Trademark Rights

Trademark Rights

Trademarks are an indispensable instrument for the successful marketing of goods and services. Our activities in the field of trademark law comprise in particular:

  • Consultancy in the selection of your trademark
  • Assessing the registrability of your trademark
  • Trademark identity and similarity searches in Germany, throughout the European Union as well as in non-European countries
  • Drafting specifications of goods and services
  • Representation in application proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO), the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) as well as the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
  • Filing of International trademark registrations (IR marks) according to the Madrid Agreement with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and related administration services
  • Organisation and surveillance of application proceedings worldwide
  • Worldwide surveillance of existing rights to avoid collisions with third party applications
  • Opposition and appeal proceedings before the GPTO and the EUIPO
  • Management of trademark portfolios
  • Cancellation and revocation proceedings before the GPTO, the (German) Federal Patent Court as well as before the EUIPO und UKIPO
  • Legal representation before all German courts, the courts of the European Union (General Court of the European Union, Court of Justice of the European Union) as well as consultancy for proceedings in non-European countries
  • Border seizures
  • Contractual consultancy, in particular drafting of licence agreements

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