Our Services

We offer our clients comprehensive service in the area of worldwide intellectual property rights (IPRs), in particular in Germany, Europe, and the US. We tailor our services based on our clients’ individual needs and here are some examples of our services:

Patents and Utility Models

      • Representation before the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the Federal Patent Court (BPatG), and the US Patent Authorities (e.g., USPTO)
      • Drafting patent and utility model applications
      • Prosecution of patent grant and utility model registration proceedings
      • Entering of national or regional phases of international applications according to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
      • Validation of granted European patents in the contracting states of the European Patent Convention (EPC)
      • Representation in opposition and appeal proceedings
      • Representation in patent nullity and utility model cancellation proceedings
      • Patent or utility model infringement proceedings before the civil courts
      • Organization and management of your international IPR portfolio
      • Monitoring and payment of renewal and annuity fees for your IPRs
      • Preparing formal figures
      • Translations
      • IP Due-Diligence, Freedom-To-Operate (FTO) opinions
      • Prior art searches
      • Expert opinions regarding the validity or the potential infringement of patents or utility models

Trademarks

      • Consultation and preparation of trademark applications
      • Drafting trademark applications
      • Representation in trademark registration proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO), the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
      • Representation in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the GPTO, Federal Patent Court, and the OHIM
      • Searches for prior rights in national and/or international registers
      • Organization and management of international trademark portfolio
      • Enforcement and defense of your trademarks

Designs

      • Consultation and preparation of applications
      • Drafting design applications
      • Representation in design registration proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO), the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
      • Organization and management of your international design portfolio
      • Enforcement and defense of your designs