The most important thing is quality in our legal advice and in the drafting of pleadings, lines of argumentation, application documents or reply to Office Actions.

A list of potential IP rights can be found here - the scientific and technical subject areas, on the other hand, can be found here.

The range of services offered includes:

  • Comprehensive advice in all directions, concerning
  • ...Designs
  • marks (individual trade marks, collective trade marks, certification trade marks, unregistered EU trade marks, etc.)
  • ...geographical indications (PDO like "Allgäuer Sennalpkäse", PGI like "Thüringer Rostbratwurst")
  • ...patents and utility models
  • ...and the protection of your know-how (GeschGehG)
  • Preparation of application documents, for DE, EU and worldwide
  • Information and novelty search (for the purpose of applying for a property right)
  • Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) search (for the purpose of assessing an infringement of property rights)
  • Legal representation before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), the Federal Patent Court (BPatG), the Federal Supreme Court (BGH), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Opt-out declarations before the Unified Patent Court (UPC)
  • Contract drafting - on various fields such as licence agreements, delimitation agreements, employee invention agreements, statutes for collective marks and many more.
  • Employee invention law - Advice for employers and employees on all matters relating to the ArbEG, also on the calculation of inventor's remuneration
  • Assessment on Validity, scope of protection and risk of collision
  • Monitoring of property rights of your competitors
  • Pre-court warning of competitors if required - with the aim of reaching an out-of-court settlement
  • Opposition proceedings against trade marks of competitors
  • Opposition proceedings against patents of competitors
  • Invalidity proceedings against designs of competitors
  • Invalidity proceedings against patents of competitors
  • Enforcement of property rights - Prosecution of IP rights infringements, also out of court, with the aim of reaching a more cost-effective, amicable settlement outside the legal process (e.g. by way of interim legal protection/expedited proceedings, by means of protective letters, etc.).
  • Assistance of SMEs with Funding in all service phases (50% funding) WIPANO of the BMWK, KMU-Fonds of the EUIPO)