Patent and Trademark Attorneys in the Federal Republic of Germany


European Patent and Trademark Attorneys


Authorized for professional representation before the Austrian Patent Office



The practice was founded in Düsseldorf in 1950 by Patent Attorney Dr. Franz Redies. Today, Gille Hrabal with its other patent attorneys, is one of the larger patent attorney offices in Düsseldorf, which is the city in Germany where the most patent infringement procedures in Europe are handled.

Our main focuses are: Chemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Telecommunications, Internet, IT, Computers, Software, Regenerative Energies, Fuel Cells, Photovoltaics, Patents, Utility Patents, Trademarks, Design Models, Infringement Procedures, Litigation and Prosecution.

The Patentoffice is situated near Schloss Benrath, which is one of the most important palace buildings of the late Rococo period.

We would be very pleased to be allowed to also protect your ideas, whether national or international. Our motto is service: our clients “only” have to decide.


Our patent attorneys have all been accredited before the European and German Patent and Trademark Office and have many years of professional experience. Furthermore, Dr. Prop has been accredited with the patent attorney qualification for the Netherlands and is authorized to represent before the Benelux Trademark Office.

In addition to German, all employers are very familiar with the English language. Some employees also have knowledge of French, Dutch and Spanish.


All areas of intellectual property protection are covered by us, in particular patents, utility models, design patents, employee inventors’ rights, trademarks, cooperation agreements, licence agreements, copyrights, as well as unfair competition.

We have at our disposal extensive experience in inland and foreign grant, opposition, appeal, nullity and infringement procedures.

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