Trademarks and Design

A strong brand is a key success factor for any company. We support you in positioning your brand in the market and provide you with individual, comprehensive advice on all aspects of trademark protection. A good design is not just a thing of beauty, it is also a separate area of law specifically involving the protection and exploitation of design products, where we provide competent advice and representation.

Our areas of specialization:


Trademark strategy, trademark portfolio management; availability checks, applications, representing in official proceedings (DPMA [German Patent and Trademark Office], OHIM, WIPO, foreign offices in cooperation with local partners) and before the German Federal Patent Court


Litigation


Product piracy


Trademarks on the internet (domains, key words)License agreements, agreements on the sale or encumbrance of trademarks; IPR due diligence, agreements on the distribution of brand name products


Checking eligibility and filing applications for design patents; representation in official proceedings (DPMA [German Patent and Trademark Office], OHIM, WIPO, foreign offices in cooperation with local partners)


Contracts on the production, licensing and distribution of designs; border seizures, product piracy