The IP Law Firm (Patent Attorney and Certified IP Lawyer) offers the following services regarding designs (e.g. in Germany and Europe):

Representation at Trademark Offices by European and German Patent Attorney:

  • National, regional and international applications for design registrations (design prosecution and registration) (e.g. German Design at German Patent and Trade Mark Office in Munich, European Design at EUIPO in Alicante, International Design according to the Hague System for the International Registration of Designs at WIPO in Geneva)
  • Nullity proceedings
  • Renewal of design registrations, payment of maintanance / annual fees
  • Assignment / transfer of designs (application / registration)
  • Procurement of priority document and certificates
  • Applications for change of register (e.g. change of ownership)


Extrajudicial and judicial representation (enforcement and defense of claims) by Patent Attorney and German Certified IP Lawyer:

  • Authorisation enquiry
  • Warning letters (German: “Abmahnung”) due to design infringements as well as (modified) declarations to discontinue
  • Contractual penalty due to declarations to cease and desist
  • Interim injunctions due to design infringements
  • Law suits concerning design infringements
  • Cancellation suits


General services:

  • Design consulting and development
  • Design searches (by us or in cooperation with specialists)
  • Monitoring terms of designs
  • Supervising design portfolios
  • Drafting of contracts regarding design sales and buys
  • License agreements for designs (negotiation, drafting)
  • Cooperation with IP law firms around the world