TRADEMARKS

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

Representation at Trademark Offices by European and German Patent Attorney:

  • National, regional and international applications for trademark registrations (trademark prosecution and registration) (e.g. German Trademark at German Patent and Trade Mark Office in Munich, European Trademark / Union-Trademark / “EU-Trademark” (ex: Community Trademark) at EUIPO in Alicante, International Trademark at WIPO in Geneva)
  • Handling of notifications of provisional refusals (for Germany and the European Union)
  • Opposition proceedings
  • Cancellation proceedings (e.g. due to non-use)
  • Renewal of trademark registrations, payment of maintanance / annual fees
  • Assignment / transfer of trademarks (application / registration)
  • Procurement of priority document and trademark certificates
  • Applications for change of register (e.g. change of ownership, adjustment of the list of goods and services)

 

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 trademark infringements as well as (modified) declarations to discontinue
  • Contractual penalty due to violation of declaration to cease and desist
  • Interim injunctions due to trademark infringements
  • Law suits concerning trademark infringements
  • Cancellation suits

 

General services:

  • Trademark consulting and development
  • Trademark searches (by us or in cooperation with specialists)
  • Trademark monitoring and collision monitoring (by us or in cooperation with specialists)
  • Monitoring terms of trademarks
  • Supervising trademark portfolios
  • Drafting of contracts regarding trademark sales and buys
  • License agreements for trademarks (negotiation, drafting)
  • Delimitation agreements
  • Notices of title protections
  • Cooperation with IP law firms around the world