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Trademarks

A company’s trademarks and designs are among its most important non-tangible assets. These company assets need to be developed and protected in a sustainable way. This requires a sophisticated strategy that covers from registration through to successful protection from confusion, dilution, attacks from third parties.

Competition also requires that your trademark portfolio and its effective defence against conflicts are monitored. We employ specialised monitoring programmes in order to be able to inform you about impending conflicts and provide you with suggestions on how to deal with such cases effectively.

In cases where disputes are unavoidable, we will defend your intellectual property rights out-of-court and before the national and European courts, as well as in administrative proceedings, particularly before the German Regional and Higher Regional Courts, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the Court of Justice of the European Unionn(ECJEU), the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) and the Federal Patents Court (BPatG). 

Further key aspects of our work in this regard include:

  • Domain dispute proceedings before the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre 
  • Domain dispute proceedings before the ADR Court for .eu-Domains
  • Border confiscation proceedings in the EU regarding plagiarism and parallel imports
  • Commercialisation of your intellectual property rights
  • Development and negotiation of license agreements
  • Due diligence and contract negotiations within the context of mergers and acquisitions.