In our globalised world, the significance of the names of companies, products or services is constantly increasing. Consumers and target audiences associate a particular trademark, a particular label with a certain level of quality and certain values. Brand identities, with which numerous products can be given a specific image and character, must be comprehensively protected through trademarks. Unlike copyright protection, trademark protection is only established by means of the correct legal process. We can advise you from beginning to end of this process: we can assist you in the development of marketing strategies, undertake trademark research, register your trademarks on a national and international level, support you in the administration, licensing and monitoring of your trademark portfolio and ultimately take action against infringers both in and out of court. On the other side, we also protect you against unfounded claims.
Patents and utility models protect your inventory activities. We advise you on the exploitation of your protection rights through licensing or transfer and represent you in the case of disputes at the specialist courts. Of further benefit to you is our fundamental understanding of technical relationships and our cooperation with renowned patent attorneys. We are familiar with the peculiarities of patent infringement proceedings and their interrelationship with opposition and nullity proceedings before the patent offices and relevant courts.
We advise on all aspects of the interdisciplinary field of IT Law. This includes the creation of bespoke contracts such as software development and licensing agreements, support and distribution agreements, outsourcing agreements, ASP agreements and industry specific terms and conditions. We advise on IT projects at all stages from the initial planning through contractual negotiations to the implementation phase. We also provide legal advice on all aspects of Internet domains including so-called web-audits. In recent times, our clients have frequently approached us for advice on matters of data protection due to the increasing regulation and awareness of issues within this area.