In our fast-moving and complex world, creativity and innovation are important commodities and often decisive competitive advantages. We promote new ideas, implement solution strategies, and defend intellectual property. Individually and personally. To do this, we combine solid knowledge in all technical domains with legal expertise.

Our technical know-how

  • Petroleum products
  • Disinfection and cleaning agents
  • Therapeutics based on small molecules
  • Cosmetics
  • Dental materials
  • Packaging materials
  • Surface coatings

Our experts

  • Transgenic plants
  • Bacterial and viral vaccines
  • Therapeutic intervention with stem cells
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • Protein-based pharmaceuticals
  • Viral vectors
  • DNA purification and amplification

Our experts

  • Aviation industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Prosthetics
  • Telecommunication devices
  • Pressure equipment
  • Bandages and dressings
  • Navigation devices

Our experts

Our areas of legal expertise

  • Drafting and submitting patent and utility model applications 
  • Patent prosecution before the European Patent Office and the German Patent and Trade Mark Office; opposition and appeal proceedings
  • Nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court 
  • Patent litigation, both cross-border and national
  • Validity and infringement opinions
  • FTO analyses 
  • Submitting and tracking applications for supplementary protection certificates
  • Trademark availability searches
  • Developing registration strategies and management of trademark portfolios worldwide 
  • Registering trademarks in Germany and at the European and international levels, with a special focus on opposition proceedings before the EUIPO and before the General Court of the European Union
  • Legal proceedings outside and inside of court relating to trademarks, business names and designations, registered designs, and unfair competition law
  • Combating product piracy
  • Developing registration strategies and management of design portfolios worldwide
  • Registering designs in Germany and at the European and international levels
  • Validity and infringement opinions
  • Legal proceedings outside and inside of court relating to designs and Community designs
  • Our services encompass in-court and out-of-court proceedings and consulting in the domain of unfair competition law, including misleading or comparative advertising
  • Counterfeiting and plagiarism of goods and services
  • Labeling requirements, particularly in the domains of food and drink, animal feed, and cosmetics
  • Advertising concepts and measures for sales promotion
  • Trade and business secrets and unfair obstruction of competitors
  • Advising and representing the holders of IP rights in border confiscation cases
  • Drafting and submitting applications for border confiscation, including EU-wide
  • Maintaining close contact with customs officials
  • Taking measures to ensure that confiscated counterfeit products are destroyed
  • Handling subsequent civil and criminal proceedings and investigations
  • Advice on employee invention law
  • Coexistence and prior rights agreements (trademarks and business names and designations)
  • Technology transfer agreements, including licensing agreements (for all IP rights)
  • Research and development agreements
  • Other agreements involving rights to intellectual property