Intellectual Property (IP) is another important focus of our firm. The law of Intellectual Property typically encompasses the areas of industrial property rights, patents, trademarks, utility models, designs and copyright law.

Own intellectual property is of essential importance to each enterprise; it often serves as a basis for economic success, hence for the future. However, in our globalized world, intellectual property is also the target of permanent attacks. Therefore, any entrepreneurial strategy must include efficient solutions to acquire and defend IP rights. This is all the more so in the case of cross-border activities.

On the other hand, each enterprise is well advised not to infringe its competitors’ IP rights, as infringement can result in legal consequences under competition law.

We advise our clients on how to prevent and anticipate those issues. A sound identification of the IP portfolio is essential to guarantee its protection. Furthermore, we develop strategies for the enforcement and defense of existing IP rights – around the globe.

If, despite such efforts, it comes to infringement, we defend your rights with all due care and attention.

 

Overview of our key areas of activity in the field of IP law:

 

  • Providing advisory services and assistance to backup the development of German, foreign and international trademarks
  • Registering trademarks and designs as well as handling oppositions, nullity and cancellation proceedings (DPMA - German Patent Office -, OHIM, WIPO)
  • Monitoring trademarks and research, administration of national and international trademarks portfolios
  • Border seizures by the customs authorities
  • Negotiation and mediation
  • Litigation (including preliminary injunctions / injunctive relief) and arbitration
  • Trainings and seminars