  93
252 MOSER & GÖTZE DE  92
252 PATENTANWALTSKANZLEI HÜBSCHER AT  92
252 RÜGER, BARTHELT & ABEL DE  92
255 CAPRI FR  91
256 ALU ANTW PATENT ATTORNEYS BE  90
256 CABINET BARRE LAFORGUE & ASSOCIES FR  90
256 JOHN A. OBRIEN & ASSOCIATES IE  90
259 BRYERS LLP GB  89
259 PORTA CHECCACCI & ASSOCIATI IT  89
259 ZENZ PATENTANWÄLTE PARTNERSCHAFT MBB DE  89
262 COHAUSZ HANNIG BORKOWSKI WISSGOTT DE  88
263 CASSIOPI FR  87
263 KLIMENT & HENHAPEL PATENTANWÄLTE OG AT  87
265 CABINET BLEGER-RHEIN FR  86
265 CABINET NETTER FR  86
265 OSTERTAG & PARTNER DE  86
265 PINTER & WEISS OG AT  86
265 TROESCH SCHEIDEGGER WERNER AG CH  86
270 BIIP CVBA BE  85
270 HORN KLEIMANN WAITZHOFER DE  85
270 PUCHBERGER & PARTNER AT  85
273 CHAPMAN+CO GB  84
273 ESPATENT OY FI  84
273 LUPPI & CRUGNOLA IT  84
273 M. ZARDI & CO. S.A. CH  84
273 REUTELER & CIE SA CH  84
278 AROS PATENT AB SE  83
278 ELKINGTON AND FIFE GB  83
278 JOSTARNDT PATENTANWALTS-AG DE  83
278 MAGENBAUER & KOLLEGEN DE  83
278 SAMSON & PARTNER DE  83
278 WSL PATENTANWÄLTE DE  83
284 KAILUWEIT & UHLEMANN DE  82
284 PATENTGRUPPEN A/S DK  82
284 PATRONUS IP PATENT- UND RECHTSANWÄLTE DE  82
284 PRAXI INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY S.P.A. IT  82
288 A.A. THORNTON & CO. GB  80
288 HOFSTETTER, SCHURACK & PARTNER DE  80
288 INVENTION S.R.L. IT  80
288 MARCHI & PARTNERS S.R.L. IT  80
288 OLBRICHT PATENTANWÄLTE DE  80
288 TRITECH PATENT MARKA DANISMANLIK A.S. TR  80
294 FISH & RICHARDSON DE  79
294 LEMAN CONSULTING S.A. CH  79
294 LIEDTKE & PARTNER DE  79
297 ELZABURU ES  78
297 IP2 PATENTANWALTS GMBH DE  78
297 KSNH PATENTANWÄLTE KLUNKER.SCHMITT-NILSON.HIRSCH DE  78
297 STUDIO FERRARIO IT  78
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