Trademark law

 

Trademarks are the means of communication between the brand owner and the consumer. Therefore, they are essential for the successful distribution of goods and services. Our activities in the field of trademarks include in particular:

  • Evaluating the registrability of your trademark
  • Conducting trademark searches in Germany, Europe and abroad
  • Preparing lists of goods and services
  • Representation in application proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and all subsequent instances (German Federal Patent Court (BPatG), General Court (EGC) and European Court of Justice (ECJ))
  • Application and administration of International trademark registrations under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol
  • Organization and monitoring of application/registration procedures worldwide
  • Worldwide monitoring of your trademarks regarding collisions by third party applications
  • Opposition and appeal proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
  • Management of national and international trademark portfolios
  • Revocation and invalidity proceedings before the DPMA, the EUIPO and subsequent instances
  • Representation before the German courts, the courts of the European Union (General Court, European Court of Justice) as well as coordination and supervision of proceedings abroad
  • Border seizure procedures
  • Advice in contractual matters, especially drafting of license agreements

 

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