The protection of intellectual property and business performance is an important element in ensuring financial success of a business. We have, therefore, built-up a strong industrial property team. We advise and represent our clients in competition law issues with the same professionalism as in securing or defending industrial property rights, know-how and intellectual property.
The Act on Unfair Competition affects companies and traders in many situations. Every advertisement, every product design, every Internet presence or web shop has the potential for conflict. Warnings and court proceedings in this area are all too frequent.
Drugs, pharmaceuticals or medical products, including cosmetics are subject to particularly restrictive advertising requirements based on European law, prescribed in the Drugs Advertising Act (HWG).
There are many forms of marks. You have a German word trademark or a community trademark? Your product is protected by a form mark? Or is a company slogan, magazine title or software designation concerned?
The aesthetic design of products is an essential feature for your success on the market. Is your product design protected as a national German design or a community design which you can enforce against competitors?
Technical innovations are the origin of success – especially in Germany. In a global world, legal protection of research and development cannot be taken seriously enough. Have you the best possible protection for your invention?
We advise on this complex and regimented area, whether you manufacture or sell a classical food, food supplement, diet food or „functional foods“.
Even with the most careful development and manufacture, products can have defects. We support you comprehensively in product liability issues.
Our experienced media law team advises and supports the industry in operative daily business too. We are well practised in press and copyright issues.
You have received a warning? You are in litigation with a competitor or need strategic advice e.g. on the introduction of a product or drafting a license agreement? We support you in all important situations requiring advice on industrial property rights.
We secure and defend trademarks, company descriptions, titles, designs, patents and other technical rights.