Competences

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Professional competences

We represent you in all aspects of intellectual property whether it is in patents/utility models, trademarks, designs or plant varieties as well as search services – we have the suitable expert in each area in our team.

Patents/Utility Models

Our main focus is on patent law. The technical expert knowledge of our patent attorneys in Wiesbaden and Frankfurt includes the following fields of technology:

Wiesbaden Office:
Alarm Systems
Automotive
Printers
Printing Machines
Electronics
Energy Technology
Automobile Technology
Glass Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Medicinal Engineering
Microtechnology
Nanotechnology
Orthopaedics
Prothetic and Endoprothetic Care
Process Engineering


Contact Person:
Mr. Weiss

Frankfurt Office:
Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
Antibodies
Pharmaceuticals
Biology
Biomarkers
Biotechnology
Diagnostics
Printing Inks
Genetic Engineering
Glass Chemistry
Cosmetics
Food Technology
Medicinal Chemistry
Nuclear Technology
Petrochemistry
Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology
Pigments
Solar Modules
Sportswear


Contact Person:
Mr. Weiss

Contact Persons:
Dr. Hrovat and Mr. Rieck

Please contact us if you have any questions.

We consult and assist our clients in the following areas:

  • Patent applications in Germany, Europe and worldwide
  • Examination proceedings national and international
  • Representation in opposition proceedings before the German and European Patent Offices as well as before the German Federal Patent Court
  • Representation in appeal proceedings before the patent offices
  • Representation in infringement proceedings
  • Representation in revocation proceedings
  • Employees’ inventions
  • Searches
  • Licence agreements
  • Patent and utility model watches

The utility model is related to the patent. However, it is less expensive than a patent and faster to obtain because there is no examination on the merits. The maximum lifetime of a utility model is 10 years from its filing date.

Trademarks

A second focus of our work is on trademark law. Trademarks are signs used to distinguish the owners products and services from those of others. It is possible to register word marks, figurative marks, three dimensional marks, composite marks and sound marks as a trademark.

We consult and assist you with:

  • Trademark search
  • Trademark filings in Germany, Europe and worldwide
  • Representation in opposition and appeal proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market and the German Federal Patent Office
  • Trademark watch worldwide
  • Representation in infringement proceedings

Registered Designs

The registered design protects the outward appearance, i.e. the design, of two or three dimensional objects that are new and have individual character. You can protect the shape and/or color of your products with our assistance.

Depending on your national or international strategy, we consult and assist you with:

  • Filing and registering your design with the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO), the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM), the International Bureau at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and with national offices abroad with the assistance of our foreign assosciates
  • Representation of the owner or claimant in nullity actions and official revocation proceedings
  • Representation in infringement actions

Plant Varieties

Plant variety protection serves the progress in plant breeding for agriculture and horticulture. Plant variety protection is comparable to patent protection. It protects new plant varieties and their names. The application is filed with the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) or the Bundessortenamt.

Search Services

Our patent attorneys conduct searches for relevant prior art in patent cases, trademarks or registered designs. After the search the protection strategy will be developed depending on the outcome.

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