Legal protection of intellectual property
The protection of trademarks, copyrights, patents and design rights, but also the protection of non-protectable expertise is of great importance for companies in all sectors of industry. In addition, fair competition is subject to various regulations, some of which such are codified in Germany's Unfair Competition Act (UWG), but which are also influenced by case law.
We support your company in developing a protection strategy for intellectual property, in applying for intellectual property rights, and in the enforcement of such rights. We represent your company in and out of court and before the competent authorities (e.g., trademark offices). Beyond this, we also advise you in all contracts in the field of intellectual property rights such as R&D contracts, licensing and transfer agreements or demarcation agreements. We are also happy to support you with contract negotiations.
We also support you comprehensively in your dealings with competitors, in the design of your advertising and in all other legal issues relating to unfair competition. For example, we offer preventive proofreading of your advertising as well as judicial and extrajudicial representation in unfair competition disputes.