Designs

  • Research and consultancy on potential conflicts with third party designs, advise on protectability and scope of protection
  • Registration of designs with the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Union Office for Intellectual Property and the World Intellectual Property Organisation
  • Representation in dealings with local authorities, e.g., in case of registration rejections or deletion requests
  • Defence against third-party claims under design law, e.g., warning letters, preliminary injunction proceedings or substantive proceedings
  • Judicial and extrajudicial enforcement of own design rights against third parties
  • Drafting and negotiating license agreements, transfer agreements or demarcation agreements
  • Advice on tax law-optimised transfer of design rights