Ranking and Awards


MIP STAR 2018/2019 – Tier 2 in Trade mark prosecution – According to Managing IP, Bomhard IP has established a reputation in the market as one of the best firms for national and EU trademark registration matters. “The firm is highly regarded by both rivals and clients”. https://www.ipstars.com/firms/bomhard-ip/f-4177#/analysis

Managing Intellectual Property “Firm of the Year 2018” for trademark prosecution – Spain 

2018 WTR 1000 (Silver ranking; “BomhardIP has ascended to the top echelon of European IP practice.”)

2017 IP Excellence Awards: Best IP ADR Boutique – Europe

2017 WTR 1000  (Silver ranking; “The Alicante-based boutique has unrivalled EU trademark know-how and handles some of the most difficult cases with aplomb”)

2016 WTR 1000 (Bronze ranking; “The compact outfit stands out for its lightning-fast responses and flexibility on fee schemes”)


Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders: Global Elite 2019 (PDF)

MIP IP Star 2018/19

2017/2018 Legal Awards CorporateLiveWire  – Trademark Lawyer of the year (PDF)

WIPR Leaders 2018 – Spain (”Verena is an outstanding European trademark lawyer. She provides excellent practical and substantive advice to her clients and is cost effective and great to work with.”)

2018 WTR 1000 (Gold Ranking; “The heart of the practice”)

2017 Who´s Who Legal – Trademarks – Spain

Chambers Europe 2017 (“Verena von Bomhard is very experienced and doing great work.” Her practice spans all aspects of trade marks, from strategy and filing to enforcement and disputes. She frequently appears in Luxembourg at the ECJ and General Court.)

WIPR Leaders 2017 – Spain

2017 Legal Awards: Best IP Dispute Resolution Practice – Spain & EU Trademark Enforcer of the Year – Spain

2017 WTR 1000 (Gold ranking; Numerous interviewees hail “creative problem solver” Verena von Bomhard as the world’s leading EU trademark expert) (Profile here)

WIPR Leaders 2016 – Spain

The Top 250 Women in IP (2016) – Managing IP

MIP IP Star 2016

2016 WTR 1000 (Gold ranking; “nothing short of fantastic”)

2014 WTR 1000 (Gold ranking; “a simply brilliant strategic adviser and highly experienced in litigation before the European courts”)


2018 WTR 1000 ( Silver Ranking; “Giles has a flair for the trickiest prosecution mandates and is best known for centralised searching and clearance.”)

2017 Who´s Who Legal – Trademarks – Spain

2017 WTR 1000 – Recommended Individual – “His customer care skills are some of the best in the business and he is a practical, down-to-earth guy whom clients really warm to” (Profile here)

2016 WTR 1000 – Recommended Individual – “Giles is a reference when it comes to Community trademark and design matters, both contentious and non-contentious. He can effortlessly administer large portfolios, having done so throughout his career, encompassing both in-house and private practice positions.”


2018 WTR 1000 (Bronze Ranking: “The firm’s specialist in Spanish trademark proceedings”)

2017 WTR 1000  (Bronze individuals: Enforcement and litigation; “master of all trades”) (Profile here)

2016 WTR 1000 (Bronze individuals: Enforcement and litigation; “robust IP litigator”)


2018: MIP IP Stars: “Johannes Fuhrmann is a notable rising star in the firm.” https://www.ipstars.com/firms/bomhard-ip/f-4177#/analysis

2018 ACRITAS STAR LAWYER: Acritas Stars, an independent and global lawyer ranking system of client-nominated stand-out lawyers in private practice, has recognized Johannes Fuhrmann again in annual rankings.

2017 ACRITAS STAR LAWYER: “He’s very personable, very good with the clients; he’s very good about explaining complex legal concepts to the business people well, very accessible, good results. He’s good at achieving good results in the cases that he’s working on”