Why choose our Trademarks lawyers?
Fieldfisher's team of internationally experienced and highly qualified specialists are able to advise clients extensively on everything to do with trademarks and designs and the laws that apply to them. Our clients are predominantly medium-sized businesses and global players across a variety of sectors in Europe, the US and Canada.
The Fieldfisher expert team helps its clients determine the best possible intellectual property rights strategy based on the company’s economic interests and then ensure that it is implemented effectively. We begin with collaborating to select a trademark and company name and carry out extensive global research in order to avoid conflict with third party trademarks. The same applies to protecting your designs.
We will manage your trademarks and designs and carry out status analyses for your intellectual property rights portfolios. With this in mind we will provide you with concrete suggestions on how to close existing protection gaps and avoid unnecessary trademark renewals and protection extensions.
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.