Strategic advice on the registration of trademarks, development of individual trademark strategies
Trademark searches and trademark evaluations
Elaboration of customised lists of goods and services
Trademark applications in Germany at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), in the EU as a European Union trade mark at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and by way of International Registrations (IR trademarks) at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
National trademark applications abroad via our worldwide and long-standing network of fellow attorneys
Opposition proceedings at the DPMA or EUIPO
Enforcement of trademark rights
Responding to or preparing warning letters
Trademark watching and monitoring
Trademark/Brand portfolio management
Monitoring and payment of renewal fees
Trademark licensing agreements, assistance in trademark sales, trademark assignments and delimitation from conflicting trademarks
Nowadays, there are a number of possibilities for trademark protection beyond Germany. Protection can be obtained as a national individual trademark, as an EU trade mark (formerly: European Community trade mark) or bundled for several countries as an international registration under the Madrid Agreement or its Protocol. The protection options differ in terms of the requirements for protection, the use conditions and, last but not least, the costs. We will help you to find the most favourable option depending on the desired scope of protection.
Trademark defence and enforcement
On the other hand, if you have been warned in the course of your business, we will work with you to develop an appropriate defence strategy.
We also advise and represent you in cancellation proceedings after registration of the trademark in the event of attacks on your IP right. Grounds for cancellation include prior rights, lack of registrability and, in particular, revocation due to non-use.