Our activities cover the entire spectrum of intellectual property. A main focus of our activities is competent consultancy and representation with regard to the obtainment, defense, maintenance and contestation of special industrial property rights such as trademarks, design patents (designs), patents and utility models.
Furthermore, we can represent you in court proceedings where a violation of industrial property rights is concerned. If a property right is used by a third party without the consent of the proprietor, an infringement of the property right exists which may, for instance, give rise to injunctive relief, claims for damages or claims for compensation. Aside from infringement procedures, we can also enforce nullity or cancellation proceedings on your behalf and furnish expert opinions on the infringement situation and the validity of property rights.
In addition, we will support you in license negotiations and prepare license, assignment, cooperation and confidentiality agreements, among others. If desired, we will also take care of the corresponding negotiations with potential contractual partners on your behalf.
Moreover, we can assist you in the evaluation of already existing trademark and technical property rights for the financial sector ("due diligence"). We offer you a detailed analysis and assessment of currently held property rights and, on this basis, the planning and implementation of a suitable strategy regarding the application for property rights.
Finally, we will undertake the required research, such as, in particular, patent and trademark searches, in-use searches, company searches as well as trademark collision monitoring. Our search analysts perform online searches, e.g. with regard to the state of technology or in order to identify and review the status of protective rights held by competitors.
In the domain of employee invention law, we are happy to assist you in establishing a suitable organization for handling the formal legal requirements.