A KEY INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL AND TRADE FAIR HUB
This office concentrates on patent law in the areas of electrical engineering, IT, biochemistry, chemistry, material technology and molecular biology. It also works on trademark and design law.
Hanover is the state capital of Lower Saxony, and its metropolitan region has a population of over 1.1 million. Hanover is an industrial and trade fair hub of international standing. As well as hosting EXPO 2000, it also regularly hosts international trade fairs such as the computer fair CeBIT and the industrial fair Hannover Messe. Many renowned companies are based in the Hanover economic region, or have their European headquarters there.
A city that inspires new ideas: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, a major philosopher, mathematician, diplomat, historian, and political advisor from the early Enlightenment, remarked centuries ago that whenever he woke up in Hanover in the morning, he had “so many ideas that the day was not long enough to write them all down.” Nowadays, academics carry out research at the university named after him as well as at Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hanover Medical School, the University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover, Foundation, and the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. At the Hanover Centre for Production Technology (PZH), joint research and development collaborations are carried out with industrial partners. The Hanover Laser Center is ground-breaking in its field. The German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) and the German Federal Plant Variety Office are also based in Hanover.