Your IP, protected globally
In today's increasingly competitive and global market, IP challenges can come from anywhere. That's why we help clients develop, protect and enforce all forms of IP rights everywhere.
We're experienced with complex, multi-front IP litigation. Our lawyers litigate business-critical disputes, manage global portfolios, and handle complex transactions. We deliver success for many of the world’s most recognized brands.
Because our intellectual property practice has nearly 500 dedicated lawyers in more than 24 countries, we can help you locally and create global solutions.
Protecting your intellectual property requires competent, reliable global coverage and a commercial mindset. As the international law firm in Germany with a strong local IP practice within a comprehensive network that is resilient even in times of crisis, we offer you just that.
In hardly any other area of law is it as important to be close to innovation and to recognise early on what is coming over the horizon as it is in the field of intellectual property.
We combine first-class legal expertise with a deep understanding of the industry-specific topics and issues that you face. Protecting your business ideas and innovations, your intellectual property as well as your brand and product identity and setting them up in a resilient manner is at the core of our work.
In order to act in a holistic and anticipatory manner, we involve colleagues from other legal fields or drawn from our comprehensive global network in our work at an early stage, coordinated centrally for you out of Germany.
Our clients include national and international companies of all sizes and from all sectors. We are the point of contact for international conglomerates, family-run medium-sized businesses or innovative start-ups in the manufacturing and consumer goods sector as well as in the technology, media & entertainment and financial services sectors.
We make your concerns our priority and protect your intellectual property from both today and tomorrow's challenges.
Our key areas of advice:
- Trademark and design law
- Copyright law
- Know-how protection
- Patent law (contentious and strategic/non-contentious, e.g. on licensing or freedom to operate opinions)
- Unfair competition and advertising law
- Press law, free-speech law and media law
- IP transactions
- Management of IP portfolios
- Production agreements and licensing
- IP disputes
- distribution, licensing and commercial agreements
- Innovative business models