Formality: obtaining IP rights

Strategic planning, efficient management and smart defence of IP portfolios

Being convinced about the uniqueness of your own product, its design or function, is one thing. Ensuring that the competition also entertains no doubt about that by submitting an early and effective application is the other.

We are extremely well versed in submitting applications for patents, trademarks or designs. Our lawyers have years - in part decades - of experience in a wide variety of application procedures for patents, trademarks and designs or registered designs before the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) as well as the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). We will provide you with information about the patentability of your developments, handle the necessary searches and prepare the necessary evidence.

What guides us here: the application lays the foundation for a later successful enforcement of the respective industrial property right. Even if no one has a crystal ball to predict where future infringements of your property rights might arise, we think as far ahead as possible for you about the potential for attacks both nationally and internationally, and consider a suitable defense strategy. We also keep an eye on all deadlines, and ramp up activities early if a registration is nearing the end of its term.

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As one of Germany’s leading boutique IP law firms, we provide advice in all areas of intellectual property protection – patent, trademark, design and know-how. From the initial filing of an application, through the prosecution procedure to enforcement by litigation, our aim is to ensure that your inventions and innovation will remain what they are by nature – unique. .