Trademark and Company Law

The following can be protected as a trademark: words, images, labels, logos, packaging, three-dimensional shapes, colours and colour combinations as well as signature tunes. Trademark rights are acquired by application and registration at national, European or international trademark offices. Registered trademarks can be transferred, licensed and exploited.

Company rights arise from the use of a designation as the name of a company in business transactions. When choosing the name, you must ensure that it cannot be confused with an existing name of another company. Otherwise there is a risk of injunctive relief and claims for damages.

In the field of Trademark and Company Law, we offer you, in particular, the following services:

  • Search for "free" trademark and company names

  • Counselling on the choice of a protectable name and joint development of a brand strategy

  • Filing trade marks for registration in the trademark register at the German, European and International Trademark Office

  • Monitoring of your already-registered trademarks and your company name regarding conflicting designations

  • Appeals against third party names and representation in opposition proceedings

  • extrajudicial and judicial enforcement of trademark claims (injunctive relief, damages, information on sources of supply, confiscation)

  • Prosecution of brand piracy

  • Written warnings, filing for preliminary injunctions and legal proceedings

  • Defense against claims under trademark law, including examination of written warnings and preventive filing of protective letters

  • Drafting and reviewing license agreements

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