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“Prestigious law firm in the field of trademark and competition law”, JUVE manual 2015/2016

“The … team ... received …. much praise from competitors, in particular for its expertise as litigators….“, JUVE manual 2014/2015

“…the team is deeply involved in IP and adjacent fields of law“, JUVE manual 2014/2015

Intellectual Property

Among the broad range of consultation services offered by our IP team, it is the patent law involving the representation of clients in national and international litigation as well as the trademark law involving comprehensive consultation on setting up and defending international trademark portfolios that take centre stage. In addition, we advise international industrial companies on the German Drug Advertising Act as well as on general advertising laws. We also specialise in press laws and the right of free speech, in copyright and media law, in employee inventions law, in the health care sector as well as in life sciences. The lawyers in our group are members of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (Vereinigung für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht/GRUR), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and other associations of specialists in intellectual property

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Main Areas of Expertise
  • Patent law and employee inventions law
  • Patent infringement proceedings, national and cross-border litigation in collaboration with corresponding local law firms
  • Licensing agreements
  • Utility models
  • Employee inventions law
  • Setting up invention reporting systems within companies
  • Disputes relating to remuneration
  • Compensation agreements with employee inventors
  • Drawing up contracts for collaborative research projects with universities
  • German trademark and design law
  • Trademark law
  • Registration of trademarks (national and international) where appropriate in collaboration with corresponding local law firms
  • Trademark management and monitoring
  • Trademark research
  • Trademark infringement disputes
  • Combatting brand piracy, border seizures
  • Representation before trademark offices and the Federal Patent Court
  • Domain disputes
  • Trade name law
  • Licensing agreements
  • Design law
  • Registration of design rights
  • Infringement disputes
  • Competition law
  • German drug advertising act
  • Consultation on the planning of advertising measures
  • Formal warnings
  • Injunctive relief and preliminary injunctions
  • Competition law litigation
  • Media law and personality rights
  • Right of free speech
  • Libel
  • Counterstatements
  • Retractions
  • Image rights
  • Fending off infringements by third parties, particularly the press
  • Legal proceedings against infringements on the Internet
  • Protection of general personality rights

“Prestigious law firm in the field of trademark and competition law”, JUVE manual 2015/2016

“The … team ... received …. much praise from competitors, in particular for its expertise as litigators….“, JUVE manual 2014/2015

“…the team is deeply involved in IP and adjacent fields of law“, JUVE manual 2014/2015