Industrial Property Law
We protect your achievements
Trademarks, design and technology are essential business factors in nearly all product areas. Their legal classification is just as far-reaching as their applications – from electronic and handmade products to furniture and food. The subject of the advice we provide for manufacturers, designers and distributors in industrial property law is the interconnection of various legal protective instruments in various phases of development and marketing. We work closely with specialist patent lawyers where technical aspects are concerned.
Our service offer
Our practice in trademark law comprises in particular the strategic organization of trademark protection through national, European and international registration (DE, IR and EU). We handle application and opposition proceedings with the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) and all the way to the Federal Patent Court, represent our clients at the European level at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). For international protection, we register trademarks with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), while working with cooperation partners in the relevant countries to provide reasons for national foreign protection.
Design protection includes many strategic questions. Before registering designs for our clients on a national, European or international level (DE, IR und EU), we jointly define the object of protection, possible design variations and, in connection with this, the design protection strategy. We apply for design patents at the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) and at the European level at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). For international protection, we register trademarks with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), while working with cooperation partners in the relevant countries to provide reasons for national foreign protection.
Defense of Trademarks and Designs
We defend our clients‘ trademarks, titles, designs, Internet domains and company symbols in civil courts, in particular in preliminary injunction proceedings if quick legal protection is of special importance.
Out of court, we prepare and negotiate cooperation, development, licensing and distribution agreements as well as delimitation, priority and coexistence agreements.
Patents and Utility Patent
In the area of technical protection rights, we work closely with specialist patent lawyers. This applies for both the justification for patent protection and utility patent protection and the defense of rights in civil courts.
Dr. Christian Lemke
Dr. Fabian Ropohl
Copying of designs for a different product
We continuously defend clients working in product design against unauthorized copies, the distribution of counterfeit goods and the unauthorized use of advertising material, product images, etc. Beginning with applications for border seizure, we prevent the import of illegal products while also filing for injunctions to stop the distribution, confiscation and destruction of illegal goods that nevertheless enter the market, and we also enforce our clients‘ claims for damages.