From the legal point of view, we are primarily concerned with inventions and the technical property rights of patents/utility models as well as with trademarks and designs. In this area we offer

  • Representation before the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), the Federal Patent Court (BPatG), the European Patent Office (EPA), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
  • Conducting and evaluating searches, for example novelty and infringement searches (Product Clearing)
  • Preparation of property rights applications
  • Conducting filing and examination proceedings
  • Contesting property rights
  • Defending property rights
  • Validating, nationalising and regionalising of property rights
  • Preparation, control and administration of property rights portfolios in Germany, Europe and international
  • Monitoring and examination of property rights
  • Clarification of usage aspects and property rights infringements
  • Negotiation and preparation of licence agreements
  • Advice on issues of employment law, for example the transfer of rights, the remuneration of the inventor

We act in the fields of patents, utility models, trademarks, designs and employee invention law.