Intellectual property rights serve to protect their owners against copying and other illegal use by competitors.

Our primary task is to prepare applications for patents, utility models, design and trademark protection. We represent our clients, as applicants and proprietors of IP-rights, and as opponents against third party rights, in procedures before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office (EPO), the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trademarks and Designs) OHIM and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO/OMPI). In appeal and invalidation procedures we represent our clients before the Federal Patent Court (Bundespatentgericht), the Chambers of Appeal of the EPO and of the OHIM and before the Federal High Court of Justice (BGH). In infringement litigation before the civil courts we act together with litigator firms in all instances of the procedure.