An important part of our consulting practice is the provision of advice to companies in connection with the application and registration of German trademarks, Community trademarks and international registrations. We provide guidance in connection with oppositions to trademark applications, notably regarding form and time limits. The aim of our advice is always to fully protect trademark rights. Therefore, among other things, we prepare the necessary warning letters and initiate the expedited court cases as part of our services.
But even in the case of a warning letter due to an alleged trademark infringement, we also provide advice and discuss a reasonable course of action. In doing so, we weigh up whether a cease-and-desist declaration punishable by law should be signed, what risks are involved in the event of a repetition and what alternative courses of action are available. In doing so, efforts also always focus on achieving a cost-effective solution.
A further focus of our consulting activities, in addition to the registration and protection of trademarks, is the sale of trademarks, utility models and design patents.
Regarding patent law issues, we cannot provide you with advice from a single source. However, we will be happy to put you in contact with the appropriate law firms.
Our service overview for skim readers:
- Trademark registration (including word marks, word/picture marks, picture marks; design patents) both at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DMPA) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
- Trademark administration
- Defence / Enforcement of claims by trademark proprietors
- Enforcement above all, of claims for damages and for injunctive relief, interim injunctions