Is someone infringing your patent, trademark or design? We help to enforce your rights
Business is far more fast-paced today than it was ever before. More and more people illegally resort to other peoples’ ideas, inventions and designs to make business. But even the official registration of your innovation cannot guarantee that there won’t be any infringement of your patent, trademark or design. We take action to stop current infringements like counterfeiting or the illegal use of creative works and make sure they won’t happen again. Let us help enforce your rights.
What we do
- We send warning letters to infringers of your IP
- We obtain injunctions in order to reliably guarantee legal protection
- We take legal actions and represent you in court when it’s necessary
- We make sure you receive a fair compensation for your damages
Customs seizures & trade fair seizures
Is anyone importing goods from non-EU countries into the EU or to Germany which infringe an IP right you have registered there? Customs seizures are a proven method to fight IP-infringing imports.
In order to successfully apply these we work closely with both European and German customs authorities. We take care of your applications and support you in every way throughout the application process and every emerging seizure.
If you fear that infringing products could be displayed at a trade fair in Europe or Germany, we take action to prevent these goods from entering the market.
Better be safe than sorry
In order to protect your IP as early as possible we monitor lately granted patents and brands constantly. In this way we’re able to detect possible infringements at a very early stage and maintain the moving space of your company.
After their publication, there is a certain time period during which you can appeal against the granting of a patent, respectively the registration of a brand. Companies can take this step if an older brand (e.g. your own) is infringed by the newly registered brand or if a lately patented invention doesn’t involve the required inventive step (e.g. in contrast to your own invention already patented). This means the new patent or brand would be illegal and could be declared invalid.
We’ll do everything possible to make your opposition proceedings as promising as possible. If the time period for filing an opposition happens to have expired, we’ll initiate nullity proceedings to neutralize your competitor’s patent or brand.
But before you file an opposition or initiate any nullity proceedings, don’t ever forget the necessary thorough patent, respectively trademark research. We’ll gladly help you with that.