We advise and represent you
in all questions concerning:

Patents and utility models

  • Preparation and filing of patent and utility model applications (national, European and international)
  • Implementation before the patent offices of the procedures up to granting
  • Implementation of opposition proceedings, nullity claims and utility model cancellation proceedings
  • Forensic work in patent and utility model infringement proceedings
  • Execution and assessment of patent searches
  • Evaluation of intellectual property rights
  • Patent portfolio management
  • Monitoring of competitors’ patents

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Identifying marks, particularly trademarks

  • Preparation and filing of trademark applications (national, European and international)
  • Execution of the registration procedures before the responsible offices
  • Implementation of opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Forensic work in trademark infringement proceedings
  • Execution and assessment of trademark searches
  • Evaluation of trademarks
  • Trademark portfolio management
  • Collision monitoring of trademarks

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Designs

  • Preparation and filing of design applications (national, European and international)
  • Execution of the registration procedures before the responsible offices
  • Implementation of cancellation proceedings
  • Forensic work in design infringement proceedings
  • Execution and assessment of design searches
  • Evaluation of designs
  • Design portfolio management
  • Collision monitoring of designs

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Intellectual property (IP) strategies

  • Planning and implementation of intellectual property rights strategies, taking into account business management constraints and concepts
  • Individual adaptation to the respective market situation
  • Consultation in the implementation of control instruments for appraising the efficiency of IP strategies
  • Implementation of business management concepts in relation to intellectual property rights, e.g. attacking a competition leader in accordance with Porter’s concepts, in terms of intellectual property rights aspects

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Software protection

  • Examination of the possibility of protecting software-related inventions
  • Preparation of application documents for software patents
  • Consultation concerning copyright aspects of software protection

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Copyright

  • Consultation concerning copyright aspects in connection with intellectual property rights
  • Representation in copyright disputes (non-forensic and forensic)

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Licences

  • Preparation and examination of licence agreements
  • Supporting and conducting contract negotiations
  • Evaluation of intellectual property rights to be licensed

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Opposition and nullity proceedings

  • Execution and assessment of searches to prepare an attack on a patent
  • Evaluation of prospects of success
  • Preparation and filing of nullity claims and objections
  • Representation before the responsible office or court

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Infringements of intellectual property rights

  • Assessment of infringements of intellectual property rights
  • Consultation regarding finding alternative solutions that do not involve infringements of intellectual property rights
  • Conducting extrajudicial correspondence
  • Representation/participation in infringement proceedings

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Employee inventions

  • General consultation and representation in matters concerning employee invention law
  • Assessment and determination of remunerations for employee inventions
  • Implementation of arbitration procedures
  • Consultation/representation in legal disputes

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Related areas of law

  • Patent Attorney consultation in competition cases in connection with intellectual property rights
  • Consultation concerning semiconductor intellectual property rights
  • Consultation concerning plant variety rights

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