Our History

From the very beginning, the founding members of our firm have covered technical fields ranging from chemistry and electro-technics to mechanics. The office was founded in Berlin-Adlershof in September 1996, when patent attorneys Dr. Burkhard Bressel, Volker Zucker, and Udo Effert created the firm "Patent attorneys Effert, Bressel and colleagues". They established their office in Radickestrasse 48, close to the newly developed science and technology park Berlin Adlershof.

Since the very beginning the company's aim has been to give comprehensive and competent legal advice on industrial property rights as well as trademark law to clients in all fields of engineering. This includes assistance for obtaining and maintaining domestic and foreign property rights, defense and enforcement of our client's property rights, and contesting the property rights of third parties.

Over the years, the firm expanded its technical and legal expertise by welcoming to it patent attorneys Günter Köckeritz (2002), Dr. Joachim Brunotte (2003) and Dr. Bernhard Obst (2005). The team of leagl assistants and accountants also grew from three to ten members, most of the new staff members having received training as certified patent law clerks.

In the year 2007, when Udo Effert left the firm, the firm was temporarily renamed Bressel and Colleagues. Some months later, the legal form of a Partnership was chosen.

In 2010 the partnership moved to larger premises at the heart of Berlin at Potsdamer Platz 10 to support its continuing growth and patent attorney Dr. Andreas Beyer joined the partnership providing additional strength to our chemistry and life science section. Patent attorney Dr. Lukas Ramrath joined in 2012 with honours in mechatronics.

On November 29, 2013 the legal form was changed into a partnership with limited professional liability. The company name is now Patentanwälte Bressel und Partner mbB.

It is our priority to provide personal, individual and continuous service. Our working method based on collegiality allows us to attend to large-scale mandates as well as sole inventors and medium-sized companies. With this in mind, our future development is geared to the needs of our clients, providing enduring high-quality and reliable legal service in the field of intellectual property rights.