Trademarks and Other Signs:
Trademarks serve to identify goods or services provided by a company.
A trademark may consist of any signs, particularly words, including personal names, designs, letters, numerals, sound marks, three-dimensional configurations, including the shape of goods or their wrapping as well as other packaging, including colours and combinations of colours, which are capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings.
- National, regional (EU) and international registration of trademarks with the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
- Enforcement of the property rights, in and out of court
- Prosecution of opposition, appeals and cancellation proceedings at the DPMA, the EUIPO, the General Court (EU), the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the BPatG and Regional/Higher Regional Courts (Landgerichte – LG / Oberlandesgerichte – OLG)
- Border seizure applications
- Searches for identical and similar patents worldwide
- Expert opinions on the validity and infringement of trademarks
- Trademark monitoring
- Internet monitoring (for counterfeits)