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LICHTNECKER & LICHTNECKER is a dedicated and highly specialized full service Intellectual Property (IP) Law Firm located in Bavaria (Germany) dealing with the complete range of intellectual property law (IP law) and related fields of law. Our core competencies include patents, utility models, trademarks and designs, unfair competition law, internet law, social media law”, domain law”, as well as copyright law. In the last years we have assisted various colleagues, individuals and companies of different sizes from around the world in connection with their questions to IP law in Germany and the European Union and we are also looking forward to your inquiry.

We are more than a Patent Law Firm or Patent Attorney’s Office. In addition to a Patent Attorney our firm includes a Certified IP Lawyer. Thus we are able to assist you with the filing of IP rights (prosecution) (e.g. in the application and registration of IP rights like trademarks, designs, patents and utility models), the extrajudicial and judicial enforcement of intellectual property rights (IP litigation) as well as the defense in cases of potential violations.

Areas of law of the IP law firm at a glance:

  • Patent law and utility model law
  • Trademark law
  • Design law / design patent law
  • Unfair competition law (advertising law)
  • Internet law (including assistance for websites, Amazon.de, Ebay.de etc.)
  • Domain law
  • Social Media Law (including assistance for Facebook, Instagram, Google, TikTok, Twitter etc.)
  • Copyright law

Our IP Law Firm offers e.g. the following:

  • Patent Attorney (German Patent Attorney and European Patent, Trademark & Design Attorney) as well as German Lawyer (Certified IP Lawyer) in the same office ► extensive service and one-stop-shop from the application to the enforcement of IP rights
  • Long-term specialization and experience of the partners
  • Young and dynamic team
  • Tailor-made services for colleagues and clients from in- and outside Germany
  • Cooperation with specialized patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law in numerous countries outside Germany and Europe ► worldwide network of colleagues enables cross-border, international advice
  • Mixed client base of different sizes and from different backgrounds and industries (from start-ups to globally acting  companies) (domestic and international clients)
  • Solution-oriented approach, which is individually tailored to each client in order to find the optimum solution
  • Representation at the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the European Patent Office (EPO) as well as at German courts (district courts and higher regional courts)
  • Application / registration of the following IP rights in Germany and on a European Union level: trademarks, designs, patents (including regionalization, nationalization or validation) and utility models
  • IP Counseling (e.g. IP Audits)

Upon request we offer e.g. flat fees for standardized proceedings like:

  • German trademark applications / registrations
  • European Union trademark registrations / applications („EU trademarks“ / Union trade marks)
  • Handling of office actions like provisional refusals or opposition proceedings at the GPTO and the EUIPO
  • Registration of German designs and Community designs („EU designs“)
  • Representation in cancellation proceedings of trademarks and designs
  • Handling register changes of IP rights (e.g. changes of ownerships, names, assignments)
  • Validation of patents in Germany, entry into national phase or regional phase e.g. of PCT applications (“national phase entry” / “national stage entry”, “patent nationalization”, “patent regionalization”)
  • Various services for sellers in relation with problems on the Amazon.de marketplace / Amazon Germany or on Ebay.de / Ebay Germany
  • Etc.

On our website you can find further information of the fields of law and respective services of the IP Law Firm. The professionals will be pleased to answer any additional questions you may have. Feel free to get in contact with us.