Strategic advice on the registration of designs, elaboration of individual strategies to safeguard your creative products
Similarity searches and compilation of market overviews
Design applications in Germany at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) and Community design applications in the EU at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) as well as by way of the Hague Agreement concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
National design applications abroad via our worldwide and long-standing network of colleagues
Responding to or preparing warning letters
Design portfolio management
Monitoring and payment of renewal fees
When registering national designs abroad, we work with local colleagues, in many cases with whom we have been co-operating for decades.
Design defence and enforcement
We support you as a design owner to enforce your claims. We check whether competitors’ products infringe your registered IP rights or your unregistered Community designs. We carry out correspondence on your behalf to resolve possible conflicts, for example in the case of cease-and-desist letters, and we support you in legal infringement proceedings.
We are also your first point of contact if third parties believe that their rights have been infringed by the manufacture or distribution of your products. In such cases, we check whether there is, in fact, an infringement of IP rights and represent your interests vis-à-vis the third parties who claim that their IP rights have been infringed.