Ideas change the world
Without suitable protection, intellectual property can, without restriction, be used by everybody. To maintain your rights to your intellectual property, it must be legally protected. Therefore, avoid a common mistake such as disclosing your idea to third parties prematurely and be sure to take confidential legal advice without obligation at an early stage!
We are specialized in the preparation of application documents for patent applications and utility model applications in the fields of mechanical engineering, automation, electrical engineering, electronics, engineering, mechanics, medical technology, software, computer technology, optics, material sciences, biotechnology, pharmacy, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetic engineering, diagnostics, pharmaceutics, medicine and chemistry.
In addition, we prepare the relevant documents for trademark and design applications as well as for applications for rights protecting plant varieties and topographies.
All applicable documents will be filed with the appropriate offices for you. The official procedures started by this will be carried out with the greatest of care.
Moreover, we provide advice on all matters of intellectual property, in particular patent law, utility model law, trademark law, design patent law, plant variety right and semiconductor protection law.
Further main activities are the formulation of licence agreements, litigation if an intellectual property (IP) right is infringed, and the defence of intellectual property rights in nullity proceedings.
We are authorized to act in proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO) and German Federal Patent Court (BPatG) as well as in appeal proceedings before the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH). Moreover, we are able to represent before the European Patent Office (EPO) and Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) where trademarks and design patents can be protected with effect in the European Community.
To arrange an appointment for a confidential, no-obligation consultation, please contact one of our offices in Erlangen or Nuremberg.