Trademark, Design and Patent Rights

Our team offers full-service IP strategy advice attending to the IP rights of our clients in over 150 countries worldwide. We cooperate with an internationally well-positioned network of IP law firms, register trademarks and designs throughout the world and handle renewals and transfers for all intellectual property rights. With our monitoring service, we observe the relevant market for possible collisions and provide for the defense of all IP rights. Our IP consulting services are complemented by a portal which allows our clients to obtain access to all relevant information regarding their IP files at any time and from anywhere.

Our consulting services include:

  • Establishing an intellectual property portfolio: support in the conception and selection of the intellectual property right; development of trademark strategies and recommendation on territorial extension; advice on design registration for products that are primarily characterized by their aesthetic aspects
  • Conducting trademark and design searches and evaluating the results with recommendations for action
  • Registration of trademarks: examination of registrability; preparation of customized lists of goods/services; trademark applications in Germany, European Union trademarks (EU), international trademarks (IR), national applications and international coordination via our worldwide network
  • Optimisation of existing trademark rights: check on possible cost savings
  • Management of trademark and design rights: maintenance (renewal), transfers, changes of name
  • Defense of trademark rights: monitoring collisions with IP rights of third parties, performing opposition/cancellation proceedings
  • Product piracy; trademark infringements; warnings; IP litigation; efficient legal representation in the enforcement of the claims; international coordination via our worldwide network; customs seizure
  • Registration of designs: examination of registrability; grouping according to Locarno classification; filing of designs in Germany, EU designs, international registrations under the Hague Agreement and national applications
  • Management of patent rights: maintenance, transfer, changes of name
  • Drafting contracts: license agreements, coexistence agreements
  • Assistance in IP transactions: Examination of the assets of intellectual property rights including validity and enforceability