Trademark Law

The protection, licensing and enforcement of trademarks, domain names and other business marks is another important practice area of our firm. We offer strategic advice to our clients in building their trademark portfolio, be it national German trademarks registered with the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), EU-trademarks registered with the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) or international trademarks (IR marks) registered with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). We also manage foreign national trademark registrations with our partner law firms in China, Russia, Japan, USA and other key regions. We manage and monitor the trademark portfolios of media companies as well as sellers of brand-name products, preserving and promoting the commercial value of their trademarks. We offer special expertise in protecting clients from trademark infringements and so-called "domain name grabbing."