We represent our clients in the field of industrial property law before authorities and courts in Germany and Europe, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), the Federal Office of Plant Varieties (BSA), the Federal German Patent Court (BPatG), the European Patent Office (EPA), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO).
Our national and international network with partner law firms enables us to put together the best team for each specific case, so we can efficiently achieve your desired goal and protect your interests at home and abroad.
We provide advice in all technical areas and on all aspects of patent, registered design, trademark and design law, employee invention law and variety protection. We can advise you on an efficient IP strategy and implementing your intellectual property in Germany, Europe and across the world. Furthermore, we create infringement and validity reports as well as freedom to operate reports and also advise on knowledge transfer protection and transfer, cooperation agreements and portfolio management.
We represent national and international clients such as individual inventors, start-ups, universities and SMEs.
The law firm’s range of services include the acquisition, defence and enforcement of industrial property law. This includes the protection of patents, designs and brands in particular and also the corresponding contract law such as licence and knowledge transfer agreements, as well as employee invention law, especially:
- Worldwide filing, administration and prosecution of patent applications, utility model applications, trademark applications, design and design patent applications, especially national (DPMA), European (EPA, EUIPO) or international (WIPO, PCT, Madrid IR among others).
- Conducting objection proceedings, complaints proceedings, nullity proceedings, opposition proceedings, cancellation proceedings, representation in infringement proceedings or litigation before the district courts, higher regional courts and the Federal Court of Justice, especially in pan-European or transatlantic disputes regarding intellectual property as a member of international teams.
- Expert evaluation of the validity of property rights, freedom-to-operate analyses, conducting due diligence proceedings, drawing up licensing agreements, advising in the field of employee invention law.
- Implementation of an IP strategy in the context of project management and by working closely together with Research and Development.