Patents and Utility Patents:
- Review and evaluation of our clients’ research and development in order to identify inventions which should be protected;
- Review of software for patentability;
- Preparation and prosecution of German patent and utility patent applications;
- Preparation and prosecution of International patent applications;
- Client representation in opposition proceedings and in cancellation and invalidity actions before German and European authorities;
- Foreign patent applications in conjunction with our partner firms;
- Client representation in patent infringement actions in conjunction with law firms experienced in patent law;
- Drafting of license agreements;
- Patent monitoring focused on the technical specializations of our clients or on their direct competitors.
Trademarks and Other Signs:
- Counseling as to choice of an identifying sign, such as a trademark or company name;
- Completion and evaluation of trademark searches, company name searches and domain name searches;
- Filing of German trademark applications, Community trademark applications and International trademark applications, including client representation throughout the entire registration process;
- Foreign trademark applications in conjunction with our partner law firms;
- Assistance in infringement disputes involving trademarks and company names as well as in disputes over domain names;
- Client representation in trademark opposition proceedings and trademark cancellation proceedings;
- Drafting of trademark license agreements.
- Preparation and prosecution of German, European, and International design patents;
- Assistance in design patent infringement disputes;
- Drafting of design patent license agreements.