Working hard to help you succeed

Whether you have found a clever technical solution to a problem or want to obtain official protection for your successful trademark, we will advise you and represent you before the German patent office (DPMA), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

We will also represent you before the German Federal Patent Court and before the relevant civil courts in infringement disputes in partnership with selected attorneys. Thanks to the network of international partner firms that we have built up over several decades, we will also be happy to help you to obtain worldwide protection for your ideas.

Our services include:


  • Conducting research into relevant patents or utility models, e.g. as owner or category research
  • Assessing and analyzing the current state of the art
  • Conducting research into identity and similarity of third-party trademarks (including usage searches)
  • AI-assisted design and design mark research
  • Linguistic research (meanings of words in various languages and regions)
  • Title and copyright searches
  • Domain name research
  • Web and social media research
  • Pharma In Use searches

Application process

  • Drawing up patent applications
  • Preparing and submitting application forms for property rights
  • Preparing directories of goods and services for trademark applications
  • Accompanying the protection issue process, including monitoring deadlines and payment
  • Transferring property rights

Administrative legal disputes

  • Patent opposition proceedings
  • Trademark opposition proceedings
  • Invalidity, cancellation and revocation proceedings for patents, trademarks and registered designs

Legal disputes in court

Providing legal representation in patent cases in partnership with attorneys

  • Infringements of property rights

Contract law and related legal fields

  • Licensing agreements
  • Delimitation and no-challenge agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Antitrust disputes relating to patents, trademarks and designs
  • Internet domain disputes
  • Consulting on registering new domains


  • Holder and applicant monitoring
  • Monitoring by category and/or search term
  • Trademark conflict monitoring on the relevant registers (including monitoring characters from non-Latin alphabets)
  • Registered design conflict monitoring
  • Monitoring the legal situations of patents and trademarks
  • Social media username monitoring
  • Mobile app monitoring
  • Domain name monitoring

Analysis and strategies

  • Protection strategies
  • Assessing the protectability of patents and utility models
  • Assessing infringements
  • Freedom-to-operate analyses
  • Due diligence for M&A
  • Patent valuation

All services offered in the specific practice areas are listed below:

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Patents and utility models

From drafting and filing patent applications and representing clients in patent grant procedures to providing advice on matters of patent strategy and monitoring your competitors' patent applications, we offer you a wide range of services having to do with patents and utility models.

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Whether you would like to register a new trademark, need to enforce trademark rights against third parties, or are looking for a capable partner to manage your trademark portfolio, we are at your service with the full breadth of our expertise.

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Design patents and registered designs

To protect the unique design of one of your products on an exclusive basis, you should register it with a design patent or as a registered design. We are also happy to help you with this process, providing advice on filing, enforcing, and defending your rights.

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Forms and further links

This section presents information and important forms for filing patent and trademark applications as well as interesting links to further sources of information.

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Internet domains

More and more often, we are also being called on to apply our expertise to bridge the gap between trademarks and domain law, whether in connection with registering a new domain of your own or infringement of trademark rights by Internet domains of competitors or domain grabbers. If you have questions in this area, we are happy to speak with you in person at any time.

Other practice areas

Our other activities include providing legal advice on matters of employee invention law, general advice on strategies concerning industrial property rights, and drafting and negotiating license agreements and agreements regarding know-how.

If you are looking for advice in one of these fields or in a different area of protection of industrial property rights, we are happy to speak with you in person at any time.