1908

1908

The IP law firm is founded by Hans Meissner senior in Bremen

1952

1952

Hans Meissner junior is admitted to the bar

1966

1966

Erich Bolte cooperates with Hans Meissner junior

1984

1984

Meissner Bolte opens a second office in Munich

1996

1996

Offices opened in Gera and Alicante

1997

1997

Offices opened in Nuremberg and Osnabruck

2002

2002

Meissner Bolte Munich and Hagemann, Braun & Held merge; partnership expanded to include expertise in the fields of chemistry and biotechnology

2004

2004

Meissner Bolte opens offices in Hamburg and Augsburg as well as a UK office

2008

2008

Meissner Bolte celebrates its 100-year anniversary with a large reception at the INTA Congress in Berlin

2010

2010

The first native English speaker becomes a partner and head of the English department in Munich

2013

2013

Meissner Bolte Hamburg merges with the law firm of Schaefer, Emmel, Hausfeld in Hamburg; partnership expanded to include additional expertise in the fields of mechanical engineering and biotechnology

2014

2014

The partnership is strengthened in Bremen and Munich by specialists in the fields of IP litigation, trademarks and portfolio management

2018

2018

Meissner Bolte opens an office in Düsseldorf

2019

2019

Meissner Bolte celebrates its 111-year anniversary

2020

2020

The De Anna law firm joins the Munich office

2020

2020

Office opened in Amberg