Firm Profile

JONAS Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Headquarters

Hohenstaufenring 62
Cologne 50674
Germany
49 221 27758 0

Firm Details

JONAS Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH was spun-off from the international law firm Linklaters in January 2007.

Our nine lawyers and over 25 further employees advise national and international clients on intellectual property law focusing on marketing-oriented solutions for the value chain covering the entire product life cycle, in particular in trademark, design, competition and distribution law.

Our international network of law firms specialized in intellectual property law enables us to represent you in all countries of the world and to fulfill your wishes. A particular focus of our work is the legal enforcement of our clients’ rights.

We currently represent tens of thousands of trademarks in our portfolio and with our wide range of international experience as lawyers we are ideally suited for companies operating worldwide.

Already in 2008, JUVE, the leading publisher of information related to the German legal market, awarded us as law firm of the year in “Trademark and Unfair Competition Law”. For further nominations and awards please click here.

Management

Dr. Martin Viefhues
Managing Director
Dr. Nils Weber
Managing Director
Karl Hamacher
Managing Director

Awards

  • Law Firm of the year in Trademark and Unfair Competition Law (JUVE AWARDS 2008)
  • Sports Law Firm of the Year in Germany (The Corporate INTL Magazine)
  • German Trade Mark Law Firm of the Year (The British Acquisition International Magazine)
  • Sports Law Firm of the Year in Germany (Global Law Experts)
  • Sports Law Firm of the Year in Germany (The Corporate INTL Magazine)
  • Sports Law - Law Firm of the Year in Germany (The Corporate INTL Magazine)
  • Trademark Law Firm of the Year in Germany - 2013 Global Law Experts Practice Area Awards
  • Sports Law Firm of the Year in Germany - 2013 Global Law Experts Practice Area Awards
  • Trademarks Law Firm of the Year in Germany (The Corporate INTL Magazine)
  • Recommended Patent Practitioner in Germany 2013: Dr. Nils Weber (The Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine)
  • Best Lawyers 2013 - Karl Hamacher is recommended in the category "Industrial Property, Trademark, Patent and Competition Law" (The US publisher "Best Lawyers")
  • Boutique-Trademark Law Firm of the Year in Germany (The ACQ Magazine)
  • Sports Law Firm of the Year in Germany (The ACQ Magazine)
  • The German news magazine FOCUS ranked JONAS among the leading commercial law firms in Germany in "trademark and design law"
  • Trademarks Law Firm of the Year in Germany (The Corporate INTL Magazine)
  • Sports Law - Law Firm of the Year in Germany (The Corporate INTL Magazine)
  • Sports Law Firm of the Year in Germany - 2014 (Global Law Experts)
  • The renowned magazine Managing Intellectual Property awarded our managing directors Dr. Martin Viefhues and Karl Hamacher the "IP Star" for 2014
  • Best Lawyers 2014: Karl Hamacher and Dr. Martin Viefhues are included in the category "Intellectual Property Law"
  • Best Lawyers 2014: Karl Hamacher "Lawyer of the Year 2014, Intellectual Property Law Cologne, DE"
  • The World's Leading Trademark Professionals - 2015 (World Trademark Review)
  • Trademark Law Firm of the Year in Germany - 2014 (Global Law Experts)
  • JONAS is being of Germany's top law firms in the category "trademarks and designs" (German FOCUS magazine)
  • JONAS one of 10 top IP boutiques in Germany (kanzleimonitor.de)
  • Best Lawyers 2015: Karl Hamacher and Dr. Martin Viefhues are included in the category "Intellectual Property Law"
  • Dispute Resolution Award in the category "IP Litigator of the Year in Germany" (The Acquisition International Magazine)
  • JONAS listed in JUVE handbook 2015/2016 "Wirtschafts Kanzleien Rechtsanwaelte fuer Unternehmen" in the categories trademark/unfair competition; media, technology and communication; distribution and logistics
  • Deutschlands Top-Anw%E4lte (German FOCUS magazine)
  • "Leading Firm" in the practice area "Intellectual property - Trade marks (incl. unfair competition)" in Germany (The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa)
  • The World%u2019s Leading Trademark Professionals (World Trademark Review)
  • Intellectual Property Practitioner of the Year, Germany (AI - Acquision-Intl)
  • Best Lawyers 2016: Karl Hamacher and Dr. Martin Viefhues are included in the category "Intellectual Property Law"
  • Best Distribution Law Firm in Germany 2017 (The Acquisition International Magazine)
  • Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Germany 2017 (The ACQ5 Magazine)
  • Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year in Germany 2017 (The ACQ5 Magazine)
  • Best Trademark Prosecution Firm in Germany 2017 (The Acquisition International Magazine)
  • JONAS lawyers sucessful in category "Germany's best law firms and lawyers 2017" (Handelsblatt)

About Our Clients

Who we are and why this is our clients' business

We are a team of 9 lawyers and approx. 25 employees who continue to work in our specialist area of law after the split-off from a major international law firm whose roots date back to the first half of the last century.

We differ – both from our competitors and from each other. It is the "unity in diversity" which complements, challenges and continuously inspires us. Thus, the whole is more than the sum of its parts.

 

Knowledge is indispensable, experience is invaluable, creativity is irreplaceable

Knowledge and know-how are our tools. We give them top priority. Thus we invest a lot of energy in the education and training of our young lawyers and young employees. Our lawyers are experts in their field of law. Beyond that they have considerable professional experiences gained in enterprises, as judges and in the authorities relevant for us. We can therefore assess our clients' interests not only from a lawyer's legal point of view.

Despite all the knowledge and experience we have gained – in the end it is the legal creativity which opens new perspectives. We do not only want to detect problems but we want to offer solutions. Each project can benefit from new ideas, because even if the facts are similar each case is individual.

 

This is to the benefit of our clients

We focus on our clients' interest, put ourselves in their situation and tackle the problems where they arise in the corporate process – under legal aspects and in terms of coordination, budget planning and corporate policies.

There might be other lawyers who have some knowledge of our area of expertise. What is really sought are advisers with clarity of vision, able to steer after careful thought through unclear situations with sound judgment and who prove to be of real assistance. Clarity of vision also means for us that we consider the indirect implications of our proposals and the possible external effects of legal steps.

Contacts

Dr. Martin Viefhues
Managing Director
+49221277580
Dr. Nils Weber
Managing Director
+49221277580
Karl Hamacher
Managing Director
+49221277580

Firm Practice Areas

  • Advertising Law
  • Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Litigation
  • Media Law
  • Sports Law